FROM THE BLOGS:

A second GOP
David Brooks argues in The New York Times that the answer to the GOP’s approval problems is the creation of a new wing of the Republican Party.

Obama vs. Fox News – behind the White House strategy to delegitimize a news organization
Fox News’s Kirsten Powers looks into the president’s tendency to stay away from right-leaning media, and his potential relation to a group trying to eliminate Fox News entirely.

Democrats and Republicans reignite fight over VAWA
The Daily Beast’s Michelle Cottle examines the concept that Republicans aren’t working hard enough to move legislation that addresses new facets of violence against women.

Remember Obama’s tax hikes on the rich to pay debt? He’s already spent every penny
Andrew Malcolm of IBD Editorials details what he deems the president’s misuse of new taxes on disaster relief funds.

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

Rubio makes sales pitch on immigration to conservative media
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) makes the media rounds to sell the Senate’s proposed immigration plan, The Hill’s Alexander Bolton reports.

Villaraigosa, Granholm on long list of rumored successors to LaHood
Speculation begins as to who will replace the outgoing Transportation secretary, and the names of a few touted Democrats and Republicans are already cropping up, The Hill’s Keith Laing reports.