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11:05 PM ET, March 9, 2015

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Peter Baker / New York Times:
White House Faults G.O.P. Senators' Letter to Iran's Leaders  —  WASHINGTON — The White House on Monday sharply rebuked nearly four dozen Republican senators who sent a letter to Iranian leaders just as nuclear negotiations reach a pivotal moment, characterizing the correspondence …
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The Hill:
Outrage over GOP's letter to Iran  —  A letter from Senate Republicans to Iran about the pending nuclear deal undermines President Obama's authority to conduct foreign policy, the White House charged Monday.  —  White House press secretary Josh Earnest was unusually blunt in ripping the Senate GOP …
Paul Waldman / Washington Post:
Republicans are beginning to act as though Barack Obama isn't even the president  —  It's safe to say that no president in modern times has had his legitimacy questioned by the opposition party as much as Barack Obama.  But as his term in office enters its final phase, Republicans are embarking …
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
A war of Obama's making  —  The White House and some Democrats are livid over congressional Republican attempts to circumvent President Obama's authority to make a nuclear arms deal with Iran.  They have a right to be angry — but not to be surprised.  —  There's a war going on between …
Discussion: Power Line and National Review
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Sedition in the Name of Patriotism  —  On many occasions during the last few years, as I heard talk of secession and nullification, and of defiance of the courts, and of duly enacted statutes representing slavery and tyranny, and of Higher Laws and a Right to Revolution, and most recently …
Jack Goldsmith / Lawfare:
The Error in the Senators' Letter to the Leaders of Iran  —  Please like our Facebook page and follow Lawfare on Twitter:  —  Josh Rogin reports that a “group of 47 Republican senators has written an open letter to Iran's leaders warning them that any nuclear deal they sign …
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.
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Reid: GOP ‘empowering the ayatollahs’  —  Republican senators are empowering hard-liners in Iran with their letter opposing President Obama's nuclear deal with that country, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Monday.  —  The letter, signed by 47 Republicans …
Discussion: Politico, Mediaite and Political Wire
Politico:
Feds interviewed Harry Reid for Robert Menendez probe
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Sarah Palin / Fox News:
Gov. Palin: I faced tough questions over email, so should Hillary Clinton  —  Then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton hands off her mobile phone after arriving to meet with Dutch Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague, Netherlands.
Justin Sink / Bloomberg Business:
Obama Exchanged E-Mail With Clinton on Her Personal Address
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Patrick O'Connor / Wall Street Journal:
Poll Finds Big 2016 Field Divides GOP  —  While Democrats Back Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush Faces More Resistance From His Party  —  The two most recognizable figures in the 2016 presidential race start off in very different positions within their own parties, and with Americans overall feeling …
Discussion: Politico and Business Insider
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Jack Shafer / Politico:
Excited for Jeb and Hillary? Just Wait for Chelsea v. George P.
Discussion: Bloomberg Business
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Dan Pfeiffer's Exit Interview: How the White House Learned to Be Liberal  —  In an interview a few days before he resigned, he explained in unusually candid terms the administration’s thinking — and how the White House lost its illusions.  —  Shares
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BooMan / Booman Tribune:
How Slowly Did Obama Administration Learn?
Discussion: Washington Post
JSOnline:
Scott Walker signs right-to-work bill  —  Overhauling more than a half century of labor law in Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker on Monday signed so-called right-to-work legislation banning labor contracts that require private sector workers to pay labor fees.  —  In a matter of weeks …
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The White House:
FACT SHEET: Venezuela Executive Order  —  President Obama today issued a new Executive Order (E.O.) declaring a national emergency with respect to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States posed by the situation in Venezuela.
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The White House:
Statement by the Press Secretary on Venezuela
Discussion: USA Today, CBS DC and The Week
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Obamacare premiums to significantly spike: CBO  —  Obamacare exchange customers could see a significant spike in their premiums over the next few years as insurers face pressures from both the government and the marketplace, the Congressional Budget Office said Monday in a new analysis finding Obamacare …
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CNN:
Okla. University disowns ‘disgraceful’ fraternity after racist chant  —  Story highlights  —  (CNN)Even with the national chapter shutting down the Sigma Alpha Epsilon house at Oklahoma University, the school president said the university's affiliation with the fraternity is permanently done …
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Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
‘There Was No Crop’ of Selma Photograph  —  Many readers wrote to me over the weekend, upset that a front-page photo of President Obama and his family leading a commemorative march in Selma, Alabama did not include former president George W. Bush and his wife, Laura.  The Bushes were also in the front line of marchers.
Chicago Tribune:
Family of 9-month-old girl killed in Little Village: ‘We have no idea’  —  A 9-month-old girl was found dead in the Little Village neighborhood Monday morning, her throat cut by a power saw, authorities said.  —  Police found the child — named Rosie, according to relatives …
Lawrence Hurley / Reuters:
Supreme Court revives Notre Dame's Obamacare contraception objections  —  (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday revived the University of Notre Dame's religious objections to the requirement for contraception coverage under President Barack Obama's healthcare law …
Jen Steer / fox8.com:
Chuck E. Cheese employees viciously attacked, Parma police say  —  PARMA, Ohio- Several employees were injured during a brutal attack at the Chuck E. Cheese in Parma Sunday night.  —  Just after 7 p.m., a woman attending a birthday party at the Chuck E. Cheese on Ridgewood Drive complained …
Discussion: WTVR-TV
Steve Mistler / Portland Press Herald Contributors:
Maine state Senator apologizes for Facebook post saying Obama's family tied to ISIS  —  State Sen. Michael Willette apologized Monday for sharing a Facebook post criticizing President Obama's handling of the terrorist group ISIS and suggesting that its members are family members of the president.
Richard Kirsch / The Hill:
Why would Republicans go after children's health insurance?  —  With Republican presidential candidates trumpeting their concern about the struggles of working and middle-class families, why would congressional leadership undermine the wildly popular Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)?
Discussion: Daily Kos
Numbers / Pew Research Center for the People …:
Far More Interest Among Republicans Than Democrats in Clinton Emails, Netanyahu  —  Liberal Democrats More Likely to Track Ferguson Report  —  From news about the economy to controversy over Hillary Clinton's emails and the trial of the Boston marathon bomber, no single story dominated the public's news interest last week.
Discussion: Politico, Mediaite, The Hill and Chicago
 
 
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