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12:10 PM ET, March 3, 2015


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Michael S. Schmidt / New York Times:
Hillary Clinton Used Personal Email Account at State Dept., Possibly Breaking Rules  —  WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, State Department officials said, and may have violated federal requirements …
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Hacked emails indicate that Hillary Clinton used a domain registered the day of her Senate hearings  —  The New York Times reported Monday night that, during her tenure at the State Department, Hillary Clinton never used her official email account to conduct communications, relying instead on a private email account.
Evan McMurry / Mediaite:
NY Times Reporter Breaks Down Clinton Email Story: Feeds into Narrative of ‘Secrecy’
Discussion: National Review
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Bibi boycott grows prior to speech  —  Almost a quarter of House Democrats will boycott Tuesday's congressional address by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  —  The defections, which point to the increasingly strained relations between the White House and the Israeli government …
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
The Mystery of the Netanyahu Disaster, and a Possible Explanation  —  Why is Benjamin Netanyahu going ahead with his speech to Congress in a few hours' time, despite complaints from all quarters about the damage it is causing?  It's a trickier question than it seems.
Daniel Newhauser / National Journal:
Impasse Over?  GOP Leaders Will Allow Clean DHS Vote  —  Over conservatives' objections, Republicans will let a measure come to the floor that doesn't block Obama's immigration actions.  —  Speaker John Boehner is finally ready to end the DHS stalemate, and conservatives probably can't stop him.
Discussion: RedState, Hot Air, The Hill and The Week
Brendan Bordelon / National Review:
AIPAC Crowd Cheers During Susan Rice Speech — for Policies She Opposes  —  White House national security advisor Susan Rice earned rousing applause during her speech before the American-Israeli Political Action Committee on Monday — but they weren't in support for Obama administration policies.
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Netanyahu, Amid Tensions, Delivers Speech to Congress on Iran  —  WASHINGTON — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel arrived at Capitol Hill on Tuesday morning to issue a high-profile warning against what he considers an ill-advised nuclear deal with Iran, culminating a drama that has roiled Israeli-American relations for weeks.
Bryan BenderGLOBE /
Elizabeth Warren will not attend Netanyahu speech  —  WASHINGTON — Senator Elizabeth Warren and two other members of the Massachusetts congressional delegation plan to skip Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress Tuesday, saying they are protesting the invitation made by House Speaker John Boehner.
Bianna Golodryga / Associated Press:
Yahoo News Special Report: #NetanyahuSpeech
Discussion: Telegraph and Talking Points Memo
The Huffington Post:
Warren, Franken Join Growing List Of Democrats Skipping Netanyahu Speech
Discussion: CNN, MarketWatch and The PJ Tatler
Jeff Mason / Reuters:
Exclusive: Obama says Iran must halt nuclear work for at least a decade
Scott Wong / The Hill:
The terrible, horrible, no good start for the Republicans  —  The opening weeks of the 114th Congress have been nothing short of a disaster for Republicans, who declared upon taking control of both chambers last fall that the era of governing by crisis and fiscal cliffs was over.
Discussion: Politico and Daily Kos
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Boehner Caves In DHS Shutdown Fight Against Obama's Executive Actions  —  WASHINGTON — It was all but inevitable, and Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) finally cut his losses on Tuesday, telling House Republicans he will allow a vote on legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security without any immigration restrictions.
Discussion: Salon and New York Magazine
The Hill:
Cheney offers no advice to GOP on DHS fight  —  Former Vice President Dick Cheney met Monday evening with the House Republican whip team, but declined to talk to reporters after it ended.  —  House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), who often brings guest speakers to his weekly meetings, invited Cheney, according to his spokeswoman.
Discussion: Political Wire and Politico
GOP group targets House conservatives on DHS fight
Streiff / RedState:
Boehner looks for a life line... from the Democrats
Wall Street Journal:
An Off-Ramp From ObamaCare  —  If the Supreme Court follows the law, there will be an opening for a sane health-care alternative.  Here it is.  —  Editor's note: The following was written by Republicans John Kline, Paul Ryan and Fred Upton, chairmen, respectively, of the House committees …
Donna St. George / Washington Post:
‘Unsubstantiated’ child neglect finding for free-range parents  —  Danielle and Alexander Meitiv let their children, ages 10 and 6, walk home alone from a park a mile away from their house.  Then, Montgomery County investigated the couple for child neglect.  (Jorge Ribas/The Washington Post)
Discussion: CBS DC, Hit & Run, Slate and Joanne Jacobs
New York Times:
Petraeus Reaches Plea Deal Over Giving Classified Data to Lover  —  WASHINGTON — David H. Petraeus, the best-known military commander of his generation, has reached a plea deal with the Justice Department that will allow him to avoid an embarrassing trial over whether he provided classified information …
Discussion: Business Insider, Mediaite and The Week
Bloomberg Business:
The 15 Most Miserable Economies in the World  —  Consumers in Venezuela are expected to suffer the most in 2015  —  Don't Miss Out —  Inflation is a disease that can wreck a society, Milton Friedman, the late Nobel laureate economist, once said.  Add rising unemployment to the diagnosis …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
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Discussion: Addicting Info and Raw Story
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Daily Mail:
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Discussion: Ed Driscoll
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Discussion: KFOR-TV, and WGN-TV
Tracy Walsh / Talking Points Memo:
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Discussion: FOX News Radio