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August 1st, 2011
03:08 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:

– New Series Episodes: Obama has averted a yet another GOP-created financial crises, and the with the Tea Party’s whiff of victory there shall be more to come.

– Jumping the Shark: As the Tea Party demands and receives power in D.C., voters are setting different courses in Arizona and Wisconsin - why is the beltway always the last to note a trend?

– Cancelled Show: After the Norway shooting the U.S. Department of Homeland Security report on right wing threats doesn’t seem so radical - where is the media’s collective memory?

RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:

– We're all Frodo today. Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard has outted himself as a neo-hobbit, standing in opposition to the latest deal, which frankly is barely different from the last three weeks except for the very real possibility of impacting defense spending.

– Will Mike Lee and Jim DeMint filibuster? If two Senators do filibuster, it could wreck havoc on the plan. All they need to do is object to a decreased debate period and get people past the psychological barrier of August 2nd.

– As much as conservatives are having trouble embracing the deal, the New York Times' meltdown and Emmanuel Cleaver calling it a "sugar coated Satan sandwich" sure makes it sound yummy.

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