Newspaper Roundup for Thursday, February 24, 2011

February 24, 2011 - 9:02 AM

Washington Post:
Kidney-transplant proposal would send best organs to younger patients

Washington Post:
Ex-convict sisters too overweight to share kidney
Were released from jail after agreeing to kidney transplant plan

Washington Times:
CBO raises its stimulus cost estimate, again
Will end up costing taxpayers $821 billion, $34 billion more than originally projected

Fox News:
Oklahoma Police Captain Faces Disciplinary Action for Refusing to Attend Islamic Event
Refused to order officers under his command to attend the Islamic Center of Tulsa’s Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

The Hill:
Senator Schumer wants to mandate background checks for all gun sales
Even private sales

Boston Globe/AP:
N.H. House votes to end participation in cap-and-trade

USA Today:
Germs are good, study says
Kids who grow up on farms less likely to develop asthma

Politico:
GOP plans to pass stopgap spending bill next week
Would keep government running past March 4 at reduced levels

The Hill:
Liberals to stage Tea Party-like revolts against GOP spending cuts

Washington Times:
Obama sits out budget brawl; Mum on cuts as shutdown looms

Politico:
Lobbyists: White House sends meetings off-site to hide them
Obama administration doesn't want meetings made public

Providence Journal:
Providence will have fewer schools, fewer teachers next year, mayor says

Washington Times:
Obama decries terror in Libya, but no call for Gaddafi's ouster
Speaks of sanctions

Washington Times:
U.S. concerned about security for Libya's mustard gas, chemicals

The Hill:
Biden defends unions against conservative ‘social agenda’

Boston Globe:
U.S. Rep. Capuano (D-Mass.) apologizes for ‘bloody’ comment at union rally
Urged union workers at a rally in Boston to “get a little bloody"

Washington Post:
Wisconsin governor urging other GOP governors to follow his lead on unions

Washington Post:
Indiana official out of job after tweet about shooting union protesters
Said police should use live ammunition against Wisconsin labor protesters

Arizona Republic:
Arizona lawmakers propose a dozen-plus bills that reassert states' rights

Politico:
States accuse white House of dodging on health care ruling
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/50079.html

Washington Post:
Professors ask Congress for an ethics code for Supreme Court
Want guidelines on when individual justices should step away from specific cases

Politico:
US Ambassador to China caught on tape at an anti-government protest in China
Jon Huntsman quickly left the scene after he was recognized

Politico:
Federal judge says AG Holder went too far with comments on Oregon terror sting
Violated Justice Dept. guidelines limiting public statements on pending prosecutions

Baltimore Sun:
Same-sex marriage clears first Senate test
Measure could go to final passage Thursday

Boston Globe:
Rising oil prices could slow recovery
http://www.boston.com/news/world/africa/articles/2011/02/24/rising_oil_prices_could_slow_recovery/

Fox News:
As Oil Prices Soar, Where's the Congressional Outrage?
http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2011/02/23/oil-prices-soar-wheres-congressional-outrage#ixzz1EsaT29ye

The Hill:
Franken, Kerry lead charge to defend FCC's net neutrality rules in the Senate
http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/145769-four-senate-dems-objects-to-defunding-net-neutrality

USA Today/AP:
Heinz will adopt eco-friendly bottle for ketchup

Arizona Republic:
Scottsdale will start renting jail space to defendants from other cities
Pilot program intended to raise money

Washington Post:
Huckabee sees no endgame in Afghanistan

Washington Post/AP:
Coptic Christian priest killed in southern Egypt

Boston Globe:
Measles case leads to mass vaccinations in Boston office building

Boston Globe:
R.I. fishing captain charged in assault on federal monitors

USA Today:
Fidelity: Average 401(k) balances reach 10-year high

Washington Post:
Obama names Facebook, Intel and Comcast execs to new jobs council

Politico:
Only one small business representative on Obama's jobs council
Of 22 members, only one of them represents small business

Providence Journal:
URI president says hate incidents will not be tolerated
Angered by a succession of incidents involving hateful epithets and vandalism

Washington Post/AP:
Texas judge says Miss San Antonio can't keep crown

New Jersey Star-Ledger:
Some N.J. Democrats clamor to renew fight with Christie to enact millionaires' tax

New Jersey Star-Ledger:
Newark airport program helps autistic children cope with air travel

Baltimore Sun:
Johns Hopkins under fire for using animals in doctor training
Animal-rights group file complaint with city prosecutor

Palm Beach Post:
11 arrested in Palm Beach County as part of pill mill raid

Baltimore Sun:
Officer forced to reveal Facebook page; ACLU claims privacy invaded

Los Angeles Times:
Experian adds rental payment histories to credit reports