The Bachmann question riles House GOP
The conservative firebrand reportedly raised eyebrows during a closed-door meeting of the House Republican Conference. NRO's Robert Costa has the details

RyanCare and RomneyCare
Ezra Klein opines 
on how Republican and Democratic healthcare proposals control costs. 

Spending deal includes gift for Pennsylvania's coal country
A little-known provision in the 2011 budget deal requires the use of Pennsylvania coal for heating at some overseas military installations, Stephen Power reports at Washington Wire


House passes Ryan's '12 budget; conservatives want more cuts
Read The Hill's recap of Friday's budget vote, including some unexpected chaos on the House floor. 

Donald Trump is a joke
Election handicapper Charlie Cook doesn't think that "The Donald" is a serious presidential candidate.

Cain thrills at Tea Party rally
The Concord Monitor was on the ground 
for the New Hampshire Tax Day rally that was a cattle call for potential 2012 GOP presidential candidates.