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FROM THE BLOGS:

The Fed messed with the wrong senator
David Dayen of Salon says that if foreclosure victims get justice, trace it back to a bad decision to stonewall Elizabeth Warren last week.

The NRA's fraud: Fabrication of Second Amendment rights
In the Huffington Post, Burton Newman argues the NRA has changed the conversation about guns.

Ricin: Another thing to worry about
The Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin thinks the government did a good job at handling the recent security scares in the nation's capitol.

Can't a terrorist be both white and Muslim?
The
American Spectator's Aaron Goldstein criticizes a recent article written by Salon's David Sirota.


OTHER NEWS SOURCES

Senate rejects background checks on gun purchases in 54-46 vote
The Senate delivered a devastating blow to President Obama’s agenda to regulate guns Wednesday by defeating a bipartisan proposal to expand background checks, The Hill's Alexander Bolton reports.

National Republicans dump Sanford following trespassing allegations
National Republicans are abandoning former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R) in the wake of his latest personal controversy, The Hill's Cameron Joseph reports.