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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.
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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 …
Brendan James / Talking Points Memo:
Chuck Norris Cuts Last-Minute Campaign Video For Netanyahu (VIDEO)  —  As Israelis prepared to head to the polls in a tightly contested national election, embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday got one last bit of help from septuagenarian tough guy Chuck Norris.
Agence France-Presse:
Netanyahu says no Palestinian state if reelected PM
Discussion: FOX News Radio
Kendall Breitman / Politico:
Benjamin Netanyahu: No Palestinian state on my watch
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 …
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: Hullabaloo
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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 …
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Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Republican Governor Hopes Obamacare Lawsuit Fails In Supreme Court
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Lawyer Attempting To Cripple Obamacare Cites Satirical Letter To Support His Supreme Court Case
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: WTKR-TV
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.
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.
Discussion: Daily Kos and Talking Points Memo
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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Evan McMorris-Santoro / BuzzFeed:
Furniture Company: Aaron Schock Likely Spent $5,000 On A Replica Of President Obama's Podium  —  The Illinois Republican has a podium that appears to be “The Presidential.”  —  Schock standing behind his custom podium back in his home district of Peoria, Illinois in 2013.
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Politico:
Investigators contact Aaron Schock associates
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.
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.
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
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.
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: TalkLeft and Hot Air
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: Politico and The Atlantic Online
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
A Post-Netanyahu Republican Foreign Policy  —  As Israelis prepare to go to the polls tomorrow, it's dawning on a lot of American observers that a defeat for Benjamin Yetanyahu's government—not exactly “likely,” but certainly a decent possibility—could represent a turning point in American as well as Israeli politics.
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Paul Waldman / Washington Post:
If Netanyahu loses, will Republicans still be ‘pro-Israel’?
Mike Cason / al.com:
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.
Daniel Rivero / Fusion:
Down nearly 50 percent since Michael Brown's death, new data show.  —  FERGUSON, Mo. — Peering outside the office window of his tire shop, John Zisser grumbles about the pile of burnt rubble that lies on the opposite corner of a busy intersection.  —  “If you come here to my shop and you see that …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Ed Driscoll
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
A Police Gadget Tracks Phones?  Shhh!  It's Secret  —  A powerful new surveillance tool being adopted by police departments across the country comes with an unusual requirement: To buy it, law enforcement officials must sign a nondisclosure agreement preventing them from saying almost anything about the technology.
Discussion: Liberaland
 
 
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