Newspaper Roundup for Friday, February 17, 2012

February 17, 2012 - 9:07 AM

The Hill:
Sen. Harkin rips Obama for 'unraveling Social Security' with tax cut
Says he never imagined a Democrat would begin unraveling Social Security

The Hill:
GOP senators push for Medicare cuts

Politico:
Enough! Republicans pull plug on CNN debate
Romney, Paul and Santorum decided to skip the March 1 debate

The Local:
Springsteen: US should be 'more like Sweden'

Arizona Republic:
Arizona considers limiting specialty license plates

The Hill:
Pelosi endorsement of gay marriage plank raises stakes for Democrats

Politico:
House votes to expand drilling, approve Keystone XL

The Hill:
Payroll tax vote divides GOP

the Hhill:
Poll: Scott Brown opens up 9-point lead over Elizabeth Warren

Washington Times:
Nat'l Intel Director: 'We’ll see whether, you know, the Iranians may be changing their mind'
Clapper tells a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing that sanctions may be working

Los Angeles Times:
U.S. intelligence chief sees limited benefit in an attack on Iran

Houston Chronicle:
50,000 Houston-area patients may lose their doctors as clinics end contract with Aetna
Talks failed over reimbursements

Washington Times:
Admiral nominee rose through ranks despite being banned from flying U.S. jets
His promotion has some in the aviation community shaking their heads

USA Today:
DOT 'distracted driving' rules would limit cars' info systems

Fox News/AP:
R.I. public school committee votes not to appeal prayer banner case

Fox News:
Conservative Hispanic group defends Rubio over Reid remark

Fox News:
Georgia restaurant disclaimer says no crying kids allowed

USA Today:
Police: Teen girls' Facebook photos end up on child porn site

Denver Post:
Colorado hospitals warn legislators that push for pricing transparency would ruin care

Politico op-ed:
Framers’ own words condemn health care reform, says Sen. Mike Johanns

Politico:
Orrin Hatch and Tony Perkins op-ed: HHS mandate flouts religious freedom

Washington Post:
Obama's consumer agency wants oversight of debt collectors, credit bureaus

Houston Chronicle:
Fueled by fear, Mexico village mob lynches 3 innocents

Washington Times:
Advocacy group fears broader implications of ‘personhood’
In vitro fertilization  advocates worry about unintended consequences

Washington Post:
Lawmakers debate mandated coverage of contraceptives in health-care law

Politico:
Rush Limbaugh backs Chris Christie’s Whitney Houston flag tribute

Los Angeles Times:
Drugs found on private plane detained after straying into Obama's airspace

Miami Herald:
Cuban dissident tells Congress Pope must intervene in Cuba

Washington Times:
Maryland same-sex marriage bill heading for vote

Politico:
Maine GOP recounting caucus votes

Houston Chronicle:
Teacher under fire for taking a sixth-grader out to lunch without permission

Palm Beach Post:
Florida has one-fourth of nation’s foreclosures

Washington Post:
Holocaust Museum in negotiations to maintain loaned exhibitions

USA Today:
Cleveland couple get 8 years in son's cancer death
Pleaded guilty to denying him medical treatment

Baltimore Sun:
Arundel councilman uses ethnic slur during meeting
Broadneck's Ladd refers to 'gooks' while recalling Army service

Chicago Sun-Times:
Teacher sues CPS after suspension for slur during ‘teachable moment’