Problem-Solver’s Daily: Immigration deal

IMMIGRATION DEAL: Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday an immigration deal is dependent on the White House's attitude toward Republicans. “But Republicans and Democrats, both publicly and privately, suggested that a narrow window for an immigration bill could open early in the summer — after most of the midterm Republican primaries — if Congress and President [Barack] Obama build cooperative good will on smaller bills in the coming weeks,” write Ashley Parker and Jonathan Weisman. Our lawmakers should work together and agree to a national strategic agenda: Ashley Parker and Jonathan Weisman for The New York Times: After Deriding G.O.P. on Immigration Bill, Boehner Shifts His Aim to Obama
MINIMUM WAGE BILL: A bill to raise the federal minimum wage will likely die on the Senate floor today. “Despite an intense push by President Obama and Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill, Senate Republicans haven’t budged and will reject the measure that would increase the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. The procedural roll call to advance the bill is expected to fail on a party-line vote, short of the 60 votes needed,” writes Alexander Bolton: Alexander Bolton for The Hill: $10.10 wage bill set to die
STALLED ECONOMIC GROWTH: The U.S. economy expanded by only .1 percent during the first three months of the year, falling dramatically below the predicted 1.2 percent. This has led to growing concerns about the sustainability of the economic recovery: Ylan Q. Mui for The Washington Post: U.S. economy stalls dramatically in first quarter
NO LABELS RADIO: In case you missed No Labels Radio last weekend, check out Senator Bill Bradley's segment about bipartisan tax reform.
THE DAILY BREAK: Ready for a laugh? Watch these hilarious local news bloopers.
STAT OF THE DAY: “Although most Americans now own mobile communication devices or otherwise have access to the Internet, no more than 23 percent have used them for a variety of political interactions,” writes Frank Newport: Frank Newport for Gallup: Mobile Technology in Politics More Potential Than Reality


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