The AM Read: Mar. 7

...what happened while you were sleeping

NewsRoom America and West Wing Reports

(Thursday, 7 March) - Here's a look at what happened while you were sleeping from Newsroom America and West Wing Reports:  RAND PAUL'S FILIBUSTER..."I'm going to speak as long as I can to draw attention to something I find very disturbing," said Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, when he began a filibuster at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday morning. He spoke for nearly 13 hours, focusing on concerns about the Obama administration’s use of unmanned aerial drones and the administration's broader use and on his view abuse - of constitutional power. Paul finally ceded the floor at about 12:40 a.m. this morning. Two reports on this extraordinary event, from The Washington Post and USA Today. A third report, from The New York Times.

GUN LAWS...Congress discusses gun laws today - but don't look for much bipartisanship. More from NBC. Meantime, CBS notes that states with the most gun control laws have the fewest gun-related deaths. 

NORTH KOREA SANCTIONS...Reuters says fresh U.N. sanctions are unlikely to halt North Korea's nuclear program given that seven years of previous measures from the world body and more than 50 years of U.S. penalties have had little effect. 

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