MORNING READ

FROM THE BLOGS:

Now the hard part: Implementing ObamaCare
Joan McCarter of the Daily Kos says that the Affordable Care Act should be implemented efficiently and effectively so as not to allow Republican fears about the bill to become a reality.



Immigration reform being deformed
Cal Thomas writes in the Washington Examiner that the current immigration bill proposed by the Senate's Gang of Eight has some major loopholes that must be closed before it sees a vote.



Ted Cruz will never be president
Salon's Joan Walsh
says Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is so far outside the mainstream that it would be difficult for him to win a Republican primary.



The al Qaeda franchise threat
The Editors at The Wall Street Journal
note that despite the recent killing of high-profile terrorists, al Qaeda still has a strong presence.

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

RNC ad with Obama and Newtown mother infuriates DNC
The DNC is upset that a RNC ad used a photo of President Obama consoling a Newtown, Conn., mother to point out that a bill on background checks failed in the Senate, The Hill's Jonathan Easley reports.

Carney won't rule out arming Syria rebels
The question arose again just days after reports that the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons on its citizens, which the White House previously said would be its "red line," The Hill's Jeremy Herb reports.