Congressmen Ami Bera, David Cicilline, Rodney Davis and Adam Kinzinger talk problem solving.
TWO PRESIDENTS: Washington gridlock has led to a lot of ideas for reform. Some have just a little bit of crazy attached to them -- like putting two presidents in the White House. Just goes to show America is desperate for change: Justin Moyer for The Washington Post: Would two presidents be better than one?
SOMETHING WE CAN ALL AGREE ON: Whether or not you believe the Easter story is true, elements of it unite all Americans. "The triumph of hope over despair. Of faith over doubt. The notion that there is something out there that is bigger than ourselves. These beliefs help unite Americans of all faiths and backgrounds," President Obama says: Russell Berman for The Hill: Obama: Lessons from Easter can 'unite Americans of all faiths'
LAWYERS NOT BECOMING POLITICIANS: Today's pre-law students say that political gridlock is one of the reasons they are less likely to get involved in politics. One student says: "I think one of the main issues we have today ... is that we see more partisan gridlock in our government, and I think that sometimes when [students] look at that, they feel like it isn't necessary to go through all that work to achieve nothing." Ryan Lytle for the Chicago Tribune: A Future in Politics Less Desirable Among Today's Pre-Law Students
THE LAME DUCK IS COMING: Congress has been putting off crucial decisions for months -- while America has been waiting in the wings. After November, things could get crazy on Capitol Hill in a lame duck session of Congress: Chad Pergram for Fox News: The Not-So Lame Duck Congress
ACTION OF THE DAY: Call the office of the Senate parliamentarian and leave a message, thanking her for standing up to Harry Reid on the Senate budget and putting truth ahead of loyalty to the man who appointed her job: No Labels Blog: High-Fiving the Senate Parliamentarian
STAT OF THE DAY: Here's a stat we've seen before -- but now it's even worse: Just six percent of voters think that Congress is doing either a good or excellent job. Rasmussen Reports: Congressional Performance