Congressmen Ami Bera, David Cicilline, Rodney Davis and Adam Kinzinger talk problem solving.
REFORM IDEAS: No Labels Co-Founder Dan Schnur was on C-SPAN this morning talking about ourMake the Presidency Work! action plan. He highlights how quarterly meetings between the president and congressional leadership, more news conferences, a modified line-item veto and presidential authority to "fast-track" legislation can all help fight gridlock in Washington. Click here to watch the video: Proposals for Reforming the Presidency
MEDICARE: Both parties have plans for the future of Medicare but rhetoric could get in the way of a solution. No Labels Co-Founder Rep. Jim Cooper says, "We’re trying to solve some of the most complex policy dilemmas in history with an increasingly ADD nation. It’s an incredibly tough challenge.”Rosalind S. Helderman for The Washington Post: Campaign’s fierce rhetoric on Medicare dims hope for a solution, experts say
WORSE THAN USUAL? While this campaign seems to be one of the ugliest campaigns ever, is it really? Four years ago, Sarah Palin accused Barack Obama of "palling around with terrorists" and veterans have had their service record called into question. Dan Balz thinks that the most striking element of this year is “the sense that all restraints are gone, the guardrails have disappeared and there is no incentive for anyone to hold back.” Dana Milbank for The Washington Post: The Ugly Presidential Campaign
NO LABELS ABROAD: Around the world, voters want problem-solvers in office. This Spanish blogger agrees with No Labels' message saying, "No Labels is direct and clear. Its slogan says “Stop fighting, start fixing.” They are doubtlessly pragmatic... They have evolved, got together from very different ideologies and written down a simple but logical plan to change what was no longer paying attention to the American people: the government." Active Feelings Blog: “Stop Fighting, Start Fixing.” No Labels Speak Up to Presidency and Congress
THE DAILY BREAK: Candidates running for office have never passed up the chance for a good photo with a baby. Click here to see some of the best images so far of candidates with babies: POLITICO: The smiling and crying babies of 2012.
ACTION OF THE DAY: Click here to create a ConnectUs account. ConnectUs is an online community for problem-solvers to share ideas and help grow the No Labels message. If you have an account, join a new group or write a new post.
STAT OF THE DAY: American satisfaction about the direction of the country remains at the 2012 average. Twenty-three percent of Americans say they are satisfied with the way things are going in the United States, with 75 percent dissatisfied: Jeffrey Jones for Gallup: U.S. Satisfaction Levels Remain Depressed