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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

Garagiola Experience on Display in Maryland 6th District Race - the ability of Democratic state senator Rob Garagiola to reach across the aisle and reach consensus has been honed through his years serving in the state legislature. The Baltimore Sun has more here.


Health Care Arguments: Day Two - the "individual mandate" will be the focus today as the Supreme Court hears arguments for the second of a 3 day scheduled court time. The Washington Post weighs in with their editorial toay. You can read it here.

Pay attention to the term "severability clause". A legal term used which allows an overall law to continue in operation, even if one aspect is deemed unconstitutional. In the rush to pass the health care bill, the severability clause was somehow omitted. has their "Five Takeaways" from Day One here.


House Democrats Offer Budget Plan - Sponsored by Maryland Representative Chris Van Hollen (D), it offers a 3.6 Trillion budget reduction in response to the plan presented by rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). The proposal by Van Hollen is not expected to pass. has more here.


Syria Accepts Peace Plan Brokered By Annan - U.N. Envoy Kofi Annan finally gets Syria to agree to a cease fire, even as reports of clashes along the border with Lebanon surface. has more here.


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