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.

RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:

- Harry Reid complaining about the Cowboy Poetry Festival suggests he is not serious about cutting spending.

- I’m perplexed why people are upset by Rep. King’s hearings on radical Islam. If 9/11, Ft. Hood, the Christmas Day panty bomber, etc. failed to cause an outpouring of violence against Muslims, how will C-SPAN coverage of a congressional hearing?

- Behind the scenes, Republicans are beginning to fret that they are outmaneuvering each other on budget negotiations and have no common talking points.

Firedoglake.com Blogger/Founder Jane Hamsher:

- Democrats Ask for Broader Budget Conversation to Expose GOP Deficit Frauds.

- Bradley Manning Is Punished for Seeking a More Perfect Union.

- Lee Baca, Only Law Enforcement Witness at King’s Muslim Radicalization Hearings, Speaks Out.

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