Why Republicans can't propose spending cuts
Daily Intel's Jonathan Chait argues
that Republicans have been unable to identify their desired spending cuts because there isn't actually very much waste in the federal budget.

Reince Priebus and the RNC contemplate an overhaul
National Review's Jim Geraghty speaks
with the RNC chairman about how to fix the organizational issues that plagued Republican efforts during the 2012 election.

Can we even discuss guns after the Oregon shooting?
Salon's Alex Seitz-Wald contemplates
whether politicians can even contemplate the shooter's use of a previously banned assault weapon, considering the strength of the gun lobby.

Are right-to-work laws un-libertarian?
Reason's J.D. Tuccille argues
that the move by the Michigan legislature is another instance of government inserting itself into the marketplace.


Immigration officials arrest Menendez intern
The New Jersey senator's intern was a registered sex offender and an illegal immigrant, The Hill's Daniel Strauss reports.

Senate unveils Hurricane Sandy recovery bill
The legislation matches an Obama administration request for $60.4 billion in aid, The Hill's Erik Wasson reports.