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February 21st, 2011
11:43 AM ET

Be in the know: Today's political bullet points

Every day we ask influential politicos to send us their top three bullet points that are driving the day's conversation inside and outside Washington.

RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:

– Barack Obama is distancing himself from his own Organizing for America in Wisconsin. Defending public sector shenanigans just isn't popular.

– Republicans in Washington failed to cut $100 billion as promised. Made worse, they used time allocated to Democrats to bash other Republicans.

– In 2005, 2006, and 2007, Eric Cantor supported across the board spending cuts. On November 3, 2010, Eric Cantor said he wanted more across the board spending cuts. On Friday, he said he would oppose across the board spending cuts and sided with the Democrats against his own party.

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

– Spelling Lesson: Madison continues to boil and Gov. Scott Walker begins to whisper that he can be President, the GOP readies to shut down the US Government and Boehner chants "read my lips", can anybody on the right spell "overreach"?

– Math Lesson: Pundits were clearly wrong about their initial prediction that new census figures were bad for Democrats as Texas prepares for a political shake up that will color the state legislature blue.

– English Lesson: The conviction of Minuteman Shawna Forde for the murder of a nine year old Brisenia Flores received scant press as the false media narrative that there is equivalency between the hate speech from the right and progressive dissent is left headless in the Arizona desert.

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