DIVISION IN GOVERNMENT: “The majority of Americans want their government to work, and it needs to work for all of us,” said former Sen. Olympia Snowe in a recent speech. We need lawmakers to work together so our government can be more efficient. Our Make Government Work! legislative package is a first step in rebuilding trust in government: Mary C. Curtis for The Washington Post: Olympia Snowe, on compromise, Citizens United and former colleague Kay Hagan
FALLING DEFICIT: “The U.S. government’s deficit will fall to $492 billion this year, according to the Congressional Budget Office, a steeper drop than originally predicted from $680 billion in fiscal year 2013,” writes Derek Wallbank: Derek Wallbank for Bloomberg: U.S. Deficit Cut by Almost One-Third to $492 Billion: CBO
POLARIZED CONGRESS: Take a look at how Congress became so polarized in these four charts.
PAYING TRIBUTE: Survivors, first responders and lawmakers will honor those affected by the bombings at the Boston Marathon one year ago today: Jennifer Levitz for The Wall Street Journal: Boston to Pay Tribute a Year After the Marathon Bombing
NO LABELS RADIO: In case you missed last weekend's No Labels Radio show, you can listen to Colleen Nelson, White House Correspondent at The Wall Street Journal, speak with our co-hosts here.
THE DAILY BREAK: It's Tax Day! Check out this list of deals from retailers across the country.
ACTION OF THE DAY: Read Problem Solver Rep. Peter Welch's excerpt in our book, No Labels: A Shared Vision for a Stronger America.
STAT OF THE DAY: One in four people waited until today to file their tax returns: Kevin G. Hall forMcClatchy: Survey says . . . most won’t sweat income tax deadline