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Congress: Delay

“Senator Rand Paul on Monday called for Congress to focus on strengthening national security before considering comprehensive immigration reform, in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings allegedly masterminded by a pair of immigrant brothers from Kyrgyzstan,” the Boston Globe writes. “‘The facts emerging in the Boston Marathon bombing have exposed a weakness in our current system. If we don’t use this debate as an opportunity to fix flaws in our current system, flaws made even more evident last week, then we will not be doing our jobs,’ wrote Paul, a Kentucky Republican, in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.”

USA Today: “Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel is suing Speaker John Boehner and six other lawmakers, alleging problems with the House ethics investigation that led to his censure in 2010. In a complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Washington, the New York Democrat alleges ‘numerous, flagrant, knowing and intentional violations’ of his due process rights.” 

Roll Call: “Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is running a campaign-style press operation to push an immigration overhaul, a fitting move for a politician who needs it to bolster a rumored 2016 presidential bid.”

“The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday will brief the Senate Intelligence Committee on what it learned from an interview it conducted in 2011 with Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, and why it did not pursue him further at the time,” The Hill writes. “The briefing on Tuesday afternoon will be classified and the witnesses are not yet known, according to a source close to the proceedings.”

“Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and his team are preparing to turn up the pressure on Republicans over a budget conference committee aimed at reaching a broad debt deal,” Roll Call writes. “Senior aides said the top Democrat was expected to seek a deal with the GOP this week to formally appoint Senate budget conference negotiators. They said the move was a response to the statement by Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio last week that he will not name House conference negotiators unless both chambers can first work out a framework for agreement.”