Newspaper Roundup for Tuesday, March 8, 2011

March 8, 2011 - 8:03 AM

Washington Post:
Few schools enter contest for Obama commencement speech
So White House is extending deadlines, making application process easier

Washington Times:
NPR, PBS campaigns to retain federal funding called unlawful
Laws prevent nonprofits or government-funded groups from lobbying

Washington Times:
Tipping point for oil seen at $150 per barrel
Banker would urge Fed to act

Boston Globe:
Mass. Unions offer concessions on health care
But hold firm on public-employee bargaining

Houston Chronicle:
About 1,200 Houston teachers could lose jobs
As $65 million is cut from budget

Washington Times:
Annual intelligence report no longer says Iran’s nuclear ambitions are a future option
Recent report to Congress was altered from two previous versions

Houston Chronicle:
Environmental groups sue power plant near Houston
Utility accused of long violating Clean Air Act

Washington Post:
Goldman Sachs and State Dept. team up to help women

Fox News:
Aide accuses Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) of sexual harassment
Judicial Watch is filing a lawsuit against the Florida Democrat.

Providence Journal:
Cranston High School West will keep its prayer
Prayer has been posted in auditorium since school opened in 1963

Washington Times:
U.S. sets $223B deficit record in February; Dwarfs Congress's spending cut goals

Providence Journal:
Poll: Arizona immigration law popular in liberal R.I.
http://www.projo.com/ri/providence/content/Immigration_poll_8_03-08-11_MBMSNJD_v7.193e56c.html

The Hill:
Ethanol a dilemma for GOP field in Iowa

USA Today:
Utah immigration plan could stir legal storm

Washington Post:
In Saudi Arabia, activists push more boldly for reform

Fox News:
NPR President Says Juan Williams Firing Handled 'Badly'

Washington Post:
D.C. backsliding in efforts to fight AIDS, study finds

Politico:
Iowa blastoff: 2012 candidates say social issues are job No. 1

Politico:
Newt Gingrich on 'the first day' as president; would cut 'czar' positions

Politico:
Gallup: Most wide-open GOP race in 50 years

Politico:
Unquestioning support for increasing U.S. borrowing limit is politically toxic with voters

Politico:
Robert Gates, David Petraeus make Libya joke
'You gonna launch some attacks on Libya or something?” Petraeus asked jokingly

Politico:
The liberal campaign against SCOTUS conservatives

Boston Globe:
New NAACP cahpter leader to focus on gay rights

Los Angeles Times:
UC Riverside leaders consider sweeping cuts in face of budget crisis
May cut library hours, reduce power usage, charge for computer use

USA Today:
Wisconsin gov. calls Dems request to meet 'ridiculous'

Washington Post:
Demeanor of serial rape suspect surprises detectives
Mild, passive, talkative man talked about "uncontrollable urges"

Los Angeles Times:
In Libya, mistakes are costing untrained rebels
Waste ammo by firing at nothing

Boston Globe:
Gov. Deval Patrick talks trade with Israel, El Al
No deals at the outset of five-day mission

The Hill:
Dems pounce on GOP lawmaker's criticism of transit security cuts

Politico:
Republicans divided over House hearing on Muslim radicalism

Politico:
Anti-Islamic groups go mainstream

The Hill:
Sessions' low-key approach keeps NRCC chairman off radar

Los Angeles Times:
U.S. set to begin withdrawing Afghanistan troops in July

Denver Post:
Schools say recess before lunch helps kids focus on meals, learning

The Hill:
Rep. Ensign helps GOP by bowing out of race

New York Times:
Florida Republicans at odds With GOP Gov. Rick Scott

Politico:
Palin's parents fear death threats

New Hampshire Union-Leader:
18 chickens found dead; police blame weasel