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July 11th, 2011
03:01 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.

Senior Editor of Mario Solis-Marich:

– Knockout Bell: Arizona State Senate President Russell Pearce received his recall walking papers from the Grand Canyons States’ top election official, apparently his constituents don’t believe he represents their “values” and want him to focus on jobs…who would have thought?

– Warning Bell: Tim Pawlenty said this weekend that he would do for America’s economy, what he did for Minnesota’s. Ok, we can’t say we were not warned.

– Ding Dong Ditch: The President offers everything the GOP wants and they hide from the budget table, so the deficit is not the most important issue in the country?

RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:

– A Rutgers Economist named Susan Feinberg has a few glasses of wine and decides to cause a scene at a fancy Washington, D.C. restaurant when, horror of horrors, she sees Congressman Paul Ryan and two of his economist friends drinking a more expensive bottle of wine than she is. The left thinks the big story here is that Paul Ryan used his own money to drink fancy wine. It seems to me the big story is that Professor Feinberg hates it when people spend their own money and thinks it is perfectly acceptable to cause scenes in restaurants as a result.

– Deal or no deal? John Boehner and the President continue working toward some grand compromise, but more and more conservatives are growing nervous about any plan Boehner may come up with. They still remember the continuing resolution less than fondly.

– Sarah Palin tells Newsweek that if she runs, she will win. But she doesn't say that she is running. She is still thinking about it. If Rick Perry gets in, he probably zaps the major enthusiasm levels for her and at what point do people start comparing her to Fred Thompson and his late entry in 2008?

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  1. Dianne

    President Obama needs to man up and not cave into the Republicans on this budget deal. He needs to get strong and call their bluff. I have stuck by him since he took office and if he gives into the rich again, so they can steal more from the rest of us Then he might as well pull a Sarah Palin and quit mid-term cause he won't be re-elected and it would be a waste of time running no-one will want to listen to him anymore.

    July 11, 2011 at 5:53 pm |
  2. Dianne

    Why is it that all the budget cuts always have to hurt the American people who are the ones who's tax dollars the Government is spending, why is there never any talk or consideration given to all the over-seas spending ? We need to keep our money here and to hell with giving, giving, giving to foreign countries. We will never buy their friendship, and don't need them. Let them live the way they want to live, who does our Government think they are that they think they have to tell other countries how they should live.

    July 11, 2011 at 6:01 pm |