White House declares First Lady reduced child obesity rates
Vince Coglianese of The Daily Caller reports on a claim that a drop in childhood obesity is related to tougher food regulations.

Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenBiden says he would advise Trump against Mueller interview Biden on Trump's 'treason' comments: 'He's a joke' Joe Kennedy: Biden likely would have defeated Trump MORE: Forget political risk
CNN.com's Ashley Killough reports on Vice President Biden's trip to Danbury, Conn., on Thursday.

Why the GOP will embrace gay marriage
Eric Sasson of The New Republic says it's because there are votes to be won


Obama reaches out to BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerLobbying World Freedom Caucus wants budget reforms attached to debt limit increase Trey Gowdy announces retirement from Congress MORE, McConnell
As sequester looms

, President Obama phones Republican leaders in Congress to discuss the impasse surrounding $85 billion in automatic spending cuts set to hit the government on March 1, The Hill's Justin Sink reports.

15 GOP senators tell Obama to withdraw Hagel nomination
Senate Minority Whip John CornynJohn CornynDems confront Kelly after he calls some immigrants 'lazy' McConnell: 'Whoever gets to 60 wins' on immigration GOP senators turning Trump immigration framework into legislation MORE (R-Texas) and 14 other Republican senators urged President Obama to withdraw former Sen. Chuck HagelCharles (Chuck) Timothy HagelHagel: Trump is 'an embarrassment' Tax cut complete, hawks push for military increase Pentagon documents hundreds of serious misconduct cases against top brass MORE (R-Neb.) as his pick for Defense secretary on Thursday, The Hill's Jeremy Herb reports.