In press gaggle, White House press secretary rejects tax compromise
White House press secretary Jay Carney warned that President Obama won't sign off on a deficit-reduction plan that does not include tax increases on the wealthiest Americans, according to Neil Munro of The Daily Caller.

Republicans desperately need a scandal
On Mother Jones, Kevin Drum writes that Republicans are frustrated by the fact that Obama avoided a major scandal in his first term.

Unions may kill off the Twinkie’s Tony Lee reports that Hostess Brands, Inc. could have to file for bankruptcy if union workers continue to strike.

Republicans make their priorities clear by continuing to block Violence Against Women Act

According to Laura Clawson on Daily Kos, the GOP’s continued rejection of the Violence Against Women Act proves that the party has not changed its stance on women's rights.


Petraeus: CIA exit not tied to Libya

Jeremy Herb and Jordy Yager of The Hill report that former CIA Director David Petraeus claimed that his resignation had nothing to do with the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Rep. DesJarlais divorce records confirm affairs, his support of abortions

According to The Hill’s Alicia M. Cohn Rep. Scott DesJarlais's (R-Tenn.) divorce records confirm previous reports that the former doctor had sexual relationships with patients.