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:
- It is hard to express my disgust with National Journal today. I have so much respect for the organization, but it released its annual scorecard of ideology among congressmen today and signals that in a post-tea party Washington, DC it wants to be an un-evolved troglodyte when it comes to covering the evolved nuances of ideology in Washington. It also explains why so much political coverage is so bad these days. Too much political coverage equates conservative with Republican and liberal with Democrat when that is increasingly far from reality.
- A year ago in January, Energy Secretary Stephen Chu said he wanted to get American gas prices up to European levels, which a year ago were $7 to $8 a gallon. Looks like he is headed there. It is really hard to believe the President's concern for gas prices is sincere given his own administration's positioning trying to change American habits on energy.
    - Twenty years ago, Republicans wanted to expand domestic energy drilling and the Democrats said no because it would take ten years to reap the benefits. Ten years ago, Republicans tried again and again Democrats said it would take ten years, so no way. Well, here we are.
    Firedoglake.com Blogger/Founder Jane Hamsher:
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