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8:30 AM ET, March 5, 2015


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Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
House Oversight chairman: Clinton acting like Petraeus?  —  House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) on Wednesday questioned whether Hillary Clinton improperly shared classified information like former CIA Director David Petraeus.  —  Asked on “Fox and Friends” …
Carol D. Leonnig / Washington Post:
House committee to subpoena e-mails from Clinton's personal account  —  A House investigative committee is preparing to send out subpoenas later Wednesday to gather a deeper look into former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton's nearly exclusive use of personal e-mails to do her official business …
Niall Stanage / The Hill:
Hillary Clinton's penchant for secrecy rattles Democrats  —  Democrats are rattled by the deepening furor around Hillary Clinton's use of a private email account while she served as secretary of State.  —  They worry that the flap is just the latest example of the former first lady's …
Discussion: Political Wire
David Weigel / Bloomberg Business:
Democrats See a Familiar Pattern in the Clinton E-mail Story  —  Reports of Democrats fretting about Hillary's future have been overstated.  —  “You're not going to be the sixteenth writer who asks me about Hillary, are you?” says Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.  “I know you would not do that.
Discussion: Washington Post and Politico
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Top Biden backer: Hillary Clinton will ‘die by 1,000 cuts’ on e-mail story  —  One of Vice President Biden's most prominent supporters said Wednesday that twin controversies swirling around Hillary Rodham Clinton should give Democrats serious pause about anointing her as the party's presidential nominee.
Bloomberg Business:
Clinton's E-Mail System Built For Privacy Though Not Security  —  Don't Miss Out —  by Michael A RileyJordan RobertsonChris Strohm … (Bloomberg) — A week before becoming Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton set up a private e-mail system that gave her a high level of control over communications …
New York Times:
Caught Off Guard by Disclosure of Emails, Democrats Rally to Clinton's Defense  —  WASHINGTON — The revelation that Hillary Rodham Clinton conducted government business entirely on a private email account as secretary of state has blindsided the Democratic establishment.
Brent Scher / Washington Free Beacon:
Is the Mysterious ‘Eric Hoteham’ Actually Longtime Clinton Aide Eric Hothem?  —  The name of the mysterious individual who registered the servers for Hillary Clinton's private email address used at the State Department bears a striking resemblance to a longtime Clinton aide.
Eliana Dockterman / TIME:
Ferguson Police Official Fired Over Racist Emails, 2 Others on Leave  —  “This type of behavior will not be tolerated,” mayor says  —  Ferguson Mayor James Knowles said Wednesday that one police official had been fired and two others were on administrative leave over racist emails that were cited …
Discussion: FOX News Radio
The Huffington Post:
Ferguson Police Department May Fold Due To DOJ Probe
Discussion: Mediaite, Daily Kos and Washington Post
Matt Apuzzo / New York Times:
Darren Wilson Is Cleared of Rights Violations in Ferguson Shooting
Mark Berman / Washington Post:
The seven racist e-mails the Justice Department highlighted in its report on Ferguson police
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Colorlines
Joe Millitzer /
Justice Department says it won't prosecute Darren Wilson
Discussion: Guardian and CBS St. Louis
Devlin Barrett / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Won't Charge Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson
Discussion: FOX News Radio
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Argument analysis: Setting up the private debate on the ACA  —  Analysis  —  One of the most important functions of oral argument in the Supreme Court is that it can strongly shape the next round: the private deliberations among the nine Justices as they start work on a decision.
Zachary Tracer / Bloomberg Business:   Hospital Stocks Surge After Justice Kennedy Criticizes Obamacare Challenge
Olga Khazan / The Atlantic Online:
The End of Obamacare?  —  Terry Donald, a self-employed junk hauler …
Discussion: The Week
Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
Lawyer Arguing Against Obamacare: Statute Written By ‘White Women And Minorities’
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
At Least One Justice Is in Play as Supreme Court Hears Affordable Care Act Case
Dennis Ross / USA Today:
Netanyahu has reasons to be worried  —  U.S. has left too many questions unanswered in a possible nuclear deal with Iran.  —  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a strong case to the Congress about why he thinks the potential agreement with Iran on its nuclear program is a “very bad deal.”
Ahiza Garcia / Talking Points Memo:
Fox Guest: With Obama There's More ‘Rape’ Than Ever Before In Modern Times
Discussion: FreakOutNation
Jon Schuppe / NBC News:
Iran Foreign Minister: We Believe We Are ‘Very Close’ to Nuke Deal
Discussion: Politico and The Times of Israel
Andrew Kirell / Mediaite:
Rand Paul Hits Back at Conservative Faux-Outrage over His ‘Unenthused Claps’ for Netanyahu  —  During Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech before Congress on Tuesday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) failed to applaud with enough enthusiasm to cause a mini-earthquake, thereby hinting that he cannot …
Aaron Couch / Hollywood Reporter:
Jon Stewart Blasts Benjamin Netanyahu Speech, Republican's “Blowjob” Response
Brendan James / Talking Points Memo:
WaPo Columnist: Rand Paul Wasn't Clapping For Bibi Nearly Enough
Daily Mail:
Hurled to his death in front of a baying mob: ISIS barbarians throw ‘gay’ man off building in another sickening day in Jihadi capital of Raqqa  —  Militants fighting for the Islamic State in Syria have thrown yet another young man to his death from a building after accusing him of being gay.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix Exec Now Says It Didn't Actually Want FCC to Regulate Broadband So Heavily  —  Netflix CFO David Wells, in comments at an industry conference, appeared to backtrack on the company's previous position that broadband Internet service should be regulated by the U.S. government …
Ian Sample / Guardian:
Jaw bone discovered in Ethiopia is oldest known human lineage remains  —  Around 400,000 years older than previous discovery of homo lineage, 2.8m-year-old jaw and five teeth was found on rocky slope in Afar region  —  A lower jaw bone and five teeth discovered on a hillside in Ethiopia …
Discussion: Science, NPR, The Week, The Verge and ABC
Tim Devaney / The Hill:
Senate votes to block union election rule  —  The Senate voted Wednesday to reverse a controversial Obama administration labor policy that speeds up union elections.  —  Republicans employed the seldom-used Congressional Review Act to attack the labor policy they refer to as the “ambush election” rule.
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Evan McMurry / Mediaite:
Giuliani Tells Fox He's Meeting with Iranian Dissident Group
Discussion: FOX News Radio
Rebecca Leber / The New Republic:
Climate Denier James Inhofe Is a Godsend to Democrats in 2016
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Associated Press
Duncan Weldon / Medium:
What happens when US rates rise? Three Scenarios
Discussion: Bloomberg View
Des Moines Register:
Last Slide  —  U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is canceling plans to attend …
Discussion: New Hampshire Journal and Fox News
(LEAD) U.S. envoy to Seoul injured in razor blade attack
Discussion: Politico and Mashable
Philip Sherwell / Telegraph:
Ancient ‘lost city’ home to a vanished civilisation found deep in jungles of Honduras
 Earlier Items: 
Cameron Joseph / The Hill:
Walker says he'll sign 20-week abortion ban
Discussion: Hot Air and The Week
Tim CulpanTim Higgins / Bloomberg Business:
Apple to Delay Production of Larger iPads
Discussion: The Verge, Gigaom and Engadget
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Ex-senators launch campaign for bill requiring Congressional approval of Iran deal …
Discussion: The Daily Beast and WSOC-TV
Kyle Moroney /
‘Christian’ philosophy removed from school job ad, apology offered after ACLU complaint
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Raw Story
Laura Barron-Lopez / The Hill:
Keystone veto override fails
Daily Mail:
Jihadi John family's 20 years on benefits: How it's cost taxpayers up to £400k to house fanatic …