But how will it affect the states? The sequester promises severe budget cuts around the country, so in the midst of the National Governors Association Meeting in Washington this weekend, Governors Martin O'Malley, D-Md. and Bob McDonnell, R-Va. will talk about how rolling cuts will affect the East Coast, while Jan Brewer, R-Ariz. and John Hickenlooper, D-Colo. will discuss how the sequester could hurt their home states in the West. As Garrett observed Friday, "If the stalemate, continues, peoples real lives will be affected." How are the Governors preparing for budget cuts due to the sequester? What are they doing to prepare for upcoming Affordable Care Act deadlines? What kind of federal gun control or immigration policies could they support?
Then we'll have a discussion on the impact of violent video games on children plus how to improve our gun laws related to mental health. Is there a connection between video games and gun violence? CBS News' Bob Orr reported this week that law enforcement sources told him Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza was motivated by violent video games and a desire to kill more people than notorious Norwegian mass murder Anders Breivik, who killed 77 people in Norway in 2011. We'll talk with Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Penn., a psychologist who specialized in treating at-risk families and children exhibiting violent behavior before he was elected to Congress, National Alliance on Mental Illness Executive Director Michael Fitzpatrick, Parents Television Council President Tim Winter, former FBI profiler Mary Ellen O'Toole and Texas A&M International's Chris Ferguson.
Plus, a look at the politics of sequestration and what to look for before the deadline for the automatic, across-the-board spending cuts is set to take place on March 1. We'll talk with National Journal's Nancy Cook, Washington Post's Scott Wilson and CBS News' John Dickerson about that and more.
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