Congressmen Ami Bera, David Cicilline, Rodney Davis and Adam Kinzinger talk problem solving.
FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT WAS WRONG: During his presidency, Roosevelt created a new American dream -- that all Republicans be conservative and all Democrats be liberal. It was not realized immediately, but today we are dealing with the consequences of ideological purity as hyper-partisanship continues to dominate the political scene: David Gergen for CNN: What's wrong with American politics?
MORE SUPPORT FOR NO BUDGET, NO PAY: Ami Berra is running for Congress in California against Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA), the chairman of the House Administration Committee that controls the future of No Budget, No Pay. He wants Lungren and Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) to show leadership and help move the No Budget, No Pay Act forward and restore accountability to Congress: Ami Berra for The Huffington Post: No Work, No Pay
EVEN CANADA IS MAKING FUN OF US: Gridlock in Congress is getting so bad, even the Canadian press is starting to take notice: Marian Scott for The Montreal Gazette: U.S. parties heighten divisions
WHAT WILL DEMOCRATS DO? Former Gov. Angus King (I-ME) is running for Sen. Olympia Snowe's Senate seat. Democrats must decide if they will support their own candidates -- and risk splitting votes with King, handing the seat back to Republicans -- or back King and risk the appearance of abandoning their own candidates: Josh Lederman for The Hill: Snowe's retirement leaves Senate Dems with tough decision
MORE GRIDLOCK: The House passed a cybersecurity bill last week that would facilitate the swapping of threat data between private companies and different government departments. The Senate and White House don't think the bill goes far enough. Prepare for more gridlock in Washington as Democrats want businesses to adopt protective measures while Republicans don't want to add more regulations: Siobhan Gorman for The Wall Street Journal: House Passes Cybersecurity Bill
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STAT OF THE DAY: The Senate Agriculture Committee approved a farm bill that would reduce the deficit by $23 billion. The next step is for the bill to go to the Senate for a vote: Chris Kick for Farm and Dairy: Farm bill clears Senate Ag Committee with bipartisan support
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