“The furor over President Obama’s birth-control insurance mandate appears to have vaporized as quickly as it blew up,” The Hill writes, adding, “While the president’s Friday ‘accommodation’ did not win over the White House’s most harsh critics, some Republicans and Catholic groups have offered measured support, including centrist Maine Republican Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, suggesting Obama might have at least muddied the waters.”
Still: “GOP opponents of the new rule are showing no signs of backing down. Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) have introduced bills to block the mandate, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said over the weekend that he wants a vote on the issue ‘as soon as possible.’”
The AP breaks down Obama’s budget by federal agency.