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Morning Headlines: Friday, March 23

03/23/12 05:52AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Santorum: Might as well have Obama over RomneyNew prosecutor appointed in Trayvon Martin caseRecapping Day 1 of Sweet 16: Syracuse stands out'Gunshine State': Survivor of another Fla. 'shoot first' incident tells his taleOfficial: Bales to face 17 murder counts in massacreMy Bloody Valentine reissues confirmed at lastIntelligence officials retain citizens’ data longerEugene Robinson: Trayvon Martin and dangerous times for black menJets face a tricky situation at quarterbackU.S. read more

Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 21, 2012, on the second anniversary of passage of President Obama's health care overhaul.

The Tease: Coming up on MJ

03/22/12 09:28PM

Will the individual mandate stand? Not if Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) can help it. She'll be on tomorrow to talk about President Obama's health care law and the major challenges it faces during next week's Supreme Court hearing. We'll also have Gov. Martin O'Malley (D-MD) in the house to weigh in on public education for the next generation. We'll also ask him if he felt a little like Bono, when he jammed at the White House with his Celtic rock band earlier this week. And speaking of rock, stay tuned for part two of Joe's duet with country superstar Lyle Lovett.    read more

GOP makes gas prices subject of 2012 debate

GOP makes gas prices subject of 2012 debate

03/22/12 08:00PM

Top Talker: Gov. Martin O’Malley, D-Md., says gas prices could influence the election because they affect the economy. O’Malley advises President Barack Obama to turn the conversation around, talk about what he’s done well with domestic oil production... watch

Obama, Keystone XL and the gas price...

Obama, Keystone XL and the gas price conundrum

03/22/12 08:00PM

In a recent round of speeches, President Obama has stressed the need for alternative sources of energy. This comes as the NYT reports that the oil and gas industry are increasing production. Financier Steven Rattner says little has been done on a... watch

Breaking down Obamacare before Supreme...

Breaking down Obamacare before Supreme Court hearing

03/22/12 08:00PM

Must-Read Op-Eds: Mika Brzezinski reads from a Charles Krauthammer column on the Supreme Court's hearing on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. Krauthammer says if the act is upheld "it fundamentally changes the nature of the American... watch

Jonathan Capehart on why Trayvon Martin's death affected him personally

03/22/12 01:52PM

This morning in the second half of the six a.m. hour, we continued our discussion on the shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.Yesterday, we had some really incredible dialogue with the Rev. Al Sharpton, who is in Florida this evening for a rally in Sanford.Capehart also walked around his former home of Newark, NJ yesterday with the Rev. read more