First Word: Obama pushing for 2014 midterms

Updated
President Obama disembarks from Air Force One at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, California, on April 3, 2013.
President Obama disembarks from Air Force One at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, California, on April 3, 2013.
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After holding two fundraisers Wednesday in California, President Obama remains in California for two more fundraisers for the Democratic National Committee. Meanwhile, Republicans are expressing concern that Obama’s main prerogative is politics and the 2014 midterms, instead of focusing on guns, immigration and the budget. Here aresome of the headlines The Last Word staff is reading today:

  • Connecticut Gov. Malloy signs gun control bill into law
  • Maryland passes stricter gun control law
  • Hillary Clinton signs a book deal to share experiences as Sec. of State
  • Obama will give up 5% of his pay as sequester effects take place
  • Patti Davis muses about what her father, President Reagan, would have believed about same-sex marriage
  • Democrats are gearing up in South Carolina
  • Pro-gun laws gain ground in some states
  • James Carville is back in the Clinton camp
  • Kid President released a new video with Pres. Obama
  • Dozens of journalists uncovered hidden dealings in offshore accounts
  • Rutgers coach is still receiving a $100k bonus

First Word: Obama pushing for 2014 midterms

Updated