MORNING READ

FROM THE BLOGS:

Regulations can’t falter banks
Despite increasingly harsh regulations, The Daily Beast’s Daniel Gross reports that banks are finding success.

High hopes for Comey
The Fix’s Paul Kane thinks James Comey is a shoe-in to be confirmed director of the FBI, due to a testimony given in 2007 that made people listen.

Iran terror support echoes 1990s
The Washington Times' Guy Taylor reports that the State Department believes support for terrorism is growing in the nation to levels comparable the the 1990s

Republicans can’t bag swing states
The Atlantic’s Josh Kraushaar thinks Republicans need to solve their swing-state slump, because the environment in Washington is pro-GOP.


OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

Off-the-record Holder receives rejections
Major news outlets declined the attorney general's offer to hold a private meeting on press freedoms, The Hill's Jonathan Easley and Jordy Yager report.

Bloomberg and crew target senators to vote for gun bill
Mayor Michael Bloomberg's group Mayors Against Illegal Guns is targeting three senators to back a bill preventing people on terrorist watch lists from passing gun background checks, The Hill's Jordy Yager reports.