FROM THE BLOGS:
GOP’s ObamaCare plan isn’t serious
Jonathan Strong in the National Review reports that GOP House leadership does not think backers of a plan to tie ObamaCare to a government-funding bill are taking the effort seriously.
McKeon’s op-ed on Putin
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) responded to Russian President Vladimir Putin in his own op-ed, The Daily Beast reports.
Abortion fights hits New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico, will become the first city to push a municipal ban on Abortion, Reuters reports.
The NRA’s silence
Brian Beutler of Salon attempts to explain why the National Rifle Association tends to remain silent after mass shootings.
NSA or NASA?
Agence France-Presse reports that Brazilian hackers mixed up the National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
OTHER NEWS SOURCES
Jackson Jr.’s belongings set for auction
The Hill’s Jonathan Easley details some of former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s (D-Ill.) belongings that are being auctioned off to help pay off the $750,000 he was charged with stealing from his campaign
Brazil visit to be determined
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff postponed a state visit to the White House after charges of U.S. spying. No new date was scheduled, Julian Pecquet reports for The Hill.