Are the Republicans really serious about becoming a different sort of party? Or is their current "re-brand" just window dressing designed to mask the same old policies? Take Eric Cantor's major speech Tuesday at the American Enterprise Institute: It was warm and fluffy at times, but as Talking Points Memo notes, the GOP is pushing the same agenda since President Obama came into office.
Politico has a preview of what may be the marquee matchup in 2014: The Florida governor's race between Rick Scott and Charlie Crist, the former Republican who switched parties and may run as a Democrat. And despite Gov. Scott's personal unpopularity, he has deep pockets.
President Obama is flooding the zone, pushing legislation on a number of fronts before Republicans can come up with a coherent response. And on one key issue, immigration, the president is enjoying record-high poll numbers.
The Washington Post reports on President Obama's unconventional pick to be interior secretary: the CEO of REI.
More trouble for the NRA: The group's endorsement actually does more harm to candidates than good.
No more mail on Saturday: The United States Postal Service is canceling Saturday delivery.
And the bi-racial child of former Senator Strom Thurmond has died: Essie Mae Washington-Williams, who held the secret of her father's identity for decades, was 87.