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9:30 AM ET, March 28, 2015


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Michael S. Schmidt / New York Times:
No Copies of Clinton Emails on Server, Lawyer Says  —  WASHINGTON — An examination of the server that housed the personal email account that Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used when she was secretary of state showed that there are no copies of any emails she sent during her time in office …
Discussion: Political Wire, Hot Air and Power Line
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
John Kerry asks watchdog to review State's record handling
Discussion: Mediaite and ABC News
Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
Harry Reid Goes Down Fighting  —  Nobody ever thought Harry Reid would retire, and that includes Harry Reid.  Not long ago, when a reporter for CQ Roll Call asked him what might happen when he left office, Reid retorted, “If I drop dead?”  He added, “I mean, I will someday.
Cameron Joseph / The Hill:
Reid retirement shakes up 2016 battle for the Senate  —  Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) retirement is triggering a free-for-all for his seat — with big implications for control of the Senate in 2016.  —  Senate Republicans see Nevada as their best chance at a pickup this election cycle …
Nevada Public Radio:
Harry Reid Will Not Run For Re-Election  —  Tweet Share on Facebook Share on Google+ Email  —  Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said he wants to be remembered as a kid who grew up in Searchlight and then fought hard for all the little kids growing up in the same hard scrabble way he did.
Charles C. W. Cooke / National Review:
Good Riddance, Dirty Harry
Iran, powers close in on two-three page nuclear deal; success uncertain: officials  —  (Reuters) - Iran and major powers are close to agreement on a 2- or 3-page accord with specific numbers that would form the basis of a long-term settlement aimed at ending a 12-year standoff over Tehran's nuclear ambitions, officials said on Friday.
Discussion: Power Line and The Times of Israel
Daily Mail:
Lubitz was sitting in this cockpit, pictured, when he commanded the jet to crash into the Alps at 400mph  —  10.29am: Passengers would have been aware that the plane, after reaching its cruising height of 38,000ft, was gradually dropping because the skies were clear, affording stunning views …
Simon Calder / The Independent:
Andreas Lubitz: Knee-jerk reaction to 9/11 enabled mass murder
Discussion: Liberaland and FOX News Radio
Matthew Casey / Arizona Republic:
Scottsdale PD: Yoga instructor flashed, abused kids at bar mitzvah  —  Scottsdale woman accused of performing sex act on 15 year old  —  Scottsdale police have arrested a 32-year-old woman on suspicion of multiple sex crimes after officers were told she performed oral sex on a 15-year-old boy …
Zack Beauchamp / Vox:
These Obama administration quotes about Yemen are almost too cringe-worthy to read  —  Yemen is descending into chaos — and the Obama administration's response, at least in its public statements about the crisis, has been a total mess.  —  The central Yemeni government …
Story highlights  —  Sanaa, Yemen (CNN)A coalition …
Discussion: The Jawa Report
Mohammed Mukhashef / Reuters:
Yemen Houthi rebels advance despite Saudi-led air strikes
Discussion: NPR
Brian Tashman / Right Wing Watch:
Rand Paul Suggests Gay Marriage Is The Result Of A ‘Moral Crisis’ In America  —  In a video posted yesterday by the Christian Broadcasting Network, Rand Paul addressed “a group of pastors and religious leaders at a private prayer breakfast” in Washington D.C. on Thursday about the need for …
David Brody / The Brody File:
Only On Brody File: Video: Rand Paul At Pastors' Breakfast: Says It's Time For Revival
Discussion: Political Wire, Hit & Run and Mediaite
Jonathan Gruber / Washington Monthly:
A Shot in the Arm  —  How today's health care reform can create tomorrow's entrepreneurs.  —  This spring, some conservative and libertarian bloggers, aghast at Barack Obama's expansive government agenda, began calling on investors and entrepreneurs to protest by “going Galt”—that is …
Jeremy C. Fox /
Officer in critical condition was also at 2013 Watertown gunfight  —  A Boston police officer credited with helping to save a Transit officer wounded in the Watertown shootout with the Boston Marathon bombers was himself shot in the face Friday night in a Roxbury confrontation that left a suspect dead and a bystander injured.
Discussion: American Spectator
Mike DeBonis / Washington Post:
GOP congressman: Ted Cruz backers are making boorish phone calls to my office  —  Rep. Peter D. King (R-N.Y.) is not a fan of Sen. Ted Cruz, the Texas senator, newly announced presidential candidate, and fellow Republican.  —  “To me, he's just a guy with a big mouth and no results,” he told CNN this week.
Benjy Sarlin /
Ted Cruz hasn't ruled out legal status for undocumented immigrants
Kevin Lilley / USA Today:
Boy's ‘military haircut’ spurs suspension threat, outcry  —  A young boy's high and tight haircut meant to honor his soldier-stepbrother earned him the threat of suspension from an elementary school named for a Medal of Honor recipient, and the fallout from the incident has led a Tennessee school district to increase security measures.
Todd Starnes /
School Named After War Hero Forces Child to Shave Off Military-style Haircut
Elizabeth Warren / Elizabeth Warren for Senate:
Wall Street isn't happy with us  —  In 2008, the financial sector collapsed and nearly brought down our whole economy.  What were the ingredients behind that crash?  Recklessness on Wall Street and a willingness in Washington to play along with whatever the big banks wanted.
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Ellen Pao Loses Silicon Valley Bias Case Against Kleiner Perkins  —  SAN FRANCISCO — One of Silicon Valley's most prominent venture capital firms prevailed Friday over a former partner in a closely watched suit alleging gender discrimination — even after a hiccup over one claim delayed the verdict.
Leaked Private Emails Reveal Ex-Clinton Aide's Secret Spy Network  —  Starting weeks before Islamic militants attacked the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, longtime Clinton family confidante Sidney Blumenthal supplied intelligence to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gathered …
Discussion: Belmont Club
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Lynn Sweet / Chicago:
Rep. Tammy Duckworth to announce for Senate on Monday
Discussion: OnPolitics and Washington Post
The Huffington Post:
Ferguson Mayor Thinks DOJ Report Put Too Much Focus On Race
Discussion: Mediaite and Politico
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Records on Cheney's shooting incident to be released
Discussion: Fox News
 Earlier Items: 
Erica Ritz /
Glenn Beck and Grover Norquist Finally Meet for On-Air Battle Over Alleged Ties to Radical Islamists: ‘Not True’
Discussion: BizPac Review and Right Wing Watch
Barbara Starr / CNN:
Army report: Bergdahl intended to walk to nearest base
Discussion: Hot Air and Mediaite
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Review of Rolling Stone's UVA rape story is long and damning
Discussion: The Daily Caller