David Taintor

David Taintor is a news editor at Talking Points Memo. Previously, he worked at NBC News and Adweek. He's a native of Minnesota. Reach him at taintor@talkingpointsmemo.com.

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The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to observe a moment of silence at 6:30 p.m. ET Monday after the deadly explosions at the Boston Marathon, according to the Associated Press' Phil Elliott:


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The Department of Justice's full resources are being deployed to investigation the explosions at the Boston Marathon, the Associated Press reported Monday:

A department official said Holder has spoken with FBI Director Robert Mueller (MUHL'-ur) and with Carmen Ortiz, the U.S. attorney for Massachusetts. The official said Ortiz's office was coordinating the department's response with the FBI and other federal, state and local law enforcement authorities.

The Federal Aviation Administration has created a no-fly zone over the explosion site at the Boston Marathon, the Associated Press reported:

The agency said in a notice issued Monday about an hour after the explosions that a no-fly zone with a 3.5-mile radius has been created over 811 Boylston Street. The zone is limited to flights under 3,000 feet in altitude, which is lower than most airliners would fly except when taking off or landing.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said in a statement Monday he is pleased that the Senate Judiciary Committee postponed a hearing on immigration reform legislation from Wednesday to Friday.

Below is Rubio's full statement:

“The Judiciary Committee’s announcement that it will hold multiple hearings on the immigration bill is an encouraging development, and I will continue working with my Senate colleagues to schedule more hearings on this important legislation.  As we go forward in this immigration debate, we need more openness and transparency that I firmly believe will only help improve this bill and earn the public’s confidence that it will truly establish the strongest border security and enforcement measures in U.S. history, modernize our immigration system to help create more jobs for Americans, and deal with our undocumented population in a tough but fair way.


“I am pleased that Chairman Leahy is also postponing this week’s immigration hearing to Friday, which provides additional time for senators and the American people to review the immigration bill being introduced this week.  This extra time will give the American people and their senators a chance to better prepare for this first major opportunity to ask questions about the bill.”


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