Conan O’Brien stops by White House

April 26, 2013

EARLIER ON THE FIX:

President Obama vs Congress, explained

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Stephen Colbert gets to know Pa.’s 17th district (VIDEO)

Welcome to the Hive Mind

What does Jeb Bush want?

Mark Sanford is down. But he’s not out.

WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED:

Obama gives Planned Parenthood speech: President Obama told supporters of Planned Parenthood that efforts to restrict access to abortions amount to a move to "turn back the clock" on women's progress.

Rehberg might run for Senate: Former Montana Republican congressman Denny Rehberg isn't ruling out another Senate bid. Rehberg lost to Sen. Jon Tester (D) in 2012 even as Mitt Romney won his state by double-digits.

New Democratic ad hits Sanford: House Majority PAC is airing a new ad in South Carolina's 1st district special election. The new spot charges Mark Sanford "abandoned his post" when he left the state as governor in 2009.

"Imagine, Mr. Speaker, a world without balloons": Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) delivered quite the speech on helium Friday. It was an effort to sarcastically attack Republicans for spending two days debating helium legislation as opposed to other matters.

Conan swings by White House: Ahead of his hosting duties at Saturday's White House Correspondents' Dinner, Conan O'Brien stopped by the White House press briefing room Friday, and even got behind the podium. "I've got to get one of these," he said. Make sure to stay tuned to The Reliable Source all The Grid all weekend for continuing coverage of the WHCD.

House sends air travel bill to Obama: The House passed legislation designed to end airport delays prompted by furloughs caused by sequestration. The bill is headed to the president's desk, and the White House says he will sign it.

An Akin comeback? 2012 Republican Senate nominee Todd Akin, who said "legitimate rape" rarely causes pregnancy, isn't ruling out a comeback bid at some point.

 THE FIX MIX:

Fruit, on the double:

Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.
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