Let Me Start: ‘Shoe truthers’



  • Newly-released documents around the investigation into the George Washington Bridge lane closings shows the depth of Gov. Chris Christie’s staffing operations–“a network,” The Record notes, “run by people so close tto him that he became physically ill when reading a story in The Record that showed they were involved in the George Washington Bridge scandal.” (The Record)
  • How can the Republican Party avoid a “long and winding primary road” in 2016? Choose a candidate who will lead them to a humbling landslide defeat. (WSJ)
  • As Rand Paul and Ted Cruz try to repurpose the GOP as the “party of the middle class,” they’ll have to find a way to answer for why the Koch brothers’ millions are keeping them afloat. (Daily Beast)
  • Two words: shoe truthers. (Talking Points Memo)
  • The latest hero on the far right? Anti-government rancher Cliven Bundy. (The Atlantic)


Andrea Mitchell Reports, 4/14/14, 12:47 PM ET

Boston 'resilient' as bombing anniversary nears

Boston Police Department Commissioner William Evans says the city “has come back” and prove “that we are resilient.” Evans both ran the marathon and was one of the first responders.

IN OTHER NEWS: #BostonStrong edition

  • QUOTE OF THE DAY: “One year later, we also stand in awe of the men and women who continue to inspire us–learning to stand, walk, dance and run again.” -President Obama (NBC News)
  • NUMBER OF THE DAY: 8–that’s how many runners NPR has been following over the last year as they prepare for this year’s Boston Marathon. The result: a year-long Tumblr project called “Running Toward Boylston.” (NPR)
  • TWEETS OF THE DAY: All five major Boston-area professional sports teams tweeted the same message at 10 a.m. ET on Tuesday. (Mashable)


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