Thursday Morning News Roundup 3-20-2014

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Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

  • The Associated Press has stepped up its attack on White House efforts to block coverage of events involving President Obama, warning that once access is cut, “we’ll never get it back.” Source: Washington Examiner…

 

  • Delivering a rare speech for a Republican at this bastion of liberalism, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul on Wednesday was given multiple standing ovations by the left-wing audience after railing against government surveillance and warning the students: “Your right to privacy is under assault.” Source: The Daily Caller…

 

  • President Obama’s health care law gets a return engagement at the Supreme Court next week in a case full of hot-button issues: religious freedom, corporate rights, federal regulation, abortion and contraception. Put another way, it’s a case about God, money, power, sex — and Obamacare. Source: USA Today… 

 

  • A U.S. District Court judge ruled Wednesday that Arizona and Kansas can require anyone registering to vote to prove their citizenship and the Federal Election Assistance Commission cannot block them. Source: The Washington Times…

 

  • A Hillary Clinton presidential candidacy looks like a sure thing…yet some of Mrs. Clinton’s closest confidants and allies aren’t sold on the idea that she should run. Their cautions add an unpredictable element as Mrs. Clinton weighs whether to seek the presidency again, a decision she says she plans to make later this year. Source: The Wall Street Journal…

 

  • The City of West Hartford, Conn. is ordering a local woman to take down fliers she’s posted seeking the community’s help in searching for her missing dogs. Source: Fox News…

 

  • A new study has found that 38 percent of employers will lay workers off if the minimum wage is increased as President Barack Obama has proposed. Source: CBS DC…

 

  • Ellen DeGeneres told President Barack Obama, who joined her remotely for a promo spot on Obamacare for today’s show, that Obamacare is “doing very, very well…I think everyone’s very grateful you did this.” Source: NewsBusters…

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