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Quote of the Day:

“My dad just texted me to tell me ‘don’t text and walk.'” 

The Daily Beast‘s Olivia Nuzzi.

What Would Newt Do? 

“I think if I had been in Boehner’s shoes, and I’d been through the stuff he’s been through with Obama, I’d have done exactly the same thing. Obama has earned no courtesies out of these Republicans. He’s done everything he can to run over them, run around them and violate the Constitution. There are zero grounds for the Republicans to worry about Obama’s feelings.” — CNN contributor Newt Gingrich on the network Tuesday night on whether he’d have informed ex-President Bill Clinton about a foreign leader coming to speak before Congress.


The Observers

“Ted Cruz was blocking path to Speaker’s office with a giant scrum of reporters and Boehner gave the most amazing side-eye as he walked by.” — Yahoo! NewsMeredith Shiner.

“White House this morning: Netanyahu better not reveal any new information in speech. White House this afternoon: Meh, there was nothing new.” —Rory Cooper, managing director, Purple Strategies, and GOP strategist.

OY: Sally Kohn gets pummeled for her views 

“Apparently b/c I oppose Netanyahu co-opting US politics for his right-wing agenda, I hate Israel & all Jews, myself included. Oy.” — CNN liberal analyst Sally Kohn.

Confessional 2. 

“Speaking of leaks, my therapist recently assured me that he wouldn’t leak my story ideas.” — Politico senior labor reporter Mike Elk.

Spotted: MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough on the House floor

“Joe Scarborough making the rounds on the House floor before Netanyahu’s speech.” — Slate‘s Betsy Woodruff.

ABC’s Jonathan Karl is a badass at the presser 

“Please ‘do not refer me to the State Department’ says @jonkarl to Josh Earnest before question.” — Breitbart News White House correspondent Charlie Spiering.

Confessional 2. 

“It’s hard on nights like this, but I’m trying to remember that the whole 2016 campaign isn’t going to play out in one night on Twitter.” — Jill Lawrence, a national columnist for Creators Syndicate and a writer for Al Jazeera Opinion.

On the beat 

“Clinton defense in a nutshell: Much ado about nothing. Get used to that message.” — MSNBC Hillary Clinton beat reporter Alex Seitz-Wald.

Bill Kristol attends impromptu Bible class on the train 

“On DC-NY train being educated on the meaning of the passage Bibi quoted from Deuteronomy 31:6 by my seat mate, Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik.” — The Weekly Standard‘s editor-in-chief Bill Kristol.

Vanity Fair columnist takes cabbie’s desire in stride

“Cab driver wants me to become a Jehovah’s Witness. I guess I don’t really have any plans this spring.” — Vanity Fair columnist Richard Lawson.

The World According to Charles C. Johnson 

“Los Angeles, warm and fake > DC, cold and fake.” — GotNews editor-in-chief Charles C. Johnson.

Important Q to ask: “What emojis did Hillary Clinton use and when did she use them?” — WaPo‘s Karen Tumulty.

And this… “So, WH line is that Sec. Clinton’s team reviewed the emails and registered them if they were official biz. seems a bit flimsy/easy to skirt.” — HuffPost Political Editor and White House correspondent Sam Stein.

The Clintons and their aides have been warned 

“I’m working today on an insta-book about the history of the Clintons-@nytimes relationship. Please tweet chapter title ideas. @joshgerstein” — Bloomberg PoliticsMark Halperin.