Karl Frisch of Bullfight Strategies calls in at 9am ET / 6am PT to talk about the gun control bill, lingering racism in America, and marriage equality

Velshi• Al Jazeera America’s Ali Velshi calls in at 9:30am ET / 6:30am PT to tell us about the new business lineup Al Jazeera America has in store

• Kristen Stills calls in at 11:30am ET / 8:30am PT to talk about the Autism Speaks Concert at Club Nokia that will be headlined by her husband Stephens Stills

• Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) unveiled a deal yesterday morning to expand background checks to nearly every commercial gun purchase. President Obama said there were parts of the agreement “that I might prefer to be stronger,” but welcomed the move.

• President Barack Obama declared on Wednesday that his newly unveiled fiscal 2014 budget would “reignite” sputtering economic growth and pressed skeptical Republicans to help him “finish the job” of deficit reduction.

• A brand-new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds that nearly two-thirds of Americans – including eight-in-10 Latinos – support giving undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship.

• TMZ reported Wednesday that Ryan Seacrest is the latest victim in the trend of swatting, or calling 911 for help when no assistance is needed as some sort of prank.