Good Morning! Look, you’re busy and I spend too much time on the Internet, so let me tell you about the news.
The Lead Story: Remember Obamacare? The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 has reached the Supreme Court, where its constitutionality will be argued. First, however, the Court needs to rule on a decision made in 1867 that can be best summarized as “Tax First, Litigate Later.” This would mean that the law could not be challenged until 2015, when citizens would first incurr a penalty if they did not have health insurance as required by the individual mandate.
Republicans are finally getting in line behind Willard Mitt “Mittens” Romney. Rick Santorum doesn’t care.
The United States has reportedly doled out $860,000 to the families of those killed in Staff Sergeant Robert Bales’ alleged shooting rampage. It works out to about $50,000 per death. Although blood money is part of Afghan culture, the Afghans still want to try Bales themselves.
The University of Kentucky defeated Baylor to round out the Final Four, joining Ohio State, Kansas and Louisville. So that’s cool.
Because you all went and saw it, The Hunger Games killed it (ha) at the box office this weekend.
The Long Read: As soldiers begin to return from Iraq and Afghanistan, many are diagnosed with PTSD. But it’s not all bad, according to some soldiers.
The Weather: Remember how great last week was? This week won’t be so nice, unfortunately. Expect highs in the 50s and showers on Wednesday, when it will also be slightly warmer.