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Huma Abedin, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's deputy chief of staff and the wife of former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner, has been placed under police protection after getting threatening letters, according to media reports. The news comes after Rep. Michelle Bachmann claimed last week that Abedin had ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and called for an investigation.
Cash-strapped Democrats in the House are seeking contributions from members and coming up mostly empty handed, Politico writes.
With a primary challenge from a tea party opponent over and a seventh term all but certain, Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch is turning his attention to tax reform. He'll be morel likely to compromise than to stand on immovable principle, the AP writes this morning.