FROM THE BLOGS:
The quest for the magical Obama
Talking Points Memo's Brian Beutler thinks the concept of President Obama convincing Republicans to compromise on the sequester is easier said than done.
Sequester: the dumbest weight-loss plan ever
The American Spectator's John Tabin argues that the sequester is a drastic and unintelligent way to cut government spending.
Chart of the day: everyone loves foreign trade
Kevin Drum explains in Mother Jones why Americans are overall in favor of foreign trade instead of more protectionist policies.
The corporation-less Democratic convention that wasn't
Hot Air's Erika Johnsen writes about how the DNC doesn't plan to repay Duke Energy for its donations earlier this fall.
OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
President's budget coming in late March
The Hill's Erik Wasson reports that President Obama's budget is being sent to Congress more than a month late.
House to probe 'threats from space'
The Hill's Pete Kasperowicz reports on a hearing to be held next week in the House on how to prevent asteroids from hitting Earth.