MORNING READ

FROM THE BLOGS:

To Rand Paul, legal immigration is also a concern
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) questioned whether the U.S. government is adequately watching foreigners who enter the country as refugees or through student visas, Emmarie Huetteman reports at the Caucus.

Why Rick Perry SHOULD run for president
Allen Blakemore of The Texas Tribune makes the case for the Republican Texas governor to throw his hat in the ring.

FF exclusive: Did Weiner lie to President Obama?
Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) may have personally lied to President Obama about sending a lewd photo of himself to a woman in Seattle over Twitter, according to Noah Kristula-Green at FrumForum.

Bioprogressive America
At Democracy: A Journal of Ideas' Arguments blog, Jonathan Moreno explains "bioprogressivism" and how it factors into American history.


OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

Gingrich campaign suffers mass resignations from top staffers
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign saw a mass exodus of its senior staff on Thursday. The Hill's Michael O'Brien has more

Pace quickens in Biden debt negotiations
Debt negotiations that Vice President Biden is taking point on are picking up speed thanks to the fear that drawn-out negotiations could hurt the economy, reports The Hill's Erik Wasson and Russell Berman.