A.M. MHP: March 28

Updated
A.M. MHP: March 28
A.M. MHP: March 28
United States Census
The Supreme Court today hosts Day 3 of oral arguments concerning the Affordable Care Act. Things didn’t go so well yesterday for those supporting the law, but some remain optimistic. Still, it begs the question: is the Solicitor General choking health care reform away? Or, is it just the justices’ fault?

A National Journal columnist argues that black voters are why Obama hasn’t (publicly) backed same-sex marriage. The same writer also argues that Mitt Romney isn’t as weak a candidate as people seem to think.

Newt Gingrich has scaled back his staff, but still plans to take what remains of his campaign all the way to the GOP convention in Tampa.

Speaking of central Florida, the politicization of Trayvon Martin’s death got even uglier.

If he wanted to, Trayvon’s killer could go out and buy a gun today.

Idaho dropped its mandatory-ultrasounds bill.

“The strategic goal of this project is to drive a wedge between gays and blacks—two key Democratic constituencies,” reads an internal National Organization for Marriage memo, published by the Human Rights Campaign.

Magic Johnson’s group bought the Los Angeles Dodgers last night for $2 billion.

And as you see above, the U.S. Census analyzed how America’s population changed between 1940 and 2010, using a fascinating new chart. Interesting to see what’s changed, and what hasn’t (such as gender income disparity).

A.M. MHP: March 28

Updated