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9:55 AM ET, April 24, 2013

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Chris Cassidy / Boston Herald:
Tamerlan Tsarnaev got Mass. welfare benefits  —  By:  —  Marathon bombings mastermind Tamerlan Tsarnaev was living on taxpayer-funded state welfare benefits even as he was delving deep into the world of radical anti-American Islamism, the Herald has learned.
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bigstory.ap.org:
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.
Mark Hosenball / Reuters:
Boston bomb suspect's name was on classified government watch lists  —  (Reuters) - The name of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was listed on the U.S. government's highly classified central database of people it views as potential terrorists.
Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
Limbaugh: Boyhood Pictures Of Tsarnaev Show Media Trying To Do To Him ‘What They Did To Trayvon’
Kevin Cullen / Boston Globe:
Source: Marathon bombing suspect admitted to authorities that he and brother detonated bombs
Washington Post:
Boston bombing suspect cites U.S. wars as motivation, officials say
U.S. News:
Search of Tsarnaevs' phones, computers finds no indication of accomplice, source says
Discussion: Riehl World News and The Reaction
Alex Pappas / The Daily Caller:
Young Republican who worked for Ryan, Gingrich arrested over alleged nude photo scheme  —  A young Republican who worked during the 2012 campaign for former presidential candidate Newt Gingrich and vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan has been charged with federal stalking charges …
Discussion: Riehl World News
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FBI:
New York Man Charged with Internet Extortion and Cyber Stalking … A 21-year-old Great Neck, New York man was charged in a criminal complaint in the Eastern District of Michigan with Internet extortion and cyber stalking, announced United States Attorney Barbara L. McQuade.
NY Daily News:
Former Romney campaign intern busted in nude-pics blackmail scheme  —  Adam Savader, who also interned for Newt Gingrich and Paul Ryan, is charged with illegally obtaining nude photos of 15 women and threatening to make them public unless they sent more.  He is currently being held pending his bail hearing.
Discussion: Reuters
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Robbie Brown / New York Times:
Focus Shifts in Ricin Case as Charges Are Dropped
Discussion: emptywheel and msnbc.com
Washington Post:
Charges dropped against Miss. man in ricin case as FBI searches second home
Discussion: Daily Mail, The Week, The Fix and Power Line
Tupelo Daily Journal:
Tupelo home being searched in ricin case, according to resident
Joe Picard / The Hill:
Charges against ricin suspect dismissed
Discussion: Politico
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Hillary Clinton hits the speaking circuit  —  Hillary Clinton's next chapter — the paid speaking circuit — begins today.  —  The former first lady, senator and secretary of state has overnight become one of the most in-demand speakers in the world — as a a reported $200,000-a-pop fee attests …
Discussion: CNN and msnbc.com
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: Hullabaloo and The Hill
Jonathan Martin / Politico:
Bush on Cheney: 'It's been cordial'  —  Former President George W. Bush is in the midst of a media blitz to promote the Thursday opening of his presidential library and has generally projected a jaunty, at-peace air as he takes questions about his tumultuous eight years in the White House.
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.
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 …
John Hudson / FP Passport:
Ron Paul fans furious over Rand Paul's drone flip-flop  —  Ron Paul's vibrant fan base is in open rebellion today over Rand Paul's perceived reversal on domestic drone strikes.  The Kentucky senator, whose famous 13-hour Senate floor filibuster did much to strengthen his ties …
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
Pelosi Best Known, Least Liked of Congressional Leaders  —  Americans view top four leaders in House and Senate negatively, on balance  —  PRINCETON, NJ — The top Republican and Democratic leaders in the U.S. House and Senate are a generally unpopular foursome, with Democratic House Minority …
Discussion: Politico
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% …
Chas Sisk / In Session:
Stacey Campfield in hot water over joke about assault pressure cookers  —  State Sen. Stacey Campfield joked on his personal blog Monday about “assault pressure cookers” in the wake of last week's bombing in Boston.  Then, the Knoxville Republican said a few hours later that he had been contacted by …
Meredith Shiner / Roll Call:
Will Wyden's Rise Create More Democratic Headaches?  —  Liberals may have cheered when Montana Sen. Max Baucus announced he would retire in 2014 and give up his stranglehold on the Senate Finance Committee gavel.  But the likely ascent of Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden to the top of the committee creates its own problems for Democrats.
Martin Wolf / Financial Times:
Austerity loses an article of faith  —  The UK industrial revolution shows the Reinhart-Rogoff thesis on debt is not always right  —  In 1816, the net public debt of the UK reached 240 per cent of gross domestic product.  This was the fiscal legacy of 125 years of war against France.
Discussion: Marginal Revolution and Economix
 
 
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Jim O'Sullivan / The Boston Globe:
In final debate, records attacked
Discussion: First Read
Harold Meyerson / Washington Post:
What would the Koch brothers do to the Los Angeles Times?
Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox News poll: Majority says legal immigration should be reduced
Discussion: National Review
Nicholas Confessore / New York Times:
S.E.C. Gets Plea: Force Companies to Disclose Donations
Neil Irwin / Wonkblog:
The deficit is falling fast. Can Washington accept victory?
Discussion: naked capitalism
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Scott Keyes / ThinkProgress:
Conservative Group Photoshops Out Minorities In Mailer Opposing Pro-Voting Legislation
Discussion: ColoradoPols.com
Alexander Burns / Politico:
Shaheen trounces Brown in Democratic poll
Julian Pecquet / The Hill:
GOP Benghazi report blames Clinton
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Careers Taking a Turn For the Worse
Ramesh Ponnuru / Bloomberg:
New Immigration Bill Has One Terrible Flaw
Discussion: National Review