Thursday marks Pope Benedict XVI’s last day occupying the papacy. We’ll have live coverage of his departure from the Vatican and arrival at Castel Gandolfo. Father Robert Barron, Father Bartunek, Carl Bernstein, Liz Lev, and NBC’s Anne Thompson will be on hand to cover.
We’ll talk with Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn., and Beth Reinhard and Ruth Marcus about the sequester, set to take effect tomorrow. We’ll also recap yesterday’s assault weapons ban hearing in the senate.
Plus, strategists Steve Elmendorf and John Feehery will discuss the Republican 2016 bench… and Chris Christie’s reaction to being snubbed from the conservative CPAC conference.