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August 12th, 2011
02:10 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:

Congressional GOP’s Actions Do Serious Damage to Party’s Brand

Romney’s Social Security Views More Dangerous Than His “Corporations Are People” Quip

London Riots: The Boundaries of Freedom of Expression

RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:

– Newt Gingrich gave a combative, fiery, fine debate performance last night. But speaking and debating was never his problem. Everything else is.

– Byron York may have handed Iowa to Michele Bachmann. While I thought the back-and-forth between Bachmann and Pawlenty did them no favors last night, York asked Bachmann about "submitting" to her husband. Bachmann gave a solid answer that excited evangelicals on her defense of faith and marriage. It's getting a lot of buzz today.

– The must-read of the day is from Matt Miller at Center for American Progress, which captures a lot of the anger at Barack Obama from the left. This is the sort of stuff Republicans started saying about George H. W. Bush in 1991.

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