Obama pursuing climate accord . . . New York Times
The Obama administration is working to forge a sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions, but without ratification from Congress.
U.S. seeking allies for Syria strikes . . . Fox News
White House officials believe that Great Britain and Australia would be willing to join the United States in a campaign of airstrikes in Syria, while the administration hoped that Turkey would give it access to key military bases.
Lerner blackberry destroyed . . . Fox News
Lois Lerner’s Blackberry was intentionally destroyed after Congress had begun its probe into IRS targeting of conservative groups, a senior IRS lawyer acknowledged in a sworn declaration.
La Raza: Five million the floor . . . Breitbart
Latino group press Obama for temporary status for at least that amount as decision could come this week.
Obamacare contracts soar . . . Washington Times
At least a third of the contracts the administration inked to help implement Obamacare are over budget, an inspector general’s audit reported Tuesday, highlighting the health program’s potential to inflate costs.
Democrat primary calendar favors Hillary . . . Examiner
Democrats have approved a shorter 2016 primary schedule, a lineup that would make it that much harder for a challenger to defeat Hillary Clinton if it holds.
Jindal Suing feds over Common Core . . . Associated Press
Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards.
Obama to honor Civil War soldier . . . Washington Times
Obama will award the Medal of Honor to 1st Lt. Alonzo Cushing, who gave his life at Gettysburg leading the effort to repel Pickett’s Charge, a move historians say corrects a glaring omission in the rolls of the nation’s top military honor.