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Boston bombings seize attention at immigration hearing: Senators exchanged sharp words at an immigration reform hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, with Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) accusing Republicans of trying to "exploit" the Boston Marathon bombings and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) sternly responding to Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) about the matter.

Ryan says Boston attack should spur immigration reform: "We have a broken immigration system and, if anything, what we see in Boston is that we have to fix and modernize our immigration system for lots of reasons,” Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) told reporters during a swing through Chicago to support reform.

Weiner's back on Twitter: Former congressman and potential New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner started a new account on Twitter, where lewd pictures he posted in 2011 led to his downfall. Weiner has a new handle, @AnthonyWeiner, and has so far sent two tweets, both linking to a policy paper titled "Keys to the City: 64 Ideas to Keep New York the Capital of the Middle Class."

Obama to attend plant explosion memorial: President Obama will attend a memorial service in Waco, Tex., on Thursday to honor the victims of last week's fertilizer plant explosion in the nearby city of West. Meanwhile, both Obama and the Senate observed a moment of silence to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.

NRCC's Eleven: The National Republican Congressional Committee named 11 members to its incumbent protection program, including four freshman and six members elected in 2010.

DSCC would back Schatz: Senate Democrats' campaign arm would back appointed Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) in a race against Rep. Colleen Hanbusa (D).

History lesson: There's more about Mark Sanford's full-page ad we flagged earlier. As the Atlanta Journal-Constitution notes, the Battle of the Alamo was fought in 1836, not 1863, as the Sanford ad says.


Not bad for a high school (!) freshman ...

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