NO HELP: President Barack Obama will release the 2015 budget in early March, but Republicans are not willing to negotiate on the terms. We need lawmakers to work together and create shared goals: Susan Page for USA TODAY: White House economist: No GOP partner on the deficit
LOOKING AHEAD: As the president releases the 2015 budget, he is taking a modest step in looking toward the final two years of his term and outlining his goals without too much political constraint. His plan will concentrate on areas like improving energy efficiency, job training and education, but his plan may face opposition: Zachary Goldfarb for The Washington Post: Obama's budget shows how difficult it will be for him to achieve his 2nd-term goals
BIPARTISAN TRADITION: Problem Solver Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick has supported many different bipartisan initiatives with No Labels and also contributed to our book, No Labels: A Shared Vision for a Stronger America: Mike Patterson for the Bucks County Courier Times: ‘No Labels' congressman carries on bipartisan tradition
MINIMUM WAGE FIGHT: Speaker John Boehner is extremely against raising the minimum wage, once saying he'd rather kill himself than doing so. Democrats are working to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour. Lawmakers need to come to the table and create a national strategic agenda to solve our problems: Molly K. Hooper and Bob Cusack for The Hill: Boehner: I'd rather kill myself than raise the minimum wage
NO LABELS RADIO: Can't get enough of No Labels during the week? Make sure to tune in to “No Labels Radio” Saturday at 10 a.m., Eastern time, on SiriusXM's P.O.T.U.S. (channel 124) as Gov. Jon Huntsman speaks with Problem Solver Reps. Ami Bera and Chris Gibson to discuss their across-the-aisle legislation, 21st Century Healthcare for Heroes. Join the conversation on Twitter with #NoLabelsRadio.
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STAT OF THE DAY: Although Congress' approval rating is still only at 12 percent this month, it's higher than its approval rating in October, which was only 9 percent: Gallup: Congress Could Gain Ground With American Public