Senate to vote on Hagel nomination today.
Hot air balloon crash in southern Egypt kills 18, mostly tourists.
Chris Christie is still waiting for his CPAC invitation.
Saudi Arabia supplying weapons to Syrian opposition by way of Croatia.
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Both sides are locked in on their sequester positions and willingly admit the cuts will occur.