Cotton to Conservatives: Peace through strength
Michael Warren of The Weekly Standard talks about Representative Tom CottonThomas (Tom) Bryant CottonLawmakers introduce bill to block U.S. companies from doing business with Huawei Five things to know about Iran's breaches of the nuclear deal Hillicon Valley: Trump gets pushback after reversing course on Huawei | China installing surveillance apps on visitors' phones | Internet provider Cloudflare suffers outage | Consumer groups look to stop Facebook cryptocurrency 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.