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2:41 AM ET, March 20, 2015

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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Lawmakers urge Obama to mend fences with Netanyahu  —  Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are urging President Obama to mend fences with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  —  The relationship between the two leaders has soured in the run-up to the prime minister's election triumph this week.
Discussion: Progress Pond
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Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Bibi Will Make History  —  Well, it's pretty clear now: Benjamin Netanyahu is going to be a major figure in Israeli history — not because he's heading to become the longest-serving Israeli prime minister, but because he's heading to be the most impactful.  Having won the Israeli elections …
Jeremy Diamond / CNN:
Netanyahu flip flops on Palestinian state comment  —  (CNN)Two days after his victory at the polls, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has already walked back his disavowal of a two-state solution.  —  “I don't want a one-state solution.  I want a sustainable, peaceful two-state solution …
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Obama calls to congratulate Netanyahu
Discussion: RedState, The Week and The White House
Andrea Mitchell / NBC News:
“I don't want a one-state solution,” …
Discussion: American Spectator
New York Times:
Israel's Netanyahu Reopens Door to Palestinian State, but White House Is Unimpressed
Jonathan Allen / Reuters:
Exclusive: Despite Hillary Clinton promise, charity did not disclose donors  —  (Reuters) - In 2008, Hillary Clinton promised Barack Obama, the president-elect, there would be no mystery about who was giving money to her family's globe-circling charities.  She made a pledge to publish …
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Brent Budowsky / The Hill:
How Hillary can win big
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
A.B. Stoddard / The Hill:   Nothing new from Clinton  —  As Hillary Clinton hides behind …
Paul Drewes / KHVO:
Rumors swirl around sale of Waimanalo estate  —  Buyer of multi-million dollar ‘Magnum P.I.’ home has connection to President Obama  —  A well-known Waimanalo home has been sold, but the big question is who is the buyer?  —  The talk around town points to President Barack Obama …
Discussion: FOX News Radio
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Politico:
Obamas may be buying ‘Magnum, P.I.’ home in Hawaii  —  When he's done being president, could Barack Obama grow a mustache, don a Hawaiian shirt, and start driving a red Ferrari?  —  Obama loves Hawaii - the land of his childhood, the place where he can retreat to spectacular beaches and shaved ice …
Discussion: Washington Post, Hot Air and Chicago
Brad Conaway / WLOX-TV:
NAACP: Missing African American man found hanging from tree  —  CLAIBORNE COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) - The FBI and the MBI are investigating a suspicious death in Claiborne County.  —  A body was found on property located off of Rodney Road.  —  The Coroner, J.W. Mallett, confirms the man was found hanging from a tree.
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Donesha Aldridge / WJTV:
Family and NAACP: Body Found Hanging is Otis Byrd; Authorities Will Not Confirm Identity
Discussion: CBS News and Talking Points Memo
faa.gov:
Amazon Gets Experimental Airworthiness Certificate … March 19-The Federal Aviation Administration today issued an experimental airworthiness certificate to an Amazon Logistics, Inc. unmanned aircraft (UAS) design that the company will use for research and development and crew training.
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Kevin Robillard / Politico:
FAA gives Amazon go-ahead on drone testing
Melanie Grayce West / Wall Street Journal:
Body of Missing Reporter Found in New Jersey  —  David Bird had been missing for more than a year; left home for a walk in January 2014  —  David Christopher Bird, a Wall Street Journal reporter who was missing for more than a year, has been found dead near the site of his disappearance, New Jersey police said.
David Weigel / Bloomberg Business:
The Conservative Media Warrior Who May Run for Aaron Schock's Seat  —  Mike Flynn is being encouraged to get in the race.  —  This week began like most of Mike Flynn's recent weeks.  The conservative strategist was in a slow, tedious war with Comcast, trying to get NBC affiliates …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Chicago
Heather / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
Jon Stewart Asks When Fox Is Going To Hold Themselves Accountable For Their Anger And Divisiveness  —  The Daily Show's Jon Stewart took a whack at Fox “news” for the double standard when it comes to their screaming for accountability on Ferguson while refusing to hold themselves accountable for their Benghazi witch hunt.
Discussion: Mediaite and Raw Story
Vanity Fair:
Shame and Survival  —  She tried public appearances.  She tried being reclusive.  She tried leaving the country, and she tried finding a job.  But the epic humiliation of 1998, when her affair with Bill Clinton became an all-consuming story, has followed Monica Lewinsky every day.
Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
My Stake In the 2016 Election Is Way More Personal Than Usual  —  Ed Kilgore: … This is more personal for me than usual.  Scary, too.  There are no guarantees in life, and there's no guarantee that MoJo will employ me forever.  If I lose my job, and Republicans repeal Obamacare …
Katie J.M. Baker / BuzzFeed:
College Professor Bans Student From Class For His Views On Rape  —  A 19-year-old was banned from the discussion portion of a humanities class at Reed College after students complained that his opinions on sexual assault made them feel uncomfortable.  He doesn't want to keep quiet.
Wall Street Journal:
Inside the U.S. Antitrust Probe of Google  —  Key FTC staff wanted to sue Internet giant after finding ‘real harm to consumers and to innovation’  —  WASHINGTON—Key staff of the Federal Trade Commission concluded in 2012 that Google Inc. used anticompetitive tactics and abused its monopoly power …
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
The Huge Boehner-Pelosi Deal That Could Change Medicare Forever  —  WASHINGTON — The House's top two leaders are on the verge of securing a sweeping deal to permanently fix a gaping hole in Medicare that has haunted Congress for more than a decade while also securing significant long-term savings in the program.
Rich Lowry / Politico:
Don't Confirm Loretta Lynch  —  As an African-American woman, Lynch represents a gloriously double-barreled opportunity to accuse Republicans of sub-rosa hatreds.  —  The political benefit of what feminists call intersectionality — membership in two or more historically oppressed groups …
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Billy House / Bloomberg Business:
Why a Top Louisiana Republican Skipped Selma  —  Correction appended.  —  U.S. Representative Steve Scalise of Louisiana, the No. 3 House Republican who has been criticized in the past by civil rights leaders, stayed at a posh Georgia resort with his wife earlier this month rather …
Discussion: Politico
Sugar Mama / Austin American-Statesman:
Austin Mayor Steve Adler: ‘White people’ stickers appalling, offensive  —  STORY HIGHLIGHTS  —  East Austin businesses were targeted with stickers that declared them “exclusively for white people.”  —  Sugar Mama's Bakeshop, El Chilito Tacos y Café and Windmill Bicycles reported finding stickers.
Cameron Joseph / The Hill:
Ingraham: Jeb ‘will lose’ to Hillary  —  Conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham declared that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush “will lose” if he's the GOP presidential nominee next year.  —  Ingraham, who's long ragged on Bush for his positions on immigration reform, said he couldn't beat former Secretary …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
 
 
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Christopher Ingraham / Washington Post:
How “prisons without bars” could cut the cost of prison and keep people from coming back
Politico:
House panel passes GOP budget amid rancor over defense spending
Discussion: The Hill, Hot Air and New York Magazine
David Jackson / USA Today:
Obama broaches the idea of mandatory voting
Nanette Asimov / San Francisco Chronicle:
UC Berkeley black students demand fixes to ‘hostile’ climate
Ed Pilkington / Guardian:
UN panel to consider US ‘failure’ to clear up racial murders of civil rights era
Discussion: Common Dreams and Daily Kos
Tom Randall / Bloomberg Business:
Is Richard Branson Gearing Up to Take on Tesla?
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Doyle Rice / USA Today:
Earth had warmest winter on record
Discussion: New York Magazine and The Week
Gdrosenblum / CBS San Francisco:
Napolitano Says 'We Don't Have To Listen To This Crap' As Half-Naked Students Protest Potential UC Tuition Hikes