A bit of a rollercoaster of a day, but pretty much a steady bummer at the White House, I’d guess. We’ll have to see if tomorrow’s May Jobs Report changes anything.
Here are some final items of the day:
* House passes Steve King bill prohibiting funds for administration’s “DREAM Lite” immigration enforcement initiative.
* NY Times editorial sharply criticizes Obama on NSA collection of Verizon numbers, saying his reassurances on civil liberties have “lost all credibility.”
* CAP formally drops involvement in “grand fiscal bargain” negotiations, citing diminished deficits.
* At Ten Miles Square, Seth Masket presents some fascinating data on state legislative ideological polarization. Turns out California may be the most polarized.
* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer reports community college completion rates even worse than we thought.
And in non-political news:
* Longhorn Network really not working out for Texas football fans or opponents.
Let’s close the day with Steppenwolf’s second-most-famous song associated with motorcycles: “Screaming Night Hog,” performed in 1970.