NBC News' Chuck Todd joins Morning Joe to discuss the president's Texas trip and to discuss the controversy over his decision not to visit the border, where undocumented immigrants have been arriving from Central America. watch
Politico Playbook: "...the Bubba Strategy might be the only proven way of getting rural-minded residents of very red states or regions to vote Democratic," writes Politico's Mason Adams. Mike Allen discusses. watch
Morning Papers: Donald Sterling verbally attacks NBA, lawyer in trial testimony; smallpox vials were found in a storage room at NIH campus in Bethesda; legal marijuana sales have begun in Washington. watch
Top Talkers: Never one to shy away from controversy, Sarah Palin is hinting that it's time for President Obama to be impeached. GOP Senate candidate is also facing scrutiny over comments she made about Obama and impeachment. watch
Top Talkers: President Obama has asked Congress for $3.7B in emergency funds to deal with current border surge. Meanwhile, the president has plans to visit Texas on Wednesday but has no trip to the border scheduled. watch
GOP to spend more on Benghazi than VA, Intelligence House Republicans are planning to spend more on the Benghazi investigation special committee than they do in many other committees, including the House Intelligence Committee and the committee charged with investigating the Veterans Affairs medical care scandal. read more
The Texas tea party darling’s support may give Chris McDaniel’s demands added momentum, as he continues his call for a recount, a redo, and anything other than the results that saw his early lead crushed.
"Just as the Israeli people have the right to live in the historic homeland of the Jewish people, the Palestinian people deserve the right to self-determination," Obama wrote. “The only solution is a democratic, Jewish state living side-by-side in peace and security with a viable, independent Palestinian state." read more