Can President Obama recapture the momentum on gun safety? His emotional remarks yesterday with family members of the Newtown school shooting victims showed he has the mettle to get back in the fight. But can he win? And how much can he get done using executive power alone? The Senate will hold votes on a gun safety package next month, and already Republicans threatening a filibuster and even some Democrats in red states aren’t on board.
Build Baby Build: President Obama highlights infrastructure investment in a speech today in Miami. In the midst of high profile fights on gun safety and immigration, the president wants to remind the country that his top focus remains the economy.
New York Times columnist Paul Krugman writes about how the deficit scolds preaching deep spending cuts are doing more damage to future generations of Americans than the deficit ever could.
How’s that minority outreach going? A prominent Republican says he meant no disrespect for using a racial epithet to describe Latino immigrants. This latest blunder comes after another high-profile conservative – and oft-mentioned 2016 contender – compared homosexuality to bestiality and pedophilia.
She’s Running: Rep. Allyson Schwartz hopes to unseat one of the least popular governors in the country – Pennsylvania’s Tom Corbett – and become the first female governor in state history.