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7:00 PM ET, April 22, 2013


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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  —  There's a common thread linking conservatives' positions on gun control, immigration, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: the constant need to stoke fear.  By Michael Tomasky.  —  Liberals and civil libertarians shouldn't yet be saying that there's utterly …
Kevin Cirilli / Politico:
Lindsey Graham: Wrong name hid Russia trip  —  Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Monday that the FBI did not know that Tamerlan Tsarnaev — the deceased Boston Marathon bombing suspect — went on a six-month overseas trip in 2011 because his name was misspelled.
Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
White House: Dzhokar Tsarnaev not ‘an enemy combatant’
John Stanton / BuzzFeed:
Republican Lawmaker — And Former FBI Agent — Defends Bureau's Handling Of Boston Bombing
Jeremy Herb / The Hill:
White House: Boston suspect will not be treated as combatant
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: The Raw Story
Canada to announce arrests after thwarting ‘major terrorist attack’ - CBC
Discussion: Mediaite
Stewart Bell / National Post:
Two suspects in custody over alleged Canadian terror plot
Discussion: Jihad Watch
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
Washington Post:
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev charged with using ‘weapon of mass destruction’
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).
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:
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.
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
Discussion: The Raw Story
Kathryn A. Wolfe / Politico:
Furloughs, weather begin snarling air traffic  —  Air travelers in and out of Washington, New York, Boston and Charlotte began feeling the effects of the sequester on Monday, as flight delays and cancellations crept into the nation's flight schedules a day after the FAA started to furlough air traffic controllers.
Discussion: ABCNEWS, and Hot Air
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.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Jobless Trap  —  F.D.R. told us that the only thing we had to fear was fear itself.  But when future historians look back at our monstrously failed response to economic depression, they probably won't blame fear, per se.  Instead, they'll castigate our leaders for fearing the wrong things.
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: Capital New York and Hit & Run
Joncgabriel / FreedomWorks blogs:
13 Worst Predictions Made on Earth Day, 1970  —  The 1970s were a lousy decade.  Embarrassing movies, dreadful music and downright terrifying clothes reflected the national mood following an unpopular war, endless political scandals and a faltering economy.  —  Popular culture was consumed with decline, especially Hollywood.
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.
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
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Stefano Esposito / Chicago Sun Times:
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Brad Plumer / Wonkblog:
Why aren't younger Americans driving anymore?
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money and Eschaton
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
NC voters oppose many GOP proposals
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Joe. My. God.
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Manu Raju / Politico:
Ted Cruz vs. Marco Rubio on immigration
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Kevin Robillard / Politico:
Report: Bomb suspects' carjack victim spared because he wasn't American
Discussion: National Review
Fred Hiatt / Washington Post:
A red state/blue state chasm
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Obama political arm strikes fear in GOP
Discussion: CNN, Reuters, First Read and Booman Tribune

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Benjamin Mullin / New York Times:
Internal memo: Vice Media executives plan to lay off hundreds of its 900+ employees over the next week, and the company is in advanced talks to sell Refinery29

Brian Steinberg / Variety:
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