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10:15 AM ET, March 9, 2015

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Ron Fournier / National Journal:
Emails May Be a Key to Addressing ‘Pay-to-Play’ Whispers at Clinton Foundation  —  There are not two Clinton controversies.  There is one big, hairy deal.  —  “Follow the money.”  That apocryphal phrase, attributed to Watergate whistle-blower “Deep Throat,” explains why the biggest threat …
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Amy Chozick / New York Times:
Hillary Clinton Faces Test of Record as Women's Advocate  —  MIAMI — It was supposed to be a carefully planned anniversary to mark one of the most important and widely praised moments in Hillary Rodham Clinton's political career — and to remind the country, ahead of a likely 2016 presidential campaign …
Cory Bennett / The Hill:
Silence is hurting Clinton, Dem says  —  Hillary Clinton is hurting herself by not publicly addressing the concern about revelations that she used a private email service during her time as secretary of State, said Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.).  —  “What I would like is for her to come forward …
Kyle Balluck / The Hill:
Graham: 'I don't email'  —  Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on Sunday that he has never sent an e-mail.  —  “I don't email,” Graham, who's considering a 2016 White House run, said on NBC's “Meet the Press.”  “You can have every email I've ever sent.  I've never sent one.”
Anne Gearan / Washington Post:
Will Clinton's experience be a liability?
Marisa Schultz / New York Post:
‘Huge gaps’ in Clinton emails: Chairman of House Benghazi Committee
Discussion: American Spectator and Chicago
Oklahoma Daily:
OU's Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity under investigation after video of racist chant leaks online  —  Editor's Note: This story contains graphic and racially-charged language.  —  OU's Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity members have been allegedly implicated in a video showing members participating …
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KFOR-TV:
Video appears to show University of Oklahoma fraternity singing racist chant
Discussion: FOX6Now.com
Samantha Vicent / Tulsa World:
Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity closes OU chapter after racist video appears online
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Raw Story
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Republican Senators Write to Iran: Deal With Obama Can Be Revoked  —  A group of nearly 50 Republican senators have written a letter to Iran to explain how the U.S. Constitution works.  The letter is “An Open Letter to the Leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran.”
Discussion: Power Line
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Josh Rogin / Bloomberg View:
Republicans Warn Iran — and Obama — That Deal Won't Last  —  A group of 47 Republican senators has written an open letter to Iran's leaders warning them that any nuclear deal they sign with President Barack Obama's administration won't last after Obama leaves office.
Tristram Korten / Florida Center …:
In Florida, Officials Ban Term ‘Climate Change’  —  People try to pass through a flooded street in Miami Beach.  Florida is the state most susceptible to the effects of global warming.  (Photo: Flickr.)  —  Listen to Tristram Korten's radio report on WLRN Miami Herald News:  —  By Tristram Korten
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Senate Republicans pick up the pieces after shutdown drama  —  With the Department of Homeland Security standoff in the rearview mirror, Senate Republicans are going on offense with proposals that divide Democrats such as an Iran oversight bill and trade legislation.
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Politico:
Immigration reform looks dead in this Congress
Discussion: ImmigrationProf Blog
Cameron Joseph / The Hill:
2016's top ten most vulnerable senators  —  Senate Democrats are hoping to take advantage of a favorable electoral map in 2016 to swing majority control back their way.  —  This cycle, Republicans are defending 24 seats compared to Democrats' 10, including seven in states President Obama carried twice.
Juan Williams / The Hill:
How conservatives capsized school reform  —  Last week President Obama invited a small group of journalists, including me, to talk with him at the White House.  —  The conversation was off-the-record.  But speaking generally about the two-hour talk, I can say the president is intent on what is happening in Congress.
Rosie Scammell / Guardian:
US tourists caught carving names into Rome's Colosseum  —  Two California women break away from tour group to scratch their initials into ancient amphitheatre, where defacing walls is strictly forbidden  —  Tourists are once again getting into trouble in Italy, with two American women caught carving their names into Rome's Colosseum.
Jeremy Warner / Telegraph:
Austria is fast becoming Europe's latest debt nightmare  —  A mini-Greece is about to go off in Europe's heartlands, and markets don't even know it  —  Ah Austria, land of schnitzel, lederhosen, Mozart, alpine meadows and beer drinking.  Less widely appreciated is its special place in the history of catastrophic banking crises.
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / USA Today:
Prosecutors protect themselves first: Column  —  When prosecutors lie and falsify evidence, ‘absolute immunity’ protects them from justice.  —  When you're charged with a crime, you're in a tough spot.  As soon as charges are filed, you're faced with the necessity of either (1) …
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
McConnell vows to raise debt limit without threatening shutdown or default … Republicans will raise the government's borrowing limit without threatening a default, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell guaranteed Sunday, placating the markets but potentially surrendering the party's leverage …
Discussion: Hot Air and The Right Scoop
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Sam Youngman / Lexington Herald-Leader:
At Rand Paul's request, Republican committee gives green light to caucus
Discussion: Frontloading HQ
 
 
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Greg Hinz / Bloomberg Business:
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Marc Caputo / Politico:
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Josh Lederman / Associated Press:
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Ali Elkin / Bloomberg Business:
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 Earlier Items: 
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Arelis R. Hernández / Washington Post:
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Julianna Margulies / CBS News:
Face the Nation Transcripts: March 8, 2015: Netanyahu, McConnell, Gowdy
Discussion: PoliticusUSA and Althouse
Rick Ridder / Denver Post:
IOWA CAUCUSES ARE A POOR PROXY FOR AMERICA
Los Angeles Times:
Potential redistricting reset could tighten California Democrats' grip