Everyday we 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:
-The tax deal is loaded up with earmarks that put Republicans in an awkward position. But it looks like it may now survive.
-Obama throws an ethanol tax subsidy into the tax compromise and suddenly the House Democrats are willing to reconsider it. Cheap date, anyone?
-Don't Ask-Don't Tell is still in place. The DREAM Act can't get passed. The tax compromise is in jeopardy. There's no time for START it would seem. What a delightful Christmas season.
Firedoglake.com Blogger/Founder Jane Hamsher: