Summary: Jane Bornemeier talks to Times reporters about the top stories of the day.
The House of Representatives voted Tuesday for budget cuts that would temporarily avoid a government shutdown.
The IBM computer Watson defeats two of Jeopardy's top players in a demonstration of how sophisticated computers have become in understanding and responding to human language.
President Obama defends his new budget proposal and his administration's response to the protests in Egypt during his first 2011 news conference.
What will the Democrats do without Virginia Sen. Jim Webb and how is the Senate race likely to shape up?
The Times's Mark Lander talks about the shifting US diplomacy toward Egypt.
The Times's Nicholas Kulish on the massive anti-government protests in Egypt.
The Times's Michael Slackman on protests in Yemen, Egypt and Tunisia.
The Times's Monica Davey on an Illinois Supreme Court decision to consider whether former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel meets residency requirements to run for mayor of Chicago.
The Times's Ellen Barry and Andrew Kramer on suicide bombing in Moscow's busiest airport.
The Times's Monica Davey on an appeals court ruling that former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel does not meet residency requirements to run for mayor of Chicago.
The Times's Susanne Craig on what new documents reveal about the wealth of the partners at Goldman Sachs.
The Times's Michael Shear on the new RNC chairman, Reince Priebus.
The Times's Aubrey Belford on the floods in Queensland, Australia.
The Times's Nada Bakri on the collapse of the government in Lebanon.
The Times's Benedict Carey on the difficulty in getting psychological help for people like the man charged in the Tucson, Arizona, killings.