DAY'S END ROUNDUP

FROM THE BLOGS:

Senate race 2014

Right Turn's Jennifer Rubin sees an opportunity for Republican Senate candidates to claim the seats of retiring Senate Democrats.

Republicans plan 'historical, monumental' effort to defeat gun bills

Greg Campbell of The Daily Caller reviews Colorado's intense legislative debate over new gun laws.

Why we celebrate International Women's Day

Melinda Gates on CNN argues that this is a day to recognize the vital role of women in society and the economy around the world.

US drops the ball on women's rights

Elsewhere on CNN, Lisa Baldez writes that in order to remain a worldwide leader in women's rights, the U.S. must pass the U.N. treaty eliminating gender discrimination.


OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

Obama sets end-of-July goal for bipartisan agreement on deficit

President Obama wants to complete a grand bargain to reduce the deficit by the end of July, an aggressive timeline coinciding with the expiration of the nation’s debt limit, The Hill's Alexander Bolton reports.

Obama faces turning point on administration drone policy

The Hill's Jeremy Herb and Justin Sink report that President Obama is looking to be more transparent about his counter-terrorism policies.