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How many nukes does it take?

A few articles that caught our attention today: 

• Columnist Walter Pincus asks: “How many nukes does it take to be safe?” 

• President Obama on Monday called on members of his cabinet to propose ideas for curbing gun violence, marking the first serious efforts in that area for the current administration. 

• In the Loop’s Emily Heil points out that timing can be tricky for announcing new cabinet nominees, especially when your secretary of state faints over the weekend and the nation is trying to make sense of a brutal shooting spree.  

• Following up on that theme, Glenn Kessler did something outside the norm for his Tuesday column in The Fact Checker, pointing out that two articles written 20 years apart show the White House making calculated delays in announcing cabinet selections. No facts to check. Just noting that “The more things change …”   

• The Atlantic Wire asks: Was the Pentagon too helpful to “Zero Dark Thirty” filmmakers.  

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Josh Hicks covers Maryland politics and government. He previously anchored the Post’s Federal Eye blog, focusing on federal accountability and workforce issues.



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