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Monday, April 1, 2013

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

Gallup Poll: Americans Criticize GOP For Being Unwilling To Compromise - As Republican leaders openly scrutinize their party after a 2012 election that was disappointing for them, rank-and-file Republicans, independents, and Democrats voice the same primary criticism of the GOP: it is "too inflexible" or "unwilling to compromise." has more here.


Biden Lobbies Republican Senators For Support of Gun Violence Legislation - Vice President Biden is calling his former colleagues on Capitol Hill on a near-daily basis as he mounts a full-court press to achieve new gun control measures.
Biden has already held private meetings with Republican senators including John McCain (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.) and Johnny Isakson (Ga.), according to a senior administration official. The official added that Biden would also be spending considerable time on Capitol Hill in the weeks to come. has more here.

Hillary Clinton To Give Speech to The National Multi Housing Council - Hillary Clinton is set give her first paid speech since leaving the State Department later this month in Dallas.
The former secretary of State is scheduled to appear on April 24 at the National Multi Housing Council. has more here.

Secrecy Surrounds N. Korea Nuclear Tests - U.S. officials and independent experts say North Korea appears to have taken unusual steps to conceal details about the nuclear weapon it tested in February, fuelingsuspicions that its scientists shifted to a bomb design that uses highly enriched uranium as the core.
At least two separate analyses of the Feb. 12 detonation confirmed that the effects of the blast were remarkably well contained, with few radioactive traces escaping into the atmosphere — where they could be detected — according to U.S. officials and weapons experts who have studied the data.  The Washington Post has more here.


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