On Friday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry published an op-ed that attacked Sen. Rand Paul as a foreign policy isolationist. On Monday, the Kentucky lawmaker pushed back in his own piece.
Wednesday's meeting is billed as an exchange of ideas over border issues that could boost Gov. Rick Perry's stature in the GOP. It could also give Obama a talking point that House Republicans are not so eager to talk about.
President Obama and Texas Gov. Rick Perry negotiate, via proxies, the terms of a high-stakes meeting on the south Texas border with political gains and perils for both.