Newspaper Roundup for Thursday, March 31, 2011

March 31, 2011 - 8:39 AM

Arizona Republic:
Ecuador to open consulate in Phoenix to assist Ecuadorans detained by U.S. immigration
Arizona is a main route for illegal immigrants from Ecuador

Arizona Republic:
GOP drafts legislative assault on illegal immigration
Want more fencing, sensors, agents and drones to keep out all illegal migrants

Washington Post:
Medicare will pay for $93,000 prostate cancer drug that briefly prolongs life

Washington Times:
National Cancer Institute Web page praising medical marijuana is altered
Praise removed, but still says pot has “potential benefits” for treating cancer symptoms

The Hill:
Senate Democrats consider proposing tax hikes
Higher rates for millionaires, companies that move factories overseas, charitable givers

USA Today:
Wal-Mart CEO Bill Simon expects "serious" inflation ahead
Predicts prices will start increasing at all retailers in June

Washington Times:
Tea party to storm Capitol Thursday as patience wears thin on GOP promises
“Continuing Revolution” rally comes amid a drawn-out spending debate

Washington Post:
Within Obama’s war cabinet, a looming battle over pace of Afghanistan drawdown
Deep concern on military’s Afghanistan pullout plan

The Hill:
Lawmakers divided as they emerged from classified White House briefing on Libya
Few minds changed

The Hill:
In Republicans' 2012 budget plan, Social Security gets a pass

Washington Times:
U.S. offers $5 million in killing of ICE agent

Fox News/AP:
Guatemala Captures High-Ranking Drug Trafficker Wanted by U.S.

Fox News:
Eritrea says U.N. aid makes its problems worse, not better

The Hill:
House passes D.C. school voucher bill
White House opposes program but stopped short of veto threat

Boston Globe:
Boston questions Red Sox plan to expand sales of mixed drinks

Washington Times:
Maryland Senate OKs increase in alcohol sales tax

The Hill:
GOP Sen. Collins: No defense budget is ‘height of irresponsibility’

The Hill:
Two Republicans say use discretionary funds for Libya operations

Fox News:
Planned Parenthood accused of lying about mammogram services
Group has audio of clinic workers admitting they do not offer the procedure

New Jersey Star-Ledger:
Feds probe handicapped access to Atlantic City casinos
Gov’t requiring casinos to prove compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act

Politico:
No opening-day pitch from President Obama at Nationals game

Politico:
Shh! Obama gets anti-secrecy award in closed session
Quietly accepted “transparency” award from the open government community this week

Boston Globe/AP:
US to study the impact of fishing rules

New Jersey Star-Ledger:
Gov. Christie accelerates repeal of early release program for N.J. inmates

Boston Globe/AP:
Biden to speak on violence against women in N.H. next week
With all that's going on...

Los Angeles Times:
California community colleges to slash enrollment, classes

Houston Chronicle:
1 dead, several injured in gang shooting at Houston high school

Los Angeles Times:
Health clinic under fire for alleged release of porn actors' personal information

The Hill:
Issa report: Release of documents is 'more politicized' now than under Bush

Los Angeles Times:
In Japan, Sarkozy calls for new global nuclear standards

Boston Globe:
Boston Fire Department’s inspection and permitting fees may go up
Increases would be felt by construction contractors, developers, and businesses

Washington Times:
California looking into a $26 billion abyss
State in a quandary after tax increase talks break down

Washington Post:
Fairfax superintendent proposes changes to controversial discipline policies
Following suicide of suspended teen

Washington Post:
Murder of pizza deliveryman motivated only by desire for free food, police say