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10:30 AM ET, March 20, 2015

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Jason Horowitz / New York Times:
Israel Election Result Complicates Life for Clinton  —  WASHINGTON — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's victory in this week's Israeli elections has reverberated through American politics, reinforcing Republican faith in the political wisdom of a hawkish foreign policy …
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Lawmakers urge Obama to mend fences with Netanyahu
Andrea Mitchell / NBC News:
“I don't want a one-state solution,” …
David Knowles / Bloomberg Business:
Before and After: Netanyahu's Shifting Comments on a Palestinian State
Wall Street Journal:
Clinton Charity Tapped Foreign Friends  —  Foundation agreed not to seek donations from other governments, but cash kept flowing from individuals with connections to them  —  The Clinton Foundation swore off donations from foreign governments when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state.
Discussion: Fox News
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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 …
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 …
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Paul Drewes / KHVO:
Rumors swirl around sale of Waimanalo estate
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and FOX News Radio
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.
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Wall Street Journal:
Iran Talks Stall Over Ending of Sanctions  —  As deadline nears for nuclear agreement, Tehran wants U.N. sanctions lifted right away; U.S., Europeans say ‘no way.’  —  LAUSANNE, Switzerland—When international sanctions on Iran would be lifted has emerged as one of the largest remaining stumbling blocks …
Therese Apel / The Clarion Ledger:
FBI, MBI working suspicious hanging in Claiborne County  —  The hanging victim is said to be Otis Byrd, who went missing after a trip to the casino March 2.  —  CONNECT  —  Authorities are probing a hanging in Claiborne County, officials said.  —  FBI Supervisory Special Agent Jason Pack …
Discussion: New York Magazine
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Brad Conaway / WLOX-TV:
NAACP: Missing African American man found hanging from tree
Discussion: WJTV, Raw Story and Hinterland Gazette
Jennifer Epstein / Bloomberg Business:
Hillary Clinton: ‘We Have a Fun Deficit in America’  —  ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.-Hillary Clinton would love to see sleepaway camps for adults and more relationship-building in Washington, she said Thursday at what will likely be her final paid appearance before launching her expected presidential campaign.
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Brent Budowsky / The Hill:
How Hillary can win big
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
David Greenwald / Oregonian:
Michael Brown, the Left Banke's brilliant baroque-pop leader, dies at 65  —  The Left Banke writer-keyboardist Michael Brown, who helped the band become an influential pop sensation in the 1960s.  —  Michael Brown, the initial guiding force behind influential 1960s pop act the Left Banke …
Robby Soave / Hit & Run:
Did a Student's Non-PC Views on Rape Statistics Get Him Banned from Class?  Maybe, Maybe Not.  —  A male student at Reed College—a private liberal arts college in Oregon—says he was told not to return to his Humanities 110 discussion because his opinions about the prevalence of campus rape offended other people in the class.
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Trillion Dollar Fraudsters  —  By now it's a Republican Party tradition: Every year the party produces a budget that allegedly slashes deficits, but which turns out to contain a trillion-dollar “magic asterisk” — a line that promises huge spending cuts and/or revenue increases …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Jennifer Jacobs / Des Moines Register:
Rick Perry in Iowa: ‘My views are the ones that matter’  —  Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry said the country is only a few conservative decisions — lower taxes, beef up the military, prevent federal intrusion into state functions — from seeing an explosion in prosperity.
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.
Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
McConnell Makes Changes, but Senate Gridlock Remains  —  WASHINGTON — When he became majority leader, propelled by sweeping Republican victories last year, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky vowed to run a more productive and traditional Senate than his Democratic predecessor, Senator Harry Reid of Nevada.
Discussion: ABC News
Michael Gerson / Washington Post:
Clinton's Nixonian path to office  —  The effective kickoff of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign was an act of deck-clearing so breathtaking, so brazen, that it remains difficult to process.  —  The former secretary of state summoned reporters to the United Nations …
Politico:
John Boehner defies conservatives, goes bold on budget  —  The House GOP's battered leadership team is determined to score some wins.  —  Speaker John Boehner's newest tack is to go big.  —  Over the next week, the Ohio Republican and his top lieutenants plan to jam two big-ticket items through …
Discussion: The Hill and Hot Air
Julie Bykowicz / Bloomberg Business:
Republican National Committee Top Donors to Get a Look at Presidential Hopefuls  —  Next stop in the invisible primary: Boca Raton, Fla. At least seven Republican presidential hopefuls will spend the weekend with about 200 of the party's top donors at the Boca Raton Resort & Club …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
 
 
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Discussion: Bloomberg View
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David Weigel / Bloomberg Business:
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