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7:45 AM ET, March 17, 2015


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Jodi Rudoren / New York Times:
Netanyahu Says No to Statehood for Palestinians  —  JERUSALEM — Under pressure on the eve of a surprisingly close election, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel on Monday doubled down on his appeal to right-wing voters, declaring definitively that if he was returned to office he would never establish a Palestinian state.
Agence France-Presse:
Netanyahu says no Palestinian state if reelected PM
Brendan James / Talking Points Memo:
Chuck Norris Cuts Last-Minute Campaign Video For Netanyahu (VIDEO)
Discussion: The Reaction
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 …
Adam B. Lerner / Politico:
Tom Cotton calls for defense spending boost  —  Tom Cotton has a simple message for Barack Obama: You're doing it all wrong.  —  The Arkansas Republican took to the Senate floor Monday — the ink barely dry on his controversial open letter to Iran — to advocate dramatic increases in defense spending …
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 …
Daniel Rivero / Fusion:
Down nearly 50 percent since Michael Brown's death, new data show.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Ed Driscoll
Kelsey Stein /
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.
Helaine Olen / The Baffler:
Poor Stories from Brooks and Douthat  —  Not the happiest tale from our collective past.  —  In the past week, New York Times columnists David Brooks and Ross Douthat have taken on the issues of personal behavior and social norms among people less economically fortunate than themselves.
Salt Lake Tribune:
WWW.SLTRIB.COM  —  I've learned the real reason why Mitt Romney chose not to run for president for a third time in 2016.  —  He's taking up boxing.  —  In fact, Romney is slated to fight former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield in the marquis event during a several-bout evening …
Nick Dutton / WTVR-TV:
Vicious fight at Chesterfield Waffle House leaves woman with concussion, back injury  —  CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — A Chesterfield woman is recovering after a brutal attack captured on cell phone video at the Waffle House on Midlothian Turnpike.  Police said the incident happened during the early hours of March 8.
Discussion: KFOR-TV
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: Hot Air
Kevin Cirilli / The Hill:
House Democrats angry over Obama's classified trade meeting  —  House Democrats are criticizing President Obama's administration for holding a classified briefing on trade with top administration officials, saying it's an attempt to push a trade program in secret.
Naomi Martin / Crime Blog:
Family releases video of Dallas police fatal shooting of mental patient  —  A newly released video of a fatal shooting by Dallas police shows the moments that led to a mentally ill man's death as he held a screwdriver.  —  Two Dallas police officers shot Jason Harrison, 38, at his home on June 14.
Discussion: Raw Story and The Gateway Pundit
Shelby Sebens / Reuters:
Oregon Governor Signs Sweeping Automatic Voter Registration Into Law  —  Sweeping first-in-the nation legislation making voter registration automatic in Oregon was signed into law on Monday by Governor Kate Brown, potentially adding 300,000 new voters to state rolls.
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.
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Lack of Democratic race a burden for Hillary  —  Scott Walker, the frontrunner in the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, leads his nearest competitor, Jeb Bush, by four-tenths of a percentage point, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average of polls.
Avik Roy / Forbes:
Sources: HHS' Obamacare Contingency Plan Is To Ask States To Contract Exchange Work To The Feds  —  Something odd has been happening with the Supreme Court battle over the legality of subsidies for Obamacare's federally-organized health insurance exchange.  The Obama administration has been claiming …
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Republican Governor Hopes Obamacare Lawsuit Fails In Supreme Court
Bonnie Cao / Bloomberg Business:
A $250,000 Tour With One Aim: Get Chinese to Buy a Home  —  (Bloomberg) — Just how confident is Los Angeles property broker Erik Coffin that he can interest Chinese clients in high-end Las Vegas villas?  He's charging $4 million a month for a quick glimpse.  —  It isn't just any tour.
Mike Cason /
Alumni won't leave millions to University of Alabama because of state's war on same-sex marriage  —  For most of more than four decades as a couple, Elliott Mitchell and Clark West have lived quietly, building careers and sharing a deep love for their alma mater, the University of Alabama.
Discussion: Advocate and Joe. My. God.
VICE News:
President Obama Speaks with VICE News  —  VICE founder Shane Smith interviews President Barack Obama, discussing a host of issues important to Americans, from foreign policy and marijuana legalization to global warming and political gridlock.
American Press Institute:
How Millennials Get News: Inside the habits of America's first digital generation  —  This research was conducted by the Media Insight Project — an initiative of the American Press Institute and the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research  —  Introduction
Discussion: The Atlantic Online and Politico
Multimedia Feed for The Kuhner Report:
Ted Cruz did not scare a little girl at event.  —  The mother of the child involved in the “World On Fire” comment from Ted Cruz speaks to Jeff about what really happened.  —  [0:04:49] ... this.  What kind of a mother argue that the air is your baby crying and you're not doing anything to comfort your frightened crying baby.
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Katrina vanden Heuvel / Washington Post:
Martin O'Malley sounds like he's running
Discussion: Bloomberg Business
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Rand Paul Is Capturing an Audience; the Challenge Is Winning Votes
Charlie Crist won't run for Senate
Discussion: CNN, Hot Air and Charlie Crist
Sean McGarvey / New York Times:
‘Right to Work’ Law
Chris Mooney / Washington Post:
The melting of Antarctica was already really bad. It just got worse.
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
A Police Gadget Tracks Phones? Shhh! It's Secret
Discussion: Liberaland
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Bloomberg Business:
Ikea Stamps Out Hide-and-Seek Games in Furniture Stores
Michelle Malka Grossman / Jerusalem Post:
ISIS fighters dress as women in desperate attempt to flee battlefield
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Jared Bernstein / Washington Post:
The U.K. vs. the U.S. minimum-wage debate: What can we learn?
James Pindell / Medium:
What Jeb Bush is like in person
Fox News:
Clinton camp issues clarification on deleted emails, claims ‘every’ message was reviewed
Discussion: Hot Air and American Spectator
Juan Williams / The Hill:
Boehner's sea of troubles