Hot Seat: Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius appears today before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. House Republicans are expected to be harsh in their questioning at the hearing, which will help determine her future and perhaps whatever post-Obama administration public life she might have, Politico reports.
Jury Duty: Prospective jurors who take the subway to D.C. Superior Court and exit near the National Building Museum see these words: “Good jurors nullify bad laws” and “You have the right to ‘hang’ the jury with your vote if you cannot agree with other jurors.” Since the billboard went up, District prosecutors have been worried that the message could sway their cases, The Washington Post reports.
Artistic License: The heirs of sculptor Alexander Calder have sued his trusted art dealer, claiming he surreptitiously held on to hundreds of Calder’s works and swindled the artist’s estate out of tens of millions of dollars, The New York Times reports.
JPM Snag: Settlement talks between JPMorgan Chase and the government stalled after prosecutors rejected a deal that would allow JPMorgan to attempt to recover part of the costs from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., Bloomberg reports.
Full House: The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed venture capitalist Thomas Wheeler to head the Federal Communications Commission, and, as a commissioner, Mike O'Rielly, who had been an advisor to Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn, R-Tex., USA Today reports.
Top Secret: Google has a mysterious project taking shape on a barge in San Francisco Bay - and wants so badly to keep it secret that it’s required U.S. government officials to sign confidentiality agreements, Reuters reports.