Marco Rubio’s immigration cowardice
Michael Tomasky at The Daily Beast says the Florida senator is placing political calculation over doing the right thing.

John McCain's pro-gun-control past
Greg Sargent of the Plum Line looks at Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) past initiatives to expand gun control measures.

Why I’m not cheering the economic recovery
John Judis at The New Republic says there’s still a lot of room for pessimism in the burgeoning recovery.

St. John’s must lose status as 'The Church of Presidents'
Keith Koffler at White House Dossier says the church’s Easter Sunday political statement in front of President Obama was inexcusable.


Hagel to take pay cut in solidarity with DOD furloughed workers
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will take the same pay cut as the 750,000 civilian Pentagon employees slated for furloughs in the coming months, reports Carlo Muñoz of The Hill.

Kirk backs gay marriage
Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) announced his support for same-sex marriage on Tuesday, making him the second sitting GOP senator to do so, Daniel Strauss of The Hill reports.