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Bronze statue of Gerald Ford dedicated in Capitol

House and Senate leaders dedicated a bronze statue of President Gerald Ford on Tuesday, remembering the former Michigan lawmaker as a man of integrity who helped the nation heal from the Watergate crisis. Full story

Writing safety rules could get tougher for FAA

New airline safety regulations, including long-sought rules aimed at preventing exhausted pilots from flying, may be harder to issue if an industry-backed measure supported by House Republicans becomes law. Full story

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  Happy (sorta-not-really) Tax Day!

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, gives us a preview of tonight's show - we've got big votes in the House of Representatives on future budget plans, Oklahoma turns down $50 million for health care reform, and the mission in Libya takes a surprising turn.

  Cold War bunker now attracts tourist

Under the opulent Greenbrier resort in West Virginia, there's a massive fallout shelter that was designed for Cold War-era Congress members. The facility, which had enough space for 1,000 people and had 60-day supply of food, was a secret for years. But now, it's a popular tourist attraction. TODAY'

  Partisan flame-throwing heats up

Big Number: According to a study by a Harvard University professor, over the past two years, 27 percent of Congressional press releases have been to taunt the other side.

  Rep. Roskam: Senate Dems should step up

Congressman Peter Roskam, the Chief Deputy Whip in the House, says that the House has put budget proposals on the table and for the process to move forward, it is time for the Senate to vote on, and pass a resolution of its own.

  Dem. leader: White House had “constitutional obligation” to consult Congress

Representative George Miller, Chairman of the Democratic Policy Committee, says there is no evidence the White House sufficiently consulted Congressional leadership before taking action in Libya and that the president was constitutionally obligated to do so.

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