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3:35 AM ET, April 26, 2013


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Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
Matthews: ‘All We Do Is Kill Arabs On International Television,’ ‘That Might Have Something To Do With Jihad’  —  MSNBC host Chris Matthews noted on Thursday that Syrian President Bashar al Assad, who has been accused by the White House of using chemical weapons, has few options available …
Noah Shachtman / Wired:
Syrian Blood Tests Positive for Sarin Gas, U.S. Spies Say  —  The U.S. intelligence community has uncovered strong evidence that chemical weapons have been used in Syria.  Several blood samples, taken from multiple people, have tested positive for the nerve agent sarin, an American intelligence source tells Danger Room.
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
McCain: White House looking for excuses not to intervene in Syria
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and National Review
Tom Vanden Brook / USA Today:
Hagel: Syria likely used chemical weapons
Some lawmakers told last week about Syria, sarin
Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard:
Feds Further Investigating Role of Bomber's Wife  —  Law enforcement officials are carefully reexamining any possible role that Katherine Russell Tsarnaeva, the wife of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, played in the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, according to three federal officials with knowledge of the investigation.
Wall Street Journal:
Judge Made Miranda-Rights Call in Boston Bombing Case  —  FBI Wanted to Question Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Further Under Public-Safety Exception  —  A federal judge made the call to advise the Boston bombing suspect of his Miranda rights, even though investigators apparently still wanted to question …
Jonathon M. Seidl /
MEGYN KELLY'S SURPRISE REVELATION: FBI WAS ‘SHOCKED’ TO SEE JUDGE ‘WALTZ’ IN AND GIVE SUSPECT MIRANDA RIGHTS  —  Regular viewers of Fox News are used to seeing popular host Megyn Kelly on their televisions every afternoon, but on Thursday morning Kelly made a special appearance during the morning …
U.S. News:
Officials: Boston suspects discussed second attack in Times Square
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Yes, George W. Bush Was a Terrible President, and No, He Wasn't Smart  —  More than three years still remained in George W. Bush's presidency when it had already collapsed by the end of 2005.  The Bush revisionism industry has thus enjoyed an unusually long period of time in which to plan …
Donna Brazile / CNN:
Bush was great after Katrina
Harry J Enten / Guardian:
George W Bush needs more than a library to be popular again
Amie Parnes / The Hill:
Obama uses Bush library dedication ceremony to push immigration reform
Discussion: CNN and The Reaction
John Stanton / BuzzFeed:
Conservative Infighting Kills Effort To “Fix” Obamacare  —  Eric Cantor and Ted Cruz at war.  “The message sucks.  We oppose Obamacare.  Period.  We will repeal it.  Period,” a top Cruz aide tells conservatives.  —  Via: Mark Wilson / Getty Images  —  WASHINGTON — Three years …
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
House GOP Freshmen Feel Left Out Of Failed Obamacare Repeal Rituals
Neil Munro / The Daily Caller:
Schumer, McCain say gun control bills will return  —  The Senate will try again to pass recently defeated gun control legislation, and will be aided by increasing activism from previously neutral voters, Sen. Chuck Schumer predicted today at a press conference.
Jeff Poor / The Daily Caller:
A tale of two Scarboroughs: From rabid gun rights crusader to gun control advocate
Discussion: Riehl World News
Economic Policy Institute:
Guestworkers in the high-skill U.S. labor market: An analysis of supply, employment, and wage trends  —  Executive summary  —  This paper reviews and analyzes the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) labor market and workforce and the supply of high-skill temporary foreign workers, who serve as “guestworkers.”
Sheldon Alberts / The Hill:
Senate passes measure to end airport delays  —  The Senate passed a bill on Thursday evening to end air traffic controller furloughs caused by the automatic spending cuts known as the sequester that have been blamed for mounting flight delays across the country.
Discussion: Politico
Spain unemployment hits record high  —  Unemployment has risen once again in Spain to another new record.  —  The total number of unemployed people in Spain has now passed the six million figure, edging the jobless rate just past 27%, according to official data.
Wall Street Journal:
Europe's Unemployment Problems Worsen
Discussion: MoneyBeat
James Kirchick / The Daily Beast:
The Ron Paul Institute: Be Afraid, Very Afraid  —  The former presidential contender is back, this time as head of a new ‘institute’ for ‘peace’ comprised of anti-Semites, 9/11 truthers, and dictator lovers.  James Kirchick reports.  —  In December 2011, when Ron Paul was leading …
Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox News Poll: Voters think media bias behind lack of Gosnell trial coverage  —  The media are often criticized for spending too much time covering sensational crime stories.  But that's not so in the Philadelphia murder trial of an abortion doctor named Kermit Gosnell.  A just-released Fox News national poll asked why.
Paul Krugman:
Academic Non-Obscurity  —  Robert Samuelson tries to minimize the significance of the Reinhart-Rogoff affair; and that, I realized, offers an interesting window into why, in fact, the affair matters so much.  —  Samuelson starts by excusing R-R on the grounds that the economic crisis predates their blooper:
Brian Tashman / Right Wing Watch:
Keyes: US May Be ‘Preparing our Military Forces to do Violence against Christian Denominations’ That Oppose Gay Rights  —  Alan Keyes is out with a new column today arguing that Christians should not shy away from violence in the face of the “gruesome violence [that] is being done to Christians.”
Matt Taibbi / Rolling Stone:
Everything is Rigged: The Biggest Financial Scandal Yet  —  The Illuminati were amateurs.  The second huge financial scandal of the year reveals the real international conspiracy: There's no price the big banks can't fix  —  By  —  Conspiracy theorists of the world …
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Scott Keyes / ThinkProgress:
Mark Sanford Publishes Personal Phone Numbers Of Anyone Who Called His Campaign
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Judiciary to start piece-by-piece approach to immigration reform
The Boston Globe:
2 separate watch lists named Boston suspect
 Earlier Items: 
Andrew Buncombe / The Independent:
Body found in river confirmed as Sunil Tripathi - missing student wrongly linked to Boston marathon bombing
Brittny Mejia / Arizona Daily Wildcat:
‘You Deserve Rape’ sign causes controversy on UA campus
David Corn / Mother Jones:
Secret Tape: Top GOP Consultant Luntz Calls Limbaugh “Problematic”