DAY'S END ROUNDUP

FROM THE BLOGS:

Reviewing the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline: the more we learn, the worse it looks

At The Huffington Post, Susan Casey-Lefkowitz claims that the State Department's draft environmental review of the Keystone XL pipeline underestimated the harmful impact of the pipeline's construction.

Fallout from 'Untouchables' documentary: another Wall Street whistleblower gets reamed

Matt Taibbi, in Rolling Stone, outlines two specific cases in which those responsible for the 2008 financial crisis were never brought to justice.

Brookings glosses over Amtrak's failings

Cato's Randal O'Toole questions the Brookings Institution's claims that Amtrak's passenger trains are "viable."

Vice President Joe Biden at AIPAC

The Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin argues that Vice President Biden exaggerated the successes of the Obama administration's policies with respect to Israel.

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

Obama nominates McCarthy for EPA, Moniz for Energy chief
The Hill's Justin Sink reports on President Obama's most recent cabinet appointments.

House government funding bill seeks to soften sequester's blow

The Hills Erik Wasson reports on a bill that attempts to diffuse the harsh defense cuts that will be taking place as a result of the sequester.