The crisis in Ukraine continues, and so does rhetoric from President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Obama accusing Putin of lying about what he's up to in Ukraine. But Putin insists he had not sent Russian troops into the Crimean Peninsula. But he did say that if he does take military action, it would be legitimate. Critics say Obama has been too soft on Russia, but the White House says military maneuvers would only worsen the situation. Ukraine accuses Russia of declaring war, and occupying part of its territory.
President Obama is calling for support of his 2015 budget. He unveiled the nearly $4 trillion proposal in Washington Tuesday, promising tax breaks for low- and middle-income workers. He also wants to raise the tax burden on the rich to cover the cost of those breaks and reduce deficits. Republicans were quick to fire back at the president's plan…. In a statement, House Speaker John Boehner said: "The president has offered perhaps his most irresponsible budget yet."
Oscar Pistorius' neighbor was back on the stand for the second day of the high-profile murder trial. Pistorius' neighbor testified she heard a woman screaming and a man yelling for help the night of the killing. Defense attorneys questioned the neighbor's credibility Tuesday. Pistorius is charged with fatally shooting his model girlfriend in the middle of the night last year.
Mardi Gras is in full swing in New Orleans. Parade after parade has been rolling down the streets of the city. Fat Tuesday is the last day of carnival season. And various krewes led the celebrations in New Orleans the day before the Christian period of Lent begins.
This year's Oscars had no shortage of memorable moments. Maybe the biggest one came when host Ellen DeGeneres emerged on stage with a bewildered-looking pizza delivery man in tow. As it turns out, he's not just a pizza delivery man. According to USA Today, he actually owns the Big Mama's and Papa's restaurant that provided the Oscar pies.