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4:00 PM ET, March 9, 2015


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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.
Jack Goldsmith / Lawfare:
The Error in the Senators' Letter to the Leaders of Iran  —  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 with President Barack Obama's administration won't last after Obama leaves office.”
Doina Chiacu / Reuters:
Republicans warn Iran against nuclear deal with Obama  —  (Reuters) - Republican senators warned Iran on Monday that any nuclear deal made with U.S. President Barack Obama could last only as long as he remains in office, in an unusual intervention into U.S. foreign policy-making.
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Republican Senators Write to Iran: Deal With Obama Can Be Revoked  —  A group of nearly 50 Republican senators have written a letter to Iran to explain how the U.S. Constitution works.  The letter is “An Open Letter to the Leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran.”
Discussion: Power Line
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Republican Senators Write To Leaders Of Iran, Attempt To Sabotage Nuclear Deal  —  Forty-seven Republican senators are seeking to undermine the international negotiations aimed at containing Iran's nuclear program with an open letter to the government of Iran, warning the Persian leaders …
Discussion: The Week
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 …
Discussion: Washington Post and Chicago
John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
Walker Rips Clinton for ‘Audacity’ in Email Scandal  —  In an interview Sunday afternoon, Scott Walker strongly criticized Hillary Clinton's exclusive use of private email as secretary of state and rejected accusations that he's guilty of hypocrisy on the issue.
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Does Hillary email flap mean trouble ahead for White House?
Russell Berman / The Atlantic Online:
Is Joe Biden Running for President?
Discussion: ABC News, Fox News and Washington Post
Eric Bradner / CNN:
Bill Clinton declines to weigh in on Hillary email debacle
Mark Cunningham / New York Post:
Clinton, Inc. is what's wrong with America
Oklahoma Daily:
OU's Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity under investigation after video of racist chant leaks online  —  Editor's Note: This story contains graphic and racially-charged language.  —  OU's Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity members have been allegedly implicated in a video showing members participating …
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
Juan Williams / The Hill:   How conservatives capsized school reform
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.
David Weigel / Bloomberg Business:
Lindsey Graham Explains Why He Doesn't Use E-mail  —  The luddite question heard 'round the world.  —  CONCORD, N.H.—It was not the news that South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham went on TV to make.  Meet the Press host Chuck Todd, who like the rest of Washington was exploring every angle …
Pamela Geller / WND:
THE POO GENERATION  —  Exclusive: Pamela Geller asks, ‘What better icon is there for such a culture of terror?’  —  Pamela Geller is the publisher of and the author of the WND Books title “Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance.”  —  Follow Subscribe to feed
Discussion: Raw Story and Right Wing Watch
Feds interviewed Harry Reid for Robert Menendez probe  —  There is no indication the Democratic leader is ensnared, but he has a big political problem on his hands.  —  Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid voluntarily interviewed with Justice Department lawyers and FBI agents a year ago …
Discussion: Bloomberg Business
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Senate Republicans pick up the pieces after shutdown drama
Discussion: Politico, RedState and Washington Post
Nick Gass / Politico:
Poll: Fox News most trusted network  —  Fox News has the most trusted network and cable news coverage in the United States, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Monday.  But network TV is much less trustworthy than it was in the days of Walter Cronkite, American voters say.
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 a March 1 Facebook post criticizing President Obama's handling of the terrorist group ISIS, or Islamic State, and suggesting that members of the group are family members of the president.
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 …
Jelani Cobb / New Yorker:
Selma and Ferguson  —  The report of the Department of Justice investigation into the Ferguson Police Department, catalyzed by the shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer, confirmed everything that we knew and included a great deal that we hadn't imagined.
Eric Owens / The Daily Caller:
Barron's AP Test Prep Guide: Clarence Thomas Is A Fascist In League With KKK [PHOTOS]  —  The latest version of a top-selling study guide for the Advanced Placement European History exam explains the French Revolution with a chart which identifies Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as a fascist and pairs him with the Ku Klux Klan.
Michael Birnbaum / Washington Post:
Russia's anti-American fever goes beyond the Soviet era's  —  MOSCOW — Thought the Soviet Union was anti-American?  Try today's Russia.  —  After a year in which furious rhetoric has been pumped across Russian airwaves, anger toward the United States is at its worst since opinion polls began tracking it.
Discussion: Business Insider and VodkaPundit
Tony Cook / Indianapolis Star:
VA manager's email mocks veteran suicides  —  A manager at the Roudebush Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Indianapolis appears to mock the mental health problems of returning combat veterans in an email to her employees.  —  The email obtained by The Indianapolis Star contains photographs …
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