Reason Morning Links


– Tim Noah lists the most egregious "beat-sweeteners," the flattering puff pieces journalists have written to win favor and access from the powerful Obama administration officials they'll be covering.

– Obama to push immigration reform.

Somali pirates abscond with captain of U.S. cargo ship after hijacking, then losing control of his vessel.

– Record labels successfully push online retailers to drive up prices of MP3s.

U.S. citizens getting caught up in illegal immigration sweeps.

New Cato study touts the success of Portugal's drug decriminalization program.