Newspaper Roundup for Monday, March 7, 2011

March 7, 2011 - 7:23 AM

Boston Globe:
Maine governor floats plan to streamline state environmental protections
Wants to cut or reduce mmore than 60 regulations on pollution and development

Houston Chronicle:
Sex offender list in the middle of a showdown
Federal mandate costs too much to implement, Texas officials argue

Washington Post:
Navy readies training for end of 'don't ask, don't tell'

The Hill:
Number of healthcare reform law waivers climbs above 1,000
1,040 organizations granted a one-year exemption from new coverage requirement

Washington Times:
Boehner feeling heat from tea party; Activists call budget cuts insufficient

The Hill:
Poll: U.S. future depends on cutting debt, voters say

Providence Journal:
Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) returns to R.I. to defend his record as mayor
Blame for Providence’s financial mess points at his administration

Washington Post:
Congressional leaders push Obama administration for more aggressive Libya response

Washington Times:
Obama Chief of Staff Daley shoots down ‘no-fly zone’
Kerry, McCain support option against Gadhafi

Boston Globe:
Prepare for no-fly zone over Libya, Sen. Kerry says
Splits with Defense Secretary Gates on plan to thwart air fire on Libyans

Washington Post:
Mitch McConnell on John Kerry: 'What planet is he living on?' (Sunday talk shows)

Jerusalem Post:
Report: 'Syrian mercenaries, warplanes aiding Gaddafi'

Washington Post:
In Venezuela, Chavez tries to boost Gaddafi

Boston Globe:
740,240 homeowners turned away from federal mortgage modification program
Promised relief, many instead deeper in debt

The Hill:
Judd Gregg: 'Convoluted' and 'chaotic' tax code in dire need of reform

Washington Post:
Rep. Peter King defends House hearings on radical Islam
Critics say he is scapegoating a religious minority

USA Today/AP:
Crowd in New York rallies against hearing on U.S. Muslims

Politico:
Donald Trump's ratings top Romney, Pawlenty

USA Today:
Ivy League diplomas still worth price of admission?

Politico:
The liberal campaign against SCOTUS conservatives

USA Today:
Colleges keep pot bans despite states easing laws

USA Today:
Youth marijuana use linked to psychosis in later life

Washington Post:
In states, parties clash over laws limiting where college students can vote

Los Angeles Times:
Weight discrimination worsens health for people who are overweight or obese

Los Angeles Times:
Obesity: 'Like the new smoking'

Washington Post:
As food prices soar, Japan braces for pain

Boston Globe:
Public employee unions will pitch plan on health insurance
Proposal comes as soaring costs frustrate city leaders

Boston Globe:
Fees curb the urge to appeal traffic tickets
Critics say effort to weed out frivolous cases has hindered access to courts

The Hill:
Republicans in solid shape to take control of Senate next year

Arizona Republic:
Maricopa County sees 40% drop in inmates suspected of being in U.S. illegally

Denver Post:
Methodists donate $50,000 in atonement for historical wrong
The church continues to atone for its role in the Sand Creek Massacre