Just nine days until the Sequester, when fiscal hawks will celebrate by mocking the newly unemployed. Just kidding about that last part, I think. Here are some mid-day morsels in a very Lenten diet of news:
* What polarization? Chris Christie says he agrees with Andrew Cuomo on “98% of the issues.” Either Christie walks that back or he’s never running for president.
* Very worthwhile John Tierney piece on connection between sentencing policies and poverty.
* At TAP, Bryce Covert takes closer look at impact of domestic spending sequester.
* No surprise: National Journal‘s 2012 House voting analysis shows Todd Akin as most conservative Member.
* Supremes to hear case that could strike down aggregate limits on individual campaign contributions.
And in non-political news:
* “Super-pod” of up to 100,000 dolphins spotted near San Diego.
Back after a break to let more news develop.