What a day: the White House says killing American citizens without due process - or even evidence - is "consistent" with the Constitution...President Obama is calling for a combination of spending cuts and tax reforms to act as a "stopgap" to prevent large, indiscriminate spending cuts from beginning next month (this as Obama came under heavy GOP criticism for failing, again, to submit a budget proposal to the Congress for the next fiscal year on time - as required by law. Meantime, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says the deifict is going down rapidly, thanks to an improving economy and surging tax revenue.
What else is happening? More headlines now from NewsRoom America and West Wing Reports:
The 4 Political Realities Over the Budget-Cut Debate...President Obama wants to replace the automatic cuts, but he may not get what he wants, writes National Journal's Michael Catalini.
Budget Office Predicts Rocky Start for Health Care Law...The Obama administration has been publicly upbeat about the coming rollout of its health care law, but the CBO takes a more pessimistic view, reports National Journal's Margot Sanger-Katz.
Legal Doubts on Drone Killings...Legal experts expressed grave reservations Tuesday about an Obama administration memo concluding that the United States can order the killing of American citizens believed to be affiliated with al-Qaida — with one saying the White House was acting as “judge, jury and executioner.”
Brennan's CIA Hearings ...Drone killngs will play a big part in Senate confirmation hearings for John Brennan, President Obama's choice to head the CIA. More from the NY Times.
California Gun Insurance? Democratic lawmakers are proposing legislation that would require California gun owners to buy liability insurance to cover damages or injuries caused by their weapons.
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