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10:20 AM ET, March 17, 2015


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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 …
Jodi Rudoren / New York Times:
Netanyahu Says No to Statehood for Palestinians
Agence France-Presse:
Netanyahu says no Palestinian state if reelected PM
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 …
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
Shelby Sebens / Reuters:
Oregon Governor Signs Sweeping Automatic Voter Registration Into Law
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Sheila V. KumarAssociated /
Oregon is first state to adopt automatic voter registration
Discussion: The Week and Liberaland
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
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.
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 …
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 …
Cortney O'Brien /
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
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 …
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.
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
Charlie Crist won't run for Senate
Discussion: Daily Kos, Hot Air and Charlie Crist
Ashley Codianni / CNN:
St. Patrick's Day bartending with Chuck Schumer  —  St. Patrick's Day bartending wtih Senator Chuck Schumer 01:45  —  New York (CNN)New York Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer blew through Manhattan's oldest Irish tavern happier than a college freshman at his first keg party.
Discussion: Chicago and ImmigrationProf Blog
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.
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: Hot Air and The PJ Tatler
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
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.
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.
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
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John Schwartz / New York Times:
The New Optimism of Al Gore
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Lack of Democratic race a burden for Hillary
Katrina vanden Heuvel / Washington Post:
Martin O'Malley sounds like he's running
Bonnie Cao / Bloomberg Business:
A $250,000 Tour With One Aim: Get Chinese to Buy a Home
Mike Cason /
Alumni won't leave millions to University of Alabama because of state's war on same-sex marriage
Discussion: Advocate and Joe. My. God.
 Earlier Items: 
Dan Metcalfe / Politico:
Hillary's Email Defense Is Laughable
Discussion: Hot Air
American Press Institute:
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Matt Richtel / New York Times:
A Police Gadget Tracks Phones? Shhh! It's Secret
Discussion: Liberaland
Bloomberg Business:
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