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10:35 AM ET, April 17, 2013


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David Sirota / Salon:
Let's hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a white American  —  There is a double standard: White terrorists are dealt with as lone wolves, Islamists are existential threats  —  As we now move into the official Political Aftermath period of the Boston bombing — the period that will determine …
Dale Russell / Atlanta News, Weather …:
EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Boston Marathon bomb  —  The bomb that exploded at the finish line of Monday's Boston Marathon sent shock waves across the country.  Crime scene photos obtained exclusively by FOX 5 Atlanta are the first look at what is left of the first deadly device.
Susan Tran / WHDH-TV:
EXCLUSIVE: New pics from moments before, after blasts  —  BOSTON (WHDH) — Photos sent to 7News by a viewer show the scene just before and right after the bombs went off on Boylston Street.  —  7News has provided these pictures to the FBI as they continue their investigation.
Tim Rohan / New York Times:
In Grisly Image, a Father Sees His Son  —  BOSTON — When Jeff Bauman woke up in a hospital bed on Tuesday, an air tube was down his throat, both of his legs had been amputated at the knee, and his father was by his side.  He tried to talk, but he could not.
Chris Buckley / New York Times:
China Mourns the Death of a Student in Boston Blast  —  HONG KONG - Mourning for a Chinese student who was the third victim killed in the Boston Marathon bombing rippled across her home country on Wednesday, when Internet sites and news reports described and celebrated a young woman whose ambitions …
Amy Davidson / News Desk:
The Saudi Marathon Man  —  A twenty-year-old man who had been watching the Boston Marathon had his body torn into by the force of a bomb.  He wasn't alone; a hundred and seventy-six people were injured.  But he was the only one who, while in the hospital being treated for his wounds …
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Bring on the Next Marathon
Discussion: JustOneMinute and Hit & Run
Ron Fournier /
Why Boston Bombings Might Be Scarier Than 9/11
Scott Malone / Reuters:
Boston bomb probe looking at pressure cooker, backpacks
Discussion: Riehl World News and The Week
Yahoo! News:
Second Boston Marathon victim identified: Krystle Campbell
Ruby Cramer / BuzzFeed:
Militia Groups Denounce Boston Marathon Attack
Discussion: and Hot Air
Sen. Manchin: Background Checks Won't Survive Today's Vote  —  Potential GOP supporters out front on immigration won't risk second battle with conservative base on guns, Manchin tells NBC News..  —  In this April 10, 2013 file photo, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., left, and Sen. Patrick Toomey …
Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
Sen. Joe Manchin Tells Reporters His Expanded Background Checks Amendment Will Fail In The Senate Today  —  Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) told reporters on Wednesday that the compromise legislation he crafted with Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) to expand background checks for gun purchasers does …
First Read:
First Thoughts: Background-check measure expected to fall short  —  Background-check measure expected to fall short in the Senate... Vote takes place at 4:00 pm ET... Manchin: “We will not get the votes today”... Striking that something polling 90% can't get 60 votes... Home Alone …
Discussion: Marist Poll and The Hill
Jon Schuppe /
Anthony Weiner at 2nd Place in Democratic Mayoral Poll by NBC New York/Marist  —  Disgraced former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner could mount a serious Democratic primary challenge against City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, whose lead in the mayoral race is slipping, a new NBC New York/Marist College poll shows.
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
NBC: Manchin Concedes That Background Checks ‘Will Not Get The Votes’  —  Amid growing Republican opposition to a bipartisan proposal that would expand background checks for gun purchases, one of the measure's chief sponsors acknowledged Wednesday that it will fail in the Senate — at least for now.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Manchin Accuses NRA Of Lying About Background Checks, Says Bill Is Likely To Fail
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
On Gun Control, the Dems Don't Have the Votes
Discussion: Associated Press
Senate to start votes on gun bill
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Sen. Reid rolls dice on gun bill
The Post and Courier:
Jenny Sanford accuses Mark Sanford of trespassing at Sullivan's Island home  —  Republican congressional candidate Mark Sanford is accused of trespassing at his ex-wife's home and faces a court appearance two days after the 1st District special election, according to published reports that surfaced late Tuesday night.
Bruce Smith / Associated Press:
AP: Ex-wife says former SC Gov. Sanford trespassed  —  CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A lawyer says ex-South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford trespassed at his ex-wife's home and he has been ordered to appear in court two days after his special congressional election.  —  Documents acquired …
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Ex-wife accuses Mark Sanford of trespassing
Paul Krugman:
Reinhart-Rogoff, Continued  —  I was going to post something sort of kind of defending Reinhart-Rogoff in the wake of the new revelations — not their results, which I never believed, nor their failure to carefully test their results for robustness, but rather their motives.
Mike Konczal /
Researchers Finally Replicated Reinhart-Rogoff, and There Are Serious Problems.
Tim Fernholz / Quartz:
How influential was the Rogoff-Reinhart study warning that high debt kills growth?
Discussion: Business Insider and Brad DeLong
John Bresnahan / Politico:
Letter sent to Roger Wicker tests positive for ricin  —  An envelope sent to the U.S. Senate office of Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) included a substance that has tested positive for Ricin, two sources say.  —  It was not immediately clear when the envelope was received.
Financial Times:
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Discussion: Marginal Revolution
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
IS THIS THE BOMBER?  Man With Black Backpack Before Bombing - Then Without Backpack Moments Before Blast  —  These photos from yesterday's marathon were forwarded to me from a trusted source and came from a Japanese Flickr account.  —  This photo here shows the Boston crowd before the bombing... And then after the bombing.
Discussion: Riehl World News and Doug Ross
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama dismisses North Korean nuclear missile threat in interview  —  President Obama said in an interview that aired Tuesday he did not believe North Korea was able to marry its nuclear weapons and missile technology.  —  “You know, based on our current intelligence assessments …
Discussion: Politico
Hayes Brown / ThinkProgress:
Texas Attorney General: Democrats Pose Greater Threat To Texas Than North Korea
Discussion: BOR
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Discussion: ImmigrationProf Blog
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Discussion: Joe. My. God.
New York Times:
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Sean Higgins / Washington Examiner:
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Glenn Thrush / Politico:
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Discussion: The Huffington Post
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