Morning Must Reads: February 27

In the news: Wal-Mart in trouble, Robin Kelly wins Dem. primary, Gov. Christie approves Medicaid under Obamacare, and Fed Chairman Bernake gives Congress a lesson in austerity economics.

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The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

  • Robin Kelly wins Democratic primary with Mayor Bloomberg’s help, odd-on favorite for former Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr.’s spot .
  • Chief Justice Roberts’ history with the Voting Rights Act.
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have released “several hundred” immigrants from deportation centers across the country, saying the move is an effort to cut costs ahead of the sequester.
  • Wal-Mart is in trouble– expiration of the pay-roll tax cut, increase in gas and food prices to blame.
  • Sequester hits big cities and military communities, averts rural areas and suburbs.
  • NJ Governor Chris Christie has decided to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. National Review puts up poll: “Is Chris Christie a conservative?”
  • Sen. Marco Rubio goes shopping on Wall Street.
  • Fed Chairman Ben Bernake gave a lesson in austerity economics to Congress.
  • Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) talked to Salon abut her 2012 presidential run: “I didn’t get anything wrong that I said during the course of the debates.”