Good morning! Here’s what’s on today’s agenda:
“Obama and Boehner Talk Deficits at the White House” by Brian Knowlton and Jackie Calmes, The New York Times
“With just three weeks left for lawmakers to avert a fiscal crisis, President Obama and Speaker John A. Boehner met privately at the White House on Sunday as a top Republican senator suggested that his party should perhaps accede to Mr. Obama’s demand to raise the top tax rates so that the attention can shift to making serious cuts in benefit programs like Medicare and Medicaid.”
Tune in at 10:00 AM ET to hear from Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), USA Today’s Jackie Kucinich and Washington Post Columnist Dana Milbank.
“In Michigan, the GOP’s long march to the right continues” by Greg Sargent, The Washington Post
“Republicans in Michigan are ramming through a new “right to work” law that will make the payment of union fees voluntary in the private and public sectors (with exceptions for police and fire unions). Opponents see union busting in the effort — the latest sign of the contemporary GOP’s break with a longtime bipartisan consensus holding that collective bargaining plays a crucial role in providing a path to the middle class.”
We’ll talk with State Rep. Tim Greimel (D-Mich.).
“Clinton’s Countless Choices Hinge on One: 2016” by Jodi Kantor, The New York Times
“For the moment, Mrs. Clinton may appear to be a figure of nearly limitless possibility, and her name has come up for prestigious jobs: president of Yale University, head of George Soros’s foundation. But being Hillary Clinton is never a simple matter, and her next few years are less a blank check than an equation with multiple variables. Her status is singular but complicated: half an ex-presidential partnership, a woman at the peak of her influence who will soon find herself without portfolio, and an instant presidential front-runner (a title that did not work out well last time).”
Daniella Gibbs Leger of The Center for American Progress and strategist David Winston join us.
“Egypt’s president has pulled back on his power grab—but the referendum will go on. Mike Giglio reports from Cairo on why the military and the Muslim Brotherhood both want the vote to press ahead.”
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy’s Michael Singh is here to discuss.