Monday’s Political Quick Hits

I put together a list of things that caught my attention over the weekend and this morning that you should read in Monday’s Political Quick Hits!

Those items include the richest members of Congress, Meet the Press, summer vacation ends, Obama to speak about Islamic State militants, gay marriage bans, Mitt Romney, the Billings Gazette on Common Core, the Missoulian on seat belts, and a lot more!

-CQ Roll Call is publishing their 50 richest members of Congress list. See it HERE.

None of the three members of the Montana congressional delegation made the list.

-Chuck Todd took over as moderator of NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday. You can read what the New York Times said about Todd’s first day HERE.

I thought he did a pretty good job. I’ve watched Meet the Press for decades.

-Congress heads back to work this week and they will be in Washington for just a short time before they leave to get back to the campaign trail. The Associated Press has their “to do” list HERE.

No matter what, the November elections will be in the forefront.

-President Obama will deliver a speech on Wednesday in which the Associated Press says he “plans to begin laying out his strategy for defeating Islamic State militants expanding their grip in Iraq and Syria.”

I think Americans want him and Congress to do something.

-Three judges on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals “are set to hear arguments Monday on gay marriage bans in Idaho, Nevada and Hawaii.” The Associated Press has the story HERE.

This should be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in the near future…

-Mitt Romney told viewers on Fox News Sunday that he would be a better President than Hillary. The Weekly Standard has the story HERE.

I think Mitt will run again – he just can’t stay away…

-The Billings Gazette newspaper gave their opinion on Sunday about Common Core in “Gazette opinion: Common misconceptions about the ‘Core’

There are a lot of misconceptions…

-The Missoulian newspaper editorial board on Sunday said, “Montana must make primary seat belt law priority

Maybe they will get to that right after they make drunk driving laws tougher…

-There are 57 days until Election Day 2014!

Have a great week!

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