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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:

– While BP can't be absolved of all sins in the Deepwater Horizon meltdown, a Center for Public Integrity report suggests the Coast Guard did not follow proper procedure and may have exacerbated the situation.

– In the middle of a runoff for the GOP nomination for governor in Georgia against my favorite, Karen Handel, former Congressman Nathan Deal turns out to be the subject of a federal grand jury investigation.

– Democrats - after years of mocking the Senate GOP for what the GOP called the "constitutional option" to end the filibuster and the Democrats called the "nuclear option" - have begun to explore going nuclear themselves to pass Barack Obama's agenda.

Firedoglake.com Blogger/Founder Jane Hamsher:

– Number of Days Since BP Oil Disaster Began: 100; Number of BP Executives Fired: 0 But we still hear Tony Hayward wondering: Why's Everybody Always Picking on Me? Charlie Brown

– The Pentagon on WikilLeaks: "Nothing to see here, move along"

– Why does the media love right-wing liars like Breitbart and Drudge?


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July 28th, 2010
12:48 PM ET

July 27: John's playlist

Cameo, "Word Up"
Kiss, "Detroit Rock City"
Slayer, "Americon"


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