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OBAMA AGENDA: Embassy Libre
From the AP: "The United States and Cuba have agreed to open embassies in each other's capitals, the biggest tangible step in the countries' historic bid to restore ties after more than a half-century of hostilities."
The latest on Greece, from Bloomberg: "Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accepted creditors’ proposals as a basis for compromise to end a standoff over its bailout. In a letter to European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde, Tsipras signaled sticking points remain on pensions and tax discounts to Greek islands. The appeal suggests Tsipras is yielding as his country buckles under capital controls."
The Washington Post looks ahead on the Supreme Court: "In the next term, the court could be pressed to decide whether states that restricted abortion rights or voting procedures or gun ownership have gone beyond what the Constitution protects. Already, the justices have chosen to again examine the use of race in college admissions. In each of these instances, the court may allow states to adopt widely diverging rules."
POLITICO got its hands on part of the TPP draft. "A recent draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade deal would give U.S. pharmaceutical firms unprecedented protections against competition from cheaper generic drugs, possibly transcending the patent protections in U.S. law."
The White House will start letting tourists take photos.
CONGRESS: No pressure vs. pressure
John Harwood writes in the New York Times that Nancy Pelosi doesn't face questions from young members about how long she'll stay in the job. "“I don’t feel any pressure from younger members of Congress,” Ms. Pelosi of California said in an interview, adding with a laugh: “Maybe other members of Congress, but not necessarily younger members.”
Members of Congress are putting pressure on OPM head Katherine Archuleta to resign after the government network hack, the Hill writes.
OFF TO THE RACES: Walker maintains his lead in Iowa
A new Quinnipiac poll in Iowa shows Scott Walker in the lead at 18 percent with Ben Carson and Donald Trump at 10 percent, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul at nine percent and Jeb Bush at eight percent.
BUSH: Here's our story on what we learned from the Jeb Bush tax returns.
CLINTON: What we learned from the Clinton emails: "Senior Obama administration staff members knew in 2009 that Hillary Clinton was using a personal email account for her government correspondence, according to emails released by the State Department Tuesday."
The New York Times: "The State Department said late Tuesday that portions of two dozen emails from this tranche had been redacted because they were upgraded to “classified status." The emails were sent in 2009, and their contents were apparently not sensitive enough to national security at the time to have required a higher classification status. The State Department described the move “routine” when the government discloses documents to the public."
CHRISTIE: His first stop in New Hampshire was off the beaten path, writes NH1.com.
The Star-Ledger looks at Christie's relationship with the interim superintendent of Livingston Public Schools, who got some press for his refusal to attend Christie's presidential announcement.
JINDAL: The Des Moines Register wraps his Iowa visit yesterday.
PAUL: He's the latest 2016 hopeful to Guest Skimm at the newsletter aimed at young female professionals.
WEBB: He said he'll make an announcement about a presidential run "in the next few days," per NBC's Alex Stambaugh.
And around the country...
NEW YORK: NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio said in an interview that Gov. Andrew Cuomo is blocking the city's legislative goals out of "revenge."
*** Wednesday’s “News Nation with Tamron Hall” line-up: Tamron Hall speaks with President of the South Carolina NAACP Lonnie Randolph discusses the string of Church fires across the state, CNBC’s Michelle Caruso-Cabrera discusses the latest on the financial situations in Greece and Puerto Rico, and Vaccine advocate and Father of 6-year-old Rhett who cannot be vaccinated due to cancer Carl Krawitt discusses the Anti-Vaccine Bill being signed into law by the Governor of California yesterday.
*** Wednesday’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” line-up: NBC’s Andrea Mitchell reports live from Vienna on Iran Nuclear Talks and the Cuba/U.S. Embassies reopening and NBC’s Peter Alexander hosts from Washington. They’ll interview NBC’s Chuck Todd, Kelly O’Donnell, Keir Simmons and Sarah Dallof, Southern Poverty Law Center President Richard Cohen, Fmr. National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley, the Wall Street Journal’s Jay Solomon, the GolfChannel.com’s Rex Hoggard and Sarah Hekmati, the sister of Amir Hekmati who is being detained in Iran.
*** Wednesday’s “Live with Thomas Roberts” line-up: Thomas interviews ex-convict turned motivational speaker Larry Lawton about the latest in the prison break investigation, Fmr. Obama adviser David Axelrod joins to discuss the president’s so-called “best week ever,” Dr. Corey Hebert will discuss California’s strict new child vaccination law, and Dr. Zeke Emanuel will discuss President Obama’s remarks today on Obamacare.