Our early headlines:
-- Nearly 13 Hours Later, Sen. Paul Ends His Filibuster; Here's The Video.
-- Book News: Who's Afraid Of Sheryl Sandberg?
Also making headlines:
Originally published on Thu March 7, 2013 1:45 pm
After nearly 13 hours during which he had only a few short breaks while sympathetic senators took over the talking, Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky ended his filibuster of John Brennan's CIA nomination early Thursday.
Originally published on Mon March 11, 2013 8:22 am
The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.
Originally published on Thu March 7, 2013 12:50 pm
The solar energy business is growing quickly, but future growth will not include oil giant BP.
At the IHS CERAWeek energy conference in Houston, BP's CEO made it clear the company is done with solar.
"We have thrown in the towel on solar," Bob Dudley said after delivering a wide-ranging speech Wednesday.
"Not that solar energy isn't a viable energy source, but we worked at it for 35 years, and we really never made money," he added.
Originally published on Thu March 7, 2013 12:44 pm
President Obama is hoping for a spring thaw in White House-congressional relations.
The president had dinner Wednesday night with a small group of Republican lawmakers. He's also planning rare visits to Capitol Hill next week to discuss his agenda with both Democrats and Republicans.
Aides say Obama is trying to locate what he calls a "caucus of common sense" in Congress to tackle the country's long-term budget challenges.