MORNING READ

FROM THE BLOGS:

Senate Dems resist more talk of abortion
The Plum Line's Greg Sargent outlines the Senate Democrat's plan to resist a proposal made by Republicans to strengthen bans on abortions.

Fatal flaws of the GOP
New Republic's John B. Judis cites a reluctance to pass immigration reform and a push to restrict abortions as key reasons why the GOP continues to lose support.

Not all Dems on board for gun control
The Corner's Andrew Johnson reports on Heidi Heitkamp's (D-N.D.) decision to remain unsupportive of any suggested gun control proposals.

High unemployment record plagues Obama's terms
Gateway Pundit's Jim Hoft argues that President Obama's consistent record of unemployment above 8 percent speaks to his ineffectiveness as a president. 

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

Obama's "reaffirmed commitment" towards gun control
President Obama renewed his promise to fight for stricter gun control legislation at a meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus, The Hill's Amie Parnes and Justin Sink report

Boehner feels pressure from conservative groups on immigration issue
In a letter written to Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), three powerful conservative organizations expressed their desire to see an immigration reform bill pass through the House, The Hill's Jonathan Easley reports