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Obama agenda: A warning shot

“President Obama issued an extraordinary warning to the Supreme Court yesterday, saying that if justices vote to strike down ObamaCare they would be thwarting the will of the people,” the New York Post writes. “Speaking in the Rose Garden, Obama predicted the court would uphold the health-care law, saying the court ‘will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.’” And: Appearing alongside Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderon, Obama decried the prospect “that an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law.”

Romney responded to that on FOX last night, per GOP 12: "Isn't this wonderful to finally have a liberal talking about judicial activism? I think we can come together on this. We've been concerned about judicial activism for years and years and years. What the president's complaining about, however, is that the Supreme Court might actually apply the Constitution to the bill that he passed! And the whole purpose of the Supreme Court is to make sure that Congress does not pass laws that are in violation of the Constitution."

“In an election-year pitch to middle-class voters, President Barack Obama is denouncing a House Republican budget plan as a ‘Trojan horse,’ warning that it represents ‘an attempt to impose a radical vision on our country’ that would hurt the pocketbooks of working families,” AP writes.

Reuters also picks up on it: “President Barack Obama, seizing on Republican plans to slash deficits that the White House sees as a potent vote winner for Democrats in this year's election, slammed his opponents on Tuesday to reinforce his claim that they favor the rich.”

The AP notes that student loan debt is threatening the recovery: “With a still-wobbly jobs market, these loans are increasingly hard to pay off. Unable to find work, many students have returned to school, further driving up their indebtedness. Average student loan debt recently topped $25,000, up 25 percent in 10 years. And the mushrooming debt has direct implications for taxpayers, since 8 in 10 of these loans are government-issued or guaranteed.”