The president’s proposal to curb gun violence is front-page news across all the national papers, and drawing a strong response from NRA leaders. The Washington Post takes a look at the National Rifle Association’s success pushing its message at the state level.
In today’s opinion pages: The Washington Post’s David Ignatius focuses on some of the advances the Afghan people have made while mired in a dozen years of war, including economic growth and improvements in education. Former George W. Bush economic advisor Keith Hennessey lays out a negotiating strategy for Congressional Republicans to put political pressure on Democrats in The Wall Street Journal.
Politico’s Jake Sherman reports on Day 1 of the House Republican retreat in Virginia. Members are participating in closed-door strategy sessions led by pollsters, pundits, and their leadership, and hearing a familiar message: Focus on jobs and the economy.