INCREASING POLARIZATION: According to recent data, polarization in Congress in 2013 reached an all-time high and it's unlikely to decrease any time soon. We need lawmakers to work with their opposition: Christopher Hare, Keith T. Poole, and Howard Rosenthal for The Washington Post: Polarization in Congress has risen sharply. Where is it going next?
COMBATING GRIDLOCK: More than 75 members of Congress have signed on to support a national strategic agenda by creating shared goals. “We believe that if both sides of the political divide can get together and develop a shared vision for this country, the hard work of policymaking will be much smoother,” said Honorary Co-Chair Sen. Joe Manchin: Damon Williams for The Examiner: Assembly of Lawmakers Form ‘No Labels' Group to Combat Washington Gridlock
ACROSS-THE-AISLE SUPPORT: Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle say they could support a retirement savings plan that President Barack Obama introduced during his State of the Union address last month. Lawmakers need to support legislation that can help Americans: David Harrison for Roll Call: As ‘Retirement Gap' Concerns Reach Across Partisan Divide, Senators Propose Savings Solutions
MINIMUM WAGE HIKE: House Democrats are working to get Republican leaders to allow a vote on a bill to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour. This will be a central issue in the midterm elections for Democrats in November: Michael R. Crittenden for The Wall Street Journal: House Democrats Support Tactic to Bring Wage Bill to a Vote
NO LABELS RADIO: Tune into “No Labels Radio” Saturday at 10 a.m., Eastern time, on SiriusXM's P.O.T.U.S. (channel 124) as Gov. Jon Huntsman is joined by Problem Solver Rep. Tony Cardenas, Brookings Institution's Alice Rivlin and USA TODAY‘s Paul Singer. Join the conversation using #NoLabelsRadio.
THE DAILY BREAK: Will you be watching ‘House of Cards' this weekend on Netflix? Take a look at real members of Congress acting out scenes from the popular show.
ACTION OF THE DAY: It's not too late to buy your loved ones a Valentine's Day gift. Check out the No Labels store!
STAT OF THE DAY: According to Gallup, 14 percent of people ages 24 to 34 in the U.S. are living at home with their parents and half of those people are employed full-time: Jeffrey M. Jones for Gallup: In U.S., 14% of those aged 24 to 34 are living with parents