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TheDC Morning: Righteous rage

Jamie Weinstein Senior Writer
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1.)Righteous rage  — You had the Boston bombing, the ricin letter attacks and the fertilizer plant explosion. Now we have more mayhem in Boston. TheDC’s Gregg Re reports::

“Boston Marathon ‘Suspect 2’ on the loose, ‘Suspect 1’ dead, police confirm. … FBI believes both suspects lingered after remotely detonating Marathon bombs and watched the carnage from close by. … NBC is reporting the suspects may have overseas military training, and came to the country a year ago with the intent of committing acts of terror. … Middlesex district attorney says suspects killed MIT police officer, then stole car at gunpoint and released driver unharmed. During a chase with police, they reportedly tossed bombs from their car … MIT now reports campus is all clear.”

2.) Not dead yet — No matter what Reuters says, George Soros is very much alive. TheDC’s Taylor Bigler reports:

“Publications often prepare obituaries for famous living individuals, particularly ones who are near death. Publications don’t, however, generally prematurely publish them. Thursday evening, Reuters accidentally published its obituary of the wealthy liberal business magnate and political financier George Soros, who is alive and well at 82. ‘George Soros, who died XXX at age XXX, was a predatory and hugely successful financier and investor, who argued paradoxically for years against the same sort of free-wheeling capitalism that made him billions,’ his obituary reads. It went live at 5:41 p.m. EST and was up for about 10 minutes.”

3.) A naughty Saudi — But not for anything he did related to Monday’s horrific terrorist attack in Boston. TheDC’s Caroline May reports:

“Denying reports that the Saudi national initially considered a ‘person of interest’ following the Boston Marathon bombing is set to be deported, a senior law enforcement official told The Daily Caller Thursday that a different Saudi national, unrelated to the bombing, is in ICE custody. According to the official, the person in custody is not the Saudi national who was questioned and later deemed to be a witness following the bombings. ICE is looking into deportation for the individual they have in custody, but no date has been set.”

It seems that the graver the offense, the more misinformation there is.

4.) Rubio-mania — No one is more in demand these days than Marco Rubio, who has taken on the burden of selling the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill to conservatives. On Thursday, he met up with El Rushbo. TheDC’s Jeff Poor reports:

“On Rush Limbaugh’s radio show Thursday, Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio made another pitch for the ‘Gang of Eight’ immigration reform proposal. … Limbaugh pointed out that during a prior appearance on his show Rubio was steadfast in stating that there would not be ‘legalization’ or “pathway to citizenship’ until after the U.S.-Mexico border was secure. But Rubio has adjusted his position on the legislation, and he explained why. ‘First of all, legalization does not begin automatically,’ he said. ‘We don’t want to wait on legalizing and I’ll tell you why. My original position was that we wanted to secure the border first, then legalize. The problem is we have millions of people here now — by some estimates 10, 11 million. We want to know who they are and freeze the problem in place. I don’t want that number to grow. It behooves us to know who they as soon as possible so it doesn’t get worse.'”

No matter what you think of the immigration bill, you have to give Rubio a lot of credit for defending his bill, sometimes to the toughest critics.

5.) Tweet of Yesterday — KimJongNumberUn: My demands: 1) End of sanctions 2) Food aid 3) New national anthem written by Creed

6.) Today in North Korean News — BREAKING: “Gift to Kim Jong Un from Chairman of Kimjongilia Association of Mongolia”

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