Morning Must Reads: February 18

In the News: Talks under way in comprehensive Iran Nuclear Deal, Pussy Riot members detained in Sochi, Obama says stimulus worked, Republicans looking within in 2014, and Jimmy Fallon's first night on 'Tonight'

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

  • Talks under way on comprehensive Iran nuclear deal [WSJ]
  • “An elderly nun and two peace activists are scheduled to be sentenced in federal court on Tuesday for breaking into a Tennessee defense facility where enriched uranium for nuclear bombs is stored.” [Reuters]
  • Two members of protest band Pussy Riot say they were arrested in Sochi [NYT]
  • Can you be anti-drought, but pro-golf? Obama plays water-guzzling desert golf courses amid California drought [TIME]
  • Rand Paul’s Republican Revolution [Politico]
  • Five years after stimulus, Obama says it worked [TIME]
  • “After a tumultuous week of party infighting and leadership stumbles, congressional Republicans are focused on calming their divided ranks in the months ahead, mostly by touting proposals that have wide backing within the GOP and shelving any big-ticket legislation for the rest of the year.” [Washington Post]
  • Democrats in denial over Obamacare [National Journal]
  • Jimmy Fallon’s first night on ‘Tonight’ [People]
  • “The campaign arm for House Republicans has made a small but significant change to a line of spoof political websites that raised questions about whether they misled donors in a way that could run afoul of campaign finance rules.” [TIME]
  • 3,000 Americans renounce their citizenship [CNN]