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 slams Trump over golf gif hitting Clinton Overnight Tech: Equifax hit by earlier undisclosed hack | Facebook takes heat over Russian ads | Alt-right Twitter rival may lose domain Overnight Finance: CBO to release limited analysis of ObamaCare repeal bill | DOJ investigates Equifax stock sales | House weighs tougher rules for banks dealing with North Korea 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 John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerSpeculation mounts, but Ryan’s job seen as safe Boehner warns Trump: Don't pull out of Korea-US trade deal GOP Rep: Ryan wasting taxpayers dollars by blocking war authorization debate 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 CornynNew GOP ObamaCare repeal bill gains momentum Week ahead: Senators near deal to stabilize ObamaCare markets GOP eying 'blue slip' break to help Trump fill the courts MORE (R-Texas) and 14 other Republican senators urged President Obama to withdraw former Sen. Chuck HagelCharles (Chuck) Timothy HagelThe Hill's 12:30 Report The Hill's 12:30 Report Billionaires stopping climate change action have a hold on Trump, GOP MORE (R-Neb.) as his pick for Defense secretary on Thursday, The Hill's Jeremy Herb reports.