FROM THE BLOGS:
Climate change denier appointed to head House Science Committee
According to Kris Benson at Wonkette, the GOP appointed Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), a denier of climate change, to chair the House Committee on Science.
'Average Joe' Biden heads to Costco
Despite the fact that he and his wife earned $379,000 in 2011, Keith Koffler of White House Dossier reports that Vice President Biden shops at discount retailer Costco.
Democrats demand Republicans name the entitlement cuts they want
At Daily Kos, Joan McCarter reports that Democrats are pushing for details concerning the GOP’s proposed entitlement cuts.
Conflict-of-interest issue for Rice on Keystone XL project?
HotAir's Ed Morrissey reports that Susan Rice’s shot at secretary of State is shrinking because of a personal investment in the Keystone XL pipeline project.
OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
Reid: I don’t understand Boehner’s brain
According to The Hill’s Alexander Bolton, the budget negotiations have become so contentious that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said he doesn't understand Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) brain.
GOP fumes as TSA head skips aviation security hearing
TSA administrator John Pistole was criticized by Republicans on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for skipping a scheduled hearing, reports The Hill’s Keith Laing.