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11:48 AM, March 29th, 2012

Frontpage: Thursday Mar 29th

  1. Mitt Laughs About Layoffs: During a conference call Wednesday, Mitt Romney told Wisconsin voters a hilarious story his father being led in a parade while running for governor of Michigan. The marching band only knew the Wisconsin fight song, not the Michigan one, which was super awkward because Romney Sr., then the head of American Motors, didn’t want to remind Michigan voters that he was moving his company’s factory to Wisconsin. LOL indeed.
  2. Zimmerman Video Shows No Injuries: Zimmerman’s attorney had claimed in recent days that Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old his client shot and killed last month, attacked him before the fatal incident, breaking the neighborhood watch captain’s nose and bloodying his head and face. But a police video released Wednesday showed police frisking a handcuffed Zimmerman with no discernible facial injuries. 
  3. Family Health-Care Costs to Top $20K: The average health-care costs for a family of four will top $20,000 in 2012, according to an independent research group—a seven percent increase from 2011.  It’s the fifth year in a row that health-care costs have increased between seven and eight percent. 
  4. Rubio Endorses Romney: Another win for Mitt. Tea Party Senator Marco Rubio endorsed Mitt Romney in an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity. Rubio said that Romney is a “very clear alternative” to Obama’s plan for the country. As for the current Republican race, the first-term senator said that it’s a “recipe for delivery four more years of Obama.” 
  5. Murdoch Ready to ‘Hit Back Hard’News Corp. chief Rupert Murdoch posted an ominous warning on Twitter Thursday: “Seems every competitor and enemy piling on with lies and libels. So bad, easy to hit back hard, which preparing.” The tycoon has been under renewed fire lately over reports from an Australian newspaper that his media empire had promoted piracy in a bid to top its pay-TV rivals.

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