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April 6, 2010 - by Eric Naing

The House and Senate may still be out of session, but plenty of events are happening that will demand Congressional attention when everyone gets back to Washington. Until then, please take a look at a few other articles and blog posts of note in today’s edition of Congress Links:


  • Commerce Secretary Gary Locke takes to the Wall Street Journal to push back against the claim that the Affordable Care Act will hurt businesses by eliminating a corporate tax deduction. (The Wall Street Journal)
  • The New York Times backs up Locke’s argument. (The New York Times)
  • The Las Vegas Sun, a homestate paper of Sen. John Ensign [R, AZ], has a long and devastating takedown of the scandal-plagued senator. (The Las Vegas Sun)
  • A key step in the successful implementation of the Affordable Care Act is follow-through from the government. The president is trying to accomplish this by picking a highly regarded but politically untested candidate to run the agency that administers Medicaid and Medicare. (The New Republic)
  • For more on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, check out’s list of six challenges facing health care reform. (
  • Hot Air catches president Obama making a serious Chicago baseball faux pas (Hot Air)
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