Thu Apr 25, 2013 AT 9:48 AM EDT
The Washington Post reports the CIA asked for the elder Tsarnaev brother to be placed on the terrorist watch list. Politico reports the bomber in custody has told authorities they were head to New York City to “party.” Vice President Biden lashed out at “twisted, perverted” terrorists in his eulogy of the MIT police officer allegedly slain by one of the bombers last week, according to The Washington Post. The Boston Herald is reporting that marathon bombings mastermind Tamerlan Tsarnaev was living on taxpayer-funded state welfare benefits even as he was delving deep into the world of radical anti-American Islamism. And Politico has the scoop on what Charles Krauthammer describes as “comical and certainly embarrassing” as the words President Obama refuses to say.