Republican lawmakers have become reflexive in rejecting every extended hand from the administration, even if the ideas were ones that they themselves once welcomed. Under the circumstances, Mr. Obama would be best advised to stop making peace offerings. Only when the Republican Party feels public pressure to become a serious partner can the real work of governing begin.
--The New York Times, Who Can Take Republicans Seriously?
A blistering audit released Wednesday said Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s premier job creation agency repeatedly broke state law in its first year of operation, failed to adequately track money it awarded for economic development projects and sometimes gave money to ineligible recipients.
--The Associated Press.
No matter how great the challenge, no matter how fierce the opposition, there’s one thing the past few years have shown: Planned Parenthood is not going anywhere. As long as we’ve got to fight to make sure that women have access to quality affordable health care, and as long as we’ve got to fight to protect a woman’s right to make her own choices about her own health, I want you to know that you’ve also got a President who’s going to be right there with you, fighting every step of the way.