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4:00 PM ET, March 6, 2015


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Feds prepare corruption charges against Sen. Menendez 01:41  —  People briefed on the case say Attorney General Eric Holder has signed off on prosecutors' request to proceed with charges, CNN has learned exclusively.  An announcement could come within weeks.
Jennifer Epstein / Bloomberg Business:
The Hillary Camp's Rationale for Staying Quiet  —  Hillary Clinton won't be presiding over a soul-searching press conference or sitting down for a come-clean interview about her use of a private email address any time soon — at least if everything goes according to her team's plan.
Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
White House alerted to potential Clinton email problem in August  —  But the Clinton camp urged it to keep the issue quiet.  —  The White House, State Department and Hillary Clinton's personal office knew in August that House Republicans had received information showing that the former secretary …
James Hohmann / Politico:
The POLITICO Caucus: Dems fret over toll of Clinton email stories
Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
‘Who knows? She could implode totally’
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Dems vow to protect Boehner from conservative coup  —  Tea Party Republicans contemplating a bid to oust Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) shouldn't count on Democrats to help them unseat the Speaker.  —  And without their support, there is no chance to topple Boehner in this Congress.
GOP leaders to skip Selma event  —  'They've lost an opportunity to show the American people that they care,' one black lawmaker says.  —  Getty  —  Scores of U.S. lawmakers are converging on tiny Selma, Alabama, for a large commemoration of a civil rights anniversary.
Politico:   Rebels with a cause  —  A new group of far-right House Republicans …
Under Obama, 4 in 10 say race relations worsened  —  Feds find racial bias in Ferguson 02:56  —  (CNN)Four in 10 Americans say race relations in the United States have gotten worse under the nation's first black president, according to a new CNN/ORC poll.  And 50 years after the Bloody …
Discussion: Washington Times and The Week
Obama Invokes Selma To Justify Amnesty
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
What Obama's trip to Selma means
Discussion: Bloomberg Business
Ben Kamisar / The Hill:   Obama: Deporting immigrant kids not ‘true to the spirit’ of Selma
Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
Obama: Ferguson ‘not an isolated incident’
Discussion: Bloomberg Business
Sean Davis / The Federalist:
Here's What The Unemployment Rate Looks Like If You Add Back Labor Force Dropouts  —  The Department of Labor announced today that the official unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent last month, the lowest it's been since Spring of 2008.  Good news, right?  Well, kind of.
Dionne Searcey / New York Times:
U.S. Economy Added 295,000 Jobs in February, but Wages Continued to Lag
Michelle Jamrisko / Bloomberg Business:
Payrolls Rose by 295,000 in February, U.S. Jobless Rate at 5.5%
Discussion: Bloomberg View
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
In U.C.L.A. Debate Over Jewish Student, Echoes on Campus of Old Biases  —  LOS ANGELES — It seemed like routine business for the student council at the University of California, Los Angeles: confirming the nomination of Rachel Beyda, a second-year economics major who wants to be a lawyer someday, to the council's Judicial Board.
Zeke J Miller / TIME:
More Than 300 Republicans Call on Supreme Court to Recognize Gay Marriage Nationally  —  Signers include former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Sens. Susan Collins and Mark Kirk and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker  —  More than 300 veteran Republican lawmakers, operatives and consultants …
Matthew Continetti / Washington Free Beacon:
I Don't Love Spock  —  “I loved Spock,” said President Obama, reacting to the death of actor Leonard Nimoy.  Why?  Because Spock reminds him of himself.  The galaxy's most famous Vulcan, the president wrote, was “Cool, logical, big-eared, and level headed, the center of Star Trek's optimistic, inclusive vision of humanity's future.”
Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
As Supreme Court Weighs Health Law, G.O.P. Plans to Replace It  —  WASHINGTON — The legal campaign to destroy President Obama's health care law may be nearing its conclusion, but as the Supreme Court deliberates over the law's fate, the search for a replacement by Republican lawmakers is finally gaining momentum.
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Conservative Justices: If we gut Obamacare, Republicans will fix it! (No, they won't.)
Wall Street Journal:
How America Was Misled on al Qaeda's Demise  —  The White House portrait of a crumbling terror group is contradicted by documents seized in the bin Laden raid.  —  By  —  In the early-morning hours of May 2, 2011, a small team of American military and intelligence professionals landed inside …
Anita Gates / New York Times:
Albert Maysles, Pioneering Documentarian, Dies at 88  —  Albert Maysles, the Emmy Award-winning documentarian who, with his brother, David, made intensely talked-about films including “Grey Gardens” and “Gimme Shelter” with their American version of cinéma vérité, died Thursday night at his home in Manhattan.
Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig / The New Republic:
The Catholic Church Opposes the Death Penalty.  Why Don't White Catholics?  —  On Thursday, a slew of American Catholic publications, including America Magazine, National Catholic Register, National Catholic Reporter, Our Sunday Visitor, and Patheos Catholic announced their joint commitment …
New York Times:
Some in Ferguson Who Are Part of Problem Are Asked to Help Solve It  —  FERGUSON, Mo. — When Mayor James Knowles III announced Wednesday that one official had been fired and two others were under investigation in connection with racist emails, he said that the behavior was “in no way representative” of the city or its employees.
Ta-Nehisi Coates / The Atlantic Online:
The Gangsters of Ferguson  —  Yesterday the Justice Department released …
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Adam SatarianoTim Higgins / Bloomberg Business:
Apple's Secret Lab Lets Facebook Fine-Tune Apps Before the Watch's Debut
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Could viral fame keep the best cup holder you've ever seen from coming to your car?
Michael Auslen / Tampa Bay Times:
‘Bathroom bill’ to block transgender ordinances passes first hurdle
Brian Tashman / Right Wing Watch:
Fox News Pundit: Muslim Holidays Discriminate Against Christians
Discussion: Raw Story and Joe. My. God.
David A. Lieb / Associated Press:
Danforth Aide Says Missouri Auditor Shot Himself After Call
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Discussion: Joe. My. God.
Jeb Bush aides used private domain for public business
Discussion: US News
Michael C Bender / Bloomberg Business:
Did Jeb Bush Go Far Enough to Try to Save Terri Schiavo to Save His Iowa Chances?
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
Netanyahu's Churchillian warning
Discussion: Financial Times