DAY'S END ROUNDUP

FROM THE BLOGS:

On Washington's birthday, a lesson in self-government
The Foundry's Matt Grinney makes a plea for less government in the name of President George Washington.



Just how much gas are we actually sitting on?
Policy Shop's Mijin Cha argues that actually obtaining shale gas is very complicated and time-consuming even if a large supply of it is available.



If you like your plan, you can keep your plan, unless you can't, in which case we'll see
John Hayward discusses in Human Events Rep. Eliot Engel's (D-N.Y.) response when he heard a Congressional Budget Office report that projected millions of Americans would lose their healthcare plans under the Affordable Care Act.

Why Black voters are critical for the GOP
The American Prospect's Jamelle Bouie argues that it may be strategically smarter for Republicans to focus their short-term outreach efforts on African-Americans rather than Hispanics.



OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

White House warns sequester will produce chaos at nation's airports.
The Hill's Keith Laing reports that sequester cuts could lead to major flight delays.



GOP lawmakers call on Obama, Holder to enforce gun laws
The Hill's Jordy Yager reports on a letter both President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder received calling for stricter enforcement of current gun laws amidst talk of increased gun control.