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1:40 AM ET, March 19, 2015


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Ben Bradley /
Aaron Schock ‘broken’ but a ‘fighter,’ dad says  —  “Two years from now he'll be successful, if he's not in jail,” Congressman Aaron Schock's father said of his son the day after he announced his resignation.  —  Schock, 33, is accused of congressional and campaign misspending.
John Parkinson / ABC News:
Rep. Aaron Schock's Dad Speaks Out: 'He Will Be Successful If He's Not In Jail' … Rep. Aaron Schock's congressional ethics troubles may be over once his resignation takes effect, but questions surrounding the Illinois Republican's actions may eventually result in jail time, a possibility even his family has begun to realize.
Discussion: The Week
Tina Nguyen / Mediaite:
Aaron Schock's Dad: 'Two Years from Now, He'll be Successful, if He's Not in Jail'
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Go Ahead, Ruin My Day  —  As the saying goes, “to err is human, to forgive is divine,” to which I'd add: “to ignore” is even more human, and the results rarely divine.  None of us would be human if we didn't occasionally get so wedded to our wishes that we failed to notice — or outright ignored …
Ishaan Tharoor / Washington Post:
On Israeli election day, Netanyahu warns of Arabs voting ‘in droves’
Foreign Policy:
From Tel Aviv to Turtle Bay  —  The White House hoped a new Israeli prime minister would resume peace talks with the Palestinians.  With Netanyahu holding on, the administration is weighing a turn to the U.N. to help force a deal.  —  After years of blocking U.N. efforts to pressure Israelis …
Jonathan Alter / The Daily Beast:
Bibi's Ugly Win Will Harm Israel  —  A desperate Netanyahu used fear to grab the most seats in the election, but his rejection of a Palestinian state will further isolate the Jewish state.  —  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu won a big election Tuesday …
Michael Crowley / Politico:
Israel's shield no more?  —  Officials say they are revisiting …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Glenn Beck ‘done’ with Republican Party  —  Glenn Beck, the conservative/libertarian radio host and media entrepreneur, said Wednesday that he is officially done with the Republican Party.  —  “I've made my decision - I'm out.  I'm out of the Republican Party,” Beck said on his radio show.
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Beck: 'I'm out of the Republican Party'  —  Conservative talk show host Glenn Beck on Wednesday announced he is leaving the Republican Party.  —  “I've made my decision — I'm out,” Beck said Wednesday on “The Glenn Beck Program,” his broadcast on  “I'm out of the Republican Party.
David Mitchell / FOX31 Denver:
Police: Stranger stabs, ‘removes’ baby from pregnant woman who responded to Craigslist ad … LONGMONT, Colo. — A stranger stabbed a pregnant woman in Longmont and “removed” her baby police said.  —  Officers were called to the 1600 block of Green Place at about 2:40 p.m. Wednesday on a reported stabbing.
Discussion: BuzzFeed, KTLA and WTKR-TV
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System:
For immediate release  —  Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in January suggests that economic growth has moderated somewhat.  Labor market conditions have improved further, with strong job gains and a lower unemployment rate.  A range of labor market indicators suggests …
Jeff Kearns / Bloomberg Business:
Fed Drops Patient Stance, Opening Door to June Rate Increase
Chloe Heskett / The Cavalier Daily:
University student, Honor Committee member Martese Johnson arrested  —  Johnson sustained head injury during arrest, released on bond Wednesday morning  —  This is a developing story, and will continue to be updated with the latest information available.  —  Martese Johnson …
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
GOP aims to sink Obamacare with reconciliation  —  But first they have to strike a difficult deal on an overall budget  —  Senate Republicans want to use a powerful procedural budget maneuver known as reconciliation to go after President Barack Obama's health care law …
Discussion: The Hill, Hot Air and New York Times
Ted Bridis / Associated Press:
US sets new record for denying, censoring government files  —  1 photo  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration set a new record again for more often than ever censoring government files or outright denying access to them last year under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act …
Tjfang / CBS San Francisco:
San Francisco Saint Mary's Cathedral Drenches Homeless With Water To Keep Them Away  —  SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — KCBS has learned that Saint Mary's Cathedral, the principal church of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, has installed a watering system to keep the homeless from sleeping in the cathedral's doorways.
Erick Erickson / RedState:
Dear @ScottWalker, Liz Mair Is a Friend of Mine  —  Liz Mair works for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.  She has been hired to do communications outreach.  She is very good at her job.  She is also a friend of mine.  I have known Liz for a number of years.  In 2012, Liz worked for Governor Rick Perry.
Jonah Goldberg / National Review:
No Glory in the Hawkeye State
Associated Press:   Senate Democrat's office: Aide knew of abortion provision
Elizabeth Sweetnam / CBS News:
Durst linked to disappearance of teen girls?  —  Shares -  —  The charge for Susan Berman's murder has brought the mysteries surrounding Robert Durst back into the spotlight.  Investigators may now be looking at Durst in the disappearance of two teenage girls in California in the mid 90s …
Arizona Republic:
6 shot, 1 killed in Mesa; gunman still on the loose  —  Fire officials say they have calls for more medical treatment in the area.  We will update you as more information is available.  Aux11  —  CONNECT  —  A gunman shot six people, killing at least one Wednesday morning in Mesa.
Holly Otterbein / Philadelphia Magazine:
Member of Penn State's Kappa Delta Rho Defends Fraternity  —  Frat allegedly posted photographs of nude, unconscious women to Facebook.  Member says it wasn't malicious.  —  When news broke this week that a Penn State fraternity had allegedly run two private Facebook pages …
Tunis attack: Gunmen kill tourists in museum raid  —  Nineteen people, including 17 foreign tourists have been killed after gunmen targeted a museum in the Tunisian capital, the Prime Minister says.  —  Italian, Spanish and German citizens were among those killed, PM Habib Essid said.
Roger Yu / USA Today:
USA TODAY offers buyouts to veteran staffers  —  USA TODAY announced Wednesday that it will offer buyout packages to veteran employees to trim staffing, its latest effort to cut costs and invest more in digital products amid a plan by parent company Gannett to spin off the publishing business as a separate company.
KRAFT FOODS GROUP VOLUNTARILY RECALLS SELECT CODE DATES AND MANUFACTURING CODES OF KRAFT MACARONI & CHEESE BOXED DINNERS DUE TO POSSIBLE METAL PIECES  —  Approx. 242,000 cases of the Original flavor with “Best When Used By” dates of September 18, 2015 through October 11, 2015 with “C2” directly below the date
Sarah Ferris / The Hill:
NIH doctor: States should do more on vaccinations  —  One of the Obama administration's top doctors on Wednesday said that state governments should be doing more to boost vaccination rates to halt the spread of highly contagious diseases like the measles.  —  “I'm totally in agreement …
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Jessie / Feeds:
What Went Wrong with the FISA Court  —  Elizabeth (Liza) Goitein, Faiza Patel  —  The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) Court is no longer serving its constitutional function of providing a check on the executive branch's ability to obtain Americans' private communications.
Discussion: The Hill and Lawfare
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Edmund H. Mahony / Hartford Courant:
Former Connecticut Governor John Rowland Sentenced To 30 Months In Campaign Fraud
Discussion: New York Times and OnPolitics
Josh Kraushaar / National Journal:
Rahm Emanuel Needs Republican Help
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Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Outgoing US attorney hasn't acted on Lerner contempt charge
Discussion: RedState
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Discussion: The Diplomat
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N.Y.U. Professor Is Barred by United Arab Emirates
Alice Ollstein / ThinkProgress:
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