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10:55 PM ET, April 23, 2013

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Bomb suspect influenced by mysterious radical  —  You are here  —  Home » Government and politics » Bomb suspect influenced by mysterious radical  —  FILE - This combination of undated file photos shows Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, left, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19.
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Washington Post:
Boston bombing suspect cites U.S. wars as motivation, officials say  —  The 19-year-old suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has told interrogators that the American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan motivated him and his brother to carry out the attack, according to U.S. officials familiar with the interviews.
Andrew Kitzenberg / getonhand.com:
Boston Bombing Suspect Shootout Pictures  —  On Thursday night [Friday morning] at 12:45am EST. I was in my living room working on my computer when I heard multiple “pops” coming from outside.  At that point, I had no idea that I was about to become an eye witness to the biggest news story in the country.
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
Alex Jones Downplays Connection To “Boston Bomber”  —  Tamerlan Tsarnaev reportedly listened to the conspiracist radio host.  “My show is anti-terrorism.”  —  Via: The Lowell Sun & Robin Young, File / AP  —  WASHINGTON — Alex Jones is not surprised that the media is reporting …
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Rand Paul: Suspect not enemy combatant  —  Sen. Rand Paul on Monday made clear that in his view, the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings should be tried through normal means, rather than as an enemy combatant.  —  “You know, I want to congratulate law enforcement for getting …
Hunter Walker / Talking Points Memo:
Former GOP Candidate Reacts After Man He Allegedly Framed For Ricin Poisoning Is Released  —  A former Republican candidate for Mississippi's House of Representatives named J. Everett Dutschke expressed disbelief and dismay Tuesday shortly after a man he was accused of framing for mailing letters …
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CNN:
Charges against Mississippi ricin suspect dropped
Discussion: The Week and Outside the Beltway
Washington Post:
Charges dropped against Miss. man in ricin case as FBI searches second home
Discussion: Daily Mail, Power Line and The Fix
Joe Picard / The Hill:
Charges against ricin suspect dismissed; no evidence found
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Reid Tests GOP Outrage Over Airport Delays With Plan To Pay Down Sequestration For Five Months  —  Amid GOP complaints about airport delays caused by sequestration, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said he intends to promptly introduce legislation to use war savings to pay down automatic …
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Travis Waldron / ThinkProgress:
After Demanding Senate Pass A Budget, GOP Refuses To Enter Budget Negotiations
Discussion: The Hill and Hullabaloo
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
The Gun Vote and 2014: Will There Be an Electoral Price?
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
Reid will try to replace sequester with war savings from Afghan drawdown
Discussion: Politico
Anne Bartlett / Post Politics:
Baucus to retire rather than seek reelection in 2014, strategists say  —  View Photo Gallery —The 2014 midterm elections are just around the corner.  These are the races to watch.  —  Baucus, 71, first elected in 1978,has been the top Democrat on the powerful committee since 2001.
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Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Careers Taking a Turn For the Worse  —  It's surely a coincidence that Max Baucus' retirement came so soon after an April 6 article by the New York Times' Eric Lipton about the twenty-eight former Baucus staffers who have been registered to lobby on tax issues during the Obama years.
Miketoole / CBS Boston:
Miller: Tsarnaev Brothers Killed MIT Officer Because They Needed A Gun  —  BOSTON (CBS) - The Boston Marathon bombings appear to have been driven by the older of the two suspects, according to CBS News.  —  Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was killed in a shootout with police Friday as investigators closed in on them.
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Kevin Cullen / The Boston Globe:
Also admits he and brother Tamerlin were behind killing of MIT officer
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Jennifer Rubin / Right Turn:
Bush is back  —  It took less than 4 1/2 years of the Obama presidency for President George W. Bush to mount his comeback.  While doing absolutely nothing on his own behalf (he's been the most silent ex-president in my lifetime), his approval is up to 47 percent according to The Post/ABC poll.
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Apple:
Apple Reports Second Quarter Results  —  37.4 Million iPhones Sold; 19.5 Million iPads Sold  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2013 second quarter ended March 30, 2013.  The Company posted quarterly revenue of $43.6 billion and quarterly net profit of $9.5 billion, or $10.09 per diluted share.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Turbulence at The Times  —  One Monday morning in April, Jill Abramson called Dean Baquet into her office to complain.  The executive editor of The New York Times was upset about the paper's recent news coverage — she felt it wasn't “buzzy” enough, a source there said — and placed blame on Baquet, her managing editor.
Discussion: Riehl World News
Pew Social & Demographic Trends:
A Rise in Wealth for the Wealthy; Declines for the Lower 93%  —  An Uneven Recovery, 2009-2011  —  OVERVIEW  —  During the first two years of the nation's economic recovery, the mean net worth of households in the upper 7% of the wealth distribution rose by an estimated 28% …
Scott Keyes / ThinkProgress:
Conservative Group Photoshops Out Minorities In Mailer Opposing Pro-Voting Legislation  —  A conservative group connected to Colorado's Secretary of State has been sending political mailers — including a picture of a darker-skinned woman whose face was digitally removed and replaced …
Mensah M. Dean / Philly.com:
Judge tosses three murder counts against Kermit Gosnell  —  After hearing impassioned arguments from attorneys on both sides of the Kermit Gosnell capital-murder trial Tuesday, a Philadelphia judge threw out three of the seven first-degree murder charges Gosnell faced for allegedly killing fetuses born alive at his abortion clinic.
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John Celock / The Huffington Post:
Stella Tremblay, New Hampshire Legislator, Says U.S. Government Planned Boston Bombing  —  A Republican state legislator in New Hampshire is claiming that the United States government is responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing.  —  State Rep. Stella Tremblay (R-Auburn) …
RealClearPolitics Video Log:
Chris Matthews On Bombers: “What Difference Does It Make Why They Did It?”  —  MSNBC's Chris Matthews is not that interested in finding out a motive for last week's bombing of the Boston Marathon, but instead focused on prosecuting Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a 19-year-old ethnic Chechen who was apprehended by authorities on Saturday.
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Biden: Boston shows that ‘fear never triumphs over hope’  —  Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday night that the response to last week's Boston Marathon bombing shows that “fear never triumphs over hope.”  —  “We suffered loss and we're grieving.  But we're not bending.  We're resilient,” Biden said.
Discussion: Politico
Alexander Burns / Politico:
Shaheen trounces Brown in Democratic poll  —  If Scott Brown is looking to make a political comeback, New Hampshire may not be the right place and 2014 might not be the right year.  —  The former Massachusetts senator - who is publicly toying with a cross-border challenge to Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen …
Oren Dorell / USA Today:
Mosque that Boston suspects attended has radical ties  —  Terror suspects, fugitives and radical speakers have passed through the Cambridge mosque that the Tsarnaev brothers are known to have visited.  —  BOSTON — The mosque attended by the two brothers accused in the Boston Marathon bombing …
 
 
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