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9:15 PM ET, March 26, 2012

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Rene Stutzman / Orlando Sentinel:
Police: Zimmerman says Trayvon decked him with one blow then began hammering his head  —  With a single punch, Trayvon Martin decked the Neighborhood Watch volunteer who eventually shot and killed the unarmed 17-year-old, then Trayvon climbed on top of George Zimmerman and slammed his head …
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Frances Robles / MiamiHerald.com:
Multiple suspensions paint complicated portrait of Trayvon Martin  —  SANFORD — Miami Gardens teenager Trayvon Martin was suspended from school in October in an incident in which he was found in possession of women's jewelry and a screwdriver that a schools security staffer described as a “burglary tool,” The Miami Herald has learned.
Wbastone / The Smoking Gun:
An Unfortunate T-Shirt Hits Florida Streets In Wake Of Trayvon Martin Killing  —  Expanding the definition of “cracker,” a t-shirt featuring the photo of the man who shot Trayvon Martin is now available for purchase.  —  As seen at right (click to enlarge), the shirt has a picture of George Zimmerman and the words “Pussy Ass Cracker.”
Wbastone / The Smoking Gun:
Mother Seeks Trayvon Martin Trademarks  —  Records: Late teenager's kin filed pair of applications last week  —  The mother of Trayvon Martin has filed two applications to secure trademarks containing her late son's name, records show.  —  Sabrina Fulton is seeking marks for the phrases …
Amanda Peterson Beadle / ThinkProgress:
Five States Still Debating ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws After Trayvon Martin's Tragic Death
Matt Gutman / ABCNEWS:
Trayvon Martin Killing Lead Prosecutor Says George Zimmerman Could Walk
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Argument recap: Moving on to the mandate (FINAL UPDATE)  —  When Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., commented at the end of Monday's first day of hearings on the health care law, “We'll continue argument on this case tomorrow,” it seemed to have a secondary meaning even if he did not intend it.
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Julian Pecquet / The Hill:
Gohmert: Liberals should fear ‘redneck president’ if court upholds mandate  —  Liberals should be concerned about what a future “redneck president” could impose on them if the Supreme Court upholds the healthcare reform law's mandate that everyone have insurance, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said Monday.
Discussion: The Raw Story
Politico:
First glimpses of Supreme Court's thinking on health law  —  As protesters chanted outside, the Supreme Court opened three days of hearings Monday on President Barack Obama's landmark health care law by signaling that they will likely decide the core issues in the case now, rather than waiting until after 2014.
Philip Klein / Campaign 2012:
SCOTUS skeptical of idea that mandate is a tax
Ariane De Vogue / ABCNEWS:
Justices Skeptical on Health Case Delay
Discussion: Politico and CNN
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Health Act Arguments Open With Obstacle From 1867
Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
President Obama Asks Medvedev for ‘Space’ on Missile Defense — ‘After My Election I Have More Flexibility’  —  SEOUL, South Korea — At the tail end of his 90 minute meeting with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev Monday, President Obama said that he would have “more flexibility” …
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Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Romney calls Russia ‘our No. 1 geopolitical foe’
Discussion: Politico
Juan Williams / The Hill:
Obama's health law proving successful  —  Just in time for the two-year anniversary of the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the law's constitutionality this week.  —  This is a political column.
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Ezra Klein:
Wonkbook: Absolutely everything you need to know about health reform's Supreme Court debut
Newt Gingrich / CNN:
Not quitting, because race isn't decided
Discussion: Indecision Forever
Pascal Rossignol / Reuters:
France's Strauss-Kahn under investigation in pimping case  —  (Reuters) - Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was placed under formal investigation on Monday by authorities looking into a suspected prostitution ring in the French city of Lille, his lawyer said, following a day of questioning by judges in a closed courtroom.
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CNN:
Strauss-Kahn charged in alleged prostitution ring
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Newt Gingrich loses his print reporters  —  Newt Gingrich has lost his last embedded print reporters, reporters on the trail confirm.  —  The last two print reporters covering Gingrich full-time on the trail — from POLITICO and the Atlanta Journal Constitution — pulled out on Friday.
Dodai Stewart / Jezebel:
Racist Hunger Games Fans Are Very Disappointed [Hunger Games]  —  The good news?  The Hunger Games made $155 million at the box office its opening weekend, making it the third-best debut in North American box office history.  The bad news, however, reflects a level of idiocy that we weren't really expecting.
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Models Based on ‘Fundamentals’ Have Failed at Predicting Presidential Elections  —  The 1988 presidential election was a victory for political science.  Michael Dukakis had led George Bush in the polls for much of the spring and summer.  But Mr. Bush had some fundamental advantages …
Stephanie Mencimer / Mother Jones:
Catholic Bishops Lose a Big Battle Over Contraception  —  For the past several months, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops has been waging war on the Obama administration over reproductive health care, declaring it no less than a battle over religious freedom.
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Booman Tribune
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Mitt: I Won't Detail Plans, Because Then I'd Lose  —  You'll have to wait until I'm elected.  —  Mitt Romney has embraced a budget plan that would entail cutting federal programs other than defense and Social Security by more than half.  It does raise the question of how he plans to carry out such a sweeping goal.
Alex Pareene / Salon:
The silly 2016 speculation game  —  It may be impossible to make any serious predictions about a far-off race, but that has never stopped a pundit  —  Being that it's still March 2012 and we have no way of knowing who will actually be president by the end of January 2013 (besides “not Ron Paul …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Laura Bassett / The Huffington Post:
Birth Control Access Boosts Women's Wages, Study Finds … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Video, Birth Control, Birth Control Wage Gap, Contraception Debate, Contraception Wage Gap, Gop Birth Control, Obama Birth Control, Obama Contraception, Obama Plan b, Women News
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Daily Kos
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Lobbyists, Guns and Money  —  Florida's now-infamous Stand Your Ground law, which lets you shoot someone you consider threatening without facing arrest, let alone prosecution, sounds crazy — and it is.  And it's tempting to dismiss this law as the work of ignorant yahoos.
Bloomberg:
President Obama embraces ‘Obamacare’ label.  But why?  —  Even as the Supreme Court begins oral arguments over the constitutionality of President Obama's health care law today, the incumbent and his reelection team have made a critical strategic decision to embrace the term “Obamacare.”
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Mike Penney / WWDR?:
It's Not Just a “War on Women.”  It's Worse.  —  I bumped into a friend I'll call Kim four or five days ago on my way to the chairlift for some afternoon skiing.  She was on her snowboard and riding single for a few hours before her evening shift at a local restaurant.
Amanda Marcotte / American Prospect:
Mad 21st Century Men  —  I'll have to work this in quickly before it becomes a cliché, but despite the show title, female characters have eclipsed male characters in audience sympathies on Mad Men.  Identity is the show's primary concern, putting the rapidly changing gender roles …
David Leigh / Guardian:
Questions for News Corp over rival's collapse  —  Software company NDS allegedly cracked smart card codes of ONdigital, according to evidence to be broadcast on Panorama  —  Part of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation empire employed computer hacking to undermine the business of its chief TV rival in Britain …
 
 
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Brendan Hoffman / ABCNEWS:
EXCLUSIVE: The Story Behind Cheney's Heart Transplant Surgery
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Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
House Republicans delay Monday's vote on short-term highway bill
Evan McMorris-Santoro / tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com:
TPMDC  —  Sandra Fluke Is Relevant, Say Anti-Health Reform Tea Partiers
Discussion: Daily Kos and Hullabaloo
Zack Ford / ThinkProgress:
U.S. Customs Will Recognize Same-Sex Families At Borders
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Under 40? Obama Has Branded You
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John Sweeney / BBC:
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Paul Waldman / American Prospect:
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Wall Street Journal:
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