Florida Governor Charlie Crist is poised to announce he will run as an independent for the Senate in the November congressional elections, in a race that spotlights the ideological rift in the Republican Party.
USA Today (USA)
It doesn’t sound like President Obama is confident that Congress will tackle immigration before the November elections. “I know there may not be an appetite immediately to dive into another controversial issue,” Obama told reporters about Air Force One last night.
Washington Post (Washington, DC)
The contretemps between Lindsey Graham and Harry Reid derailed the planned roll-out of the climate bill, but that doesn’t mean the legislation is any less done. And so behind the scenes, it’s been sent to the EPA to be modeled. If and when Graham and Reid work things out, the bill’s supporters are hoping they won’t have lost too much time.
Denver Post (Denver, CO)
Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis on Wednesday staked out a conservative position on immigration, vowing to sign a bill similar to Arizona’s tough immigration enforcement law if it reached his desk while governor.
Politico (Washington, DC)
With bipartisan negotiations at an impasse and Democrats pledging to force votes until they relented, Republicans ended their standoff Wednesday over a financial regulatory reform bill, agreeing to allow a debate to begin on the measure.