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11:00 AM ET, March 11, 2015

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John F. Harris / Politico:
Go to hell  —  Hillary Clinton had something to say to the media about her email.  It wasn't too subtle.  —  Lead image by Getty.  —  Hillary Clinton was likable enough, answering questions calmly though with a weary smile.  She even offered a feint toward humility, allowing that …
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Scott Shane / New York Times:
No Classified Emails by Clinton?  Some Experts Are Skeptical  —  WASHINGTON — Anyone who has tried to pry information from the federal government may have been surprised on Tuesday by Hillary Rodham Clinton's assertion that in all her emails in four years as secretary of state she never strayed into the classified realm.
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
The Clinton Campaign Gets Off To A Grim Start  —  No answer to the hardest email question.  And nobody's having any fun.  —  The United Nations Security Council Stakeout has played host to world-historic events.  It's where Iranian negotiators meet the press, where heads of state talk war and peace.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
The Joy and the Drama  —  Like many of you, my formative political experiences were in my 20s.  And for me, that meant the Clinton years.  I was just shy of 24 when Bill Clinton was inaugurated in January 1993 and living in Washington in my early 30s when he left office.
Discussion: Politico
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
Hillary Clinton, the Email Controversy and the 2016 Presidential Race
Laura Meckler / Wall Street Journal:
Bill Clinton Still Doesn't Use Email
Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:   Democrats urge Hillary Clinton to launch campaign
Tim Mak / The Daily Beast:
Republicans Admit: That Iran Letter Was a Dumb Idea  —  A day after releasing a letter that potentially threatened the administration's negotiations with Iran, some Republicans who signed on are realizing it was a bad call.  —  Behind the scenes, Republicans are wondering if sending …
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Tom Cotton / USA Today:
Sen. Cotton: Why we wrote the letter to Iran  —  Iranian leaders need to know that the Senate must approve any deal President Obama negotiates.  —  The critical role of Congress in the adoption of international agreements was clearly laid out by our Founding Fathers in our Constitution.
Steve Vladeck / Lawfare:
The Iran Letter and the Logan Act
Jake Sherman / Politico:
Aaron Schock: I ‘certainly hope’ I didn't break the law  —  The embattled congressman gets testy in a face-to-face interview.  —  Getty  —  PEORIA, Ill. — The question to Rep. Aaron Schock was simple: Do you think you've broken any rules or federal laws?  But the scandal-plagued congressman did not have a definitive answer.
Robert Wilonsky / The Scoop Blog:
Parker Rice, parents of Levi Pettit apologize for ‘horrible mistake’ made in OU SAE video  —  Update at 6:40 p.m.: Moments after Levi Pettit's family apologized for their son's behavior in the SAE video, Parker Rice — the recent Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas graduate — sent his own apology, via his father Bob.
Gallup:
Story Highlights  —  PRINCETON, N.J. — After Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's much-publicized and controversial address to Congress, Americans' opinions of him have worsened.  His favorable rating is down seven percentage points, to 38%, while his unfavorable rating has increased five points, to 29%.
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Jean-Luc Renaudie / Agence France-Presse:
As Israel vote looms, centre-left pulls ahead of PM Netanyahu's Likud
Discussion: Foreign Policy
John Eligon / New York Times:
Ferguson City Manager Cited in Justice Department Report Resigns  —  FERGUSON, Mo. — The city manager of Ferguson, Mo., who a Department of Justice report said was responsible for overseeing the city's operations as it engaged in racially biased and unconstitutional policing practices, has resigned.
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Stephen Deere / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Shaw resigns as Ferguson city manager
Washington Post:
Jeb Bush, Scott Walker emerging as front-runners for GOP nod — and rivals  —  It started with a subtle poke at Jeb Bush almost two months ago, when Scott Walker suggested that Republicans need “a new, fresh approach.”  Since then, Walker has continued jabbing, casting himself as the …
Discussion: Althouse
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Craig Robinson / The Iowa Republican:
Walker: The biggest flip flopper you will ever find?
Michelle Ye Hee Lee / Washington Post:
Ted Cruz's claim that the IRS tax code has more words than the Bible  —  In a speech to the International Association of Fire Fighters, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) talked about how the U.S. could restore “growth and opportunity” for small businesses, saying the answer is through tax and regulatory reform.
Discussion: Weekly Standard and Hot Air
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
TPP at the NABE  —  I was in DC yesterday, giving a talk to the National Association of Business Economists.  The subject was the Trans-Pacific Partnership; slides for my talk are here.  —  Not to keep you in suspense, I'm thumbs down.  I don't think the proposal is likely to be the terrible …
NY Daily News:
Retired correction officer shoots, kills man at Borough Hall station in Brooklyn after brawl on 4 train: police  —  Bloody pandemonium erupted in Borough Hall station in Brooklyn Tuesday night when a retired correction officer shot and killed an apparently unarmed man who had confronted him on a train moments earlier, police said.
Bernie Becker / The Hill:
Senators bring back online sales tax bill  —  A bipartisan group of senators is taking another crack at online sales tax legislation.  —  Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) rolled out the Marketplace Fairness Act …
Discussion: Hot Air
Wall Street Journal:
America's Dangerous Defense Cuts  —  Threats are rising around the globe, yet the U.S. is poised to cut $1 trillion from the Pentagon over 10 years.  —  Providing for national defense is the highest constitutional responsibility of the federal government, which congressional Republicans now share in equal measure with President Obama.
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Kristina Wong / The Hill:
Committee chairmen urge Republicans to reverse defense cuts
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Katie Pavlich / Townhall.com:
BREAKING: ATF Temporarily Pulls Proposal to Ban AR-15 “Green Tip” Ammunition  —  After an unprecedented response, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms has temporarily pulled its proposal to ban common AR-15 M855 “green tip” ammunition. … “Although ATF endeavored to create a proposal …
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ATF:
Notice to those Commenting on the Armor Piercing Ammunition Exemption Framework
 
 
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FBI testimony in Boston Marathon bomb trial pulled apart by defence
The Hill:
ObamaCare case looms over GOP budget
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