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1:45 PM ET, March 5, 2015


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David Weigel / Bloomberg Business:
Democrats See a Familiar Pattern in the Clinton E-mail Story  —  Reports of Democrats fretting about Hillary's future have been overstated.  —  “You're not going to be the sixteenth writer who asks me about Hillary, are you?” says Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.  “I know you would not do that.
Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Hillary Clinton breaks silence on email controversy  —  She calls on the State Department to release her emails.  —  After two days of silence, Hillary Clinton weighed in on the controversy surrounding her use of a personal email address during her tenure as secretary of state late on Wednesday night …
Mark Hemingway / Weekly Standard:
Clinton State Department Ousted Ambassador Using Private Email  —  In 2012, U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Scott Gration abruptly stepped down from his post.  According to a Foreign Policy report by Josh Rogin (now a reporter for Bloomberg), Gration was the subject of a whithering evaluation from the State Department:
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
House Oversight chairman: Clinton acting like Petraeus?  —  House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) on Wednesday questioned whether Hillary Clinton improperly shared classified information like former CIA Director David Petraeus.  —  Asked on “Fox and Friends” …
Martin Matishak / The Hill:
House Dem suggests Clinton is raising the bar for transparency  —  The top Democrat on the House Select Committee on Benghazi is praising former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for announcing that she wants messages from her personal email accounts to be made public.
Discussion: National Review and Politico
Niall Stanage / The Hill:
Hillary Clinton's penchant for secrecy rattles Democrats
Discussion: New York Times
Jeffrey Toobin / New Yorker:
Did John Roberts Tip His Hand?  —  The Supreme Court oral argument on Wednesday in King v. Burwell featured thousands of words, dozens of provocative questions, two engaged and skillful lawyers—and one very striking silence.  Chief Justice John Roberts, usually among the most active questioners …
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Argument analysis: Setting up the private debate on the ACA
Scott Johnson / Power Line:
Triumph of the leftist will  —  The Supreme Court held oral argument in King v Burwell yesterday.  The Supreme Court has posted the transcript of the oral argument here.  —  At issue in King is the legality of the IRS's provision of tax credits in Obamacare exchanges established by the federal government.
Jonathan H. Adler / USA Today:   Law means what it says: Opposing view
Paul Barrett / Bloomberg Business:   Hundreds of Big Companies Urge Supreme Court to Back Gay Marriage
Jim Salter / Associated Press:
Michael Brown's parents announce civil lawsuit in death  —  3 photos  —  ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lawyers for the parents of an unarmed, black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson said Thursday that they would file a civil lawsuit in Michael Brown's death.
Eliana Dockterman / TIME:
Ferguson Police Official Fired Over Racist Emails, 2 Others on Leave
Discussion: Shakesville and FOX News Radio
Washington Post:
The 12 key highlights from the DOJ's scathing Ferguson report
Discussion: Raw Story
The Huffington Post:
Ferguson Police Department May Fold Due To DOJ Probe
Discussion: Mediaite, Daily Kos and Washington Post
Quinnipiac News + Events:
Release Detail  —  March 5, 2015 - Walker, Bush In Tight Race Among U.S. Republicans, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Clinton Sweeps Dem Field, With Biden In The Wings  —  Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, with 18 percent, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush with 16 percent …
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Likely 2016 GOP hopefuls recast immigration views
Mike Allen / Politico:
Kathleen Matthews likely to run for Van Hollen's seat  —  Kathleen Matthews, Marriott International's executive vice president and chief global communications and public affairs officer, and wife of MSNBC's Chris Matthews, is planning to run for the seat of Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.).
Alan Sepinwall / Hitfix:
Christopher Baxter / New Jersey Online:
Applebee's not liable for N.J. man burned while praying over fajita skillet  —  A New Jersey man cannot collect damages from Applebee's for burns he suffered while bowing his head in prayer over a sizzling steak fajita skillet, a state appeals panel ruled today.  (Getty Images)
Discussion: FOX News Radio and Raw Story
Yasser Okbi / Jerusalem Post:
Speculation over successor after Iran's Khamenei reportedly hospitalized in serious condition  —  Media blitz on Khamenei's health raises questions abo...  Khamenei on Twitter: No cure for barbaric Israeli reg...  Iran's Khamenei: 'Increasing global hatred of Israel ...
Dr. Ben Carson / Facebook:
In a recent interview on CNN, I realized that my choice of language does not reflect fully my heart on gay issues.  —  I do not pretend to know how every individual came to their sexual orientation.  I regret that my words to express that concept were hurtful and divisive.
Benjamin Weiser / New York Times:
Christie's Office Drove Exxon Settlement, Ex-Official Says  —  For more than a decade, the New Jersey attorney general's office conducted a hard-fought legal battle to hold Exxon Mobil Corporation responsible for decades of environmental contamination in northern New Jersey.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and The Week
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George F. Will / Washington Post:
Rein in the IRS  —  Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) is now chairman …
Brian Tashman / Right Wing Watch:
Kevin Swanson: Girl Scouts Turn Girls Into Lesbians And 'I Don't Want My Little Girl Turning Into A Lesbian'
Discussion: FOX News Radio
CyberDust ID / blog maverick:
Why This Tech Bubble is Worse Than the Tech Bubble of 2000
Discussion: Mashable and Bloomberg Business
Katharine Viner wins staff ballot for Guardian editor
Lachlan Markay / Washington Free Beacon:
Harry Reid Secured Subsidies for Aides' Donors
Discussion: Betsy's Page
North Korea applauds ‘knife attack of justice’ on U.S. ambassador
Discussion: US News, USA Today and The Week
 Earlier Items: 
Andrew Kirell / Mediaite:
Ben Carson Blames Media: I'm Just Not Going to Talk Gay Rights Anymore
Robin Pogrebin / New York Times:
David Geffen Captures Naming Rights to Avery Fisher Hall With Donation
Discussion: Joe. My. God. and Gothamist
Rebecca Leber / The New Republic:
Climate Denier James Inhofe Is a Godsend to Democrats in 2016
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Associated Press
Daily Mail:
Hurled to his death in front of a baying mob: ISIS barbarians throw ‘gay’ …