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:

- President Obama filled out his NCAA bracket and now heads to Brazil. Maybe being out of the country will boost his poll numbers.

- House Republicans pass a 3 week Continuing Resolution, but they have to rely on Democrats to get it passed. This ends their ability to pass any more short term CRs.

- Unions in Wisconsin will no longer see the state withhold union dues for them. Excellent.

Firedoglake.com Blogger/Founder Jane Hamsher:

- DOD Gives Manning Caveman Gown, Says They’re Not Humiliating Him.

- A Layman’s Guide to Radiation and Human Health.

- ABC-Washington Post Poll: 64% of Americans Favor Tax Increases to Trim Deficit.

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