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12:50 PM ET, April 21, 2013


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Christopher Bucktin /
Boston bombers: FBI hunting 12-strong terrorist “sleeper cell” linked to brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev  —  Police believe the pair were specially trained to carry out the devastating attack  —  Covered boat: Fugitive was found in back yard  —  The FBI was last night hunting …
Zack Beauchamp / ThinkProgress:
Top Democrat Slams GOP's Islamophobia After Boston Bombing  —  Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) smacked down Rep. Peter King's (R-NY) attempt to link Boston bombers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to Islamic extremists based in the American Muslim community with no evidence …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and CNN
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Top Conservatives Admit Boston Bombing Suspect Cannot Be Tried In Military Tribunal  —  On Friday, while the manhunt for suspected Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev continued, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) published a series of tweets suggesting that he wanted to revive the George W. Bush-era debates …
Daily Mail:
Was Boston bomber inspired by Russia's Bin Laden?  FBI tracked radicalised older brother ‘for five years’ after being told of his links to Chechen terrorists  — But FBI later discounted Tamerlan as a threat, despite telling his mother he was an ‘extremist leader’
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Amazing New Details from the Chase for the Boston Bombers  —  The police chief of the Watertown police department shares amazing new details of the chase for the Boston bombings suspects from Thursday night into Friday evening:  —  The police chief, Edward Deveau, describes how cops nearly apprehended …
CBS News:
Boston bombing suspect in serious condition  —  (CBS News) BOSTON - We are Boston.  We are strong.  We are Boston strong.  —  That was the message of an emotional ceremony at Fenway Park before the Boston Red Sox game Saturday afternoon — and the feeling throughout the city after the capture …
Scott Shane / New York Times:
Inquiry Shifts to Suspect's Russian Trip
Josh Rogin / Foreign Policy:
Obama thanks Putin for help in Boston
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Older Suspect Described As Controlling, Manipulative
Daily Mail:
‘Terrorista#1’: Bragging license plate on BMW belonging to friends of captured Boston bomber …
The Boston Globe:
Brothers in Marathon bombings took two paths into infamy
Amie Parnes / The Hill:
Home-grown terrorist attack threatens to disrupt Obama's second-term agenda
Amy Chozick / New York Times:
Koch Brothers Making Play for Tribune's Newspapers  —  Three years ago, Charles and David Koch, the billionaire industrialists and supporters of libertarian causes, held a seminar of like-minded, wealthy political donors at the St. Regis Resort in Aspen, Colo. They laid out a three-pronged …
Suzanne Daley / New York Times:
Danes Rethink a Welfare State Ample to a Fault  —  COPENHAGEN — It began as a stunt intended to prove that hardship and poverty still existed in this small, wealthy country, but it backfired badly.  Visit a single mother of two on welfare, a liberal member of Parliament goaded …
Discussion: Firedoglake and The Spectacle Blog
Associated Press:
Hagel: Israel, US see ‘exactly same’ Iran threat  —  TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Sunday the United States and Israel see “exactly the same” threat from Iran, but differ on when it may reach the point of requiring U.S. or Israeli military action.
Discussion: Associated Press and The Hill
Kyle Balluck / The Hill:
Kerry annouces doubling of nonlethal aid to Syrian opposition
2 shot as thousands rally to celebrate marijuana in Denver  —  Two people were shot in Denver's Civic Center Saturday where thousands of people gathered for marijuana-inspired “420 Day” festivities, paramedics said.  —  Denver police spokesman Sonny Jackson said a man and woman in their 20s …
Republican Party of Benton County Newsletter  —  A newsletter for Members, Republican Elected Officials,  —  Candidates and Friends  —  Benton County Republican Committee Members,  —  I am very excited to announce confirmation of Governor Nikki R. Haley from South Carolina …
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Dems scramble to change the subject after collapse of gun bill  —  Democrats in Congress have quickly changed the subject from gun control to immigration reform and are relieved to be moving past an issue that divided them to more solid political ground.  —  The political momentum …
Discussion: The Hope For America
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