DAY'S END ROUNDUP

FROM THE BLOGS:

DNC accuses Daily Caller of "blackmail"

DNC Communications Director Brad Woodhouse gave Buzzfeed an e-mail he argues is evidence that the conservative news outlet threatened him to get a response to a media inquiry

Obama's pain at the pump
The president's poll numbers and gas prices have an inverse relationship, and Obama is unwilling to admit that it's his fault, the National Review's Jonah Goldberg writes

Obama adviser backs out of Maher appearance
Slate's Abby Ohlheiser reports campaign strategist David Axelrod cancelled a planned appearance on HBO's "Real Time" amid controversy surrounding host Bill Maher

Analyzing Obama's bracket
Salon's Steve Kornacki says the president's propensity towards chalk serves as a microcosm of his presidency

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

Email breakdowns plague early days in the White House

President Obama's technology chief said that White House e-mail went down frequently during the first 40 days in office, The Hill's Brendan Sasso writes

Obama, Cameron stay the course on Afghanistan
The leaders provided no indication a withdrawal might be accelerated during a joint press conference, The Hill's Jonathan Easley and Amie Parnes write