MORNING READ

FROM THE BLOGS:

Cut spending. Start here.
David Boaz of Cato offers up
some suggestions for places to cut federal spending.

The next Romney
Aaron Blake of The Fix examines
potential future political aspirations for other members of the Romney family.

Online advertising's racism mess
Salon's Andrew Leonard looks into
the tricky development of Google's ad algorithms and their potentially racist results.

Traditional families — who also happen to be gay
David Rosenberg examines
for Slate one photographer's quest to change people's perceptions of traditional marriage through photos of everyday gay couples and their families.

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

White House offers no date for delayed budget
Despite having a Monday deadline, the president's budget won't likely be released for weeks, The Hill's Erik Wasson reports.

McConnell not ruling out Hagel filibuster, says opposition to nominee "intensifying"
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and his colleagues are keeping the threat of filibustering Defense nominee Chuck Hagel on the the table, The Hill's Jeremy Herb reports.