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4:35 PM ET, April 27, 2013


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Robbie Ward / Reuters:
Mississippi man targeted in ricin letters investigation arrested  —  (Reuters) - Federal agents arrested a Mississippi martial arts instructor on Saturday after his home and a former business were searched as part of an investigation into ricin-laced letters sent to President Barack Obama and two other public officials.
JB Clark / Tupelo Daily Journal:
UPDATES: James Everett Dutschke arrested following ricin letters invesgiation  —  UPDATE: 10:29 a.m. - Statement from FBI ...  James Everett Dutschke was arrested, without incident, at his residence in Tupelo, MS, at approximately 12:50 a.m. Saturday, April 27, by Special Agents of the FBI.
Associated Press:
FBI: Miss. man arrested in investigation into poisoned letters sent to president, others  —  JACKSON, Miss. — A Mississippi man whose home and business were searched as part of an investigation into poisoned letters sent to the president and others has been arrested in the case, according to the FBI.
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Brian Beutler / Talking Points Memo:
Dems Cave On FAA Sequestration Cuts, Flight Delays  —  The House of Representatives passed legislation Friday giving the Federal Aviation Administration unique flexibility under sequestration to use agency funds to avoid air traffic controller furloughs.  —  The final vote was 361-41 …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and Hullabaloo
Brendan Sasso / The Hill:
GOP: Administration wanted to inflict pain with flight delays
Discussion: The Caucus, CNN and
Keith Laing / The Hill:
Lawmakers head for flights home after voting to end delays at airports
Jedd Rosche / Politico:
White House correspondents partiers say Tom Brokaw's got it wrong  —  White House correspondents just want to have fun.  —  That was the message that members of the media and others making the rounds at Friday night's parties had for Tom Brokaw in the face of his renewed criticism of the Correspondents' Association dinner.
Cindy Adams / New York Post:
Tom Brokaw slams LiLo for ruining Correspondents' dinner
Donovan Slack / Politico:
Conan takes the podium: 'I've got to get one of these'
Discussion: Associated Press, and CNN
John Avlon / The Daily Beast:
False Flags, Sharia Law, and Gun Grabs: GOP Lawmakers Embrace The Crazy  —  The conspiracy theories percolating up to local party leaders and even the halls of Congress should be a warning sign for the GOP, writes John Avlon.  —  A few days after the Boston bombings, Stella Tremblay went …
Yudhijit Bhattacharjee / New York Times:
The Mind of a Con Man  —  One summer night in 2011, a tall, 40-something professor named Diederik Stapel stepped out of his elegant brick house in the Dutch city of Tilburg to visit a friend around the corner.  It was close to midnight, but his colleague Marcel Zeelenberg had called …
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Biden: Economic collapse kept McCain from the White House  —  (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden said Friday that if not for the economic collapse surrounding the 2008 presidential race, Sen. John McCain might have beat President Barack Obama.  —  “The truth of the matter is, Barack knows it …
Thomas Beaumont /
GOP faces Senate recruitment woes in key states  —  You are here  —  Home » United States Senate » GOP faces Senate recruitment woes in key states  —  Graphic profiles eight retiring U.S. senators  —  FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2013, file photo Rep. Paul Broun, R-Georgia …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Lois Romano / Politico:
Rand Paul aims to go mainstream  —  Almost from the moment Rand Paul was elected to the U.S. Senate, a team of advisers has been working over time to distance him from his father's brand of unconventional politics — both in style and substance.  —  And they may be succeeding.
LGBT Weekly:
SF Pride: ‘Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’  —  Further to the outrage expressed at the announcement of Bradley Manning being a grand marshal at San Francisco Pride, a few minutes ago Lisa L. Williams, SF Pride board president issued the following statement:
David Jackson / USA Today:
Obama: Planned Parenthood ‘is not going anywhere’  —  President Obama told Planned Parenthood on Friday he will fight various efforts to restrict women's access to abortion, contraceptives and other services.  —  “When it comes to a women's health, no politician should get to decide what's best for you …
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Eugene Robinson / Washington Post:
Bush's legacy keeps getting worse
Tom Whitehead / Telegraph:
Jailed jihad terrorists to be set free in weeks
Discussion: Jihad Watch and Atlas Shrugs
New York Post:
9/11 jet landing gear is found — behind Ground Zero mosque site
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Laura Italiano / New York Post:
Moroccan would-be synagogue bomber gets five years in prison
A Voice for Men:
AVFM Radio Special Edition: RIP Earl Silverman
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Daily Mail:
‘Wow, that is awesome’: Murderer goes out with sarcastic last words as lethal injection takes effect
Discussion: Riehl World News