FROM THE BLOGS:
New compromise on gun background checks floated
The Washington Post's Greg Sargent writes about Sen. Tom Coburn's (R-Okla.) willingness to rejoin bipartisan negotiations on gun control measures.
Over 30 Senate Democrats voted to repeal the medical device tax
Erika Johnsen of Hot Air discusses the decision by some Democrats to strike down a provision of the Affordable Care Act.
Congress has a constitutional duty to preserve and promote the post office
John Nichols of The Nation gives constitutional evidence for why Congress needs to fund the U.S. Postal Service and why neglecting to do so is perilous for the country.
Corporate taxes: Low rates, high revenues in Canada
Chris Edwards of Cato Blog argues that Canada's fiscal budget should serve as a model for the U.S.
OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
Obama gets diplomatic win with Netanyahu apology to Turkey
The Hill's Julian Pecquet reports on the Israeli prime minister's apology for the flotilla incident that occurred a few years ago.
White House withdraws court nominee who was blocked twice by GOP
The Hill's Justin Sink reports on Caitlin Halligan's failed nomination to a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.