Political Headlines - April 24, 2013

  • Russia alerted US repeatedly about suspect, senators say: Russian authorities contacted the US government with concerns about Tamerlan Tsarnaev not once but "multiple'' times, according to US senators briefed on the inves­tigation. It's also believed they may have planned to attack NYC next. Bryan Bender, Noah Bierman, Mark Arsenault and Kevin Cullen report.




  • Michael Sullivan finds his own gun loophole: Columnist Scot Lehigh writes about how the one-time acting director of the ATF and current US Senate candidate denies that gun shows play a significant role in weapons trafficking, despite an ATF report to the contrary.


  • Everything to fear in Internet sales tax: Columnist Jeff Jacoby calls the proposed law giving states the power to collect sales tax from out-of-state online retailers the Marketplace Unfairness Act.