FROM THE BLOGS:
The Obama budget in one infographic
Kelsey Harris and Rob Bluey of The Foundry created a handy infographic for those interested in (and worried about) the president's budget.
Will the Christian right flee the GOP?
Alex Seitz-Wald of Salon describes recent threats by leading social conservative groups to break away from the Republican Party.
Liberal 'Mad Men' in an unbranded era
The Daily Caller's Brad Todd argues that it's Democrats, not Republicans, who are stuck pushing a dying ideology.
The power of shame
Alex Koppelman of The New Yorker examines the motives behind a recent bipartisan deal on gun control.
OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
Report: Dem confirms liberal group recorded McConnell meeting
The Hill's Alexandra Jaffe reports on recent developments in the search for who is behind the leaked tapes.
Hagel: No Obama order to gut Pentagon
The Defense secretary pushed back against allegations he is on a mission to gut the group's budget, The Hill's Jeremy Herb reports.