FROM THE BLOGS:
Rush Holt for NJ Senate
Doctor Science at Obsidian Wings endorses Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.) for deceased Sen. Frank Lautenberg's (D-N.J.) Senate seat.
Christie and the foreign policy debate in the GOP
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) spat with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) about the Republican Party on foreign policy was really about Christie's desire to bolster his national security credibility, Daniel Larison argues at his blog at The American Conservative.
Retiring GOP congressman: Fundraising is the main business of Congress
At Mother Jones, Andy Kroll highlights comments by retiring Rep. Rodney Alexander (R-La.) on the pressure of congressional lawmakers to be fundraising constantly.
Parents, not government, know how to feed their children
Luke Beckman at The Foundry criticizes a tax proposal by Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) that prohibits businesses from receiving tax deductions in exchange for selling "poor nutritional quality" food.
OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
Rep. Louie Gohmert to challenge Sen. John Cornyn? So Tea Partyers hope so
Texas Tea Partyers are urging Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) to run against Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) even though Gohmert said he wasn't interested, the Dallas Morning News's Emily Wilkins writes.
Obama's Vineyard vacation rental is investor's estate
President Obama is going back to Martha's Vineyard for vacation in August and staying at the home of Democratic Party donor and investment banker David Schulte, according to Bloomberg's Lisa Lerer.