My must read of the day is “US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry,” in the Associated Press.
My must read of the day is “Lawmakers reach accord on Veterans Affairs bill,” in the Washington Examiner.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed Hamas has continued to fire rockets at Israel, despite their recent request for a ceasefire.
Last year, Democrats worried they would lose this Senate seat after then-Sen. Max Baucus announced his intention to retire and their preferred recruit declined to run. Then the White House appointed Baucus as the ambassador to China, giving Democrats the chance to appoint someone to fill the seat. The governor picked Lt. Governor John Walsh, who was planning to run for the seat anyway. Walsh would be able to serve a period of time as a senator and then run as the incumbent—it would naturally be a boon to his campaign.
To date, Walsh actually hasn’t made the seat less of a toss-up. A recent poll found his Republican challenger, Rep. Steve Daines, leading by 7 points—in previous polls Walsh trailed by double digits. If there’s one thing that is unlikely to improve those numbers, it’s being accused of blatant and extensive plagiarism.
My must read of the day is “What ‘Women Against Feminism’ Gets Right,” in Time.
Acting Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Sloan Gibson told the House Veterans Affairs Committee on Thursday that in order to meet “current demand” his department needs over $17 billion in additional funding.
Chairman Jeff Miller (R., Fla.) accused the Department of Veteran Affairs on Thursday of continuously stonewalling members of the House Veterans Affairs Committee and their staffers.
My must read of the day is “Obama locks out the press—again,” in Politico.
My must read of the day is “Dems still haven’t learned Obamacare lesson,” in Politico.
My must read of the day is “Obama Needs Larger Goal Than Securing Ukraine Crash Site,” in the Wall Street Journal.