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9:20 PM ET, March 9, 2015

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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 …
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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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
A war of Obama's making
Discussion: Power Line and National Review
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Reid: GOP ‘empowering the ayatollahs’
Discussion: Mediaite, Politico and Political Wire
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Republican Senators Write to Iran: Deal With Obama Can Be Revoked
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.
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: Mediaite, Politico, The Hill and Chicago
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?
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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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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Jack Shafer / Politico:
Excited for Jeb and Hillary?  Just Wait for Chelsea v. George P.  —  Americans always love dynasties and sequels.  —  The inevitability of another Bush vs. Clinton presidential campaign has dispirited many in the campaign press corps.  For obvious reasons, the boys and girls on the bus prefer …
Discussion: Bloomberg Business
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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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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
 
 
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Tim Devaney / The Hill:
ATF again under Republican fire
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Burgess Everett / Politico:
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