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March 16th, 2011
02:01 PM 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:

– President Obama filled out his NCAA bracket and now heads to Brazil. Maybe being out of the country will boost his poll numbers.

– House Republicans pass a 3 week Continuing Resolution, but they have to rely on Democrats to get it passed. This ends their ability to pass any more short term CRs.

– Unions in Wisconsin will no longer see the state withhold union dues for them. Excellent. Blogger/Founder Jane Hamsher:

DOD Gives Manning Caveman Gown, Says They’re Not Humiliating Him.

A Layman’s Guide to Radiation and Human Health.

ABC-Washington Post Poll: 64% of Americans Favor Tax Increases to Trim Deficit.

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  1. Matt

    It's come to my attention that a certain ad sponsored by Crossroads of America, I believe it's called, which is supported by a well-known Republican, has been airing on CNN. As a viewer of CNN, I've always assumed that your news organization was fairly bipartisan. If you're going to run such an ad for financial reasons, why not run a pro-labor union ad as well? I would think that that's the fair thing to do.

    March 16, 2011 at 2:46 pm |
  2. Mary Rose

    CNN and the major media have completely dropped the Middle East and its all Japan all the time. Not that that isn't a critical and grabbing story, but meanwhile Gadaffi is slaughtering the rebels with impunity. No governments are intervening and only Al Jazeera is continuing to focus seriously on what is happening in Libya and elsewhere.
    The uprising in Egypt was successful in part because the world was watching. With no one seriously focusing on Libya, Gadaffi is free to do whatever he wishes, and he is doing it – brutally. Now that some NY times reporters are missing, maybe the major media will start covering that story again. I implore you to keep the eyes of the world still on Libya. You have the power of the media to influence what happens there!

    March 16, 2011 at 4:04 pm |