President Obama is open to a deal with Republicans on the debt ceiling, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Donald Trump tells the Journal his candidacy is increasingly likely and that if he doesn’t get the GOP nod he may run as an independent. Trump is showing the other GOP lightweights how to pound Obama, writes Joe Curl in the Washington Times.
Obama will launch his own reelection effort with a pair of Chicago fundraisers.
In his deficit speech Wednesday, Obama will reference the approach taken by his bipartisan deficit commission and set some goals, but he’ll provide few details on how to get there, the Washington Post writes. The president has resisted talking about entitlement reform, but his hand was forced by the budget released by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc,), according to POLTICO.
It took the Libya battle to snap Sen. John McCain out of his 2008 funk and back into battle with Obama, Newsweek says.
And two months after the Tucson shootings, Obama’s gun control agenda is nowhere.