Toyota Hearings: The NLJ's David Ingram was on the Hill yesterday, covering the testimony of a top Toyota executive who spoke on the company's response to safety problems with some of its top-selling cars. Check out his full report here.
Health Care May Stumble in House: The health-care package unveiled this week by the White House appears to face big stumbling blocks in the House. Two reasons cited by The Wall Street Journal are abortion issues and unease among moderates.
SCOTUS Says Headquarters is Where the Executives Are: Marcia Coyle of the NLJ reports on the Supreme Court's unanimous decision yesterday that held that a corporation's "principal place of business" for purposes of federal jurisdiction is its "nerve center," typically where its headquarters is located.
Justices Seem Receptive to First Amendment Challenge to Anti-Terror Law: Tony Mauro reports here that the Supreme Court appeared troubled on Tuesday by the broad sweep of a federal law that makes it a crime to give "material support" and "expert advice" to designated terrorist groups. What appeared to bother the justices the most was most was the assertion by U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan that the law would bar a lawyer from writing an amicus curiae brief on behalf of such a group in U.S. courts.
States Push to Loosen Gun Laws: The New York Times reports that states have engaged in a new and largely successful push to expand gun rights amid fears among gun rights advocates that President Obama would strip them of their firearms. But with the president silent on the issue, some states have even passed measures that failed in the past.
Senate to Vote on Stripped Down Jobs Bill: The Senate is expected to pass the first of several jobs bills promised by Democrats today. The bill would give companies who hire the unemployed new tax breaks. Though the bill would give President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid a much sought after victory, economists say that its impact will be relatively modest, The Associated Press reports.
School Shooting Near Columbine: A 32-year-old man is accused of wounding two students at the the Littleton school that's just miles from Columbine High School, the site of one of the nation's deadliest school shootings, The Associated Press reports. Math teacher David Benke was able to tackle and subdue the alleged shooter, Bruco Strongeagle Eastwood, while Eastwood was reloading.