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March 2nd, 2012
12:07 PM ET

Be in the know: Today's political bullet points

Everyday we ask influential politicos to send us their top three bullet points that are driving the day's conversation in and outside Washington:

RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:

– There is a lot of outrage today over Rush Limbaugh's comments regarding Sandra Fluke. I understand the outrage, but his commentary — using insult and sarcasm — highlights an outrage people have been dancing around that encapsulates pretty accurately Sandra Fluke's testimony before Congress. Ms. Fluke is a Georgetown Law School student who believes insurers should be mandated to provide "free" contraception given the high costs of birth control. Her argument that so many have danced around is that though the act she wishes to engage in is both private and consensual, the rest of us should have to subsidize it. Reducing "women's health" to a euphemism for sex does nothing to really improve women's health.

– Gas prices continue to go up in this mild winter and will more likely than not go up further in the summer. If they do, gas prices will potentially drag down the economy and could hurt Barack Obama.

– Meanwhile, in economics land, the fact is measure after measure seems to be improving. The truth is, as the economy improves, Barack Obama's poll numbers will go higher, making it harder and harder for the GOP to beat him. Blogger/Founder Jane Hamsher:

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