Thursday March 29, 2012 Happening Now

Good Morning!

Health Care continues to dominate the news. Oral arguments wrapped up yesterday. Now the action goes behind closed doors at the Justices hammer it out in private. Court watchers do not think it's looking great for the Health Care overhaul, but no one really knows for sure. A ruling is expected in late June (just in time for the presidential campaign. We'll get analysis from Joe Trippi and Judge Napolitano.

President Obama expected to come out swinging at the oil companies today. He'll make a Rose Garden speech urging Congress to end what he calls "the billions in taxpayer dollars handed out to oil companies." There is a Senate procedural vote today on a bill to repeal oil tax subsidies. The AAA average per gallon of gas is now 3.92 (up another penny today).

1045EDT -- POTUS delivers remarks urging Congress to vote to end the billions in taxpayer dollars handed out to oil companies every yr. Rose Garden. LIVE

We also get weekly unemployment numbers today and a reading on 4th quarter GDP.. we can ask Steve Moore about all these numbers and what they mean to our pocketbooks.

Republicans in the House today expected to vote on a $3.5 trillion budget that makes changes to Medicare and cuts programs like food stamps. It's headed for passage in the House, but in the Senate? Not so much.

The House is deadlocked over a massive transportation bill set to expire at midnight. We could be looking at a partial shutdown of some projects and government agencies. Mike Emanuel on this story.

William La Jeunesse has a "fast and furious" update on ICE agent Jaime Zapata who was killed in Mexico last year by a drug cartel.

New details today in that freakout on a JetBlue flight.. Laura Ingle on that story.

New questions about that deadly wildfire in Colorado. The Governor has temporarily banned the use of "controlled burns." Dan Springer on that.

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