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8:50 AM ET, March 22, 2015


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Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Obama Details His Disappointment With Netanyahu In First Post-Election Comments  —  WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is operating under the assumption that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu does not support the creation of a Palestinian state, despite the Israeli leader's post-election efforts …
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Here's The Full Transcript Of Obama's Interview With HuffPost  —  President Barack Obama sat down with The Huffington Post's Sam Stein for an interview on Friday, discussing everything from sequestration, the Iran nuclear talks and presidential pardons, to overtime pay, athletic scholarships and sleep.
Jeremy Diamond / CNN:
King: 'I don't understand how Jews in America can be Democrats first and Jewish second'
Discussion: PoliticusUSA and Hullabaloo
New York Times:
ISIS Urges Sympathizers to Kill U.S. Service Members It Identifies on Website  —  WASHINGTON — In a new online threat to American military personnel, the Islamic State has called on its members and sympathizers in the United States to kill 100 service members whose names, photos and purported addresses it posted on a website.
Luis Martinez / ABC News:
Purported ISIS Group Posts Personal Details of 100 U.S. Military Service Members … The military is warning about 100 service members about an online threat by a group purportedly affiliated with ISIS that has posted their alleged personal details and called on sympathizers to take violent action against them.
Islamic State calls on backers to kill 100 U.S. military personnel  —  (Reuters) - Islamic State has posted online what it says are the names, U.S. addresses and photos of 100 American military service members, and called upon its “brothers residing in America” to kill them.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Niall Stanage / The Hill:
What makes the dark horses run?  —  The potential 2016 presidential field is a long list full of long shots.  —  Former New York Gov. George Pataki (R), has said he is “very seriously” considering a bid.  —  Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) appears to be mulling a challenge …
Theodore Schleifer / Houston Chronicle:
Ted Cruz to announce presidential bid Monday  —  Senator will be first declared GOP candidate  —  Sen. Ted Cruz plans to announce Monday that he will run for president of the United States, accelerating his already rapid three-year rise from a tea party insurgent in Texas into a divisive political force in Washington.
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Mayoral Candidate Apologizes For Performing In Black Face  —  Oklahoma mayoral candidate Bill Helton dressed as “Pollyester Kotton.”  —  CREDIT: Screenshot  —  A white mayoral candidate in Oklahoma is apologizing to voters after videos surfaced of him wearing black face and performing …
Discussion: FOX News Radio
Kristen Shanahan / KFOR-TV:
Controversy surrounds Elk City mayoral candidate for dressing as a black woman
Discussion: Raw Story
James Lindgren / SSRN:
Measuring Diversity: Law Faculties in 1997 and 2013  —  Northwestern University - School of Law  —  Abstract:  —  ABSTRACT AND AUTHOR'S NOTE  —  This article is the first careful look at the demographic makeup of law faculties compared to the larger pools of lawyers and the general public.
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Petraeus: Iran a greater threat to Iraq than ISIS  —  Retired Gen. David Petraeus says that Iranian-backed Shiite militias pose a greater threat to Iraq's long-term peace and security than the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).  —  “The current Iranian regime is not our ally in the Middle East.
Discussion: Israel Matzav
Mitchell Prothero / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Operation to retake Tikrit from Islamic State stalled by heavy casualties, discord
Discussion: Progress Pond
The Hill:
Conservatives seethe after attacks from allies of Boehner  —  Conservatives are seething after an outside group aligned with Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) spent hundreds of thousands of dollars targeting a trio of Republican lawmakers over threats to shut down the Department of Homeland Security.
The Times of Israel:
Khamenei calls ‘Death to America’ as Kerry hails progress on nuke deal  —  Day after Obama urges Iran to seize ‘historic opportunity,’ supreme leader says US seeks to create insecurity  —  Iran's Supreme leader Ali Khamenei called for “Death to America” on Saturday, a day after President …
Ali Akbar Dareini / Associated Press:
Iranian president Rouhani: Final nuclear deal possible
Discussion: Liberaland and FOX News Radio
Sarah Knapton / Telegraph:
Solar eclipse: schoolchildren banned from watching on ‘religious and cultural’ grounds  —  North Primary School in Southall was accused of putting religious superstition before science  —  A London primary school was criticised for banning children from watching the eclipse for “religious and cultural reasons.”
Emily Shapiro / ABC News:
12-Year-Old Girl Accused of Trying to Poison Mother for Taking Away iPhone  —  A 12-year-old Colorado girl has been detained for allegedly trying to kill her mother twice by poisoning her drinks with bleach, after her mother took away her iPhone, police said.
Discussion: Scared Monkeys and Liberaland
John Wagner / Washington Post:
O'Malley steps up Wall Street critique in swing through Iowa  —  DAVENPORT, Iowa — Former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley stepped up his critique of Wall Street excesses here Friday as he began his first swing through Iowa this year with a populist speech to an enthusiastic crowd of close to 300 people attending a Democratic dinner.
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