Story 1 – Sequester Pseudo-Crisis: political posturing and the failure of leadership

Fault-Finding Grows Intense as Cuts Near, New York Times (Jackie Calmes)

Republicans to Obama: Quit campaigning, spending cuts ‘are going to happen’ Associated Press

Story 2 – The religion of political bias

Partisan bias is only natural, Financial Times (Christopher Caldwell)

Story 3 – Group of prominent Republicans declare support for same-sex marriage

Republicans Sign Brief in Support of Gay Marriage, New York Times (Sheryl Gay Stolberg)

Marriage Equality Is a Conservative Cause, The American Conservative (John Huntsman)

The Huntsman Article, The American Conservative (Rod Dreher)