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12:40 PM ET, March 11, 2015

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Steve Peoples / Associated Press:
AP sues State Department, seeking access to Clinton records  —  1 photo  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the State Department to force the release of email correspondence and government documents from Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as secretary of state.
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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 …
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.
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
Hillary Clinton, the Email Controversy and the 2016 Presidential Race  —  “Convenience.”  “Convenience.”  “Convenience.”  “Convenience.”  —  Hillary Clinton's reliance on that word during her news conference at the United Nations on Tuesday minimized the exemption from standard procedure …
Washington Post:
Complete text of Hillary Clinton's remarks on e-mails, Iran  —  Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton told reporters at the U.N. that she chose to use a personal e-mail account because she thought it would be easier to use one device rather than two.  (UN Web TV)
Charles Hurt / Washington Times:
Hillary Clinton press conference a political performance preview
Discussion: National Review
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
The Joy and the Drama
Discussion: Politico
Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Democrats urge Hillary Clinton to launch campaign
Discussion: The Hill
Laura Meckler / Wall Street Journal:
Bill Clinton Still Doesn't Use 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 …
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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.
David Goldstein / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Precedent for GOP's Iran letter hard to find, historians say
Discussion: Political Wire and PoliticusUSA
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  —  Jerusalem (AFP) - Less than a week before Israel's second general election in two years, Isaac Herzog's centre-left Zionist Union opened up a lead on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's rightwing Likud, polls showed Wednesday.
Haaretz:
Week before election, new poll puts Zionist Union ahead of Netanyahu's Likud  —  Knesset Channel poll gives Zionist Union the lead with 24 seats, 3 more than Likud; Yesh Atid now the third largest party at 14 seats.  —  Isaac Herzog's Zionist Union has maintained its 24-to-21-seat lead …
Tom LoBianco / Indianapolis Star:
Indiana state rep apologizes for sexting with Sydney Leathers  —  Indiana Rep. Justin Moed is apologizing for sexting with Sydney Leathers, the Evansville woman at the center of the 2013 Anthony Weiner sexting scandal.  —  “I am truly sorry I have hurt the ones I love most with my poor judgment.
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Diana Falzone / Fox News:
Indiana Democrat Justin Moed sorry for sexting, sending gifts to porn star Sydney Leathers
Discussion: VodkaPundit and The Daily Caller
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.
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 …
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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
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
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 …
ProPublica:
Emails Reveal Lobbyist Had Undisclosed Role In Cuomo Financial Crisis Investigation  —  The Albany Times Union co-published a version of this story.  —  Previously undisclosed emails by a mortgage industry lobbyist doubling as a consultant for then Attorney General Andrew Cuomo show …
Discussion: Hot Air and Political Wire
 
 
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