Newspaper Roundup for Wednesday, February 29, 2012

February 29, 2012 - 9:35 AM

Washington Times:
Audit: Government still wasting ‘tens of billions’ each year

Politico:
Chu: DOE working to wean U.S. off oil, not lower prices

The Hill:
Worried Dems pressing Obama on gas prices

Los Angeles Times:
California bill would let non-doctors do some abortions to expand access

Washington Times:
Va. Senate passes bill mandating ultrasound before abortion

Democrats call it a medically unnecessary procedure

Fox News:
Senior Al Qaeda chief Saif al-Adel arrested in Cairo, officials say

Washington Post:
Obama orders waivers to new rules on detaining terrorism suspects
'This is essentially a 3,450-word line-item veto,' activist says

Fox News:
Conservative leaders demand apology from Huffington over anti-Catholic column
Compares Catholics to pedophiles and attacks communion as a "barbaric ritual."

Fox News:
Numerous Tea Party chapters claim IRS attempts to sabotage nonprofit status
IRS sent them letters demanding info about their politics, contributors, family members

The Hill:
House votes to overturn Supreme Court decision on eminent domain

The Hill:
House votes to roll back Department of Education rules
Senate likely to ignore the GOP bill

Washington Post:
D.C. archdiocese: Denying Communion to lesbian at funeral was against ‘policy’

Arizona Republic:
Lesbian couple asked to leave a hotel restaurant for hugging and kissing
Phoenix Sheraton execs meet with ousted lesbian couple

Providence Journal:
Bill would allow doctors to apologize for medical mistakes without those statements being used in malpractice suits
Actor James Woods to testify on R.I. 'I'm sorry' legislation

Washington Post:
State Department budget request too high, Senate panel tells Clinton

The Hill:
Panetta to Congress: Don’t balance budget with added cuts to defense

Washington Times:
No speeding ticket for council member traveling 105 mph on Beltway

Arizona Republic:
Phoenix motorcyclist arrested, accused of driving 150 mph on Loop 101

Miami Herald:
Cuban national symphony to perform in Tampa Bay area

Politico:
Report: Federal execs stuck in ruts
Only 8% of the 7,100 senior executives have worked at more than 1 federal agency

USA Today:
Greece approves tough salary, pension cuts

Houston Chronicle:
Meryl Streep criticized for not mentioning Margaret Thatcher in acceptance speech

Politico:
Obama to meet with congressional leaders at WH on Weds.

USA Today:
It's a boy for Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck

Los Angeles Times:
$2 million in cocaine, methamphetamine seized by federal agents


Los Angeles Times:
Paul Babeu: Arizona sheriff pushes back against new allegations
Sister says he dated a male student at school where he once worked

Los Angeles Times:
Partial 9/11 remains cremated, dumped in landfill, Pentagon says

Los Angeles Times:
$2 million in cocaine, methamphetamine seized by federal agents

Fox News:
SC lobbyist left suicide note referencing probe into $900G missing from association he headed