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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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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 …
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.
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”:
Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:   Democrats urge Hillary Clinton to launch campaign
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
The Joy and the Drama
Discussion: Politico
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
The Clinton Campaign Gets Off To A Grim Start
Washington Post:
BREAKING: Clinton says it ‘might have been smarter’ to use State e-mails
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.
Kristina Wong / The Hill:
Iran bill author faults White House for GOP pushback on talks
Steve Vladeck / Lawfare:
The Iran Letter and the Logan Act
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  —  FERGUSON  • As Ferguson city manager, John Shaw wielded tremendous power, but few words.  —  Shaw resigned his position Tuesday in the same manner as he operated in City Hall for the past six months — with as low a profile as possible.
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?
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.
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
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.
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 …
Discussion: Marginal REVOLUTION
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
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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Katie Pavlich / Townhall.com:
BREAKING: ATF Temporarily Pulls Proposal to Ban AR-15 “Green Tip” Ammunition
Inés San Martín / Crux:
Pope says of risk from terrorists: 'My life is in God's hands'  —  ROME — To mark the two-year anniversary of his pontificate Friday, Pope Francis gave an exclusive interview to a group of youngsters from a slum of Buenos Aires, answering written questions on such disparate topics as drug trafficking …
Discussion: ThinkProgress
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 …
 
 
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Nicky Woolf / Guardian:
FBI testimony in Boston Marathon bomb trial pulled apart by defence
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Eugene Volokh / Washington Post:
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