Morning Must Reads: March 22

In the news: Paul Ryan's budet, Obama's Israel speech, gun control in April, DOMA, Nicolas Sarkozy, Obamacare, and Calvin Trillin on his time at TIME.

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

  • Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget rejected in Senate on 40-59 vote Thursday night.
  • Yahoo creates a fascinating Senators’ Social Network.
  • Peter Beinart breaks down Obama’s speech in Israel.
  • Gun control will be the first order of business in the Senate when lawmakers return in April from their two-week holiday break.  A new Quinnipiac poll finds that 85% of gun owners support universal background checks before allowing purchase of a firearm.
  • Former President of France Nicolas Sarkozy investigated for allegedly abusing the frailty of 90 year-old L’Oréal heiress Liliane Bettencourt for campaign donations.
  • Health care insurers are warning that premiums will increase under Obamacare. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) mangles the information, saying the bill will “literally kill” vulnerable women and children during a speech on the House floor. Video below.
  • Three Marines die in shootings at Quantico.
  • George Will: Defense Against Marriage Act is unconstitutional.
  • New Yorker’s Calvin Trillin on his experience at TIME in the 1960s.