Leaks need an outsider to investigate
Fox News's Michael Goodwin insists an outside prosecutor is necessary for investigating national-security leaks from the White House.

For Obama, limited options
The Weekly Standard's Jay Cost argues that President Obama's political power has greatly diminished, putting him at the mercy of reelection factors that are beyond his control.

Issa's case against Holder is weak, based on conspiracy theory
Think Progress's Ian Millhiser criticizes House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa's (R-Calif.) hearings on AG Holder and the Justice Department, which he compares to a "witch hunt."

Healthcare reform has helped the economy
The New Republic's Jonathan Cohn rejects the Republican argument that the Affordable Care Act is a job-killer.


No DSCC endorsement forthcoming in Maine

Sen. Patty Murray (Wash.), chairwoman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, declines to name a favorite in the upcoming Senate race, in which Independent former Gov. Angus King, who has refused to say with whom he would caucus if elected, is leading in the polls, The Hill's Josh Lederman reports.

Congressional Progressive Caucus wants disclosure of donors to healthcare bill fight
The heads of the CPC are asking the National Federation of Independent Businesses, the plaintiff in the healthcare reform bill suit now being considered by the Supreme Court, to reveal where its funding comes from, The Hill's Mike Lillis reports.