Morning Must Reads: February 22

In the news: the unconstitutional filibuster, mass shootings, Krauthammer's triple fence, sequester, Chelsea Clinton, Steve Brill.

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The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

  • 57 consequences of the sequester.
  • Is the Justice Dept. in the lap of the President?
  • 15 GOP Senators wrote a letter to the President to withdraw Chuck Hagel’s SecDef nomination.
  • Mass shootings killed 934 Americans in last seven years. Nearly half involve a suspect slaying a family member.  The 934 deaths are less than 1 % of all gun-related homicides.
  • NBC refused correspondent Chelsea Clinton from airing a marriage equality video.
  • The filibuster is unconstitutional, and shouldn’t hold up Sen. Hagel’s nomination.
  • Peggy Noonan: America loses confidence in itself with Obama’s sequester “freakout.”
  • Charles Krauthammer on immigration: border security before amnesty, build triple fence, Rubio’s plan “lesser of two evils.”
  • TIME contributor Steve Brill goes on the Daily Show to talk about this week’s cover story.