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July 14: John's playlist

The Who, "I Can See For Miles"
Chris Isaak, "Baby Did A Bad Thing"

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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.

RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:

– To paraphrase ZZ Top, everybody's talking about the thin skinned President. The Harris – Vandehei piece is less than flattering.

– Speaking of the Harris-Vandehei piece in the Politico, they write, "The White House failed to clear the Senate primary field in Arkansas, Colorado and Pennsylvania — even after dangling government jobs to help its preferred candidate in two of them." Are we now embracing as fact what Republicans have said and Democrats have denied?

– The Scott McInnis campaign in Colorado is shaping up to be a disaster for the GOP. But is the GOP panicked? Not really. Why? Two words: Nick Ayers.

Progressive Talk Show Host and Online Editor of Mario Solis-Marich:

– Unexpected Showers: The GOPs Meg Whitman has put up Spanish language billboards up in Los Angeles denouncing anti-immigrant bills as she continues her courtship of disgruntled Latinos.

– Summer Storm Clouds: Colorado GOP in major tailspin after unity candidacy of Scott McInnis falls apart due to a plagiarism scandal, highlighting that the GOP would be doing great in 2010 if only they had different candidates.

– Flash Flood Warning: Interior Secretary Ken Salazar may have more time to spend with his family after November.

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