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9:05 PM ET, March 28, 2015


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Tim Evans / Indianapolis Star:
Why were ‘religious freedom’ supporters mostly silent  —  Reaction to Indiana's new “religious freedom” law has come fast, hard and loud.  —  And the public firestorm has been fueled almost exclusively by critics — from gay rights activists to business leaders to celebrities …
Jeff Swiatek / Indianapolis Star:
Angie's List canceling Eastside expansion over RFRA  —  Angie's List CEO Bill Oesterle said his firm will pull out of a pending deal with the state and city to expand its headquarters on Indianapolis' Near Eastside because of his disagreement with the state's passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Discussion: Mediaite and Addicting Info
Wall Street Journal:
Indiana Religious Freedom Law Sparks Fury
Discussion: Political Wire
Daily Mail:
'I'm planning a heinous act that will be remembered forever': Killer pilot's ex-lover says he shared chilling prophecy before Alps crash and woke up from nightmares shouting 'We're going down'  — Andreas Lubitz told former girlfriend he was planning an act so horrifying his name would be remembered forever
Pro-Hassan Rouhani Iranian editor defects while covering nuclear talks in Lausanne  —  Amir Hossein Motaghi says he no longer sees any “sense” in his profession as he could only write as he was told  —  A close media aide to Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian president, has sought political asylum …
Discussion: Israel Matzav and Mediaite
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Iranian Defector: 'U.S. Negotiating Team Mainly There to Speak on Iran's Behalf'
Discussion: Pat Dollard and Clayton Cramer
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
What Really Happened to Harry Reid?  Part 2  —  Scott wrote here about Harry Reid's announcement that he will not run for re-election, a decision which, Reid was quick to say, was not the result of his “elastic exercise band” accident.  In January, I wrote OK, So What Really Happened to Harry Reid?
David Weigel / Bloomberg Business:
How Harry Reid Tapped Liberal Bloggers to Stop Bush's Agenda
Discussion: New York Times and Vox
Cameron Joseph / The Hill:
Reid retirement shakes up 2016 battle for the Senate
Kay Steiger / ThinkProgress:
One Restaurant Already Celebrated ‘Religious Liberty’ By Turning Away Gays  —  An Indiana business owner went on a local radio station and said that he had discriminated against gay or lesbian couples even before Gov. Mike Pence (R) signed a law on Thursday protecting business owners who decide …
Mary Carole McCauley / Baltimore Sun:
Protesters, comedy fans clash at Bill Cosby's Baltimore performance  —  The four women stood on the same brick sidewalk Friday night outside the Modell Center for the Performing Arts.  All four identified themselves as survivors of sexual assault.  But in every other way that mattered, they were miles apart.
Aron Ranen / Reuters:
Two new accusers say Bill Cosby drugged, sexually assaulted them
Discussion: Liberaland and FOX News Radio
Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller:
Actress Apologizes After Video Shows Cops Did Not Racially Profile Her Son [VIDEO]  —  An actress who recently claimed her 20-year-old son was racially profiled during a traffic stop in California last year has apologized after video footage of the stop completely debunked the accusation.
Discussion: Power Line and BizPac Review
The talk show primary  —  Ted Cruz may be trailing in the polls, but he's winning big among conservative radio hosts.  —  Glenn Beck wants listeners to pray for him.  Mark Levin says Fox News is out to get him.  Hugh Hewitt calls him an “intellectual leader.”  Rush Limbaugh thinks his campaign launch was “masterful.”
Discussion: Salon and Bloomberg Business
David Bernstein / Washington Post:
Virginia State Bar boycotts Israel  —  I was pretty shocked to find the following email in my inbox: … A few reactions:  —  (1) The American Bar Association has recently held meetings in Israel, for example here and here [update: along with hundreds of international conferences that are held …
Yemen is just part of Iran's Mideast master plan  —  Analysis: Israel has spent five years warning that Iran seeks Shiite domination of the Muslim world, and the Gulf States know by now not to rely on the Obama administration.  —  Operation Storm of Resolve, designed to rescue Yemen President …
Discussion: American Spectator
Paul Bowers / News+Opinion, Charleston City Paper:
Former SCGOP head accused of threatening his wife  —  Todd Kincannon says he was behaving erratically because of prescription medication  —  Todd Kincannon, a Columbia attorney and former executive director of the S.C. Republican Party, has been accused of threatening his wife and refusing …
Natasha Singer / New York Times:
A Wi-Fi Barbie Doll With the Soul of Siri  —  Ever since Siri appeared as a regular feature on the iPhone, certain young children — and, let's face it, some of their parents — have spent hours chatting up the virtual assistant, curious about the details of her humanoid back story.
Discussion: JustOneMinute and Scripting News
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Associated Press:
Man pleads guilty to threatening Scott Walker's son on Twitter
Daily Mail:
Eating strawberries saved my life, says Army nurse cured of Ebola after being first in world to take experimental drug
Discussion: Liberaland and FOX News Radio
Jodi Rudoren / New York Times:
Israeli Center-Left Leader Seeks Path Forward
Discussion: The Times of Israel and Liberaland
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
'The Guy's a Traitor!' Bolling, O'Reilly Guest Battle over Bergdahl Charges
Discussion: FOX News Radio
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Jonathan Gruber / Washington Monthly:
A Shot in the Arm  —  How today's health care reform can create tomorrow's entrepreneurs.
Iran, powers close in on two-three page nuclear deal; success uncertain: officials
Discussion: The Times of Israel