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.


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.