Morning Must Reads

In the news: drones, Saturday mail, Bloomberg's British empire, GOP's upper hand on sequestration, unfortunate tweets

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  • Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and CIA chief David Petraeus all told Obama to send the military in to fight with the Syrian rebels.
  • Krauthammer outlines why the Republicans have an upper-hand on the sequester talks. He could be right.
  • David Rogers (no relation) shows that a 1% increase in revenues and a 1% cut in spending has the same effect as the sequester.
  • The Atlantic disagrees with Krauthammer’s defense of drones as he compares the War on Terror to WWII.
  • Washington Post editorial board rallies to keep Saturday mail service alive.
  • Stephen Colbert talks to House Dems during their retreat today
  • NYC Mayor Bloomberg is constructing his own “British Empire.”  Good for the Brits, who are undergoing deep spending cuts.
  • Peggy Noonan calls Obama-Clinton 60 Minutes interview “scandalous,” lauds “So God Made a Farmer” Super Bowl ad.
  • Rep. Raul Labrador’s staffer tweets “Me Likey Broke Girls” during Super Bowl from boss’ account, gets fired.