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June 17th, 2011
12:28 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. Blogger/Founder Jane Hamsher:

DOJ: Calling Out Government Lies Would Endanger National Security

Jared Bernstein And Eric Cantor Agree: We Can’t Do Anything About Jobs That Will Work

Ignoring Good Progressive Policy Makes for Bad Politics

RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:

– The most interesting news this morning is of Yonathan Melaku, a lance corporal in the Marine Corps Reserve, who has been arrested for having a not quite explosive device in his car at the Pentagon and seeming to be an al Qaeda fan. Everyone should replay Newt Gingrich's statements from Monday night during the CNN debate.

– Business executives are unhappy with the Obama administration and took it out on Chief of Staff William Daley. Mentioned in the Washington Post story is a hint that small businesses may suffer tax increases.

– Republicans are still in disarray over the debt ceiling. Conservatives are trying to rally to a balanced budget amendment, but more moderate Republicans want one that will make it too easy to raise taxes.

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