Balanced budget would require extreme cuts
Daily Intel's Jonathan Chait says Republicans would need to cut 90 percent of spending on the poor and sick to accomplish their goal without raising taxes or touching Medicare and Social Security for those over 55.

Sen. Ron Johnson: Hillary got emotional to evade questions
The Wisconsin lawmaker suggests the secretary of State used emotion as a "trump card," BuzzFeed's McKay Coppins and Benny Johnson report.

Liberalism's unfinished agenda
Salon's Michael Lind says the president still needs to address broken criminal justice and child care systems.

Reading the abortion polls
National Review's Ramesh Ponnuru says polling on abortion does not show a dramatic swing in favor of the Roe v. Wade ruling.


Boehner: Obama's goal to 'annihilate' the GOP
The House Speaker said he believes the president hopes to "shove us into the dustbin of history," The Hill's Jonathan Easley reports.

Biden to rally support for White House gun-control plan in Richmond on Friday
The vice president and other White House officials will be joined by Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) as they champion the president's gun-control proposals, The Hill's Justin Sink report.