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9:25 PM ET, March 3, 2015


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Pelosi / Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi:
Pelosi Statement on Prime Minister Netanyahu's Address to Congress  —  Washington, D.C. - Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement regarding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to the Joint Meeting of Congress:  —  “The unbreakable bonds between …
Terri Rupar / Washington Post:
The complete transcript of Netanyahu's address to Congress  —  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is addressing a joint meeting of Congress; here is a complete transcript of his remarks.  —  NETANYAHU: Thank you.  —  Thank you...  ... Speaker of the House John Boehner …
Josh Rogin / Bloomberg View:
Netanyahu's Careful, Clever Speech to Congress  —  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress, although full of bombast, was carefully constructed to avoid revealing new information about the nuclear negotiations with Iran or specifying what a better deal would look like.
The Hill:
Pelosi ‘near tears’ at Bibi ‘insult’  —  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) hammered Benjamin Netanyahu Tuesday, saying the Israeli prime minister's speech to Congress was an “insult” to the country.  —  “The unbreakable bonds between the United States and Israel are rooted in our shared values …
Arshad Mohammed / Reuters:
Iran calls Obama's 10-year nuclear demand ‘unacceptable’  —  MONTREUX, Switzerland (Reuters) - Iran rejected on Tuesday as “unacceptable” U.S. President Barack Obama's demand that it freeze sensitive nuclear activities for at least 10 years but said it would continue talks on a deal, Iran's semi-official Fars news agency reported.
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Netanyahu, in Speech to Congress, Criticizes ‘Bad Deal’ on Iran Nuclear Program
Ron Fournier / National Journal:
Maybe Hillary Clinton Should Retire Her White House Dreams  —  Maybe she doesn't want to run in 2016, top Democrats wonder.  Maybe she shouldn't.  —  Perhaps Hillary Rodham Clinton shouldn't run for president.  —  Maybe she should stay at the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation …
Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
Clinton aide Podesta criticized Bush officials for using private emails  —  A top adviser to Hillary Clinton's campaign-in-waiting accused the George W. Bush administration of using private emails to skirt transparency rules in 2007.  —  John Podesta, who left the White House in February …
J.K. Trotter / Gawker:
This Is Hillary Clinton's Secret Email:
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Hillary's emails ‘not technically illegal’
Discussion: Bloomberg Business
Jennifer Epstein / Bloomberg Business:
How Hillary Clinton Used E-mail at State
The Hill:
House approves Homeland Security funding in 257-167 vote  —  The House voted Tuesday to fund the Department of Homeland Security, ending a months-long impasse over President Obama's immigration policies and averting a weekend shutdown at the agency.  —  The vote highlighted the rift in the GOP …
Discussion: ThinkProgress and DCCC
Steve Benen /
Where Congress excels: manufactured crises
Discussion: Horizons, Hullabaloo and
Ashley Parker / New York Times:
House Approves Security Budget, Without Strings
Jonathan Bernstein / Bloomberg View:
Boehner Outfoxes His Critics. Again.
Scott Wong / The Hill:
The terrible, horrible, no good start for the Republicans
John C. Danforth / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Danforth's eulogy for Tom Schweich: ‘Words do hurt.  Words can kill.’  —  (The following are remarks prepared for delivery by former U.S. Sen. John C. Danforth at the funeral Tuesday for state Auditor Thomas A. Schweich at The Church of St. Michael and St. George in Clayton.  They have been lightly edited.)
Lee Enterprises / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Danforth, in eulogy, decries ‘whispering campaign’ against Schweich  —  CLAYTON  • In a eulogy that doubled as a stunning rebuke of a top official in his own party, former U.S. Sen. John Danforth, R-Mo., declared Tuesday that “politics has gone so hideously wrong,” …
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Ex-US Senator Calls Out Missouri GOP Leader During Funeral: ‘Words Can Kill’
Matt Apuzzo / New York Times:
Justice Department Finds Pattern of Police Bias and Excessive Force in Ferguson  —  WASHINGTON — Ferguson, Mo., is a third white, but the crime statistics compiled in the city over the past two years seemed to suggest that only black people were breaking the law.
Carrie Johnson / NPR:
Source: Probe Of Ferguson Police Uncovers Racist Comment About Obama
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 …
Peter Sullivan / The Hill:
House GOP unveils replacement plan, if ObamaCare goes down
New York Times:
Florida Records Raise Questions About Jeb Bush's 2008 Vote  —  In the final stretch of the 2008 presidential campaign, Jeb Bush appeared in a television ad urging Floridians to support John McCain, the Republican nominee, at the polls.  —  “Join me and vote for John McCain,” Mr. Bush said in the 30-second spot.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
New York Times:
Petraeus Reaches Plea Deal Over Giving Classified Data to His Lover  —  WASHINGTON — David H. Petraeus, the best-known military commander of his generation, has reached a plea deal with the Justice Department and admitted providing his highly classified journals to a mistress when he was the director of the C.I.A.
Anna Malpas / Agence France-Presse:
Edward Snowden ‘ready to return to States’  —  Moscow (AFP) - Edward Snowden, the fugitive whistleblower who has been given refuge in Russia, is willing to return to the United States if he is given a fair trial, his lawyer said Tuesday.  —  “He is thinking about it.
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Alabama Supreme Court Orders Temporary Stop To New Same-Sex Marriage Licenses  —  “Alabama law allows for ‘marriage’ between only one man and one woman,” the Alabama Supreme Court states.  —  Angela Channell, right, and Dawn Hicks, left, display their marriage license on Feb. 13, 2015.
Discussion: Election Law Blog
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Los Angeles Times:
Man shot dead by LAPD on skid row was convicted bank robber
Discussion: BuzzFeed and Mashable
Matt Comer / QNotes:
Anti-LGBT activists confront transgender teenager at Charlotte government center bathrooms
Discussion: Advocate, Raw Story and ThinkProgress
Dan Merica / CNN:
Monica Lewinsky to give TED Talk
Susan Milligan / Columbia Journalism Review:
The president and the press
Robert Tait / Telegraph:
Jihadi John: Father accuses Mohammed Emwazi of being a ‘dog’ and ‘terrorist’
Discussion: New York Post, Fox News and Mediaite
Patricio G. Balona / Daytona Beach News-Journal:
Ormond man charged with hate crime after bar fight
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Raw Story
 Earlier Items: 
Russ Feingold / Facebook:
Friends,  —  As I complete my final week at the State Department …