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July 4th, 2011
03:19 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 Independence Day.

– The GOP and Democrats are allegedly on the verge of a debt ceiling deal, however short term it may be. Neither side's base will be happy.

– Campaign finance numbers are dribbling out. Herman Cain has 2 million and Tim Pawlenty has 5 million. Neither have enough to beat Romney.

Senior Editor of Mario Solis-Marich:

– Parade: Georgia and Alabama join the anti-immigrant march and pass harsh laws only to find out that there are jobs even American prisoners don’t want to do – which of the states can lose as much money as Arizona?

– Hot Dog: Conservative columnist George Will shills for a book that blames America’s mortgage industry collapse on “compassion”, but forgets to do a basic fact check on who was actually asked to employ the “compassion” and which lenders issued most of the subprime loans (mostly different folks) – why doesn’t Will take homework tips from Sasha and Malia.

– Fireworks: As Michele Bachmann surges to the top of the GOP presidential heap her husband finds himself under scrutiny for his anti-gay activism. In a Bachmann presidency, would the first husband allow gay “barbarians” into the White House?

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