PM Note: Sequesterfreude, Holder Says Obama Could Kill Americans in America, But Won't, CPAC's Choice

ABC OTUS News

Hugo Chavez Dead at 58 - ABC coverage here - http://abcn.ws/YM5qKx The Contrary View on Chavez - Praise from one U.S. Congressman - http://bit.ly/XoFYiu

Why ABC Didn't Air Anti-Menendez Story - http://abcn.ws/Z8E4ma

Jeb Bush Seems Rusty - He's two days into a media blitz for his book "Immigration Wars" and Jeb Bush has already had three positions on a Path to Citizenship. The one he had in June, the one he had yesterday, and the one he has now, which seems closer to June. http://abcn.ws/YUiWOz

In at CPAC: Donald Trump. Out at CPAC: Chris Christie and Bob McDonnell - The annual conservative gathering has black listed some of the party's more intriguing potential presidential candidates, but they're embracing the party's brash reality TV host. - More from Michael Falcone - http://abcn.ws/VBvpsF

Snow Wimps - Flashback '09 - "When it comes to the weather, folks in Washington don't seem to be able to handle things. We are going to have to apply some toughness to this town." - Newly inaugurated Barack Obama back in 2009. http://abcn.ws/Z8v7t5

Sequesterfreude - We'll retest Obama's snow assertion tomorrow, but will this town be tough enough to handle sequester?

The White House cancelled all White House tours. That seems innocuous until you realize that it'll be Capitol Hill lawmakers whose offices will be calling their constituents to say their upcoming vacation might be in jeopardy. One Republican on Capitol Hill called the move "vindictive and unnecessary." - http://abcn.ws/WN1wY9

Otherwise, reporters are looking high and low for sequester pain. It still seems a bit early, but the White House is racking up quite a lot of "pinocchio's" from the Washington Post's full time fact checker for some of their sequester warnings. http://wapo.st/Zej8qB

Those Fact Checks are a bit pedantic. If overtime a worker expects is cut, does that count as a pay cut? The worker would probably say yes. But the fact we're talking about janitors on Capitol Hill is indicative of the larger sequester problem. The White House is in a position of schadenfreude. And that's never a very good position to be in, particularly when you're the nation's CEO.

Yep, Obama Could Kill Americans on U.S. Soil - But, Eric Holder added in a letter to Rand Paul, "The question you have posed is therefore entirely hypothetical, unlikely to occur, and one we hope no President will ever have to confront. It is possible, I suppose to imagine an extraordinary circumstance in which it would be necessary and appropriate under the Constitution and applicable laws of the United States for the President to authorize the military to use lethal force within the territory of the United States. For example, the President could conceivably have no choice but to authorize the military to use such force if necessary to protect the homeland in the circumstances of a catastrophic attack" like Pearl Harbor or 9/11. More from Yahoo!'s Olivier Knox - http://abcn.ws/YM5qKx

Extended Cut - Martha Raddatz Interviews John Kerry - http://yhoo.it/166vis3

Chris Good and Sarah Parnass are on the hunt for effects of budget cuts as they slowly kick in:

Sequester Meat Shortages Months Away, Says USDA Secretary - The sequester likely won't cause meat and poultry shortages for a while-thanks, in part, to union negotiations and USDA inspectors' lack of email access. http://abcn.ws/XQVUd6 (Chris Good)

Sequester at Home: New Hampshire http://abcn.ws/XTD2qI (Sarah Parnass) (What state should we consider tomorrow?)

GOP Hunts for More Cuts: 'Spending Is the Problem' - Is Medicare Solution? - After a weekend absorbing the reality that sequestration has begun to slash spending, House Speaker John Boehner and his leadership team emerged from a conference meeting this morning emboldened and ardent for more spending cuts. http://abcn.ws/WMF7dA (John Parkinson)

Brennan Inches Closer to Being Next CIA Director- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has indicated that he'd like the full Senate to vote on John Brennan's nomination at some point this week. http://abcn.ws/13DPEsQ (Sunlen Miller)

TSA to Allow Pocket Knives (Up To 2 Golf Clubs, Hockey Sticks and Ski Poles) On Planes-As the nation braces for potentially extended airport security lines because of the federal budget sequester, the Travel Security Administration (TSA) has announced they will allow small pocket knives and certain sporting goods on planes for the first time in more than a decade. No baseball bats, though. http://abcn.ws/XRa7GY (Serena Marshall)

Lawmakers Again Introduce Legislation to Pardon Boxing Legend - Maybe the ninth year's the charm. A number of legislators, including Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., reintroduced legislation this week to posthumously pardon boxing legend Jack Johnson, who was convicted 100 years ago of transporting a woman across state lines for an "immoral purpose" in a trial they said was tainted by race. http://abcn.ws/Yu9ja2 (Anjuli Sastry)

Henry Kissinger Hospitalized After Fall - Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger was admitted to the hospital after a fall in his home, New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center announced Tuesday. http://abcn.ws/14pvhvC (Anjuli Sastry)

Kerry on Iran: Lines 'Have Been Passed' - At the end of his first overseas trip as Secretary of State, John Kerry sat down with ABC's Martha Raddatz in Qatar, where he acknowledged that despite the continued diplomacy and tough sanctions being leveled against Iran, the regime continues to get closer to having a nuclear weapon. http://abcn.ws/W2lWtl (Dana Hughes)

Biden: America's Not Bluffing On Iran - Tough talk from Vice President Joe Biden today, warning that the U.S. is determined to keep Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. http://abcn.ws/WICKrW (Dana Hughes)

Parents of Violent Children with Mental Disorders Share Their Stories - http://abcn.ws/12sezjV (Matthew Larotonda)

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