Charlie Pierce of Esquire’s Politics Blog calls in at 10:30am ET / 7:30am PT to talk about the politicization of the Boston Marathon Bombings

BreenMatthew Breen, Editor-In-Chief of “The Advocate”, joins us in the Los Angeles Bureau at 11:30am ET / 8:30am PT to talk about the Boy Scouts’ movement on allowing gays

• The hospitalized Boston Marathon bombing suspect charged Monday with using a weapon of mass destruction has told investigators that he and his brother were motivated by religion but were not in contact with overseas terrorists or groups, officials said.

• Two men face a bail hearing today after their arrest on charges of plotting a terrorist attack against a Canadian passenger train with support from al-Qaida elements in Iran, authorities said. The case has raised questions about Shiite-led Iran’s murky relationship with the predominantly Sunni Arab terrorist network.

Flight delays piled up all along the East Coast Monday as thousands of air traffic controllers were forced to take an unpaid day off because of federal sequester budget cuts.

River flooding that’s already swamping part of the Midwest from Oklahoma to Michigan could get worse today and Wednesday with more rain and snow spreading over the region.