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3:25 PM ET, March 10, 2015

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Kendall Breitman / Politico:
Cotton fires back at Biden over Iran letter  —  Sen. Tom Cotton is firing back at Vice President Joe Biden's criticism of his letter to Iran, saying: What does he know about foreign policy?  —  “Joe Biden, as [President] Barack Obama's own secretary of defense has said …
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Michael Crowley / Politico:
Was the GOP's Iran letter really unprecedented?  —  From Reagan to Clinton, both Democrats and Republicans have tried to sabotage the other party's foreign policy.  —  The senator was outraged.  Congress had challenged the foreign policy of the president, ignoring that he is …
Bloomberg Business:
Tom Cotton Says Republicans Are Not Traitors for Letter to Iran  —  (Bloomberg) — A letter sent by 47 Republican senators to Iranian leaders in defiance of President Barack Obama is a civics lesson, not the act of traitors, said Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton, the freshman Republican who drafted the message.
Discussion: ABC News and Daily Kos
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic Online:
Tom Cotton May Just Have Undermined His Own Cause  —  The letter drafted by the freshman Senator Tom Cotton, and signed by 46 of his Republican colleagues, warning Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei that any deal he makes with U.S. Non-Supreme Leader Barack Obama might soon be undone …
Politico:
GOP dissenters: Iran letter could backfire  —  Republicans could alienate Democrats whose votes are needed to override an Iran sanctions veto.  —  Not every Senate Republican signed on to Sen. Tom Cotton's extraordinary letter to Iran's leaders, and several of those who didn't are fuming …
en.mfa.ir:
Dr. Zarif's Response to the Letter of US Senators  —  Asked about the open letter of 47 US Senators to Iranian leaders, the Iranian Foreign Minister, Dr. Javad Zarif, responded that “in our view, this letter has no legal value and is mostly a propaganda ploy.
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
‘TRAITORS’: NY Daily News Slams GOP Senators Who Signed Iran Letter (PHOTO)
Discussion: Joe. My. God., Twitchy and The Hill
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Morning Plum: Tom Cotton hands Dems an easy way of siding with Obama on Iran
Agence France-Presse:
Iran says lawmakers' letter has sapped trust in US
Discussion: Mediaite
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Credentials for Hillary Press Avail Needed to Be Requested 24 Hours Ahead of Time  —  Hillary Clinton will be holding a press availability today at the United Nations in New York City.  But all members of the press won't be able to attend.  Only those who requested credentials 24 hours before the event …
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Clinton press conference threatens to be a media fiasco  —  Amid intense media scrutiny over her use of a private email account at the State Department, Hillary Clinton has finally agreed to take questions from the press: On Tuesday, she will hold a brief media avail at the United Nations …
CBS News:
Hillary Clinton to respond to email controversy Tuesday  —  Shares -  —  A source close to Hillary Clinton tells CBS News that the former secretary of state will speak publicly about her use of a private email account, rather than a government address while she was secretary of state.
Clinton E-mails / Bloomberg Business:
Hillary Clinton Press Conference: The Live Blog
Discussion: ABC News and Washington Examiner
Marina Koren / National Journal:
Yes, Hillary Clinton Will Hold a Press Conference. And It's Going to Be ‘Brief.’
Discussion: CNN, Althouse, Hot Air and The Week
Reuters:   Hillary Clinton to address email use after U.N. remarks
Laura Meckler / Wall Street Journal:
Condoleezza Rice Used a State Department Email Address
Discussion: Politico
Kelly Ogle / news9.com KWTV:
SAE House Mom And Coach Switzer Get Emotional Over Controversial Video  —  NORMAN, Oklahoma -  —  Monday night as SAE members scrambled to empty their belongings out of the closed fraternity house their 79-year-old house mother, a longtime friend of Barry Switzer, did the same thing.
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Oklahoma Daily:
Sigma Alpha Epsilon house mom implicated in recently surfaced racist video  —  A video surfaced Monday evening appearing to depict OU's Sigma Alpha Epsilon house mom.  —  The Feb. 24, 2013 Vine, shows a woman who appears to be Beauton Gilbow saying the n-word repeatedly.
ATF:
Notice to those Commenting on the Armor Piercing Ammunition Exemption Framework  —  Thank you for your interest in ATF's proposed framework for determining whether certain projectiles are “primarily intended for sporting purposes” within the meaning of 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(17)(C).
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Paul Bedard / Washington Examiner:
52 senators warn of sweeping ammo bans, say Second Amendment ‘at risk’
Tim Devaney / The Hill:
ATF shelves bullet ban proposal
Discussion: National Review and The Federalist
New York Times:
Stop Spying on Wikipedia Users  —  SAN FRANCISCO — TODAY, we're filing a lawsuit against the National Security Agency to protect the rights of the 500 million people who use Wikipedia every month.  We're doing so because a fundamental pillar of democracy is at stake: the free exchange of knowledge and ideas.
Discussion: Hit & Run and Common Dreams
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Nate Cohn / New York Times:
Elizabeth Warren Is No Barack Obama  —  Hillary Clinton has already emerged as the “inevitable” Democratic nominee, a title she aspired to, but could never claim, eight years ago.  The closest rival she has this time is Elizabeth Warren — who is no Barack Obama.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Democrats are not so fired up about Hillary Clinton
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Eugene Volokh / Washington Post:
No, a public university may not expel students for racist speech [UPDATED in light of the students' expulsion]  —  Some Oklahoma University students in the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity were videorecorded singing (as best I and others can tell), … Oklahoma University president David Boren said …
Jeremy Scahill / The Intercept:
The CIA Campaign to Steal Apple's Secrets  —  RESEARCHERS WORKING with the Central Intelligence Agency have conducted a multi-year, sustained effort to break the security of Apple's iPhones and iPads, according to top-secret documents obtained by The Intercept.
 
 
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