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More deadlines loom; Moniz’s wild hair; and Bader Ginsburg has another two years (read-this roundup)

A Cabinet ‘do’: Ernest Moniz, an MIT physicist, is expected to be President Obama's choice for Energy Secretary. (Denis Poroy)

Another day, another deadline — Here’s your handy guide to upcoming potential crises. Unless Congress acts, the government runs out of money on March 27. Then a breather. Then, “Washington’s next major fiscal battle will probably come over the summer, when the nation once again bumps up against the debt ceiling,” the Post’s Kimberly Kindy and Rosalind Helderman report.

Coming soon — Ernest Moniz is the hair apparent at the department of Energy (our colleague Steven Mufson speculates that his wild ‘do might be a distraction from first lady Michelle Obama’s bangs). Another imminent appointment: Sylvia Mathews Burwell at OMB.

Advance notice — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg plans on staying on the court for another two years.

State sill at work — State Department has staved off furloughs — for the moment.

Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.


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