National Headlines 3-17-14

Democratic legacies on line in November (Politico)

Bill Clinton: Vladimir Putin is one smart Russian (Politico)

In midterms, a battle of billionaires (The Hill)

Abbas to Obama: ‘Time is not on our side’ (The Hill)

WH reassessing surgeon general pick after NRA opposition (The Hill)

Obama targets Putin aides with sanctions after Crimea vote (The Hill)

U.S. warns Russia on moves near east, south Ukraine (Associated Press)

Obama’s Ukraine policy: Scream loudly, carry no stick (CNN)

California man arrested at Canadian border, accused of trying to support al-Qaida in Syria (Fox News)

U.S. Navy SEALs take over oil tanker for return to Libya (Washington Post)

Yellen to put Fed’s new leadership on display (Associated Press)