Obama is set to renew his worldwide Muslim outreach effort, asking Muslims to reject Islamic militancy in the wake of Bin Laden’s death, the Wall Street Journal reports.
President Obama sought to recast the immigration debate, telling Republicans that border security is sufficient now to allow for immigration overhaul. The Washington Post says the credit the White House is giving itself for adding border agents actually belongs to Bush. Immigration advocates find Obama’s proposals lacking.
During his immigration speech yesterday, Obama took a little jab at Fox chief Rupert Murdoch.
Obama thinks he can win in Texas, POLITICO reports. Jon Huntsman clashed with the White House over his presidential run while he was still Obama’s ambassador the China, the Daily Beast writes. Some Democrats are telling ABC News that Huntsman would be the toughest Republican for Obama to beat.
Vice President Biden is meeting with Republicans on the deficit, but a sense of pessimism prevails. Treasury Secretary Geithner won’t sell U.S. gold resserves to avoid hitting the debt ceiling. Obama will focus on the debt issue in a meeting today with Senate Democrats.