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9:05 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 …
Laura Meckler / Wall Street Journal:
Bill Clinton Still Doesn't Use Email  —  If Hillary Clinton's emails are eventually cracked open, don't expect to see any juicy correspondence with her husband—or any correspondence at all.  Bill Clinton doesn't use email.  —  The former president, who does regularly use Twitter …
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
What Hillary Said, and What She Didn't  —  Paul has summed up very well the high points of Hillary Clinton's presser this afternoon.  You can read the transcript here.  On the most fundamental question, Hillary said, in essence, “That's my story and I'm sticking to it”:
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.
Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Democrats urge Hillary Clinton to launch campaign  —  “The whole situation underscores the need for her to announce her candidacy.”  —  Democrats around the country had a clear and stern message for Hillary Clinton Tuesday after she wrapped up her much-anticipated — if hastily scheduled …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
The Joy and the Drama
Discussion: Politico
Hillary Clinton: I used private email account for ‘convenience’
Washington Post:
BREAKING: Clinton says it ‘might have been smarter’ to use State e-mails
Peter Nicholas / Wall Street Journal:
Hillary Clinton Decision to Hold News Conference at U.N. Irks Press Corps
New York Times:   Hillary Clinton Tries to Quell Controversy Over Private Email
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 …
Steve Vladeck / Lawfare:
The Iran Letter and the Logan Act
Kristina Wong / The Hill:
Iran bill author faults White House for GOP pushback on talks
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic Online:
Republicans May Have Undermined Their Own Cause Against Iran
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).
Katie Pavlich /
BREAKING: ATF Temporarily Pulls Proposal to Ban AR-15 “Green Tip” Ammunition
Discussion: National Review
Tim Devaney / The Hill:
ATF shelves bullet ban proposal
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.
Kristina Wong / The Hill:
Committee chairmen urge Republicans to reverse defense cuts
Discussion: Booman Tribune
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.
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.
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.
Victoria Kim / Los Angeles Times:
Jurors hit Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams with $7.4-million verdict  —  A federal jury found Tuesday that the 2013 hit song “Blurred Lines” infringed on the Marvin Gaye chart-topper “Got to Give It Up,” awarding nearly $7.4 million to Gaye's children.  —  Jurors found against singer …
Exclusive: Univision hires underwriters for IPO - sources  —  (Reuters) - U.S. Spanish-language broadcaster Univision Communications Inc has hired Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N), Morgan Stanley (MS.N) and Deutsche Bank AG (DBKGn.DE) to lead an initial public offering (IPO), according to people familiar with the matter.
The Huffington Post:
Eric Holder Used Email Aliases.  DOJ Says It Wasn't A Transparency Dodge.  —  WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder has used three email aliases to conduct government business over the past six years, a Justice Department official revealed Tuesday.  —  All three email aliases …
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.
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The Hill:
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Devlin Barrett / Wall Street Journal:
CIA Aided Program to Spy on U.S. Cellphones
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Millions over age 112 have Social Security numbers, and it's not because we're living longer
Eugene Volokh / Washington Post:
No, it's not constitutional for the University of Oklahoma to expel students for racist speech …