Reason Morning Links: Obama's Presser, Specter Blocks Card Check, Cold Fusion!


• Obama promotes budget in prime time press conference. Two interesting bits: No questions about war or terrorism, and no questions from any of the country's four largest newspapers.

• States relaxing prison policies to ease budget crunch.

• Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) will vote to block card check, dashing Democrats' hope for a filibuster-proof majority.

• City of Atlanta decides it will fight, not settle, lawsuit from the family of Kathryn Johnston, the 92-year-old woman shot and killed in a drug raid in 2006.

• Reason contributor Jeffrey Miron argues for drug legalization at CNN.

• Cold fusion breakthrough! Again.

• Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) proposes bill to allow newspapers to reorganize as non-profits; would forbid them from making political endorsements.