Firefighters take position on Boylston Street near the finish line of the Boston Marathon after two bombs exploded on Monday afternoon.
Being budget season, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was already scheduled to appear on Capitol Hill this week for House and Senate hearings on the department’s fiscal 2014 budget request, with a hearing Wednesday at the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and Thursday at the House Homeland Security panel. The circumstances in Boston will no doubt change the focal point of those hearings.
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., takes a selfie with his cut-out head during the Hoops for Youth 16th annual charity basketball game held at George Washington University's Smith Center, September 8, 2014. The members of Congress team beat the lobbyist team 46-40. Buy photo here.