WORKING TOGETHER: Rep. John Dingell announced his retirement from Congress after this term, but not before making a plea for members to work together. "It is my hope that this session of Congress, on which we have now begun, will reflect on these important ideas and understand that we are all in this together…..let us work together. What unites us is far greater than what divides us," he said: Chris Cillizza for The Washington Post: John Dingell wants Congress to work together again. That so isn’t going to happen.
MEETING WITH THE OPPOSITION: President Barack Obama will meet with House Speaker John Boehner Tuesday morning in the Oval Office. "The president is likely to lobby the House Speaker on a number of his economic priorities, including immigration reform, his proposed $10.10 federal minimum wage, and extending emergency unemployment benefits that lapsed late last year," writes Justin Sink. Our lawmakers need to take these opportunities to create shared goals and agree on a national strategic agenda: Justin Sink for The Hill: Obama, Boehner to meet
PARTISAN BICKERING: Two governors argued over President Obama's economic policies this weekend during what should have been a meeting free of partisan bickering. Our leaders need to put their differences aside and work together to create a national strategic agenda: Jared A. Favole for The Wall Street Journal: Bipartisanship Among Governors Splinters At White House
NO LABELS RADIO: Gov. Jon Huntsman spoke with Paul Singer, politics editor at USA TODAY, about the economy, job growth and and the stimulus last weekend on No Labels Radio. Tune in this Saturday at 10 a.m., Eastern time, on SiriusXM's P.O.T.U.S. (channel 124) as Sen. John Barrasso joins Gov. Huntsman.
THE DAILY BREAK: We know Legos are fun to play with, but check out these other uses for the popular children's toy.
ACTION OF THE DAY: Read Problem Solver Rep. Charlie Dent's excerpt in our book, No Labels: A Shared Vision for a Stronger America, and buy the book.
STAT OF THE DAY: According to Gallup, 84 percent of business leaders polled said they believe a job candidate's knowledge in a certain field is the most important factor to consider before hiring someone: Valerie J. Calderon and Preety Sidhu for Gallup: Business Leaders Say Knowledge Trumps College Pedigree