March came in like a lion here yesterday, with actual rain, thank God.
Here are some seasonal midday news/views treats:
* At AIPAC Netanyahu tries to tamp down impression the confrontation he’s sought with Obama is a confrontation with Obama.
* Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) is reportedly retiring at the end of 2016 after three decades in the Senate.
* Byron York says Scott Walker’s populist act not going over that well with GOP donor class.
* At TNR, Maxine David argues murder of Boris Nemtsov will chill dissent even if it’s never proved the Kremlin had a hand in it.
* At the Plum Line, Paul Waldman suggests the border will never, ever, be “secure” enough to enable Republicans to enact comprehensive immigration reform.
And in non-political news:
* Michael Jordan joins Forbes‘ list of billionaires for first time.
As we break for lunch, here’s Bo Diddley with Muddy Waters and Little Walter performing “I’m a Man” in 1967.