People are always so generous in these tragedies:

Among those injured by the Boston Marathon bombings are a newlywed couple who both suffered leg amputations below the knee. The Associated Press has the story of Patrick and Jessica Downes:

More than 4,400 people have donated more than $246,000 to the couple through a page hosted by
The families say they don’t want the couple to worry about paying for prosthetics and modifications to their home during the recovery process.

Thirty-year-old Patrick and 32-year-old Jessica are in stable condition and recovering from surgery. They were married in Boston in August.

FBI: ‘Armed and extremely dangerous’

I looked at the video and thought, “My God, they’re so young.” Horrible:

BOSTON — The F.B.I. released images on Thursday of two men they said that they would like to question in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings.

The images, taken near the finish line of the Marathon when the bombs went off, showed two men — one in a white cap and one in a black cap — that they described as suspects in the bombings, which killed three and injured more than 170 on Monday afternoon.

“Today we are enlisting the public’s help to identify the two suspects,” said Richard DesLauriers, the special agent in charge of the F.B.I.’s Boston field office.

Videos and photographs of the men wanted for questioning were posted online at

Don’t bother, the FBI site has crashed under the heavy traffic. Fortunately, they posted it on YouTube.

H/T David Benowitz.

Gun lovers

Below, a list of the Twitter handles of all of the senators who voted no on ending the gun amendments, excluding Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who voted against the amendment on procedural grounds. Find their information and let them know how you feel. For a full roll call, click here.

Primary their asses


— “In the end, however, moderates and conservatives in the upper chamber said they simply couldn’t deal with a flurry of progressive issues at once – from gay marriage to immigration to guns. The other three Democratic ‘no’ votes – Max Baucus of Montana, Mark Pryor of Arkansas and Mark Begich of Alaska – were never really in play, sources familiar with the situation told POLITICO. One senator told a White House official that it was ‘Guns, gays and immigration – it’s too much. I can be with you on one or two of them, but not all three.'” 

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