• The Rude Pundit calls in at 9:30am ET / 6:30am PT to talk about the Far Right’s attempt to spin hatred for LGBT people

• Eric Boehlert of Media Matters calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to talk about the Far Right’s embrace of Ted Nugent

• Evan Thomas, who’s running for Congress in California, calls in at 10:30am ET / 7:30am PT to talk about flipping a district

michaelmcdonald• Comedian Michael McDonald joins us in the Los Angeles Bureau at 11am ET / 8am PT to bring the funny

• Russia’s G8 partners condemned its military build-up in Ukraine as Moscow tightened its grip on the eastern Crimea region despite Western demands that it withdraw. A senior U.S. administration official said Sunday that Russian forces now “have complete operational control of the Crimean Peninsula.”

• President Obama will take his campaign to increase the minimum wage on the road in the coming week in an effort to build pressure on Republicans who oppose the raise.

• “12 Years a Slave” won the Oscar for best picture at Sunday’s Academy Awards, while the 3D space spectacle “Gravity” won the most awards. The awards for best actor and actress went to Matthew McConaughey, for his role as a determined AIDS patient in “Dallas Buyers Club,” and Cate Blanchett for playing a socialite experiencing a meltdown in Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine.”