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Obama pledges to do ‘whatever it takes’ to pass immigration reform


Have Americans become complacent in the face of terrorism?

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"An act of terrorism:" President Obama called Monday's bombing of the Boston Marathon “a heinous and cowardly act” and said the FBI is investigating the blasts as “an act of terrorism.” Obama will travel to Boston on Thursday to "speak at an interfaith service dedicated to those who were gravely wounded or killed in Monday’s bombing near the finish line of the Boston Marathon," the White House announced.

Murphy tells media to "chill out": Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) on Tuesday encouraged the media not to jump to erroneous conclusions about the Boston Marathon bombing. “So much of the reporting has been wrong, reports of far more than three dead, reports of multiple explosive devices beyond those that were at the scene,” Murphy told MSNBC. “I just think everybody, including everybody in the press, needs to chill out here. Let the investigators do their work."

Obama urges action on immigration bill he calls "compromise:" Obama urged the Senate to move swiftly ahead with the a bipartisan immigration bill expected to be unveiled later Tuesday. "I urge the Senate to quickly move this bill forward and, as I told Senators Schumer and McCain, I stand willing to do whatever it takes to make sure that comprehensive immigration reform becomes a reality as soon as possible," the president said in a statement after a White House meeting with two members of the so-called "Gang of Eight." Obama characterized the bill as "clearly a compromise," adding, "no one will get everything they wanted, including me." Meanwhile, advocacy groups began to express concerns about the path to citizenship in the measure even before the bill was unveiled in its entirety.

Schmidt recounts horror of Boston Marathon bombing: Former Ohio Republican congresswoman Jean Schmidt recounted in an interview with the Cincinnati Enquirer the horror of the Boston Marathon bombing. “I’ve never been so close to death or witnessed it,” Schmidt said in an interview. She finished the marathon shortly before hearing the explosion near the finish line where she was waiting for her sister, Jennifer Black. Both were okay.

Baucus stocks war chest: Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) raised $1.5 million during the first quarter, banking $4.8 million. Baucus faces reelection in 2014.

Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.



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