Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal rejects objections to the XL Pipeline on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “This is a no-brainer. This decision should have been made a long time ago. The Canadians are going to go and get this oil, Candy. The question is whether they sell it to us or the Chinese. I’d rather it come here to America.”

Louisiana Gov. Governor Bobby Jindal addresses the Nebraska Republican convention in Grand Island, Neb., Saturday, July 14, 2012, with Chairman of the Nebraska Republican Party Mark Fahleson, right. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (Nati Harnik/Associated Press)

It’s hard to govern when your own party defies you. “President Barack Obama’s Asia policy took a hit this week, and it came from a member of his own party.  The top Democratic senator, Harry Reid, announced that he opposes legislation that’s key for a trans-Pacific trade pact that is arguably the most important part of Obama’s effort to strengthen American engagement in Asia.”

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Va.) bucks the naysayers on immigration. “We want to go in a step-by-step approach to try and address the problems. Yes, there’s a problem on the border in implementation of the laws. I’ve always said we ought to be dealing with the things that we can agree on, which are the kids. Most people say this country has never held kids liable for the misdeeds of their parents.”

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) rebuts anti-immigration pundits. “This is a here are our standards, this is our approach, if you are willing to do it this way, this is what we’re willing to do. . . . But we don’t think we can allow this border to be overrun.”

America Rising knocks it out of the park. “It’s a boomtime for a new outside group built to bash Democratic candidates and Hillary Clinton.”

A gaggle of commentators can’t shove Christie off the stage fast enough, I guess. “The panelists on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday morning competed to give the most dire projection for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s political demise following this weekend’s new round of accusations over lane closures on the George Washington Bridge last September, each in their way arguing that Christie’s political viability has eroded even if he isn’t eventually implicated in the Bridgegate scandal.”

Israel pushes back after another Kerry threat. “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and some of his senior ministers on Sunday strongly criticized those who are threatening a boycott of Israel over its policies toward the Palestinians. Their remarks were a sharp retort to Secretary of State John Kerry, who warned a day earlier that the risk of boycotts would intensify should his current Middle East peace effort fail.”