Morning Must Reads: April 9

In the news: gun control, tax code, Margaret Thatcher's economic legacy, vulnerable Senators, Chelsea Clinton's political future, Hill staffers and Twitter, Beyoncé and Jay-Z.

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

  • Obama goest to Connecticut and invokes Newtown in push for gun control. Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell threatens to filibuster any gun legislation. Republican Sens. Pat Toomey (Penn.) and Tom Coburn (Okla). push for expanding background checks
    • Where Congress stands on guns—graphic.
  • Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) looks to reshape the 5,600 page tax code.
  • Margaret Thatcher’s economic legacy
  • Most Vulnerable 2014 Senators: Arkansas’ Mark Pryor and Louisiana’s Mary Landrieu. These two Senate Democrats are two of the three who haven’t endorsed gay marriage. (The other being West Virginia’s Joe Manchin)
  • What America should do, according to former CIA Director David Petraeus.
  • Chelsea Clinton says she is open to run for political office.
  • Hundreds of Hill staffers lock their Twitter accounts after LegiStorm moved to aggregate their tweets last week.
  • How did Beyoncé and Jay-Z get into Cuba?