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5:40 PM ET, March 22, 2015


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Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
McCain Blasts Obama on Israel: ‘Get Over Your Temper Tantrum’  —  John McCain slammed President Obama on Israel on CNN's State of the Union this morning, telling the president to “get over your temper tantrum” with Benjamin Netanyahu because “the least of your problems is what Bibi Netanyahu said during an election campaign.”
Discussion: Israel Matzav and FOX News Radio
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Can Israel remain a democracy?  —  Eleven years ago, I carried my infant daughter into a synagogue basement and plunged her tiny body, head to toe, underwater.  —  She emerged sputtering and coughing, then wailing.  The procedure, immersion in a Jewish ritual bath called a mikvah, felt barbaric.
Michael Goodwin / New York Post:
Israel: Beware of Obama  —  First he comes for the banks and health care, uses the IRS to go after critics, politicizes the Justice Department, spies on journalists, tries to curb religious freedom, slashes the military, throws open the borders, doubles the debt and nationalizes the Internet.
Discussion: CANNONFIRE
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.
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:   Ted Cruz to Announce on Monday He Plans to Run for President, Report Says
Judith Shulevitz / New York Times:
In College and Hiding From Scary Ideas  —  KATHERINE BYRON, a senior at Brown University and a member of its Sexual Assault Task Force, considers it her duty to make Brown a safe place for rape victims, free from anything that might prompt memories of trauma.
Democrats need Elizabeth Warren's voice in 2016 presidential race  —  Why Senator Warren should campaign to be president  —  DEMOCRATS WOULD be making a big mistake if they let Hillary Clinton coast to the presidential nomination without real opposition, and, as a national leader …
Anna Galland /
Elizabeth Warren, run for the White House  —  Why Senator Warren should campaign to be president  —  LESS THAN three years into her Senate term, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has established herself as the country's leading advocate for working and middle-class families.
Discussion: Hot Air, The Reaction and Viking Pundit
Evan Bleier For / Reuters:
‘Behead them in their own homes’: ISIS publishes ‘kill list’ online of names, photos and addresses of 100 US military members  —  A division of ISIS published a ‘kill list’ containing the names, photos and addresses of 100 US military members online and called upon its ‘brothers residing in America’ to kill them.
New York Times:
Chicago Mayor's Race Is Cast as a Test of Liberalism  —  CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel had just finished the quintessential municipal politics photo op, briefly inspecting a dusty street-paving project on a block of the South Side lined with tidy brick bungalows.
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Liberaland
Niall Stanage / The Hill:   What makes the dark horses run?
Devlin Barrett / Wall Street Journal:
Charges Against Sen. Robert Menendez Expected as Early as This Week  —  New Jersey Democrat under investigation for possible corruption  —  WASHINGTON—Federal investigators are preparing to file criminal charges against Sen. Robert Menendez as early as this week, following a legal battle …
Discussion: Political Wire and Fox News
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Chris Wallace Grills CIA Head: Why Won't You Call ISIS ‘Islamic Extremists’?  —  For months now, the Obama administration has made it very clear that they have no intention of referring to ISIS as “Islamic extremists.”  President Obama has rejected that label, and so has CIA Director John Brennan.
Discussion: FOX News Radio
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 …
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Abby Goodnough / New York Times:
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Alan Gomez / USA Today:
Police departments hiring immigrants as officers
Daniel / Crooked Timber:
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John Marzulli / NY Daily News:
EXCLUSIVE: Convicted molester, 69, asks judge to let him out of jail so he can donate sperm
Michael Barbaro / New York Times:
Jeb Bush's Team Plots Vast Effort to Win Florida
Mike Allen / Politico:
TED CRUZ summons reporters for Mon. speech …
Discussion: The Daily Beast
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Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Dems want to empower Boehner
James Lindgren / SSRN:
Measuring Diversity: Law Faculties in 1997 and 2013
Emily Shapiro / ABC News:
12-Year-Old Girl Accused of Trying to Poison Mother for Taking Away iPhone
Discussion: Liberaland and Scared Monkeys