My must read of the day is “Mr. Ryan’s Small Ideas on Poverty,” by the editorial board of the New York Times.
White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough sidestepped questions about the approval of the Keystone pipeline following the release of a State Department review that found the project would be unlikely to impact the climate.
“[President Obama] laid out his view on this last summer, his view is that if this is to go forward it should not significantly exacerbate the climate crisis in this country,” McDonough said on NBC’s Meet the Press. “The Friday report is an important input into the process. We’ll hear from other cabinet secretaries.”
Rep. Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) officially endorsed Republican Elise Stefanik for the upcoming House race in 2014 to replace retiring Rep. Bill Owens (D., N.Y.).
A new bill offered in the House of Representatives by Rep. Darrell Issa (R., Calif.) would replace pension cuts to military retirees by ending the Postal Service’s delivery of Saturday mail.