Today's Washington Examiner Morning Examiner highlights the Senate's conformation hearing for Julian Castro, who was tapped by President Obama to lead Housing and Urban Development. Castro is a rising star in the Democratic Party from Texas and many political observers wonder if staying in Texas and rising the political ranks would be a better option. Castro has already accepted Obama's nomination.

Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) is discussing future budget priorities today at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Portman, seen as a potential 2016 presidential candidate, will talk about what should be included in future budgets and the best ways to achieve those things.