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 MarioWire.com 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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