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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
David Knowles / Bloomberg Business:
Before and After: Netanyahu's Shifting Comments on a Palestinian State
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
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.
Discussion: New York Magazine and Politico
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Justin Zaremba / New Jersey Online:
Body found in Long Hill ID'd as David Bird, reporter missing for 14 months  —  LONG HILL — Authorities have positively identified the body found in the Passaic River Thursday as David Bird, who had been missing for 14 months.  —  Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp …
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
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
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
KTLA:
Texas Mayor Outraged After ‘White People Only’ Stickers Placed on Austin Businesses … Someone is posting stickers that say “exclusively for white people” on businesses in the Texas capital of Austin.  And the mayor is not amused.  —  “This is an appalling and offensive display of ignorance in our city …
Discussion: Mediaite and Hinterland Gazette
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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 …
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.
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
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.
Lee Shearerupdated / Athens Daily News:
Hoop skirts banned at UGA following Oklahoma frat video  —  Hoop skirts will go the way of Confederate uniforms as special-event attire for Greek organizations at the University of Georgia — into the past.  —  The hoop skirt ban came after UGA Student Affairs administrators met Monday …
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
Dylan Byers / Politico:
As ratings plunge, MSNBC faces shakeup  —  Insiders say to expect more news, less bombast and, fresh voices.  —  It would be hard to imagine a news event better tailored to MSNBC's Venn diagram of “lean forward” liberals and “place for politics” political junkies.
Jeremiah Horrigan / Times Herald-Record:
Arabic version of Pledge of Allegiance at Pine Bush High School ignites furor  — What began as an effort to celebrate national Foreign Language Week at Pine Bush High School has imploded into a raging controversy that has divided the school into angry factions.  —  » RELATED CONTENT
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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Associated Press:
Judge Hanen: Sanctions possible in Obama immigration action
John Dickerson / Slate:
Sweating the Small Stuff
Christopher Ingraham / Washington Post:
How “prisons without bars” could cut the cost of prison and keep people from coming back
Paolo Lucchesi / Inside Scoop SF:
BART does not appreciate one California brewery's BART beer
Politico:
House panel passes GOP budget amid rancor over defense spending
Discussion: The Hill, New York Magazine and Hot Air
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
 Earlier Items: 
Ed Pilkington / Guardian:
UN panel to consider US ‘failure’ to clear up racial murders of civil rights era
Discussion: Common Dreams and Daily Kos
Rich Lowry / Politico:
Don't Confirm Loretta Lynch
Discussion: Daily Kos
Gdrosenblum / CBS San Francisco:
Napolitano Says 'We Don't Have To Listen To This Crap' As Half-Naked Students Protest Potential UC Tuition Hikes