DAY'S END ROUNDUP

FROM THE BLOGS:

Inside Romney’s tax returns: A reading guide
Pro Publica offers a guide for reading Mitt Romney's tax returns. 

Brewer-Obama spat boosts book sales
President Obama's tense exchange with Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) on the tarmac after Air Force One landed in Arizona has helped the governor's book sales, reports Laura Meckler at Washington Wire

Just call him Barack O'Tarmac
President Obama seems to be in the habit of arguing with political rivals on tarmacs, writes The New Republic's Alec McGillis

Why do they want to be president?
President Obama's State of the Union speech shows that he doesn't know why he wants to be president, argues Seth Mandel at Commentary's Contentions blog.


OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

Barney Frank to marry longtime partner
Outgoing Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) announced Thursday plans to marry his longtime partner, reports The Hill's Justin Sink

Pentagon budget cuts will shrink military, reduce ground forces
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the U.S. military will still be able to defeat any adversary in the world, even as he announced a $487 billion budget reduction.