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4:55 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 …
Alyssa Kilzer / Fox News:
I know the Boston bombers  —  The FBI released images of the pair of suspects believed to be responsible for the bombing attack near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.  Investigators are asking for the public's help with any information leading to their whereabouts.
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 …
Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
Harris-Perry: Bombers' Muslim Faith As Relevant To Bombing As Ben Affleck Movies About Violence In Boston  —  Making the point that the Tsarnaev brothers' Muslim faith at the moment bears little relevance to the investigation into the brothers' decision to attack the Boston Marathon last week …
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: JIHADOLOGY and The Gateway Pundit
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 …
Discussion: Reuters and The Other McCain
Los Angeles Times:
FBI: Boston suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev followed ‘radical Islam’
Washington Post:
Conflict in the Caucasus reflected in suspect's YouTube playlist
Discussion: Infowars
Donovan Slack / Politico:
Rogers blames Russians
Ashley Killough / CNN:
House Homeland Security chairman believes suspect trained in Russia
Discussion: Politico, Foreign Policy and The Hill
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
McCaul: Older Boston suspect likely ‘received training’ on Russia trip
Discussion: Politico
Ben Goad / The Hill:
Rep. Peter King: Bombing suspect may hold ‘treasure trove of intelligence’
Discussion: Newsday, Politico and Guardian
Zack Ford / ThinkProgress:
Arkansas Republicans: Shoot Lawmakers For Expanding Medicaid
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Jason Tolbert / Talk Business:   Benton County GOP Newsletter Article Suggests “Shooting” Legislators
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Gang of Eight senators: Boston is reason for urgency on immigration reform  —  The Boston Marathon tragedy is a reason for Congress to move faster - not slower - to overhaul the nation's immigration system, according to two co-authors of a Senate reform package.
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Schumer, Graham spar over ‘enemy combatant’ designation for suspect
Discussion: Politico
David Edwards / The Raw Story:   Lindsey Graham blames FBI for Boston bombing: ‘The ball was dropped’
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 …
Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
Koch Brothers Plan To Buy Up Eight Major Newspapers
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
No Bully in the Pulpit  —  THE graying man flashing fury in the Rose Garden on behalf of the Newtown families, the grieving man wiping away tears after speaking at the Boston memorial service, is not the same man who glided into office four years ago.  —  President Obama has watched …
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 …
Jason Howerton /
FREEJAHAR HASHTAG HITS TWITTER AS PEOPLE SYMPATHIZE WITH BOSTON TERROR SUSPECT WHO ALLEGEDLY PLACED BOMB THAT KILLED 8-YEAR-OLD  —  Despite the mounting evidence against him, there are actually people who believe that Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar “Jahar” Tsarnaev is an innocent patsy being framed by the government.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Ed Driscoll
Ruth O'Brien:
A Day of Terror  —  I always know it's my birthday when things start blowing up.  A close friend from Germany would telephone, and for the life of me, I was flattered and impressed: How did she remember?  That was until I recalled that the New York Times covered the Jewish cemetery in Iselin …
Washington Post:
Police, citizens and technology factor into Boston bombing probe
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Rewinding History, Bush Museum Lets You Decide  —  UNIVERSITY PARK, Tex. — More than four years after leaving office, former President George W. Bush has a question for America: So what would you have done?  —  In a new brick-and-limestone museum, visitors to an interactive theater …
Discussion: Hullabaloo and
Stephen F. Knott / Washington Post:
George W. Bush is victim of a rush to judgment
Aaron Couch / Hollywood Reporter:
FCC Blesses Red Sox Player's F-Bomb: He ‘Spoke From the Heart’ (Video)  —  David Ortiz's emotional Fenway Park speech included the line “This is our f—ing city!”  —  If ever there were an excuse for on-air f-bomb, this is it.  —  When the Boston Red Sox returned to Fenway Park Saturday …
Legendary sportscaster Al Michaels arrested, charged with DUI  —  (CNN) — The man revered for yelling “Do you believe in miracles?” as the U.S. hockey team upset the mighty Soviets in the 1980 Winter Olympics was arrested and charged with misdemeanor DUI in Southern California on Friday night, Santa Monica police said.
Discussion:, Deadspin and
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Americans who distrust Muslims are likelier to back the war on terror
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Race row as Tory town tells Gove super-head: We don't want your inner-city pupils here
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Dems scramble to change the subject after collapse of gun control bill
Discussion: The Hope For America
Associated Press:
Hagel: Israel, US see ‘exactly same’ Iran threat
Discussion: Associated Press and The Hill