With over 900,000 signatures to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), election officials have signaled that the recalls for both him and the lieutenant governor should move forward. The state approved over 97 percent of the collected signatures, meaning Walker’s recall primary will take place May 8, assuming final approval is granted.
An eyewitness says he saw George Zimmerman “walking away from the fight apparently uninjured.” If true, that would contradict the shooter’s claim that he was boodied and battered by the altercation, and thus had to defend himself with force. New surveillance footage also casts doubt on Zimmerman’s story.
The Supreme Court justices will vote on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act today. The public will not know the outcome until this summer, as today’s vote is a preliminary decision made behind closed doors.
If the Supreme Court strikes down Obamacare, it might also imperil Romneycare, according to legal experts. “If the federal mandate were struck down, I have no doubt that many of the challengers would rush to challenge state mandates,” George Washington Law professor Jeffrey Rosen told the Boston Globe.
Before adjourning yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) promised his GOP counterpart Mitch McConnell (KY) that President Obama will make no recess appointments during the upcoming Easter break. In exchange, Republicans agreed to let Reid set up a vote the day the Senate returns on the confirmation of other nominees.
A new CNN poll shows that support for the war in Afghanistan is at an all-time low, with just 25 percent of Americans expressing favor for campaign. Republican support dipped below 50 percent, a first in the decade-long war.
After being unable to come to agreement on highway funding, Congress passed a 90-day stopgap measure to keep paying for the nation’s highways and infrastructure programs. The measure is the ninth extension since a multi-year plan ended in 2009.
Yesterday, the Fair Labor Association released a report detailing the findings of their inspection of the factories operated by Foxconn, Apple’s largest supplier. Underage workers, long hours and meager pay were just some of the problems discovered, and Apple has said it will take immediate steps to remedy the problems.
And finally: Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) has appeared shirtless on magazine covers and in dreams across Washington, and now we know how he was able to get in such good shape: with a little help from his friends. CREW reports that the Young congressman used $300 of campaign contributions to buy P90X workout DVDs.