Morning Must Reads: March 15

In the news: pope's "Dirty War" background; Sen. Portman and gay marriage; Reuters employee and the L.A. Times hack; "London Whale" report released; and Sen. Feinstein and Sen. Cruz's epic battle over gun control.

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The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

  • While Jorge Mario Bergoglio has been Pope Francis for one day, many media outlets have already started to question his role in the 1970s Argentine “Dirty War.”
  • Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) has switched his stand on same-sex marriage, saying he now supports it after his son told him he is gay. You can find Portman’s op-ed in The Columbus Dispatch here.
  • President Obama revives green energy sales pitch.
  • Two years of Syrian War.
  • federal grand jury in Miami is investigating Sen. Robert Menendez.
  • The deputy social media editor for Thompson Reuters was federally indicted Thursday on three counts of conspiracy to hack the Tribune Co., his former employer. If he’s convicted, Keys faces up to 30 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
  • Why men need to read Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In.
  • All eyes on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for gun control reform.
  • Senate releases investigative report on JP Morgan’s “London Whale.”
  • Sen. Feinstein tells Sen. Cruz that she is “not a sixth grader,” as they battle over the Constitution and gun control reform. Here’s the video: