Morning Must Reads: April 8

In the news: Margaret Thatcher, David Cameron, immigration, Social Security, and freedom.

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

  • Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher dies at the age of 87. George Will on her “vigorous virtues.”
  • In case you forgot, the federal government cut $85 billion across the board.
  • Republican governors use “freedom” as their defense when rejecting the Medicaid expansion of Obamacare.
  • UK Prime Minister David Cameron:¬†“Crazy situation where you earn more on benefits than you do at work ends NOW.”
  • Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid is in no rush to push on gun control.
  • Senate’s Gang of Eight hoped to put forth its immigration proposal this week, but that could also be delayed.
  • TIME’s Michael Scherer on Obama’s move to the right on Social Security and Keystone XL.
    • Obama’s old OMB chief¬†Peter Orzag on why liberals shouldn’t be so mad about the President’s proposed Social Security changes.