FROM THE BLOGS:
Dems to offer spending cuts
The Plum Line's Greg Sargent reports that Democrats are planning to offer a sequester deal that includes "a mix" of additional revenues and spending cuts.
Guantánamo Bay will remain open
Kelly Vlahos of The American Conservative notes that the Obama administration announced last week that it is "shuttering" the office in charge of closing Guantánamo Bay.
Gun control could cost GOP women vote
Women who, historically, don't vote in midterm elections will likely come out in 2014 because of the issue of gun control, Evan McCmorris-Santoro of TPM explains.
Bloomberg seeks another soda ban
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) is now seeking a ban on syrofoam cups, Andrew Johnson of The Corner writes.
OTHER NEWS SOURCES
Rep. Braley after Iowa Senate seat
Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) launched a bid for retiring Sen. Tom Harkin's seat (D-Iowa), The Hill's Cameron Joseph reports.
First lady to attend funeral of Chicago teen
First lady Michelle Obama will attend the funeral of a Chicago teen who performed at the 2013 presidential inauguration, The Hill's Daniel Strauss reports.