DAY'S END ROUNDUP

FROM THE BLOGS:

High oil prices boosting the economy
Jim Puzzanghera at the Los Angeles Times
reports that the economy will withstand higher gas prices because they’re a result of increased demand from an improving economy.

Don’t blame it on the GOP primary rules
Josh Putnam and John Sides at Bloomberg
argue that, contrary to criticism, the new primary rules are not to blame for the ongoing GOP nomination process.

Obama is losing on Keystone
Byron York at The Washington Examiner
says the president is facing a tide of opposition from the public and lawmakers alike to his policies around the Keystone XL pipeline.

Hunger Games aims at big government, big media
The pop culture phenomenon hits the big screen this weekend, and James Pinkerton at Fox News says it’s more than just typical blockbuster fair.

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

Obama camp’s pitch: ‘Hell yeah, I’m for Obamacare'
Daniel Strauss at The Hill reports on the campaign’s recent embrace of the controversial term.

Obama: ‘If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon’
The president waded into the shooting death controversy on Friday, reports Jonathan Easley and Peter Schroeder at The Hill.