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:

- What is Sarah Palin doing? First news reports come out that she may not appear at the Saturday event in Iowa. Then that she cancelled. Then that her speech is on hold. Then that her speech is on. Now again it is cancelled. But she’ll go to New Hampshire for Labor Day.

- The Education Secretary came out and knocked the Texas education record. Now the Labor Secretary is knocking the Texas labor record. For an administration that wants to run against Rick Perry, it sure seems like they might be nervous.

- The President says he wants to address Congress on Wednesday night — another speech. But it would be (A) during the NBC GOP Presidential debate and (B) when a great many Americans are in church. He has a habit of using September to reboot his message. The big question will be whether Peggy Noonan is right — have Americans begun tuning out this President?

Firedoglake.com Blogger/Founder Jane Hamsher:

- Dept. of Interior Recommended Federal Charges vs. DADT Protesters – 3 Hours Before They Demonstrated

- Dayen’s News Roundup from August 30, 2011

- America’s Hearing Problem

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