Newspaper Roundup for Thursday, January 5, 2012

January 5, 2012 - 10:04 AM

Florida Sun-Sentinel:
Gas prices rising, to top $4 a gallon this summer

Washington Post:
Obama to unveil austere Pentagon strategy

USA Today:
Obama will put personal stamp on plan to cut billions from Pentagon budget

Los Angeles Times:
Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire to champion same-sex marriage

Politico:
Eric Holder to face grilling on Fast and Furious next month

Washington Times:
Santorum gets big bounce in N.H.; Romney still dominant

Politico:
Rick Santorum faces electability question

Politico:
Herman Cain to launch 9-9-9 bus tour
'I’m going to keep it alive with what I’m calling Cain’s Solutions Revolution'

USA Today:
White House launches youth jobs program

New York Times:
Harder for Americans to Rise From Lower Rungs
Americans enjoy less economic mobility than their peers in Canada and much of Western Europe

Arizona Republic:
Judge dismisses medical marijuana suit by Arizona
Sought to clarify whether voter-approved medical-marijuana law trumps federal drug laws

Arizona Republic:
Valley radio's Bill Heywood, wife found dead in Scottsdale hotel

Arizona Republic:
Giffords to attend Tucson candlelight vigil Sunday

Politico:
Obama had 342 late-night jokes made at his expense in 2011
The most of any politician, study says

Washington Times:
Iranian threats churn up fears of spiking oil prices
Miscalculation could set off conflict

Politico:
Romney: Cordray is 'Chicago-style' politics

Washington Times:
Double bubble: U.S. twin birth rates soar since 1980
Older maternal age, fertility drugs contribute to 76 percent increase

Washington Post:
Iran intensifies efforts to influence policy in Afghanistan

Los Angeles Times:
L.A.-area Catholic bishop, father of two, resigns
Parenthood violates church celibacy laws

Denver Post:
Denver woman arrested for punching, damaging $30 million Clyfford Still painting

Los Angeles Times:
Mt. Rainier to reopen Saturday; gunman’s motive still a mystery