President Obama wants pre-school education for "every single child in America." Would that help break the poverty cycle? Even if academic advantages might fade as kids grow older, are there other benefits to justify a new federal program? Also, the Republicans slam President Obama's stopgap sequester fix, and a multi-million-dollar diamond theft that sounds like a Hollywood movie.
Banner image: President Obama visits a pre-kindergarten classroom at the College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center in Decatur, Georgia, February 14, 2013. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza