Quick links to a few items I found of interest.
The Obama administration has delayed a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline until after March.
Now there are two private companies in the race to make commercial use of asteroids.
Doug Mataconis summarizes the House proposal to temporarily ignore the debt ceiling this way:
the House plan would essentially make the debt ceiling meaningless for more than three months. Presumably, they are doing it this way so that legislators who support it could still say, albeit with a limited amount of credibility, that they didn’t vote to raise the debt ceiling…. in some sense, the GOP is essentially conceding the argument of those who have advocated getting rid of the Debt Ceiling altogether.
Bill McBride looks at household balance sheet repair and the housing rebound and declares, “the future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades.”
Nate Silver offers this graphic summarizing changes in federal, state, and local government spending over the last 40 years.