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July 23rd, 2010
05:09 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.

Firedoglake.com Blogger/Founder Jane Hamsher:

– Democrats decide to fund war but not teachers.

– John McCain votes against border security.

– Dan Choi Calls the Closet a Poison, a Deadly Toxic Disease.

RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:

– In pushing back against Andrew Breitbart, Democrats and Shirley Sherrod have overplayed their hand and wiped out pretty much any sympathy for Ms. Sherrod on the right.

– Democrat panic is setting in at the state level as they realize control of legislatures might be slipping away from them, hurting Democrat redistricting efforts.

– The ongoing leaks of the left-wing Journolist is continuing to solidify opinion on the right that the media really is on the left and the left really projects their own issues of violence onto the right.


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  1. JIM CARROLL

    PRESIDENT OBAMA IS DOING A GREAT JOB. WE NEED TO GIVE HIM MORE DEMOCRATS IN NOVEMBER!
    Why can't the News Media rub its belly and pat its head at the same time, or will they use any excuse to keep from giving Obama his dues? THE LIFE BLOOD
    OF THE NEWS MEDIA IS ADVERTISING; IT IS OWNED LOCK, STOCK AND BARREL BY BIG BUSINESS.

    Now is the time for all Liberals to come to the aid of the Democratic Party. I am a Liberal with a big L. I did not get every thing I wanted!
    But I am not stupid enough to believe that electing more Republicans will help the Liberal Cause!

    The way to pay for unemployment benefits is with new money. Has the News Media and members of Congress never
    read Article 1, Section 8, of the Constitution? If they have, surely they would know that Congress has three ways to pay
    for the benefits: TAXES, BORROWED MONEY, AND NEW MONEY.

    Make BP open up the cap long enough to pump oil to the tanker to find out for sure what they have been pouring into the Gulf. They say the take-away capacity is greater than the amount of oil coming out
    of the well. They would like for the Federal Government not to know for sure. Let us find out before they kill the well. It is possible that they will drill a smaller hole into the old well.

    Make BP and the other big oil companies have at least two ways each to stop similar leaks before oil drilling
    off shore is resumed. read more internetfreepress.com

    July 23, 2010 at 5:54 pm |
  2. Stanton

    Just watch JK & Rhee of WDCSD; only thing she said was that she could have more cheap teachers,
    She did not ref to anything where a child is not up to the standard. Let's get real there are those who can't meet some standards.
    To have a class meet the same level that means the above average get cheated and are "on=hold" waiting for the below to make a standard....
    IN SHORT LOWER THE STANDARD SO THEY PASS...LOWER THE #'S???BAD=BAD=SAD
    SUB-PAR IS NOW AVERAGE OR BETTER...THIS CHEATS EVERYONE....
    NOT EVERYONE IS ABLE TO REACH THE SAME LEVEL....
    The average kids are getting cheated waiting on the lower level ones.
    Not everyone is equal...
    Let’s get real…
    Are we going to start changing sports scores so the teams are equal????

    July 23, 2010 at 7:42 pm |