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Morning Round-Up 4/17

By on 4.17.13 | 9:48AM

And some of the changes she made in Britain were, in certain respects at least, retained by the 1997 Labour government, and came to be implemented by governments around the world. Even if you disagreed with her as I did on certain issues and occasionally strongly, you could not disrespect her character or her contribution to Britain's national life. She will be sadly missed.”

--Former PM Tony Blair on Margaret Thatcher

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Morning Headlines

Domestic 

Associated Press

  1. FBI Appeals For Help Solving Marathon Bombings
  2. Obama Visibile But Cautious in Boston Response
  3. Senator: Police Have Suspect in Ricin Mailing 

New York Times

  1. Boston Bombs Were Loaded to Maim
  2. Bombings End Decade of Strikingly Few Successful Terrorism Attacks in U.S.
  3. Security Experts Ponder Whether Any Long Race Can Be Completely Safe (4/16)

Politico

  1. Boston aftermath: No bipartisan moment?
  2. A rocky path to immigration reform
  3. Senate to vote Wednesday on gun control

Reuters

  1. Boston bomb probe looking at pressure cooker, backpacks
  2. Preliminary tests show deadly poison letter to Senator
  3. In strawberry fields, immigration reform holds sweet promise 

 Wall Street Journal

  1. Boston Bomb Clues Surface
  2. Washington Urged to Hold Two-Way Talks With Tehran (4/16)
  3. Low Inflation Gives Fed Room (4/16)

Washington Post

  1. Boston Marathon bombings: Investigators sifting through images, debris for clues  (4/16)
  2. Immigration bill filed in Senate; opponents hope to use delays to kill it 

International

Associated Press

  1. Britain’s Iron Lady Laid to Rest With Full Pomp
  2. APNewsBreak: Diplomats: Iran Ups Nuke Technology
  3. Pressure Cooker Bombs Used in Past By Militants 

New York Times

  1. Thatcher’s Funeral Is Held at St. Paul’s Cathedral
  2. Post-Election Tensions Escalate in Venezuela as Demonstrations Turn Deadly
  3. Obama Doubts That North Korea Can Make a Nuclear Warhead (4/16)

Reuters

  1. Funeral of Iron Lady Thatcher starts after London procession
  2. Rockets hit southern Israeli resort of Eilat
  3. Electric cable a lifeline for idled symbol of Korean cooperation 

 Wall Street Journal

  1. Venezuela Leader Tries to Consolidate Power (4/16)
  2. IMF Renews Push Against Austerity (4/16)
  3. London Pauses to Mourn Margaret Thatcher

Washington Post

  1. France drowning in rules and regulations, critics say (4/16)
  2. Two rockets fired across Egyptian border at Israeli resort city
  3. Putin pushes NGO foreign agent law 

Top Conservative Stories of the Day:

Breitbart

  1. Immigration Preview: DHS to Dominate Border Security (4/16)
  2.  Gosnell Victim’s Family Testifies At Trial (4/16)

The Daily Caller  

  1. Actor blames Boston attack on gun culture: ‘2nd amendment must go’ (4/16)
  2. Biden, GOP aide: Senate getting very close to 60 votes needed for gun control legislation (4/16)

Hot Air

            1. Immigration bill hearing pushed to Friday to give Congress time to, you know, read it (4/16)

National Review

  1. The Terrorism Era
  2. Don’t Let Logic Ruin a Good Law 

Washington Free Beacon

  1. A Well-Oiled Smuggling Machine: Iran smuggling oil to China in violation of sanctions, investigation suggests
  2. Al Qaeda Link Probed (4/16)

The Weekly Standard

            1. On immigration, Rubio has lots of communicating to do (4/16)

Top Liberal Stories of the Day:

The Daily Beast

  1. Boston Child Is Cut Down by an Attacker’s Bomb
  2. Boston Bombings: Resilience vs. Panic
  3.  How US Cities Can Protect Themselves Against Bombing Attacks  

Huffington Post

  1. Boston Marathon Terror Investigation in its ‘Infancy,’ FBI Says (4/16)
  2. Lawmakers on Boston Marathon Bombing: All We Know Is It’s Terrorism (4/16)

 Salon

  1. Thatcher’s funeral as divisive as her reign

Slate

1. A Failing Grade for Broadband

Talking Points Memo

  1. Why Republicans Suddenly Became Afraid of their Own Shadow
  2. Is It Time for Weiner?

ThinkProgress

            1. Manchin Accuses NRA of Lying About Background Check Bill, Says It’s Likely to Fail

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