If you're following the story of whether President Obama will nominate Elizabeth Warren to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, you've probably heard that Republicans found a way to block even a recess appointment. It turns out that's mistaken.
My understanding is that the campaign plan for 2012 is still in formation. But one critical element is clear. The campaign will be even more reliant than it was in 2008 on its grass roots ground game. Jim Messina is definitely the man for that job.