National Memo: Five Republicans Who Were for Hagel Before they Were Against Him
Although Hagel served two terms as a Republican senator from Nebraska, his decision to join the Obama administration “severed his ties with the Republican Party,” as Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) put it.
New York Times: Obama Will Seek Immigration Path in One Fast Push
Mr. Obama and Senate Democrats will propose the changes in one comprehensive bill, the officials said, resisting efforts by some Republicans to break the overhaul into smaller pieces — separately addressing young illegal immigrants, migrant farmworkers or highly skilled foreigners — which might be easier for reluctant members of their party to accept.
FOX News: Looming Defense Cuts had Uneasy Contractors Leaving Industry Long Before Budget Crisis
The announcement that the Pentagon would scale back defense contracting amid massive budget cuts was unsettling but expected news for some contractors who have already left the industry amid the uncertainty that has loomed over them for nearly 18 months.
DailyKos: California: Back in the Black with Progressive Governance
…we could only get started on the right track once…Democrats were allowed to actually govern the state by making the wealthy pay their fair share and eliminating the structural roadblocks that allowed a heartless minority to dictate the state’s fiscal terms.