FROM THE BLOGS:
Party on, New Yorkers
Teresa Mull at The American Spectator's Spectacle Blog highlights an investigation by the New York Post examining how welfare recipients in New York spend their money.
The $1 trillion platinum coin is horrible, lawless policy
At Mother Jones, Kevin Drum calls a proposal to mint a trillion-dollar coin a "ridiculous."
GOP disarray over debt ceiling
Republicans are starting to give mixed messages over how to proceed on the debt ceiling, writes Greg Sargent at The Plum Line.
10 Most popular White House petitions without response
Business Insider rounds up the 10 most popular petitions on the White House's "We The People" page to which President Obama has not responded.
OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
Biden, NRA to meet on guns
Vice President Biden will meet with the National Rifle Association to discuss acting to prevent massacres like the one at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December, report The Hill's Justin Sink and Daniel Strauss.
Democrats blast AIG's 'outrageous' threat to sue feds over bailout
Democrats strongly criticized a possible lawsuit by American International Group (AIG) against the federal government over the 2008 bank bailout. The Hill's Vicki Needham has more.