Today’s News & Culture Buzz

President Barack Obama's signature on the heal...

President Barack Obama's signature on the health insurance reform bill at the White House, March 23, 2010. The President signed the bill with 22 different pens. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As the U.S. Supreme Court wrapped up three days of arguments regarding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, the Court did not appear eager to kill the entire law, though the individual mandate may be in trouble. Around the world, two journalists were killed in Syria and  the Tibetan activist, self-immolated earlier this week, has died. After donning a hoodie in solidarity with the protesters supporting Trayvon Martin’s family, Rep. Bobby Rush was asked to leave the House floor due to the dress code violation. President Obama will make quick fundraising stop in Maine this Friday, the Mega Millions jackpot is now up to $476 million, and Magic Johnson led a group that won an auction for the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team. Happy 26th birthday to Lady Gaga!

  • Law – U.S. Supreme Court Mulls Whether Health Law Can Survive Without Mandate : Shots – Health Blog – NPR | Supreme Court Winds Up Health Care Oral Arguments – Margot Sanger-Katz – NationalJournal.com
  • Nation – Video: Rep. Bobby Rush Told To Leave House Floor For Wearing Hoodie | TPM Livewire  | U.S. News – Record jackpot as Mega Millions hits $476 million – NBC News
  • Entertainment – ‘Hunger Games’ Soundtrack Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 – Billboard.com | Happy 26th birthday, Lady Gaga – The Marquee Blog – CNN.com Blogs
  • Sport – Magic Johnson Wins Auction for Los Angeles Dodgers – WSJ.com

Other Reading:

  • Jeffrey Rosen: Obamacare At The Court: Contortions All Around – The New Republic
  • 4,000 days of war in Afghanistan? The U.S. nears its limit – The Washington Post
  • Broccoli-Bungling Defense Hurts Health Care – Bloomberg
  • What Happens If the Individual Mandate Is Struck Down – Politics – The Atlantic Wire
  • Rational Irrationality: Justice Kennedy and the Search for a “Limiting Principle” : The New Yorker

Awesome Thing(s) of the Day: 

  • Parents Give Turkish Girl With Cystic Fibrosis Part Of Their Lungs For Rare Live Donor Transplant – Huff Post Good News
  • GE Opens Edison Era Time Capsule, Turns On Century-Old Light Bulb – GE Reports
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