The National Journal writes that the Obama Administration is in the midst of scandals that could threaten the president's credibility. With new details on the handling of the Benghazi attack, the IRS's partisan activity and the Department of Justice monitoring of Associated Press personnel, scandals are constantly at the forefront of news headlines and some GOP aligned groups have been looking to use this turmoil as a fundraising opportunity. Some strategists think that groups should wait until the dust settles and let more information come to light—as it seems to do so on a near hourly basis.
The National Journal turned to JDA Frontline's Kevin Madden to discuss the political ramifications for the administration and Washington, D.C.:
JDA Frontline's Kevin Madden, Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen and The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza appeared on CNN's The Lead with Jake Tapper to discuss the Congressional investigation into the attack in Benghazi and whether or not the American public was misled by the administration.
Charles Babington of the Associated Press explores the political ramifications surrounding immigration reform, noting the issues that Republican voters are keying into. With the rollout of the Senate Gang of Eight's immigration reform bill a week and a half ago, bipartisan efforts to pass the bill through Congress and to persuade constituents have been underway. Senator Rubio has taken the lead with Republicans, looking to assuage the concerns of immigration reform opponents. He argues that from a policy perspective, action needs to be taken. Others in the party are wanting to take a different approach to the hotly contested matter. Babington turns to JDA Frontline's Kevin Madden for insight:
JDA Frontline's Kevin Madden, Politico's Maggie Haberman and The Raben Group's Jamal Simmons appeared on CNN's "The Lead" to discuss the leaked recording from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's reelection campaign strategy meeting.