Obama’s ‘doing fine’ gaffe may help him
Jonathan Chait at New York Magazine has the contrarian view on the controversy.

Obama has a problem with his base
Jay Cost at The Weekly Standard says President Obama is losing independents.

New threats to Obama’s reelection
Joe Trippi at Fox News writes about the challenges that have surfaced in the last few weeks for the president.

Obama has a jobs plan, Romney doesn’t
Ari Berman at The Nation says only the president has a vision for the economy.


Senate GOP leaders don’t back Cornyn call for Holder to resign
Alexander Bolton at The Hill reports.

Sharp partisan turn in fight over national security leaks
Jeremy Herb at The Hill reports.