Morning Round-Up 4/15/13 - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
Morning Round-Up 4/15/13

Men at some time are masters of their fates./The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars/But in ourselves, that we are underlings./’Brutus’ and ‘Caesar’: what should be in that ‘Caesar’?/ Why should that name be sounded more than yours?” –Julius Caesar, I.ii.138-142

Morning Headlines


Associated Press 

  1. Court: Can Human Genes Be Patented? 

New York Times

  1. A Missouri School Trains Its Teachers to Carry Guns, and Most Parents Approve
  2. Rifts in Both Parties Complicate Odds for Gun Measure (4/14)
  3. U.S. Rethinks How to Respond to Nuclear Disaster (4/14) 


  1. House Republicans aim to weaken gun bill, focus on mental health
  2. After court, gay rights spotlight shifts back to Obama (4/14)

Wall Street Journal

  1. U.S. Offers Direct Korea Talks (4/14)
  2. Immigration Pitch Dialed Up (4/14)
  3. Scrutiny of Labor Nomine Deepens (4/14)

Washington Post

  1. With endorsement of immigration plan, Rubio makes first major policy gambit of his career (4/14)
  2. Gun rights group endorses Manchin-Toomey background-check bill (4/14)


Associated Press

  1. Chavez’s Heir To Take Over Divided Venezuela
  2. As US Talks Up Diplomacy, NKorea Takes Hard Line
  3. NKoreans Mark Key Holiday, Oblivious to Tensions 

New York Times

  1. Venezuela Gives Chavez Protégé Narrow Victory
  2.  Kerry Says North Korea Talks Are possible, but Hints at Conditions
  3. Opium Production in Afghanistan Increases for 3rd Year   


  1. Tight win for Chavez’s heir spells uncertainty for Venezuela
  2. North Korea looks inward for founder’s birthday, tensions ease
  3. Assad’s forces break rebel blockade in north Syria 

Wall Street Journal

  1. Kerry Focuses on Iran, North Korea Leaders
  2. Venezuela Says Chavez Successor Wins Vote
  3. Palestinian Shake-Up Roils Peace Bid (4/14) 

Washington Post

  1. U.S. feeds Syrians, but secretly (4/14)
  2. North Korea keeps region guessing on key national holiday
  3. Kerry invites North Korea to resume disarmament talks  

Top Conservative Stories of the Day:


  1. Boehner Plans Lengthy Review of Senate Gun Bill
  2. Manchin: Gun Control Bill Wouldn’t Have Stopped Newtown (4/14)

The Daily Caller

  1. Left-wring Democrats push Norquist-style no-cuts budget pledge (4/14)
  2. Santorum cancels Iowa trip after hospitalization (4/14) 

National Review

  1. The Media After Gosnell
  2. Gang of Six Plots a Revolt 

Washington Free Beacon

  1. Strange Comparisons: Rep. Moran compares gun violence to 9/11, “domestic terrorism”
  2. Murphy: ‘It Took Me A While To Figure Out’ Opposition to Gun Control Is Based on Philosophy

The Weekly Standard

      1. The Economy and the Family 

Top Liberal Stories of the Day:

The Daily Beast

  1. In Defense of Taping
  2. Planet Pyongyang: Why everyone gets North Korea dangerously wrong
  3. Conservatives to Obama: Spend More! 

Talking Points Memo

  1. Amazing Story 


  1. Legalize Polygamy! 


  1. Conservative Columnist Takes Down GOP Senator For Ignoring ‘The Facts’ On Immigration Reform (4/14)




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