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8:40 PM ET, April 22, 2013


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Alyssa Rosenberg / ThinkProgress:
42 Million People Watched Last Hour Of Manhunt For Accused Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Unsealed Complaint and Affidavit - U.S. v Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Discussion: Hot Air
Tim Murphy / Mother Jones:
The 11 Most Mystifying Things the Tsarnaev Brothers Did
Jeremy Herb / The Hill:
White House: Boston suspect will not be treated as combatant
Washington Post:
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev charged with using ‘weapon of mass destruction’
Michele McPhee / ABCNEWS:
Boston Bomb Suspect Eyed in Connection to 2011 Triple Murder  —  In the wake of the revelations about the violent nature of accused marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, investigators in the Boston suburbs tell ABC News they are probing whether he may have been involved in an unsolved grisly triple homicide …
Discussion: Politico
Michael B. Mukasey / Wall Street Journal:
Make No Mistake, It Was Jihad  —  Let's hope the administration gets over its reluctance to recognize attacks on the U.S. for what they are.  —  If your concern about the threat posed by the Tsarnaev brothers is limited to assuring that they will never be in a position to repeat their grisly acts, rest easy.
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
After Boston: Don't Get Fooled Again by the ‘War on Terror’ Hawks  —  Yes, of course terrorism is real.  But that doesn't mean the hawkish approach to counterterrorism hasn't been discredited.  —  The self-assurance of War on Terror hawks is one of the most peculiar phenomena in our politics.
Discussion: The Mahablog
Michael Tomasky / The Daily Beast:
The Conservative Paranoid Mind
Greg Weston / CBC News:
Alleged terror plot thwarted by arrests in Ontario, Quebec  —  RCMP to outline joint operation involving CSIS, U.S. authorities and local police at 3:30 ET  —  Canadian police and intelligence agencies will announce later today they have thwarted a plot to carry out a major terrorist attack …
Canadian police: 2 arrested in al Qaeda-supported terror plot  —  (CNN) — Canadian authorities have arrested two men accused of plotting to attack a passenger train in an al Qaeda-supported plot, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Monday.  —  Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, of Montreal …
Greg Weston / CBC News:
Alleged terror plot targeting Via train thwarted
Discussion: Boing Boing and The Raw Story
Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
Matthew Keys on Reuters firing: ‘I assume they were looking for an out’  —  Matthew Keys said his firing from Reuters “wasn't unexpected” — and while the company told him they “did not agree with” some of the coverage he did on his own about the Boston bombings and did not mention the indictment against him …
Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
Reuters fires Matthew Keys
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Colbert Busch expands lead  —  PPP's newest poll on the special election in South Carolina finds Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch expanding her lead to 9 points over Mark Sanford at 50/41.  Green Party candidate Eugene Platt polls at 3%.  —  Colbert Busch's lead is on the rise for several reasons.
Rand Paul:
Sen. Paul Issues Letter to Majority Leader Reid Regarding Consideration of Immigration Bill  —  In the wake of the Boston Marathon Bombings, focus should be on National Security  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. - Sen. Rand Paul today issued a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid urging …
Erica Ritz /
BECK BREAKS EXCLUSIVE INFORMATION ON SAUDI NATIONAL ONCE CONSIDERED A PERSON OF INTEREST IN BOSTON BOMBINGS  —  Editor's Note: We'll be discussing this story and all the day's news during our live BlazeCast at 12pm ET...including your questions, comments & live chat:  —  Background points:
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Top Opponent Of Immigration Reform Totally Loses It During Immigration Hearing  —  Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) tore into conservative critics who have sought to exploit the Boston bombings to delay immigration reform, eliciting a strong rebuke from Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA).
Susan Page / Associated Press:
USA TODAY Poll: Public support for gun control ebbs  —  WASHINGTON — Four months after the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a USA TODAY Poll finds support for a new gun-control law ebbing as prospects for passage on Capitol Hill seem to fade.
David Carr / New York Times:
The Pressure to Be the TV News Leader Tarnishes a Big Brand  —  Like a lot of Americans, when I woke up on Friday morning and found out there was a manhunt in the Boston area for the remaining suspect in Monday's bombing at the marathon, I turned on CNN.  —  It's a common impulse, although less common than it used to be.
New York Times:
4:09:43: One Moment in Boston  —  “In front of us, there was a flash of glass and smoke that came across where we were walking on the sidewalk.”  —  Ms. Carmona and her husband, Paul, work on the organizing committee of the Austin Marathon.  She ran the Boston Marathon in 2011 …
Discussion: Poynter
Patrick Gavin / Politico:
White House Correspondents' Dinner terror deja vu  —  Two weeks before Conan O'Brien was set to headline the White House Correspondents Association's annual dinner, a deadly terrorist attack took place on American soil, riveting the nation's attention and sending the country in mourning.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Jill Colvin / Politicker:
Bloomberg Says Interpretation of Constitution Will ‘Have to Change’ After Boston Bombing  —  Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.  (Photo John Moore/Getty Images)  —  In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday the country's interpretation …
Discussion: Hit & Run and Capital New York
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Senator Told Shooting Victim's Mother He Supported Background Checks, Then Voted Against Them  —  Shortly before the a crucial Senate vote to expand background checks in gun transactions, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) sent a letter to the mother of a shooting victim claiming that he was “truly sorry” …
Discussion: Daily Kos and Crooks and Liars
Daniel W. Drezner:
Meet the revisionist George W. Bush — pretty much the same as the old George W. Bush  —  The George W. Bush presidential library is having its coming-out party this week.  Five years after the end of the Bush administration, it's about time for a push to recalibrate our historical understanding of George W. Bush's legacy.
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Discussion: National Review
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Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Obama political arm strikes fear in GOP
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