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May 30th, 2011
01:25 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:

– Happy Memorial Day. Remember those who died to make us free.

– The internets are buzzing about Weinergate. Either Congressman Weiner sent a picture of his . . . well . . . guess . . . to a college student in Seattle via twitter or his account was hacked. He says his Facebook account was hacked, but the pic went out via public message on twitter instead of DM. Subsequently, the Congressman's staff couldn't get any of the facts straight and the girl in Seattle shut down both her twitter and Facebook accounts. It's looking more and more like it was not a hack and would explain why the congressman has curiously been posting his TV appearances on twitter with the hashtag #inseattletime.

– There is another economic slowdown around the corner. Making matters worse, it seems both parties in Washington are tone deaf to the problems. How they respond to raising the debt ceiling will tell us a lot about how they respond to a new slowdown in the economy. Republicans, so far, seem committed to forcing big cuts. If they hold the line, the public will reward them.

Senior Editor of Mario Solis-Marich:

– No Map: Sarah Palin astounds the press with a map-less bus tour that would make a 60’s rock band look like a rolling stone, will she gather more moss?

– Blind to Map: After loss to Governor Martinez in New Mexico the Democratic Party still fails to learn the states demographics and rally behind Hector Balderas a super-qualified Latino candidate for U.S. Senate in the “Land of Enchantment”, the GOP however is not making the same mistake.

– Map Home: After the wreath laying and today’s speeches, will the Administration truly honor our troops in the Mideast by keeping its commitment to return them home to their families by fall?

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