DYSFUNCTION IN CONGRESS: “Out of 7,207 bills and joint resolutions introduced during this Congress, only 103 have become law — fewer, by this point, than in any other Congress since at least the 1970s,” writes Andrew Prokop. Our leaders in government should work together and create shared goals:Andrew Prokop for Vox: Beating the odds
IMMIGRATION REFORM DEADLINE: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid offered 2017 as the effective deadline for an immigration reform deal in an effort to stop Republicans from using the White House as an excuse to not pass a deal this year. He went on to say if Congress is unable to reach an agreement, the president will likely act alone on the issue: Bridget Bowman and Daniel Newhauser for Roll Call: Harry Reid Offers 2017 Effective Date for Immigration, Sets August Deadline
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THE DAILY BREAK: President Barack Obama took an unexpected walk around Washington, D.C. this week and surprised some tourists.
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STAT OF THE DAY: Claims for unemployment benefits rose to 326,000 last week, wiping out a drop during the previous week that took initial claims to the lowest level in seven years: Ben Leubsdorf for The Wall Street Journal: Initial Jobless Claims Tick Up, but Brighter Signs Emerge