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9:35 AM ET, April 3, 2012


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Fox News:
Obama warns ‘unelected’ Supreme Court against striking down health law  —  President Obama, employing his strongest language to date on the Supreme Court review of the federal health care overhaul, cautioned the court Monday against overturning the law — while repeatedly saying he's “confident” it will be upheld.
New York Sun:
Ex Parte Obama  —  It's been a long time since we've heard a presidential demarche as outrageous as President Obama's warning to the Supreme Court not to overturn Obamacare.  The president made the remarks at a press conference with the leaders of Mexico and Canada.
Discussion: Instapundit and neo-neocon
Pew Research Center for the People and the Press:
Hearings Hurt Public Regard for both Health Care Law and Supreme Court  —  While most Americans say last week's Supreme Court hearings on the 2010 health care law did not change their views of the law or of the Court, they did more harm than good to the image of both.
Discussion: Politico, Washington Post and Guardian
Ben Feller / Associated Press:
Wary of activist court, Obama defends health law  —  WASHINGTON —  President Barack Obama on Monday issued a rare, direct challenge to the Supreme Court to uphold his historic health care overhaul, weighing in with a vigorous political appeal for judicial restraint.
Michael A. Memoli / Los Angeles Times:
Obama: Overturning healthcare law would be ‘extraordinary step’
Michael Barone / Real Clear Politics:
Americans Are Worrying About the Constitution Again
Jeff Mason / Reuters:
Obama takes a shot at Supreme Court over healthcare
Discussion: Hot Air, The Greenroom and Hit & Run
Sorourke /
Obama Takes Aim at Supreme Court, Calls Them ‘Unelected Group of People’
Quinnipiac University:
Santorum Leads Romney In Pennsylvania GOP Primary, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; ‘etch A Sketch’ Rap Unfair To Romney, Republicans Say  —  Favorite Son Rick Santorum leads former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney 41 - 35 percent among likely voters in Pennsylvania's Republican presidential primary …
Washington Examiner:
Newt aims for Gingrich flavor in Romney platform
Discussion: The Other McCain and Hot Air
Cameron Joseph / The Hill:
Despite edge in delegates, Romney struggles to put Santorum away
Discussion: CNN
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
Trayvon Martin - Is Everything You Think You Know Just Media BS?  —  As a launch point, let me pick up on this throw-away comment made by Rod Dreher in his own comments section:  —  I do think Zimmerman was a paranoid guy — I make this judgment based on his frequent 911 calls over the past year …
Discussion: Althouse
Robinson /
Another Obama Solar Company Goes Bankrupt ...Taxpayers Lose $2 BILLION?  —  Solar Trust of America seeks bankruptcy protection after trouble getting federal loan  —  WILMINGTON, Del. — A California solar energy company that was unable to meet a deadline for an Energy Department loan guarantee …
Katy Stech / Wall Street Journal:
Solar-Project Developer Files for Chapter 11
Discussion: Power Line and Watts Up With That?
Washington Post:
GSA chief resigns amid reports of excessive spending  —  The chief of the General Services Administration is resigning and two of her top deputies have been fired amid reports of excessive spending at a training conference at a luxury hotel that featured a mindreader, a clown and a comedian.
CBS News:
Axelrod: Romney “oblivious” to everyday life  —  (CBS News) — A top campaign adviser to President Obama Tuesday called Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney “oblivious” to the concerns of everyday Americans and suggested he is living in a different era.
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Romney confronted over Mormon doctrines
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
Trayvon Martin - Are There Any Media People In New York City?  —  There is a conference on voice biometrics in New York city April 3-4.  Will any media be there?  —  Jeralyn Merritt, the Talk Left defense attorney, oftens finds herself in odd positions during the media meltdowns involving politically fashionable defendants.
Discussion: TalkLeft and Hit & Run
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
The Self-Refuting Expert Witness The Orlando Sentinel Is Touting
Discussion: DISSENTING JUSTICE, Feministing and CNN
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
'A Conservative Coup d'Etat'  —  How do our current political struggles look from outside?  Here is a note from a reader in Holland, in response to The Hill's (never corrected) headline about the 51-47 “defeat” of a bill in the Senate:  —  The reader says:
Wall Street Journal:
GOP, Romney to Raise Funds Jointly  —  In a move that shows Republicans are coalescing around the party's front-runner, Mitt Romney plans to begin raising money jointly with the Republican National Committee this week as both the candidate and the GOP brace for an expensive general-election fight against President Barack Obama.
Pelosi Would “Love” Hillary To Be Democrats Nominee In 2016  —  The former speaker hops on board the Clinton train.  “Hasn't she been a magnificent Secretary of State?”  —  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has joined the growing ranks of politicians and public figures lining up behind a Hillary Clinton presidential bid in 2016.
Discussion: BuzzFeed, Weasel Zippers and Politico
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Hillary Clinton Won't Join Barack Obama On Campaign Trail
Michael Isikoff /
FBI questions people in Trayvon Martin case, begins ‘parallel investigation’  —  Martin Bashir leads a discussion with The's Joy-ann Reid and Georgetown University's Michael Eric Dyson about how race - and some in the media - are playing a role in shaping Americans perception …
Fox News:
NBC launches internal probe over edited 911 call in Trayvon Martin shooting
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Justices Approve Strip-Searches for Any Offense  —  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday ruled by a 5-to-4 vote that officials may strip-search people arrested for any offense, however minor, before admitting them to jails even if the officials have no reason to suspect the presence of contraband.
Raymond Hernandez / New York Times:
In House Races, Redistricting a Hurdle for New York Democrats  —  WASHINGTON — As Democrats try to orchestrate a state-by-state drive to retake control of the House of Representatives, an unexpected hurdle has arisen in New York, an overwhelmingly Democratic state that should have been friendly terrain.
San Francisco Chronicle:
Oakland: 7 dead, suspect caught in school shooting  —  (04-02) 20:34 PDT OAKLAND — A quiet Christian college in Oakland became the site of one of the deadliest campus attacks in California history Monday when a disgruntled former student opened fire on his classmates, police say, killing seven people and injuring three.
Rose Garden / The White House:
Joint Press Conference by President Obama, President Calderon of Mexico, and Prime Minister Harper of Canada  —  PRESIDENT OBAMA: Please have a seat.  Good afternoon, everybody.  It is my pleasure to welcome two great friends and partners — President Calderón of Mexico and Prime Minister Harper of Canada.
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New York Times:
Divide and Discriminate
Susan Page / USA Today:
Don't say ‘no’ to South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley
Discussion: Politico
Jerusalem Post:
‘Ministers told 300, would die in Iran attack’
Discussion: Israel Matzav and Guardian
News Desk:
Slide Show: Hoods Up
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Rasmussen Reports:
52% in Wisconsin Support Recall of Governor Walker
Motoko Rich / New York Times:
Investors Are Looking to Buy Homes by the Thousands
Eugene Volokh / The Volokh Conspiracy:
District Court Upholds Illinois Total Ban on Carrying Guns
Discussion: Hit & Run
Jonathan Bernstein / Washington Post:
The GOP's ‘repeal and replace’ fraud
Discussion: Daily Kos
 Earlier Items: 
Sarah Palin / The Huffington Post:
Sarah Palin ‘Today’ Show Appearance: Matt Lauer Asks If She's Reading Newspapers To Prepare (VIDEO)
Jonathan Owen / Agence France Presse:
Man whose WMD lies led to 100,000 deaths confesses all
Darius Dixon / Politico:
1940 census data: Over 22M Web hits
Discussion: Guardian, Mashable! and ABCNEWS
Steve Senne / ABCNEWS:
Ann Romney Says Campaign Will ‘Unzip’ the Real Mitt