Members of the Maryland Black Legislative Caucus donned hoodies in the state capital on Monday, to protest the systemic racial profiling that they say has been highlighted in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin.
The first of the three days of arguments over the new health care law proved, as expected, to be arcane, dense and probably unimportant in the long run. Tuesday's argument challenging the constitutionality of the individual mandate is likely to provide more sparks.
Republicans sought to capitalize on President Obama's candid moment, caught on an open mic, with Russian president Dmitri Medvedev, by accusing the president of having all sorts of secret plans he intends to roll out after the election.
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