MORNING READ

FROM THE BLOGS:

Proposals to make gun owners carry liability insurance

Walter Olson of the Cato Institute wonders whether a new federal gun restriction law would hold up in court.

Michelle Obama wasn't the first first lady to take part in the Oscars. So who was?
Slate.com's Josh Voorhees looks back at previous presidents and their wives who participated in the annual awards ceremony.

I don't understand the Republican position on the sequester

Wonkblog's Ezra Klein is confused about the GOP's motives in ongoing sequester negotiations.

The 52 who didn't make it into the Oscar winner last night

Ed Morrissey of Hot Air takes issue with the little screen time devoted to Iranian hostages in Best Picture winner Argo.



OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

Vote on Hagel set for Tuesday

The Senate will vote to end debate on former Sen. Chuck Hagel's (R-Neb.) nomination for secretary of Defense on Tuesday, according to The Hill's Jeremy Herb.

GOP seeks Planned Parenthood study with hope to strip funding

A team of congressional Republicans is hoping to prove, through a new study, that Planned Parenthood is focusing more on abortions than other healthcare measures, The Hill's Pete Kasperowicz reports.