John King, USA

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July 7th, 2010
09:12 PM ET
July 7th, 2010
06:11 PM ET

Be in the know: Today's political bullet points

Editor's note: Occasionally we will ask influential politicos to send us their top three bullet points that are driving the day's conversation in and outside Washington.

Author of cyber-column, Mullings Report Rich Galen:

– Attitudes toward unemployment are hardening in the wrong direction for Dems. Even D pollsters are raising the storm flags.

– Anger in the Gulf – esp in the Louisiana Gulf – is settling in on the federal government sted BP even in families of shrimpers and fishermen – partially because BP provides so many jobs.

– Western States Democrat Members of the House would have been plenty happy if the US DOJ had not decided to make immigration one of THE major issues for the Fall campaign. Blogger/Founder Jane Hamsher:

– Democrats and Republicans Lining Behind Cutting Social Security Benefits to the Elderly.

– With Washington Seized by Debt Hysteria The Senate lets a Deficit Reducing Climate Change Strategy Die.

– Democrats Determined to Repeat 1994 With 3 New Trade Deals.

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July 7th, 2010
04:31 PM ET

July 6: John's playlist

The Doors, "Roadhouse Blues"
Bon Jovi, "Bad Medicine"
The Steve Miller Band, "Abracadabra"
Madonna, "Celebration"

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