President Obama made moves Tuesday afternoon to ease tensions among senate republicans over a leaked White House immigration plan - which the White House clarified was a backup measure should bipartisan efforts in the Senate and House fail - by placing phone calls to three republican senators working on comprehensive reform, including Marco Rubio, who has been outspoken in his criticism. We’ll speak with Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, and USA Today’s Jackie Kucinich and The Washington Post’s Felicia Sonmez.
The Washington Post’s WonkBlog writes about internal emails from Wal-Mart executives published by Bloomberg Friday, with the headline “Wal-Mart’s freaking out about the economy. Should the rest of us?” The Post’s Economic Policy Correspondent Jim Tankersley joins us.
Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell and republican strategist John Brabender are here to break down the GOP civil war pitting Karl Rove and the establishment against the Tea Party.
Plus: Are women the new voice of the gun control debate? We’ll talk with Kelly Wallace and Lea Goldman.