IMMIGRATION FIGHT: “President [Barack] Obama warned that failure to act on comprehensive immigration reform would ‘haunt' members of Congress, and accused Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) of being unwilling to ‘spend the political capital' necessary to move legislation through the House,” writes Justin Sink. Our leaders should work together: Justin Sink for The Hill: Obama: Immigration will ‘haunt' Congress
IDEOLOGICAL DIVIDE: “The House GOP this election year is suffering from something of a Goldilocks complex, in which some members dismiss any given proposal as too hot, and others complain it's too cold, while only a shrinking majority say it's just right. To pass anything without Democratic support, Republicans have precious little margin for error and must strike a balance to satisfy members on both sides of the party's ideological divide,” writes Tim Alberta. Lawmakers from both parties should create shared goals: Tim Alberta for National Journal: Budget Vote Proves House GOP Can't Do Anything Big in 2014
NATIONAL RECESSION: See the recession sweep across the country in this GIF.
NO LABELS RADIO: Listen to Gov. Jay Nixon of Missouri talk about job growth on last weekend's No Labels Radio show and tune in this Saturday at 10 a.m., Eastern time, on SiriusXM's P.O.T.U.S. (channel 124) as we speak with Gov. Scott Walker, Kathleen Madigan from The Wall Street Journal and Melinda Henneberger from The Washington Post.
THE DAILY BREAK: Vice President Joe Biden joined Instagram this week and posted a selfie with President Barack Obama. Check it out!
ACTION OF THE DAY: Watch our video about leaders supporting a new governing vision for America and share it with three friends!
STAT OF THE DAY: The average single American is spending about 25 percent of their salary on income and social safety taxes, which is lower than other high-income countries: Elizabeth Shell and Frank Bi for PBS NewsHour: Compare your pay after averaged taxes to other developed nations