Union supporters rally at the doors of the state capitol in Columbus, Ohio on February 22. (REUTERS/Michael Munden)
–Governor Walker calls senate Democrats back to Wisconsin as assembly Democrats filibuster. Collective bargaining aside, his plan isn’t about near-term shortfalls. Nate Silver combs the polls. Why unions are in decline.
–Senate Democrats and their allies build a “Super PAC” that can collect unlimited donations.
–Max Baucus and the Senate Finance Committee get the ball rolling on a year of tax reform hearings.
–The first two sentences of a Government Accountability Office report on the debt ceiling: “The debt limit does not control or limit the ability of the federal government to run deficits or incur obligations. Rather, it is a limit on the ability to pay obligations already incurred.” Pete Davis has a telling anecdote.