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March 30, 2010 - by Eric Naing

Congress may be in recess, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything interesting to read about politics. For your afternoon political fix, check out today’s edition of Congress Links:

  • Filibusters, holds and more. Ezra Klein explains why Congress is broken and what we can do about it. (Newsweek)
  • Dahlia Lithwick explains why court challenges to the Affordable Care Act (H.R.3590) are likely to fail – particularly when the political ambitions are placed above the law. (Newsweek)
  • Here’s a useful list of ten overlooked things, like mandatory calorie counts and tanning taxes, that the Affordable care Act does. (Miller-McCune)
  • Ed Morrissey has more on the required calorie counts on menus and what that could means for some restaurant chains. (Hot Air)
  • Regarding the tanning tax, one conservative radio host thinks the provision is racist against “light-skinned Americans.” (ThinkProgress)
  • Another unexpected development from the Affordable Care Act: it may help couples finally get the divorce they’ve been putting off for insurance reasons. (The Huffington Post)
  • As a companion piece to Donny’s earlier post, check out this story on the Cybersecurity Act of 2010. (The Atlantic)






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