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10:15 PM ET, March 17, 2015

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Haaretz:
LIVE BLOG: Netanyahu: The right-wing is in danger - Arabs are voting in droves  —  Live Updates: 36/7% of eligible Israelis cast their ballots by 2 P.M.; 5.8 million Israelis are expected to head to the polls Tuesday.  —  Israelis are voting on Tuesday in an election called last December by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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New York Times:
Israeli Balloting Appears to Keep Netanyahu Ahead  —  TEL AVIV — After a bruising campaign focused on his failings, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel seemed to emerge from Tuesday's elections in the best position to form a new government, though he offended many voters and alienated allies in the process.
Discussion: Politico and The Times of Israel
Isabel Kershner / New York Times:
Deep Wounds for Netanyahu in Israel's Bitter Race  —  JERUSALEM — Benjamin Netanyahu was acting as if he was poised to return to power.  But there was a cloud over his apparent turnaround, the result of an increasingly shrill campaign that raised questions about his ability …
Gil Hoffman / Jerusalem Post:
Netanyahu declares victory in Knesset race; Herzog says Likud celebration is premature
Politico:
Rep. Aaron Schock resigns  —  Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock is resigning his seat in Congress.  —  The 33-year-old Republican has been dogged by questions about his spending of taxpayer and campaign dollars.  On Monday afternoon, POLITICO posed a lengthy set of questions about charging …
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Mickey Kaus quits Daily Caller after Tucker Carlson pulls critical Fox News column  —  The blogger Mickey Kaus has quit his job at The Daily Caller after the conservative site's editor-in-chief, Tucker Carlson, pulled a critical column about Fox News from the site, Kaus told the On Media blog on Tuesday.
Hayley Peterson / Business Insider:
A Starbucks exec deleted his Twitter account after backlash over the company's ‘race together’ campaign  —  Starbucks is in hot water after launching a campaign that encourages baristas to talk about race relations with customers.  —  Critics have been lashing out at the company on social media …
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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 …
Bruce Horovitz / USA Today:
Starbucks, USA TODAY team to tackle racial issues
Kay Steiger / ThinkProgress:
According To Dick Cheney, This Is Why President Obama Is The Worst President In His Lifetime  —  Former Vice President Dick Cheney said that President Barack Obama was “playing the race card” to excuse criticism of his record as president.  —  “I think they're playing the race card, in my view.
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Colin Campbell / Business Insider:
Dick Cheney accused Obama of ‘playing the race card’ in a Playboy interview  —  Former US Vice President Dick Cheney doesn't mince words when it comes to President Barack Obama.  —  In a new interview for the April issue of Playboy, Cheney repeatedly tore into Obama on a wide array of issues …
Wall Street Journal:
Apple Plans Web TV Service in Fall  —  In talks with programmers to offer a slimmed-down bundle of about 25 channels  —  Shalini Ramachandran and Daisuke Wakabayashi  —  Apple Inc.'s lofty plans to build an online television service are coming into sharper focus.
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Victor Fiorillo / Philadelphia Magazine:
Penn State Abington Professor Speaks Out About Her Miami Arrest  —  At left is the staff photo of Penn State Abington sociology professor Dr. Karen Halnon.  But the photo on the right is what she looked like over the weekend when she was arrested at Miami International Airport after a bizarre incident on a plane.
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David Rogers / Politico:
Republicans try end run around spending caps  —  A similar strategy led to a government shutdown two years ago.  —  The great Achilles' heel in the House Republican budget Tuesday can be found in a blue-and-white chart, tucked away on Page 40 and mapping out a 10-year path …
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David Nather / Politico:
Barack Obama blasts GOP's budget proposal
Discussion: Daily Kos
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Ben Carson Operative Deletes Tweets Telling Obama To “Bend Over Bitch,” Among Others  —  “I'm looking forward to McConnell shoving his fist up Obama's ass.  Although, he will, no doubt, like it. #tcot”  —  The team building out Dr. Ben Carson's likely presidential campaign includes …
Trip Gabriel / New York Times:
Iowa G.O.P. to Walker: Drop Adviser Who Trashed State  —  Iowa's Republican leadership blasted Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin on Tuesday for hiring a senior adviser who has mocked the state's caucus and its voters, and called on Mr. Walker to fire her.  —  Jeff Kaufmann, the state Republican chairman …
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Matthew Boyle / BREITBART.COM:
Honeymoon Over: Scott Walker Under Fire for New Open Borders Amnesty Advocate Staffer Who Mocks Iowa
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
State: No record Hillary Clinton signed exit form  —  The State Department has no record that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed a standard form declaring that she surrendered all official records before leaving her post in 2013, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.
William Baude / New York Times:
Could Obama Bypass the Supreme Court?  —  CHICAGO — IT is time to talk about President Obama's contingency plan for health care.  The Supreme Court heard oral arguments earlier this month in King v. Burwell, a case challenging the provision of tax credits on federal insurance exchanges.
Craig Whitlock / Washington Post:
Pentagon loses track of $500 million in weapons, equipment given to Yemen  —  The Pentagon is unable to account for more than $500 million in U.S. military aid given to Yemen, amid fears that the weaponry, aircraft and equipment is at risk of being seized by Iranian-backed rebels or al-Qaeda, according to U.S. officials.
Discussion: The Week and Fox News
Laurie Goodstein / New York Times:
Largest Presbyterian Denomination Gives Final Approval for Same-Sex Marriage  —  After three decades of debate over its stance on homosexuality, members of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted on Tuesday to change the definition of marriage in the church's constitution to include same-sex marriage.
Discussion: Advocate, The Week and Joe. My. God.
Megan R. Wilson / The Hill:
White House formally exempts office from FOIA regs  —  The White House on Tuesday will announce new rules exempting an administrative office from subjection to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which allows citizens to obtain government documents from federal agencies.
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.
 
 
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Marisol Bello / USA Today:
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Anne Gearan / Washington Post:
Clinton team picks Justice spokesman Brian Fallon as lead press secretary
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Administration, Hillel respond to swastika graffiti at AEPi
Chris Strohm / Bloomberg Business:
North Korea Web Outage Was Response to Sony Hack, Lawmaker Says
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