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.

RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:
- Well look at that. Justice David Prosser has won in Wisconsin it would seem. A computer error caused 14,000 votes to not be reported to the Associated Press, which had been running the numbers. Prosser actually had an additional 7200+ votes than were reported.
- A shutdown is imminent. Barack Obama has it within his power to make sure our soldiers get paid during the shutdown and not by delayed pay.
    - Keep in mind, the only reason we are at this point is because when the Democrats controlled Congress, they failed to pass a budget. It was the first time since the passage of the budget act in 1974 that a Congress had not passed a budget.
    Firedoglake.com Blogger/Founder Jane Hamsher:
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