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9:20 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
Discussion: Politico, Washington Post and Guardian
Michael A. Memoli / Los Angeles Times:
Obama: Overturning healthcare law would be ‘extraordinary step’
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’
Michael Barone / Real Clear Politics:
Americans Are Worrying About the Constitution Again
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  —  Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) waits back stage to be introduced during a campaign town hall-style meeting at the Hodson Auditorium on the campus of Hood College, April 2, 2012 in Frederick, Maryland.
Discussion: The Other McCain and Hot Air
Cameron Joseph / The Hill:
Despite edge in delegates, Romney struggles to put Santorum away
Discussion: CNN
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
Alexander Burns / Politico:
Romney bats away Mormonism question
Discussion: ABCNEWS, Wonkette and Daily Kos
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
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.
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
Are There Any Media People In New York City?  —  Jeralyn Merritt, the Talk Left defense attorney, oftens finds herself in odd positions during the media meltdowns involving politically fashionable defendants.  So today she has a post that is helpful to facts andthe law, but no somuch for the pro-Trayvon crowd.
Discussion: TalkLeft
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
The Self-Refuting Expert Witness The Orlando Sentinel Is Touting
Discussion: DISSENTING JUSTICE, Feministing and CNN
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.
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:
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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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
Steve Senne / ABCNEWS:
Ann Romney Says Campaign Will ‘Unzip’ the Real Mitt