• In speech tonight, Bush will call for thousands of National Guard troops to be deployed along the southern border as a temporary solution; "a number of Democrats and even a few key Republicans" have already "voiced skepticism or outright opposition." Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.): "That's a short-term fix, and I'm not sure that's a very wise fix." [WP, NYT, USAT]

  • GOP reaches out to activist base as Christian conservatives seek action on controversial issues such as gay marriage and abortion. [NYT, WSJ]

  • Fearing their own political futures, House and Senate Republicans are increasingly divided and disloyal. [WP]

  • Reports of domestic call logging "seemed to fly in the face of months of public statements and assurances from President Bush and his aides," who have been "punctilious in discussing" NSA programs. [WP]

  • Views of call logging split along party lines but strong majorities are concerned it's just the tip of the iceberg and support congressional hearings. [USAT]

  • Alliance of 41 pro-immigrant groups will try to issue a unified rebuttal to Bush's remarks. [WP]

  • Mary Cheney contemplated quitting Bush's reelection campaign because of his position on gay marriage; says the GOP must "wake up on that position." [NYT]

  • Rep. Alan Mollohan (D-W.Va.) is facing a federal probe for the "blending of commerce and legislation." [WP]

  • Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-Mass.) is dealing with the delicate balance of public-private and personal-political. [NYT]

  • Newt Gingrich doubts he'll run for president but it's not off the table. [USAT]


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