Congressional leaders are meeting with President Obama this morning to discuss ways to avoid budget cuts. Expectations are low. The cuts that start today are unspecific and will come about over time. We talk with one listener, Teresa, who will be directly affected by the cuts. // The Sounder train is delayed this morning, but not because of a mud slide. A man has climbed a tree hanging over the tracks. And is Paul Allen smuggling giraffe bones? // Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson revealed his "whales" last night. Mark Mastrov, owner of 24 Hour Fitness, will submit an offer to buy the Kings. Ron Burkle will head the effort to work out a deal with the city to build an arena. // Joan Rivers is under fire for a joke she made about Heidi Klum: "The last time a German looked this hot was when they were pushing Jews into the ovens."