DAY'S END ROUNDUP

FROM THE BLOGS:
 
Obama's empty rhetoric
Reason's Matt Welch says President Obama is implementing the very policies that he often speaks out against.
 
Kathleen Sebelius, meet Oliver North
Sen. Lamar Alexander writes in the Wall Street Journal likens the implentatino of Obamacare to Iran-Contra.

Ten state legislatures that have beaten the NRA after Newtown
Zach Beauchamp of Think Progress looks into how some states have successively acheived gun control reform despite opposition from the NRA.

Dreaded words: 'Special prosecutor'
The Washington Monthly's Ed Kilgore explains why appointing a special prosecutor to further investigate the IRS scandal is a bad idea.
 
OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

Elizabeth Warren and Angus King in freshman 'millionaire's club'
The Hill's Kevin Bogardus and Megan Wilson look at the wealthy newcomers to the U.S. Senate.
 
Issa's panel closer to seeking Hillary Clinton's testimony on Benghazi
House Oversight Committee Chair Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) pledged that many more steps had to be taken before such a request, The Hill's Molly K. Hooper reports.