MORNING READ

FROM THE BLOGS:

Why well-informed people are also closed-minded
Cass R. Sunstein of Bloomberg explains why the politically savvy may also be the most politically immovable.

Why conservatives should oppose the death penalty
Former Montana State Senator Roy Brown writes in the Daily Caller that supporting the death penalty violates the core values of being a conservative.

Why call it 'terrorism?'
David Weigel of Slate explains the carefully chosen language used by President Obama during his press briefing after the Boston Marathon bombings.

Steny Hoyer: Boston is 'proof' that sequestration is bad, or something
Mary Katharine Ham of Hot Air says the congressman's statements were made to sound "worse than it is."

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

Reid: Ryan, Boehner stalling on budget
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Tuesday blasted House Republicans and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), saying they are stalling on the creation of a budget conference committee, The Hill's Erik Wasson reports.

Senate Gang of Eight reveals details for immigration reform platform 
The Senate’s Gang of Eight on Tuesday released the details of a broad agreement to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws, The Hill's Alex Bolton reports.