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10:50 AM ET, March 17, 2015

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Marc Perkel / Dvorak News Blog:
BREAKING NEWS: Spam Filtering Service had access to Clinton Classified Emails  —  Not often do we break news on Dvorak News but today we do.  Hillary Clinton used a spam filtering service MxLogic to filter her spam and viruses.  What this means is - employees at MxLogic, now owned by McAfee …
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CNN:
Poll: Hillary Clinton's email divides public - CNN.com  —  Unfavorable views of Hillary Clinton are on the rise and perceptions of her as “honest and trustworthy” have dropped following the revelation that while serving as secretary of state she used a personal email address and home-based server to conduct State Department business.
Jonathan Capehart / Washington Post:
'Hands up, don't shoot' was built on a lie  —  The late evening of Aug. 9, 2014, I couldn't sleep.  I was due to substitute-anchor MSNBC's “UP with Steve Kornacki” and should have been asleep.  But after looking at my Twitter feed and reading the rage under #Ferguson, I felt compelled to type …
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Daniel Rivero / Fusion:
Down nearly 50 percent since Michael Brown's death, new data show.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Israel's Gilded Age  —  Why did Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel feel the need to wag the dog in Washington?  For that was, of course, what he was doing in his anti-Iran speech to Congress.  If you're seriously trying to affect American foreign policy, you don't insult the president …
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Kendall Breitman / Politico:
Oregon pioneers automatic voter registration  —  Oregon became the first state to automatically register Americans to vote on Monday.  —  A new bill signed into law by Democratic Gov. Kate Brown “puts the burden of registration on the state instead of voters,” according to the Associated Press.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
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Sheila V. KumarAssociated / BostonGlobe.com:
Oregon is first state to adopt automatic voter registration
Discussion: The Week and Liberaland
Shelby Sebens / Reuters:
Oregon Governor Signs Sweeping Automatic Voter Registration Into Law
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Cortney O'Brien / Townhall.com:
Michelle Obama on ‘Hard’ Life at the WH: We Can't Open Windows  —  The First Lady visited the “Ellen Show” today and lamented to Ellen Degeneres just how ‘hard’ her life is in the White House. … She explained in more detail. … Outside the 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue walls is just as rough.
Discussion: E! Online and The Gateway Pundit
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Bernard Avishai / New Yorker:
Israel's New Political Center  —  Israel's last pre-election poll shows that Isaac Herzog, the head of the Zionist Union—a center-left coalition of the Labor Party and former Minister of Justice Tzipi Livni's Hatnuah—is likely to win twenty-four seats or more, opening a four seat lead …
Arizona Capitol Times:
Arizona judges can't do only opposite-sex marriages, ethics opinion says  —  Arizona judges who perform wedding ceremonies are being told that they cannot turn away gay couples who want to marry.  —  An opinion issued by a state judiciary ethics advisory committee said rejecting same-sex couples …
Discussion: ThinkProgress
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Mike Cason / al.com:
Alumni won't leave millions to University of Alabama because of state's war on same-sex marriage
Discussion: Advocate and Joe. My. God.
Michael R. Gordon / New York Times:
Iranian Officials Ask Kerry About Republicans' Letter  —  LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Iranian officials questioned Secretary of State John Kerry about a letter that Tom Cotton of Arkansas and 46 other Republican senators issued last week arguing that a potential nuclear accord would not be binding unless it was approved by Congress.
Discussion: Politico, Daily Kos and The Week
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Jeb Lund / Rolling Stone:
None Dare Call It Treason: Tom Cotton, Iran and Old GOP Ideas  —  The letter sent by 47 Republican Congressmen to the Iranian government is part of a long history of right-wing mayhem  —  Two weeks before freshman Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and 46 Senate Republican co-signatories sent …
Discussion: The Mahablog and Hullabaloo
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Tom Schatz / The Hill:
The Federal Housing Administration, the next housing crisis?  —  Two oversight hearings on the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) have helped shed light on an agency that runs a $1 trillion mortgage insurance program originally designed to help low- and moderate-income individuals buy a house …
Starbucks Newsroom:
What ‘Race Together’ Means for Starbucks Partners and Customers  —  It began with one voice  —  As racially-charged tragedies unfolded in communities across the country, the chairman and ceo of Starbucks didn't remain a silent bystander.  Howard Schultz voiced his concerns with partners …
James Hohmann / Politico:
Scott Walker denies ethanol flip-flop  —  Scott Walker freely admits that he has shifted to the right on immigration over the past two years, aligning himself with the GOP base, but the Wisconsin governor was adamant Monday night that he has not also flip-flopped on ethanol.
Kelsey Stein / al.com:
Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore's son arrested, charged with drug possession in Troy  —  The son of Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was arrested Sunday for drug possession near the scene of an attempted break-in, court records show.  —  Caleb Moore, 24, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.
Dan Metcalfe / Politico:
Hillary's Email Defense Is Laughable  —  I should know—I ran FOIA for the U.S. government.  —  Lead image by Getty.  —  I thought when I retired from the Justice Department in 2007, I was done with records-related scandals.  By that point, I had spent more than a quarter-century …
Discussion: Washington Free Beacon and Hot Air
Erin Calandra / WJAC-TV:
Penn State fraternity suspended after secret Facebook discovered  —  STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — A Penn State fraternity is suspended after police said they created a secret Facebook page where they posted offensive pictures.  —  We got our hands on the search warrant.
CNN:
Official: United flight turns around after passenger runs up aisle yelling ‘jihad’  —  Story highlights  —  (CNN)A United Airlines flight had to make a U-turn in the sky after an unruly passenger ran toward the cockpit screaming “jihad, jihad,” according to a government official with direct knowledge of the incident.
Barak Ravid / Haaretz:
Netanyahu: If I'm elected, there will be no Palestinian state  —  In a definitive disavowal of his Bar-Ilan two-state speech, prime minister makes last-minute attempt to draw voters from Bennett's Habayit Hayeudi.  —  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyhau said Monday that if he were to be reelected …
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Jodi Rudoren / New York Times:
Netanyahu Says No to Statehood for Palestinians
Peter Hamby / CNN:
Charlie Crist passes on yet another campaign  —  Washington (CNN)So much for The Last Temptation of Crist.  —  Charlie Crist, the perma-tanned Republican-turned-independent-turned- Democrat who has sought nearly every statewide office of note in Florida, will not run for Senate in 2016, he said Monday.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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Politico:
Charlie Crist won't run for Senate
Discussion: Daily Kos, Hot Air and Charlie Crist
 
 
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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
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Ashley Codianni / CNN:
St. Patrick's Day bartending with Chuck Schumer
Discussion: Chicago and ImmigrationProf Blog
Patrick Howley / The Daily Caller:
NO MORE EXCUSES: Obama Admin Has What It Needs To Give Up Lerner's Emails
Jeremy Barr / Capital New York:
Staffed-up POLITICO Europe to launch April 21
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Lack of Democratic race a burden for Hillary
Katrina vanden Heuvel / Washington Post:
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Discussion: Raw Story and The Gateway Pundit
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