Get ready for the next unilateral move. “The next several months are likely to be a crucial period for the individual mandate, and thus for the entirety of Obamacare. Supporters and opponents both agree that the law depends, in part, of the effectiveness of the mandate. Even if fully enforced, it may not be effective because the tax is low relative to health insurance premiums. But to be effective at all, it almost certainly has to be stringently enforced, especially initially. At every juncture over the past year, when confronted with political blowback, the Obama administration has sought to defuse problems with work-arounds, many of which have dubious legal standing. It would therefore not be surprising to see a decision to provide a blanket exemption to all of the uninsured this year on the grounds that the process for signing up was so, well, challenging.”

Men carry the coffin of a person killed during last week's unrest, during a commemorative service in the center of Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. The U.S. and European nations have increased diplomatic efforts ahead of Ukraine's May 25 presidential election, as a pro-Russian insurgency continues to rock the country's eastern regions. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic) Men carry the coffin of a person killed during last week’s unrest, during a commemorative service in Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine, on Wednesday. (Darko Vojinovic/Associated Press)

It’s not like the administration is ready to do anything. “Prominent Christian leaders from across ecumenical lines joined together on Capitol Hill today to pledge to do more to help religious communities who are being persecuted in Egypt, Iraq and Syria. Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Catholic Archbishop of Washington, Dr. Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals, and Archbishop Oshagan Cholayan of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America, were among the speakers [at] a press conference announcing the release the ‘Pledge of Solidarity & Call to Action’ that has been signed by more than 175 religious leaders from across the country.”

Now he can get ready for his reelection and maybe for 2016. “In a monumental victory for targeted conservatives in the secret Wisconsin investigation, Judge Rudolph Randa on Tuesday granted a preliminary injunction to stop the politically charged probe, ruling in favor of conservative activist Eric O’Keefe, his Wisconsin Club for Growth and ‘others.’ The probe had been looking into possible illegal coordination between conservative groups and Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s recall election campaign, but came under fire for the opaque way it was conducted.”

President Obama isn’t ready to recognize reality. “Team Obama needs to pay attention to facts of Iran’s hiding and denying its quest for the bomb. A sponsor of terrorism that defies demands to demonstrate peaceful nuclear intent is not an ideal candidate with which to sign a contract. Disconnect between narratives about Tehran in the nuclear talks and its role as sponsor of terrorism is yet another sign of lack of strategic vision in the Obama administration.”

Get ready for the next chapter in racial politics. Imagine what Dems will say if Republicans oppose: “Some senators are trying to push through a bill that would re-authorize the discriminatory housing policies implemented in Hawaii by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, which provides special benefits for ‘Native Hawaiians.’ Native Hawaiians are defined as ‘any descendant of not less than one-half part of the blood of the races inhabiting the Hawaiian Islands previous to 1778.’ According to the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands’ website, this means ‘you must have a blood quantum of at least 50 percent Hawaiian.’ . . . . The Equal Protection Clause of the post-Civil War 14th Amendment specifically was intended to stop laws that singled out Americans based on ancestry and blood quantum. Yet Hawaii, with the approval of the federal government, has engaged in such reprehensible conduct for years.”

Israel is getting ready for a bad deal. “The meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and visiting U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice in Jerusalem on Wednesday demonstrates the extent of Israel’s difference of opinion with the Obama administration over the Iranian nuclear issue. Rice stressed during the meeting that the U.S. administration believes diplomacy is the best way to stop Iran’s nuclear program. The Prime Minister’s Bureau did not release details of Netanyahu’s own comments to Rice, but an hour after the meeting sent out quotes of the prime minister’s remarks on the matter in a meeting with members of Friends of the IDF – U.S. , in which he declared Israel’s concern that a ‘bad deal’ in the making.”

But is the administration ready to do anything about it? “The White House said Wednesday that there is ‘no evidence’ that Russia has withdrawn the tens of thousands of troops amassed on the border with Ukraine.”