NOT WORKING TOGETHER: “President Barack Obama plans to use his pen to ban discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people by federal contractors — an idea that the White House has resisted for years as it pursued passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in Congress,” writes Steven Dennis. Our leaders should work together, not alone: Steven Dennis for Roll Call: Obama Executive Order to Ban LGBT Discrimination
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Following a recent surge in Iraqi militant activity, President Obama notified Congress on Monday that he plans to send up to 275 American soldiers to the nation. The troops' primary mission is to maintain security of American personnel and embassies: Katie Zezima for The Washington Post: Obama to deploy up to 275 military personnel in Iraq
ELECTION SEASON: Today is the first Tuesday without a primary since April and the next one isn't until July. Read a preview of some of the upcoming races.
PROBLEM SOLVER BIRTHDAY: Happy birthday to Problem Solver Rep. Scott Peters! Listen to his recent interview on No Labels Radio.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Read this letter to the editor from citizen Thomas C. Montgomery about why gridlock is no longer acceptable.
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STAT OF THE DAY: “Sixty-six percent of Americans in the first half of June are satisfied with the way the healthcare system is working for them,” writes Frank Newport: Frank Newport for Gallup: Most Americans Remain Satisfied With Healthcare System