Cotton to Conservatives: Peace through strength
Michael Warren of The Weekly Standard talks about Representative Tom CottonThomas (Tom) Bryant CottonSenate GOP tries to defuse Trump border crisis GOP senators drafting legislation to keep immigrant families together Hillicon Valley: Supreme Court takes up Apple case | Senate votes to block ZTE deal | Officials testify on Clinton probe report | Russia's threat to undersea cables | Trump tells Pentagon to create 'space force' | FCC begins T-Mobile, Sprint deal review MORE's address to a conservative audience at CPAC, calling for national defense to pursue "peace through strength."

Liberals to Dem leaders: Don't even think about touching Social Security benefits

Greg Sargent of The Plum Line reports that liberals are defending Social Security from Democratic leaders as they are edging closer toward s supporting chained CPI as part of a "grand bargain."

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A model Medicare program

Paul Howard of Bloomberg lays out what he thinks is an ideal plan for Medicare reform.

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Pelosi open to looking at Obama proposal to cut Social Security
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that she'll consider Social Security cuts as part of a sweeping deficit-reduction package, The Hill's Mike Lillis reports.

Cuts to court system 'simply unsustainable' Justice Kennedy warns

The cuts to the court system from sequestration are “simply unsustainable,” Justice Anthony Kennedy warned Thursday, The Hill's Sam Baker reports.