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Cut government spending? Sure….in theory.


* What Snow Day? Expressing concerns about the Obama administration's use of drones, Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul's talking filibuster against John Brennan's nomination for CIA director was still going at the time of this publishing. He was joined by a handful of Republican senators, including Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and  Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), head of the Senate GOP campaign arm. Oregon Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden also joined in at one point. Here are some highlights.

* To Be Continued: The House passed a measure to keep the government funded through the end of the fiscal year. Most Republicans supported it while most Democrats opposed it.

* Dinner Time: President Obama invited a group of Republican senators to have dinner with him Wednesday.

* Defining The Relationship: House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) says he has a "very pleasant relationship" with Obama. "Oh, I get along with him fine. We have a very pleasant relationship," Boehner said in an interview with CNBC. He added, "We have, obviously, big disagreements over the size of the spending problem that we have here. But I learned a long time ago there's a way to disagree without being disagreeable."

* Romney and Romney: Mitt Romney is joining his son Tagg's investment firm, Solamere Capital.

* Tour Guide: The White House will stop giving tours until further notice because of the sequester, but the Capitol will not.

* Snowy With a Chance Of Pushback: The Virginia gubernatorial campaign of Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II (R) didn't like Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe's tweet urging safety in today's snowstorm because McAuliffe sent the tweet from Florida, where he was attending a fundraiser.

* The Harlem Shake, Kentucky Style: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's campaign does the Harlem Shake.


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Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.



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