PLACING BLAME: Kevin McCarthy, the newly elected House Majority Leader, said he blames the Senate for gridlock in Washington. “How do you even negotiate with the president if he doesn't have a bill on his desk?” McCarthy asked. Our leaders in government should agree to shared goals for our nation:Katie Glueck for POLITICO: McCarthy: Blame Senate, not White House
NEW PRESS SECRETARY: Meet the new White House Press Secretary, Josh Earnest.
CRISIS IN IRAQ: Despite opposition from members of Congress, the governing body will not block President Barack Obama from using force in Iraq. “While the House itself preserved the president’s authority to act under the 2002 authorization to use military force in Iraq, and the broad, 2001 anti-terror authorization, Democrats … overwhelmingly voted to defund both war authorities,” writes Steven Dennis and Emma Dumain: Steven Dennis and Emma Dumain for Roll Call: Congress Won’t Block Obama on Iraq
JOB LOSS: Thousands of United States Postal Service employees could lose their jobs if the Saturday delivery service is elimated: Glenn Kessler for The Washington Post: How many people would be ‘out of work’ if USPS eliminates Saturday delivery?
THE DAILY BREAK: Take a look at the world's new ugliest dog.
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STAT OF THE DAY: One in five people in their 20s and early 30s are living with their parents: Adam Davidson for The New York Times: It’s Official: The Boomerang Kids Won’t Leave