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11:15 PM ET, March 3, 2015


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Pelosi / Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi:
Pelosi Statement on Prime Minister Netanyahu's Address to Congress  —  Washington, D.C. - Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement regarding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to the Joint Meeting of Congress:  —  “The unbreakable bonds between …
Terri Rupar / Washington Post:
The complete transcript of Netanyahu's address to Congress  —  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is addressing a joint meeting of Congress; here is a complete transcript of his remarks.  —  NETANYAHU: Thank you.  —  Thank you...  ... Speaker of the House John Boehner …
Josh Rogin / Bloomberg View:
Netanyahu's Careful, Clever Speech to Congress  —  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress, although full of bombast, was carefully constructed to avoid revealing new information about the nuclear negotiations with Iran or specifying what a better deal would look like.
The Hill:
Pelosi ‘near tears’ at Bibi ‘insult’  —  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) hammered Benjamin Netanyahu Tuesday, saying the Israeli prime minister's speech to Congress was an “insult” to the country.  —  “The unbreakable bonds between the United States and Israel are rooted in our shared values …
David McCabe / The Hill:NEW!
Lindsey Graham mocks Pelosi's ‘surgeries,’ apologizes  —  Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) apologized for mocking House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's physical appearance during a closed-door fundraiser following Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Arshad Mohammed / Reuters:
Iran calls Obama's 10-year nuclear demand ‘unacceptable’  —  (Reuters) - Iran on Tuesday rejected as “unacceptable” U.S. President Barack Obama's demand that it freeze sensitive nuclear activities for at least 10 years but said it would continue talks on a deal, Iran's semi-official Fars news agency reported.
Lauren French / Politico:
Nancy Pelosi: Netanyahu speech ‘insulting to the intelligence of the United States’
Jonathan Karl / ABC News:
Rep. Jason Chaffetz's Business Card Lists His Gmail Address … Hillary Clinton isn't the only official who uses a non-government email address.  —  A business card obtained by ABC News shows that Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, lists his Gmail address on his official House card.
Ron Fournier / National Journal:
Maybe Hillary Clinton Should Retire Her White House Dreams  —  Maybe she doesn't want to run in 2016, top Democrats wonder.  Maybe she shouldn't.  —  Perhaps Hillary Rodham Clinton shouldn't run for president.  —  Maybe she should stay at the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation …
J.K. Trotter / Gawker:15 minutes ago
Source: Top Clinton Aides Used Secret Email Accounts at State Dept.  —  Hillary Clinton is defending her use of a private email address, hosted at, to conduct official State Department business by claiming that her emails were captured by official accounts …
Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
Clinton aide Podesta criticized Bush officials for using private emails  —  A top adviser to Hillary Clinton's campaign-in-waiting accused the George W. Bush administration of using private emails to skirt transparency rules in 2007.  —  John Podesta, who left the White House in February …
J.K. Trotter / Gawker:
This Is Hillary Clinton's Secret Email:
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Hillary's emails ‘not technically illegal’
Discussion: Bloomberg Business
Jennifer Epstein / Bloomberg Business:
How Hillary Clinton Used E-mail at State
John C. Danforth / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Danforth's eulogy for Tom Schweich: ‘Words do hurt.  Words can kill.’  —  (The following are remarks prepared for delivery by former U.S. Sen. John C. Danforth at the funeral Tuesday for state Auditor Thomas A. Schweich at The Church of St. Michael and St. George in Clayton.  They have been lightly edited.)
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Ex-US Senator Calls Out Missouri GOP Leader During Funeral: ‘Words Can Kill’
Matt Apuzzo / New York Times:
Ferguson Police Routinely Violate Rights of Blacks, Justice Dept. Finds  —  WASHINGTON — Ferguson, Mo., is a third white, but the crime statistics compiled in the city over the past two years seemed to suggest that only black people were breaking the law.  They accounted for 85 percent of traffic stops …
Carrie Johnson / NPR:
Source: Probe Of Ferguson Police Uncovers Racist Comment About Obama
The Hill:
House approves Homeland Security funding in 257-167 vote  —  The House voted Tuesday to fund the Department of Homeland Security, ending a months-long impasse over President Obama's immigration policies and averting a weekend shutdown at the agency.  —  The vote highlighted the rift in the GOP …
Jonathan Bernstein / Bloomberg View:
Boehner Outfoxes His Critics. Again.
New York Times:
Florida Records Raise Questions About Jeb Bush's 2008 Vote  —  In the final stretch of the 2008 presidential campaign, Jeb Bush appeared in a television ad urging Floridians to support John McCain, the Republican nominee, at the polls.  —  “Join me and vote for John McCain,” Mr. Bush said in the 30-second spot.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
New York Times:
Petraeus Reaches Plea Deal Over Giving Classified Data to His Lover  —  WASHINGTON — David H. Petraeus, the best-known military commander of his generation, has reached a plea deal with the Justice Department and admitted providing his highly classified journals to a mistress when he was the director of the C.I.A.
Dan Merica / CNN:
Monica Lewinsky to give TED Talk  —  Making a comeback after a media scandal 07:44  —  Washington (CNN)Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern at the center of President Bill Clinton's impeachment trial, will continue her reentry into public life with a TED talk in late March.
Jordain Carney / The Hill:NEW!
Senate to vote Wednesday to undo labor union rule  —  The Senate will vote Wednesday on a GOP-backed motion that would undo a controversial National Labor Relations Board rule that makes it easier for workers to hold union elections.  —  Republicans are using the Congressional Review Act …
Discussion: RedState
Craig Timberg / Washington Post:
‘FREAK’ flaw undermines security for Apple and Google users, researchers discover  —  Technology companies are scrambling to fix a major security flaw that for more than a decade left users of Apple and Google devices vulnerable to hacking when they visited millions of supposedly secure Web sites …
Anna Malpas / Agence France-Presse:
Edward Snowden ‘ready to return to States’  —  Moscow (AFP) - Edward Snowden, the fugitive whistleblower who has been given refuge in Russia, is willing to return to the United States if he is given a fair trial, his lawyer said Tuesday.  —  “He is thinking about it.
Adam Clymer / New York Times:
M. Stanton Evans, Who Helped Shape Conservative Movement, Is Dead at 80  —  M. Stanton Evans, an early leader of the conservative movement in American politics and an author of its central manifesto, the Sharon Statement, died on Tuesday at a nursing home in Leesburg, Va. He was 80.
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Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
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An Off-Ramp From ObamaCare  —  If the Supreme Court follows the law …