MORNING READ


FROM THE BLOGS:

Keep fighting the good fight, Rand Paul
Malou Innocent of Cato at Liberty urges the Tea Party senator to keep the pressure on the Obama administration over transparency.

Congress conspires to exempt itself from Obamacare
Erick Erickson of Red State says members of both parties plan on "sneaking" through legislation that would exempt them from the president's healthcare law.

No, Congress isn't trying to exempt itself from Obamacare
Not true, counters Ezra Klein at Wonkblog.

How drone strikes strengthen al-Qaeda


The American Conservative reports on a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on drone strikes.


OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

Lawmakers push for labeling of genetically engineered foods
Lawmakers want the Food and Drug Administration to make sure consumers can tell which foods have been genetically engineered, reports The Hill's Julian Hattem

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Republican questions whether Tsarnaevs had ‘Obama phone’ benefits
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) wants to know whether the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings were the recipients of a federal phone subsidy for the poor, reports Jennifer Martinez of The Hill.