Karl Frisch of Bullfight Strategies calls in at 9am ET / 6am PT to co-host Right Wing World

Linda SanchezRep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA) calls in at 9:30am ET / 6:30am PT to talk about the looming sequestration cuts

Robert McFadden a former senior NCIS official & top interrogator, calls in at 10:30am ET / 7:30am PT to talk about Ali Soufan’s op ed from the NY Times on Zero Dark Thirty and torture

• Across-the-board spending cuts all but certain, Republicans and Democrats in the Senate are staging a politically charged showdown designed to avoid public blame for any resulting inconvenience or disruption in government services.

President Obama has invited top congressional leaders to a meeting at the White House on Friday to discuss ways to avert across-the-board spending cuts that he says may devastate the economy—the day after cuts start kicking in.

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Jack Lew as President Obama’s new Treasury secretary, putting the former White House chief of staff in the middle of a bitter political fight over the government’s budget.

Pope Benedict slips quietly from the world stage today after a private last goodbye to his cardinals and a short flight to a country palace to enter the final phase of his life “hidden from the world”.