MORNING READ

FROM THE BLOGS:

Journeys with George
The legacy of George W. Bush is having a revival — and some Republicans can't stand it says David Weigel of Slate.

A modest proposal in response to Boston bombing
Greg Sargent of The Plum Line discusses Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) bill to expand background checks to those buying explosive powder.

GOP should back common-sense anti-discrimination executive order
Republicans should urge Obama to sign an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating against gays says author David Lampo via The Daily Caller.

A necessary reckoning with torture
Philip Giraldi of The American Conservative talks about The Constitution Project's report on detainee treatment and that it is but a first step in reclaiming America's honor.


OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

House conservatives call for new vote to repeal ObamaCare
Freshmen Republicans seek an opportunity to tell their constituents that they tried to repeal the controversial 2010 healthcare plan, reports The Hill's Russell Berman.

Obama to hold first fundraiser for Senate Democrats next month in Atlanta
President Obama will hold his first fundraiser for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) this election cycle next month in Atlanta, according to an invitation obtained by The Hill, Cameron Joseph reports.