Misperceptions behind immigration surge . . . Fox News
A new intelligence assessment concludes that misperceptions about U.S. immigration policy – and not Central American violence – are fueling the surge of thousands of children illegally crossing the Mexican border.
Republicans slash Obama border request . . . Newsmax
Republicans will grant only part of the $3.7 billion President Obama requested to address a surge of migrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border, the House Appropriations chairman said.
White House defies Issa subpoena . . . Reuters
The White House said on Tuesday that political adviser David Simas would not answer a subpoena to appear on Wednesday before a congressional oversight committee, saying he was immune from being compelled to testify.
Cheney: US must prepare for another 9/11 . . . Newsmax
Terrorists are building better weapons and want to use them on the United States, so Republicans need to make sure to elect someone who will make it a priority to stop them, former Vice President Dick Cheney said.
Obama supporter backs Boehner suit . . . Washington Times
Jonathan Turley, a law professor at George Washington University, will say in House testimony today that Obama is trampling the founders’ vision for the country in his push to circumvent Congress.
Five questions about Boehner suit . . . Politico
Number One: It doesn’t have much of a chance. But strange things can happen.
CBO: Dark clouds on the budget . . . Politico
The nonpartisan agency said Tuesday that it expects the deficit to begin growing again in coming years, and continue growing to levels unseen since the wake of World War II.
Obama to unveil climate initiatives . . . New York Times
Obama will announce a series of climate change initiatives on Wednesday aimed at guarding the electricity supply; improving local planning for flooding, coastal erosion and storm surges; and better predicting landslide risks.
Lew calls for “economic patriotism” . . . Politico
Treasury Secretary calls on Congress to immediately pass legislation to block U.S.-based multinational companies from moving their headquarters overseas in order to get a lower tax rate.
Obama’s travel draws ire of critics . . . Newsmax
His legislative agenda is going nowhere, but a restless President Barack Obama is traveling everywhere.
Christie headed to Iowa . . . New York Times
Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey will make his most significant and elaborate return to the presidential arena this week amid indications that, despite his tribulations, his political standing has stabilized.