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1:45 PM ET, May 1, 2013

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Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: Saudi Arabia ‘warned the United States IN WRITING about Boston Bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2012’  — Saudis developed intelligence separately from Russia, which also warned the U.S. about the accused Boston bomber  — A letter to the Department of Homeland Security allegedly named Tsarnaev …
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Boston Globe:
Three additional people arrested in Boston Marathon bombings  —  Three college students have been arrested by federal authorities in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings, a law enforcement official familar with the case said this morning.  —  The Boston police Web page said that three additional …
Julian Pecquet / The Hill:
White House denies Saudis sent warning about Boston suspect  —  The Obama administration on Wednesday strongly denied reports that Saudi Arabia warned U.S. law enforcement officials last year that Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev posed a threat.  —  Saudi Arabia sent the Department …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Fox News:
3 more suspects taken into custody in Boston bombing case, police say  —  Three additional suspects were taken into custody in the Boston Marathon bombing case, the Boston Police Department tells FoxNews.com.  —  Police would not confirm when the suspects were taken into custody, and referred further questions to the FBI.
Yahoo! News:
Breaking: Boston police take three Boston Marathon bombing suspects into custody
Discussion: The Raw Story and Jihad Watch
MyFoxBoston:
BPD: 3 additional suspects taken into custody in Marathon bombings
Discussion: The Jawa Report
Miketoole / CBS Boston:
3 Additional Suspects Arrested In Boston Marathon Bombings Case
Discussion: The Verge and Business Insider
Jon Cohen / Washington Post:   Most want death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev if he is convicted of Boston bombing
Jake Sherman / Politico:
A House in chaos  —  Less than two weeks ago, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy walked upstairs to Majority Leader Eric Cantor's Capitol office to discuss a sensitive issue: Why did Cantor schedule a vote before McCarthy had the chance to survey Republican support?
Discussion: The Maddow Blog
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Carrie Budoff Brown / Reuters:
Gay rights push threatens immigration deal  —  The most serious threat to bipartisan immigration reform doesn't involve border security or guest workers or even the path to citizenship.  —  It's about gay rights.  —  Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) …
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Bottoms Up, Lame Duck  —  During the 2012 campaign, the president and his top advisers liked to make the argument that if he was re-elected, the “fever” would break.  Washington would no longer be the graveyard of progress, the crypt of consensus.  Once dystopian Republicans accepted …
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Molly Powell / National Review:
Cruz 2016  —  Freshman senator Ted Cruz is considering a presidential run, according to his friends and confidants.  —  Cruz won't talk about it publicly, and even privately he's cagey about revealing too much of his thought process or intentions.  But his interest is undeniable.
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
GOP Battles A Threat To Gun Rights That Even The NRA Says Doesn't Exist  —  Republican lawmakers are pushing legislation aimed at combating a threat to gun rights that even the National Rifle Association has described as pure fiction.  —  A bill introduced late last week by Sen. James Inhofe …
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Jeff Cox / CNBC:
Spring Slowdown Paints Ugly Picture for Jobs: ADP  —  The gloomy news continued for jobs as ADP reported Wednesday that private companies created just 119,000 new positions in April.  —  That was well below expectations and confirmation that the labor market is slowing heading into late spring and early summer.
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Paul Davidson / USA Today:
ADP reports 119K private job gains in April
Discussion: The Raw Story
Joe Weisenthal / Business Insider:
WHOOPS: ADP JOBS REPORT MISSES EXPECTATIONS — JUST 119K NEW JOBS
Discussion: Hot Air and Calculated Risk
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
Pat Toomey: Background Checks Died Because GOP Didn't Want To Help Obama  —  Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) revealed that some members of his party opposed expanding background checks for gun sales recently because they didn't want to “be seen helping the president.”
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Evan Brandt / Main Line Media News:
Toomey doubts second Senate gun-control vote any time soon
Boston Globe:
Gabriel E. Gomez wins GOP nod in special US Senate primary; Edward J. Markey to run for the Democrats  —  Will he be the next Scott Brown?  —  Gabriel E. Gomez, a 47-year-old son of immigrants who became a Navy pilot and SEAL before becoming a private equity investor, won the Republican nomination tonight …
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Scott Lemieux / American Prospect:
FDA's Plan B on Plan B Is Still Not Good Enough  —  Last month, federal judge Edward Korman held that the Obama administration's override of the FDA's recommendation for over-the-counter emergency contraception was illegal.  The “compromise” of making Plan B available without a prescription …
Discussion: Washington Post and She The People
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Food and Drug Administration:
FDA approves Plan B One-Step emergency contraceptive without a prescription for women 15 years of age and older
ThinkProgress:
DIRTY TRICKS: Mysterious Conservative Group Sending Out Push Polls In South Carolina Special Election  —  HILTON HEAD, South Carolina — A mysterious conservative group has been placing highly-misleading phone calls to South Carolina voters, trying to dissuade them from voting for the Democrat …
Matthew Yglesias / Slate:
It's a 401(k) World and It Basically Sucks  —  I like the metaphor in Tom Friedman's latest column, arguing that we now live in a 401(k) world.  But I wish he'd spelled it out in greater detail, because the problem with living in a 401(k) world is that Planet 401(k) is a pretty sucky planet.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Kim Murphy / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Sarah Palin for Senate?  Some tea party activists want her to run  —  SEATTLE — Sarah Palin's last elective position in Alaska ended early when in 2009 she abandoned the governorship midway through her first term.  —  But tea party activists appear eager for a comeback …
Jason Dick / Roll Call:
Larry Flynt Endorses Mark Sanford — Because it Wasn't all Weird Enough  —  Because things weren't weird enough in the special election for South Carolina's 1st District House seat, what with satirist Stephen Colbert's sister taking on the world's foremost Appalachian Trail hiker …
Discussion: TheBlaze.com
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Michael McAuliff / The Huffington Post:
GOP Census Bill Would Eliminate America's Economic Indicators  —  WASHINGTON — A group of Republicans are cooking up legislation that could give President Barack Obama an unintentional assist with disagreeable unemployment numbers — by eliminating the key economic statistic altogether.
 
 
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Roger Simon / Reuters:
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