Check out these links to the hottest conservative news stories around the web that you need to know. The mining bill advances, the Wisconsin Supreme Court race takes to the airwaves, and Bruce Willis defends the Second Amendment.

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Mining Bill advances through committee (MacIver Institute).

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Pat Roggensack releases her first television ad.

GOP State Sen. Alberta Darling wants to eliminate the residency requirement for Milwaukee teachers (TODAY’s TMJ 4).

Rep. Jim Steineke: We’ll get rid of unneeded state rules (Appleton Post Crescent).

For the first time since Obama has been president, the budget deficit expected to be just slightly below $1 trillion. (Bloomberg).

Obama praises abortion advocate who called tea party 'racist,’ suggested Mitt Romney wants to heave rape victims into water (Daily Caller).

53% of federal spending over the next decade will be from entitlements and Obamacare (Breitbart).

Don’t fear the sequester, the cuts are far from draconian (National Review).

Did a liberal group’s 'hate map’ inspire shooter at the Family Research Council? (The Blaze).

Illinois’ pension system a "trainwreck" (Hot Air).

Obamacare to cost us 127 million hours per year according to a new "Obamacare Burden Tracker" (Hot Air).

Chuck Hagel refuses to disclose to the Senate which foreigners have paid him (Power Line).

Report details that millions of FEMA dollars for Hurricane Katrina recovery are still unspent 7 years later (Free Beacon).

How government invests tax dollars in Bad Science (The Hoover Institute).

Actor Bruce Willis says "don’t mess with the Second Amendment" (The Blaze).