Today in One Paragraph
New Hampshire residents headed to the polls to cast their ballot in the first-in-the-nation primary. President Obama sent his eighth and final budget to Congress. In a Senate hearing, top U.S. intelligence officials warned of looming threats from both ISIS and North Korea. The International Energy Agency said demand for oil is expected to slow down. And more than 40,000 released felons in Maryland now have the right to vote.
Primary Watch. The polls in New Hampshire close between 7 and 8 p.m. ET. Follow along for live coverage of the results as they come in tonight here. (The Atlantic staff)
Dead on Arrival. President Obama submitted his $4 trillion budget proposal to a Republican-controlled Congress, which included a multi-billion dollar cyber-security initiative. Just a few days ago, Republicans in both the House and Senate budget committees snubbed the administration by announcing that they would not grant a hearing for the proposal. (Jackie Calmes, The New York Times)
Suffrage for Felons. In a 29-18 vote, the Maryland Senate granted felons the right to vote without having to first complete probation or parole. Supporters say civic responsibility will help felons become reacclimated to society. (Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun)