President Obama this morning meets with House and Senate leaders. Roll Call: "There is no announced agenda, but leadership aides in both parties speculated Monday that one point of discussion will be whether to allow tax cuts enacted during the George W. Bush administration to expire at the end of the year.”
The Boston Globe's editorial page after the WikiLeaks revelations: "The Obama administration must demand more than just promises from Pakistan that it will cut ties with the insurgents. ... The Obama administration should turn the leaks’ release to its advantage. The reports should bolster US demands that Pakistan, recipient of $1 billion in annual US aid, stop working with the Taliban and start helping to stabilize Afghanistan."
The AP: "President Barack Obama's once solid support among Hispanics is showing a few cracks, a troubling sign for Democrats desperate to get this critical constituency excited about helping the party hold onto Congress this fall," according to an AP-Univision poll. "For a group that supported Obama so heavily in 2008 and in his first year in office, only 43 percent of Hispanics surveyed said Obama is adequately addressing their needs, with the economy a major concern. Another 32 percent were on the fence, while 21 percent said he'd done a poor job."
That said, nearly 60% of Hispanics (57%) approve of Obama’s job in the poll, and Hispanics overwhelmingly favor the Dems over the GOP.
"The White House on Monday gave the strongest signal yet that it may pick Elizabeth Warren to head a new consumer bureau created by the Wall Street reform bill," The Hill writes. "White House press secretary Robert Gibbs on Monday said Warren is “very confirmable” for a position in charge of the new Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA)."
President Obama will be on The View Thursday.