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6:25 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.
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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 …
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 …
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
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.
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 …
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Republican Senators Write To Leaders Of Iran, Attempt To Sabotage Nuclear Deal
Discussion: The Week and Balloon Juice
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Republican Senators Write to Iran: Deal With Obama Can Be Revoked
Discussion: Power Line
Politico:
Hillary Clinton to address email controversy  —  Press conference likely, three sources close to the former secretary of state confirm.  —  Hillary Rodham Clinton will soon address the controversy over her use of a private email account at the State Department, and is likely to hold …
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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.
Justin Sink / Bloomberg Business:
Obama Exchanged E-Mail With Clinton on Her Personal Address
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Does Hillary email flap mean trouble ahead for White House?
JSOnline:
Scott Walker signs right-to-work bill
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 …
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Politico:
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 …
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Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Reid: GOP ‘empowering the ayatollahs’
Discussion: Politico and Political Wire
Cameron Joseph / The Hill:   2016's top ten most vulnerable senators
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?
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.
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Adam B. Lerner / Politico:   Maine state lawmaker apologizes for sharing post linking Obama and ISIL
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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, The Hill and Chicago
Alix Bryan / WTVR-TV:
WATCH: Terrifying moment when Amtrak train collides with tractor-trailer  —  HALIFAX COUNTY, North Carolina — An Amtrak train collided with a truck on the tracks near U.S. Highway 301 in Halifax County, North Carolina Monday afternoon.  Eyewitness Leslie Cipriani was headed home to Roanoke Rapids when she saw police blocking traffic.
Discussion: fox8.com and FOX2now.com
Corey Kilgannon / New York Times:
In New Exam for Cabbies, Knowledge of Streets Takes a Back Seat  —  The trip from Kennedy Airport to La Guardia is a straight shot on the Van Wyck Expressway, with a little jog on the Grand Central Parkway at the end.  Canal Street may be the shortest route from the Holland Tunnel to the Manhattan Bridge …
Discussion: Telegraph, The Week and ABC News
 
 
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