Obama 5% of salary will be returned as a tribute to federal workers facing furloughs under the sequester. That's $20,000 – a big chunk for most people, but for the president, not so much.
It's one thing to ax the White House tours, but to stomp on the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, with invitations, plus a possible cancellation warning, in the mail? Not likely.
A short list of candidates for the next Energy secretary is emerging with nuclear physicist Ernest Moniz at the top. His mix of energy and political experience could be plus as Energy secretary, but some environmentalists worry he's too pro industry.