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6:10 PM ET, March 17, 2015

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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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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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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
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 …
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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 …
Kay Steiger / ThinkProgress:
Dick Cheney Says Obama Is Playing The ‘Race Card’ To Excuse His Terrible Presidency  —  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 just 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 …
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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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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Ralph S. Tyler / The Hill:
King v. Burwell - Subsidies on federal exchanges will survive
Discussion: SCOTUSblog and New York Times
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.
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Mike Dorning / Bloomberg Business:
Hillary's Mystery: Where Clinton Stands on Issues Dividing Her Party
Discussion: The Hill, Washington Post and Fox News
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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Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Inside The Senate GOP's Self-Made Debacle On Sex Trafficking And Abortion  —  WASHINGTON — It's common in Congress for the parties to rip each other apart over the contents of a bill.  But it's exceedingly rare for one party to accuse the other of trying to sneak a law into existence without telling them.
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Politico:
Loretta Lynch nomination in the air as Dems block anti-trafficking bill
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.
Matthew Boyle / BREITBART.COM:
Honeymoon Over: Scott Walker Under Fire for New Open Borders Amnesty Advocate Staffer Who Mocks Iowa  —  Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker made another massive misstep on Monday, hiring Liz Mair of Mair Strategies to handle communications and social media for his campaign-in-waiting.
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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
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.
Chris Strohm / Bloomberg Business:
North Korea Web Outage Was Response to Sony Hack, Lawmaker Says  —  (Bloomberg) — A December blackout of North Korea's Internet was retaliation for that nation's hacking of computers at Sony Corp.'s Hollywood studio, a top U.S. lawmaker on cybersecurity issues said without identifying who was responsible.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Mediaite
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 …
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 …
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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