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May 4th, 2011
01:51 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:

– 1 in 7 Americans is on food stamps. Not something to cheer about.

– The changing nature of the bin Laden story is normal in situations like this, but the White House's scrambling and confusion perpetuates the theme that they're amateurs.

– Here's what we know now: information came through enhanced interrogation techniques, the NSA used warrantless wiretaps, we caught the "lynchpin" of the operation in Iraq, and one of the reasons it took us so long to find bin Laden is that he fell off the grid after a lawsuit in American courts revealed how we were monitoring him. I guess there was a method to the Bush/Cheney madness after all. Blogger/Founder Jane Hamsher:

There's a difference between "war" and "justice" - and bin Laden's death was an act of war.

With Osama Now Gone, Spend on Building Roads in America Instead of Afghanistan.

Imagine If the Unemployed Helped Run the Fed.

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May 4th, 2011
12:45 PM ET

Simulation: What were they watching?

Curious what the White House may have been watching in the Situation Room during the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound? John King uses the Magic Wall to explain...

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