Today’s three MoJo picks:
1) Can Michelle Obama Save Health Care Reform?
David Corn: On a day when the politerati focused on President Obama’s press conference (Iran, health care, Iran, health care, the economy, smoking, Iran), Chris Matthews, Richard Wolffe, and I went off-topic to discuss whether Michelle Obama can help her husband sell the health care bill now under construction in Congress. Watch the video.
2) Barney Frank to F-22: Drop Dead
Rachel Morris: Rep. Barney Frank has authored an amendment that would remove funding for the extra F-22s that the House Armed Services committee slipped into the defense budget authorization bill last week. Here’s the story so far.
3) Will Europe Out-Whale Japan?
Jen Phillips: The International Whaling Commmission is meeting in Portugal this week, and there’s a small Japanese fishing town that gives dead whales Buddhist names. Really! Read more.