• Karl Frisch of Bullfight Strategies calls in at 9am ET / 6am PT to talk about Elijah Cummings standing up to Darrell Issa yesterday

• Dean Obeidallah, columnist for The Daily Beast, calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to ask whether CPAC is getting less crazy

Schechner• Health care expert Jacki Schechner joins us in the Los Angeles Bureau at 11am ET / 8am PT for another edition of Jacki’s Healthcare Corner

• Lawmakers in the embattled Crimean region of Ukraine have decided to hold a referendum March 16 on whether Crimea should become part of Russia. “This is our response to the disorder and lawlessness in Kiev,” Sergei Shuvainikov, a member of the local Crimean legislature, said.

• The Republican-led House could move forward today with a bill that would authorize a loan guarantee to Ukraine. House leaders are also working on a possible bill to issue sanctions against Russia in response to its intervention in Ukraine.

• Rep. Darrell Issa cut the microphone on Rep. Elijah Cummings Wednesday morning at a hearing to investigate the IRS for targeting Tea Party groups. “Allow me to ask the question! I am a member of the Congress of the United States of America! I am tired of this,” Cummings said. “You cannot have just a one-sided investigation.”