President Obama is reaching across the aisle to the few Republicans who have shown willingness to cut bipartisan deals. The president is looking for solutions on the budget issues, but also on a whole host of other issues–including immigration, gun safety and climate change. The New York Times reports that the president has invited about a dozen Republicans to dinner at the White House tonight. It’s one of the highest profile attempts to engage the other side we’ve seen in a long time–that is, if the snowstorm barreling towards Washington doesn’t upend those plans.
And Maureen Dowd of The New York Times previews the new Showtime documentary on Dick Cheney.
Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma – a climate change denier – says he expects to become close friends with President Obama’s choice to run the EPA, just as he had with former EPA administrator Lisa Jackson.
The Southern Poverty Law Center released a study showing that the number of radical anti-government extremist groups reached an all-time high last year.
Drone strikes in the USA? Attorney General Eric Holder says only in extraordinary circumstances.
And the mayor’s race in the country’s second largest city is heading to a runoff.