High-Schoolers' Civics Knowledge Waning: Newspaper Roundup for Thursday, May 5, 2011

May 5, 2011 - 8:17 AM

Arizona Republic:
Feds changing the way they gauge border security
Comprehensive index will include community concerns about environmental damage, economic losses, safety

San Francisco Chronicle:
Education: High-schoolers' civics knowledge waning
3 out of 4 U.S. students lack basic understanding of democracy, U.S. political system

GOP immigration bill cracks down on 'sanctuary' cities
Would slash federal funding for cities that don't enforce immigration laws

Fox News/AP:
California may let communities opt out of immigration checks

USA Today:
Justice Department asks NCAA why it doesn't have football playoff
"Serious questions" about whether BCS system is consistent with federal antitrust laws

Houston Chronicle:
Violent Mexico: Newspaper counts more than 1,400 gangland killings in April

Fox News:
More than 1,300 guns were bought illegally under ATF's 'gunrunner' program

Arizona Republic:
Arizona tied for worst gun safety laws in U.S.
Gun backers cheer rating of zero from Brady group

Philadelphia Inquirer/AP:
'Geronimo' code name for bin Laden angers tribal leaders
Appalled at U.S. military's use of the revered leader's moniker as a code name for bin Laden

Arizona Republic:
Scottsdale school will teach marijuana growth; 'Green Horizons University'

Providence Journal:
RI ACLU urges Gov. Chafee to issue marijuana dispensary certificates
Despite warning that federal government intends to prosecute

The Hill:
First GOP presidential debate shows small field, few big names
Tim Pawlenty will be the biggest name attending Thursday night’s gathering in S.C.

The Hill:
Poll: Romney leading GOP pack in NH; Trump a distant second

Politico:
White House, Holder: Killing of bin Laden was legal
Justify it as 'national self-defense'

Boston Globe:
Faked bin Laden photo dupes Brown, other senators

Los Angeles Times:
Proposals would cut benefits for California employees 25% to 40%

The Hill:
Debt talks open with split on tax policy

USA Today:
Deficit reduction talks face roadblocks

Palm Beach Post:
New census numbers show Palm Beach County's 85-plus crowd grows 41%

Providence Journal:
Traditional families in R.I. decline by 15 percent

Boston Globe:
JFK Library unveils new museum wing

Washington Times:
Cocaine raid in D.C. area is largest seizure in decade
Four men arrested

San Francisco Chronicle:
Bill would let California counties, school districts levy taxes

Politico:
Bachmann asks supporters to pray for her as she considers 2012 bid

Politico:
Obama's ground zero balancing act

The Hill:
Obama to address troops at Kentucky's Fort Campbell on Friday

The Hill:
Gas prices threaten Obama's 'bin Laden bounce'

The  Hill:
Texas Republican's bill would withhold aid to Pakistan
“It seems like Pakistan might be playing both sides," Rep. Ted Poe said

Washington Times:
Libyan rebels fear Gadhafi is preparing mustard gas

Boston Globe:
Anguished mother rips bullied daughter’s tormenter
Pair admit they harassed Phoebe Prince, get probation

Los Angeles Times:
SYRIA: Al Jazeera journalist held

Fox News:
Boeing slams National Labor Relations Board over union complaint
Wants the record corrected

The Hill:
Cantor: Private healthcare rationing better than government's

The Hill:
Lawmaker would give Tiger Woods another shot at a Congressional Gold Medal

Fox News/People Magazine:
Marie Osmond remarries first husband 26 years after divorcing him

USA Today:
Freddie Mac posts first quarterly gain in 2 years

The Hill:
Capitol Police arrest pro-abortion protesters

Washington Post:
Census: Young adults are responsible for most of D.C.’s growth in past decade

Washington Times:
For-profit colleges defend their stature

Washington Post:
In bin Laden victory, echoes of the Bush years
George W. Bush is among those Obama should thank, newspaper says

Politico:
Jimmy Carter praises Republican Jon Huntsman

Washington Post:
UN panel confirms Haiti cholera outbreak caused by South Asian strain
But it doesn't assign blame

Politico:
Harry Reid suffers minor injuries in fall

Politico:
McCain: No proof of waterboarding