Bush more likely to be blamed for economic woes: Nearly seven in 10 Americans (69 percent) say they blame former president George W. Bush a "great deal" or a "moderate amount" for the nation's economic problems, while 53 percent say the same thing about President Obama, according to a new Gallup poll. The numbers are pretty consistent with where they have been since mid-2010.

Jindal opposes Senate immigration bill: A day before House Republicans are scheduled to address immigration in a special conference, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) came out against the Senate's immigration bill. Meanwhile, a chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on Tuesday called for Congress to pass comprehensive reform.

ACLU challenges ban: The American Civil Liberties Union filed a legal challenge against Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage.

Paul aide's past prompts scrutiny: Jack Hunter, a new media aide to Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), has a history of inflammatory comments about race and the Civil War. The Washington Free Beacon first reported that Hunter has been a provocative talk radio host and a member of a group that advocates Southern secession.

Booker up big: The New Jersey Senate race remains Newark Mayor Cory Booker's to lose, a new Quinnipiac University poll shows. The Democrat tops 50 percent in both the primary and general elections.

Aloha means primary: Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D) has his first primary challenger: state Sen. David Ige (D). Polls show that the first-term governor and former congress is unpopular in Hawaii.

Portman helping Daines: NRSC Vice Chairman Rob Portman (R-Ohio) will headline a fundraiser for Rep. Steve Daines (R-Mont.), fueling speculation Daines may run for the Senate.

Schatz raises $900k+: Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) raised $911,000 in the second quarter, his campaign announced. Schatz faces a primary challenge from Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D).

Healthy habit: Obama has revealed his favorite food: broccoli.


Not a bad fit...