The Company Memo: Friday, February 8, 2013

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By msnbc staff
President Obama speaking at the House Democratic Issues Conference in Lansdowne, Va. on Feb. 7, 2013.
President Obama speaking at the House Democratic Issues Conference in Lansdowne, Va. on Feb. 7, 2013.
File photo by Charles Dharapak/AP

Democrats continue their strategy retreat in Annapolis Friday, tackling yet another big issue coming to a head this spring: the sequester. Come March 1, dramatic spending cuts are set to take effect if a deal isn’t reached, and President Obama drew his line in the sand at increasing revenue. We’ll talk with Roll Call’s Shira Toeplitz and The Huffington Post’s Ryan Grimm.

The Atlantic’s Molly Boll is stopping by the Jansing & Co. set Friday to talk about her latest article, “How the Gun-Control Movement Got Smart.”

A new poll shows that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is  enjoying a 70 percent favorability rating among residents, an all-time high for the Rutgers-Eagleton poll. It includes a 62 percent favorability rating among Democrats. Democratic strategist Blake Zeff and republican pollster Kristen Soltis are on hand to discuss Christie’s popularity and political future, plus his scuffle with a former White House doctor over this weight this week.

Could marijuana be regulated in the same way as alcohol and cigarettes? Editor-in-Chief of NationalMemo.com, Joe Conason, takes a deep dive into the issue Friday.

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The Company Memo: Friday, February 8, 2013

Updated