DAY'S END ROUNDUP

FROM THE BLOGS:

Bush 43’s Top 7
The Washington Post’s Aaron Blake ranks the seven greatest moments in George W. Bush’s presidency in light of his recent return to the spotlight.

Democrats need blue-collar voters to help them hold the Senate
Josh Kraushaar of National Journal says Democrats will be fighting for blue-collar voters from Michigan to Montana in the 2014 senate elections.

An open letter on immigration reform
Red State’s Daniel Horowitz writes an open letter to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) about what’s at stake for conservatives with immigration reform.

Does Obama need to play more hardball?
The Wall Street Journal’s Peter Nicholas examines a frequent criticism of the president.


OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

GOP anxiety delays bill to extend ObamaCare coverage of pre-existing conditions
The Hill’s Peter Kasperowicz reports on why the Republican bill to extend temporary ObamaCare benefits for individuals with pre-existing conditions did not see a vote Wednesday as planned.

Senator Harkin puts a hold on Obama healthcare nominee
The Hill’s Sam Baker reports that Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) is protesting the Affordable Healthcare Act's controversial fund for preventative healthcare by delaying the nomination of a top post within the agency responsible for its overhaul.