Today’s News & Culture Buzz

West face of the United States Supreme Court b...

West face of the United States Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. Español: Edificio de la Corte Suprema de Estados Unidos en Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A two-day nuclear summit in Seoul, South Korea is under way, bringing together leaders from the United States, Russia, China and dozens of other nations to discuss how to deal with nuclear terrorism and how to secure the world’s nuclear material; President Obama has an ‘open mic’ moment, North Korea makes a move, and Pope Benedict arrived in Cuba. The U.S. Supreme Court today initiated oral arguments considering the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act; some Maine lawmakers head to Washington to join the conversation. And, is Tiger back?

  • World – Official: North Korea moves long-range rocket to launch pad – CNN.com | What Obama’s Nuclear Security Summit Means for Iran and North Korea – Major Garrett – The Atlantic | Open mic catches Obama asking Russian president for space on missile defense – CNN.com | Raúl Castro Greets Pope Benedict at Start of Closely Watched Visit – NYTimes.com
  • Nation – What Happened in the Supreme Court This Morning: Not Ready to Punt – Politics – The Atlantic Wire  | Supreme Court begins review of health-care law – The Washington Post
  • Maine – Maine lawmakers fighting for health care Health – WMTW | With early wake-up call, Maine state rep to see health-care history | The Kennebec Journal

Other Reading:

  • A contingent economy requires contingent policies – The Washington Post
  • What You Need to Know About This Week’s Epic Supreme Court Hearings – National – The Atlantic Wire
  • Mad Men premiere: The generational divide gets deeper. – Slate Magazine

Awesome Thing(s) of the Day: 

  • James Cameron returns from deepest spot on Earth – Technology & science – Science – msnbc.com
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