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3:40 AM ET, March 10, 2015

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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
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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 …
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 …
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
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Reid: GOP ‘empowering the ayatollahs’
Discussion: Politico and Mediaite
BooMan / Booman Tribune:
How Slowly Did Obama Administration Learn?
Discussion: Washington Post
Politico:
Feds interviewed Harry Reid for Robert Menendez probe
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 …
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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 …
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.
Senator Tom Cotton:
Search form  —  Washington, D.C.—  Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) along with 46 of his Republican colleagues in the Senate will today release an open letter to the the Leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran about the ongoing nuclear negotiations between their country and the United States.
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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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.
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: Business Insider and Politico
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Jack Shafer / Politico:
Excited for Jeb and Hillary? Just wait for Chelsea v. George P.
Discussion: Bloomberg Business
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
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New York Times:
University of Oklahoma Cuts Ties to Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity Over Racist Videos  —  NORMAN, Okla. — The University of Oklahoma severed ties to one of the nation's largest college fraternities on Monday, and ordered the campus chapter to vacate its fraternity house …
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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 …
Discussion: Raw Story, WTVR-TV and FOX6Now.com
Todd Starnes / Fox News:
Former SEALs chaplain could be kicked out of Navy for Christian beliefs  —  Navy Chaplain Wes Modder is pictured with a ceremonial oar presented to him by Naval Special Warfare Command.  He received the oar at the end of his tour.  (Courtesy Wes Modder)  —  A chaplain who once ministered …
Noah Rothman / Hot Air:
Even a plurality of Democrats want to move on from Obama  —  The conventional wisdom inside the beltway and on the sets of cable news outlets is that the Democratic Party has grown, perhaps inexorably, more liberal over the course of the Obama era.  It is not hard to find liberal Democrats …
Discussion: Moe Lane
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.
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
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Paul, Booker, Gillibrand to introduce medical marijuana bill  —  Sens. Rand Paul, Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand will introduce on Tuesday a Senate bill that would legalize medical marijuana under federal law, another possible step towards relaxation of once strict policies toward the drug.
Discussion: Washington Post and The Verge
 
 
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Brendan Bordelon / National Review:
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Matt Wilstein / Mediaite:
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Tim Devaney / The Hill:
ATF again under Republican fire
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Lauren French / Politico:
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Numbers / Pew Research Center for the People …:
Far More Interest Among Republicans Than Democrats in Clinton Emails, Netanyahu
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ABC News:
Secret Service Boot Camp: A Rare Inside Look
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Pamela Geller / WND:
THE POO GENERATION  —  Exclusive: Pamela Geller asks …
Discussion: Right Wing Watch and Raw Story
Tony Cook / Indianapolis Star:
VA manager's email mocks veteran suicides
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