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3:50 PM ET, March 17, 2015

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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 …
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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Jerusalem Post:
Race to the Knesset: Follow the latest Election Day updates  —  Candidates on the cusp: Voters to decide their fate  —  With Bader-Ofer method, not every ballot counts How the parties stand on the Israeli-Palestinian peac...  Jpost reporters give you the latest updates on the battle for the prime minister's office.
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.
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 …
Discussion: The Atlantic Online and Hit & Run
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Sarah Ferris / The Hill:
House GOP budget again repeals ObamaCare  —  The House budget unveiled Tuesday again includes a full repeal of ObamaCare.  —  The 43-page proposal offered by House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-Ga.) would eliminate all mandates, taxes, regulations and subsidies under the healthcare law …
Discussion: ABC News, FreakOutNation and Daily Kos
Tom Price / USA Today:
Rep. Price: Balance the budget for a prosperous America
Discussion: TheBlaze.com and National Review
Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
House Republican Budget Overhauls Medicare and Repeals the Health Law
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 …
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Bruce Horovitz / USA Today:
Starbucks, USA TODAY team to tackle racial issues
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.
Discussion: Bloomberg View
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Matt Ford / The Atlantic Online:
Will Missouri Execute a Man With Brain Damage?
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Ralph S. Tyler / The Hill:
King v. Burwell - Subsidies on federal exchanges will survive
Discussion: SCOTUSblog and New York Times
Daily Mail:
Dramatic moment passenger who yelled 'Jihad!  Jihad!' was pinned by terrified fellow fliers on board Washington United flight  —  This is the dramatic moment passengers on board a United Airlines flight tackled a young man to the ground after he shouted ‘Jihad, Jihad’ and threatened to hijack the aircraft.
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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.
CBS Miami:
Woman Arrested For Smoking, Ranting On Plane Explains Herself  —  MIAMI (CBSMiami) - A woman arrested for going on a rant and smoking a cigarette on an airplane isn't making any excuses for her actions that day.  —  Karen Bettez Halnon said late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is her hero …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Mediaite
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Victor Fiorillo / Philadelphia Magazine:
Penn State Abington Professor Speaks Out About Her Miami Arrest
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Politico:
Loretta Lynch nomination in the air as Dems block anti-trafficking bill  —  Nearly all Senate Democrats voted to block an anti-human trafficking bill on Tuesday over its abortion restrictions - prolonging an impasse that threatens to further delay a vote on Loretta Lynch as attorney general.
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New York Times:   The Loretta Lynch Confirmation Mess
Ronald D. Rotunda / Wall Street Journal:
Hillary's Emails and the Law  —  It is a crime—obstruction of justice—to destroy even one message to prevent it from being subpoenaed.  —  The fact that Hillary Clinton exclusively used a private server in her home, rather than a secure government server, to send emails during her four years …
Discussion: Hot Air
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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.
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Secret Service Wants a Fake White House to Help Protect the Real One  —  WASHINGTON — Stung by accusations that it cannot adequately protect the White House, the Secret Service wants to spend $8 million to build another White House in Beltsville, Md.  —  In prepared testimony …
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Cortney O'Brien / Townhall.com:
Michelle Obama on ‘Hard’ Life at the WH: We Can't Open Windows
Discussion: E! Online and The Gateway Pundit
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: Daily Kos, Politico and The Week
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Kathleen Hunter / Bloomberg Business:
Iranian Leaders ‘Clearly’ Got Letter's Message, Tom Cotton Says
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Mike Dorning / Bloomberg Business:
Hillary's Mystery: Where Clinton Stands on Issues Dividing Her Party  —  Even though Hillary Clinton has been at the forefront of U.S. politics for more than two decades, her views on some of the key issues dividing the Democratic Party remain a mystery.  —  As she prepares a run for president …
Discussion: Washington Post and Fox News
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Kevin Cirilli / The Hill:
Obama trade agenda becomes problem for Hillary Clinton
Discussion: ABC News and Fox News Insider
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 …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft is killing off the Internet Explorer brand  —  While Microsoft has dropped hints that the Internet Explorer brand is going away, the software maker has now confirmed that it will use a new name for its upcoming browser successor, codenamed Project Spartan.
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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