MORNING READ

FROM THE BLOGS:

Suicide: The biggest issue for new veterans

The Huffington Post's Jason Hansman writes that the high suicide rate among war veterans is reason to push for more preventative measures.

North Carolina legislators also did a lot of environmental damage this year
An environmental proposal being pushed by North Carolina legislators is destined for failure, according to Mother Jones' Kate Sheppard.

Running away from his own words already?

Right Turn's Jennifer Rubin weighs in on Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) use of the phrase "surrender caucus."

No, the IRS did not target progressives like it targeted conservatives

An examination of the data shows the Internal Revenue Service targeted only conservative organizations, not progressive groups as well, writes David French at The Corner.

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

Lawmaker to TSA: 'Stop with the napping, the stealing, the tardiness and the disrespect'

Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), the chairman of a House Homeland Security subcommittee that handles oversight, slammed the Transportation Security Administration after a report said some employees had been sleeping on the job. 

McCain strolls into Dem caucus meeting

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) provoked laughs after he accidentally walked into President Obama's meeting with Senate Democrats at the Capitol, The Hill's Judy Kurtz reports.