President Obama will meet with members of the deficit commission, and then head to Chicago for three DNC fundraisers (Chicago Tribune)
President Bush would “make the exact same decision” about TARP today (LA Times)
Today the House will vote on the less-aggressive-than-expected 2011 budget compromise, setting up tomorrow’s vote on the 2012 GOP budget (Washington Post)
Wisconsin governor Scott Walker will testify before the Committee on Oversight and Government reform on cutting spending in his state (Journal-Sentinel)
On this day in 1865, Abraham Lincoln was shot (History)
Rep. Paul Ryan rips Obama’s deficit speech:
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The Obama Tax Hike Machete, by John Berlau: Innovation and entrepreneurship take the bloodiest hits.
Washington and Deficits, by George Neumayr: Joe Biden’s dozing provided the most eloquent rebuttal to Barack Obama’s speech yesterday.
Supreme Court to Consider Obamacare Case Friday, by David Catron: Justices scheduled to discuss Virginia’s petition for certiorari at April 15 conference.
Trump the Protectionist by Ross Kaminsky: The real problem with a Donald Trump candidacy.
The Boone Pickens Bill, by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.: To end dependence on foreign oil, we can depend on natural gas. Now it’s up to Congress.
He’s Kidding, Right?, by G. Tracy Mehan, III: Obama to raise taxes, leave entitlements untouched.
Too Loud, Too Old, by Christopher Orlet: The incessant noise of everyday life is damaging our health and our IQs.
It Isn’t About the Uniform, by Aaron Goldstein: Blaming the victim of a heinous crime.