FROM THE BLOGS:
Obama budget in bipartisan hellfire
The Daily Beast’s John Avlon argues that a controversial budget is probably a sign of a good one.
Your children vs. the NRA
The Wall Street Journal opinion page weighs in on how Obama is framing the gun control debate.
Bloodlines get a free pass on gun control background checks
Slate’s David Weigel examines a compromise on background checks for gun purchasers that Sens. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) unveiled Wednesday.
Texting with Anthony Weiner
The Daily Beast’s Michael Daly dissects former Rep. Anthony Weiner’s (D-N.Y.) recount of the infamous texting scandal.
OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
Obama fought military-base closures in budget
Obama's budget calls for closing a number of military bases, reports The Hill's Jeremy Herb.
Future OMB head escapes hearing unscathed
The president's nominee to lead the Office of Management and Budget appears likely to be confirmed soon, according to The Hill's Vicki Needham.