Karl Frisch of Bullfight Strategies calls in at 9am ET / 6am PT to talk about Michele Bachmann’s exit from Congress

TomaskyMichael Tomasky of The Daily Beast calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to talk about the importance of Bachmann’s exit from Congress

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was sent an anonymous threatening letter that preliminary tests indicated contained the presence of the poison ricin, law enforcement officials have said. A similar letter was sent to the director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns in DC.

• U.S. Senator John McCain said on Wednesday, two days after meeting with rebels in Syria, that he is confident the United States can send weapons to fighters in Syria without the risk they will fall into the wrong hands.

The man poised to be the next head of the FBI is James Comey, a former prosecutor respected by both sides of the aisle, who may be best known for his role in a Hollywood-esque Washington showdown that thwarted the reauthorization of a warrantless eavesdropping program.

25 conservative and Tea Party groups have filed suit against the IRS, Attorney General Eric Holder and top IRS officials, alleging that the Obama administration unlawfully targeted the groups because of their political beliefs and obstructed their applications for tax-exempt status.