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8:20 AM ET, March 29, 2015


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Tim Swarens / The Indianapolis Star, Indystar:
Gov. Mike Pence to push for clarification of ‘religious freedom’ law  —  Gov. Mike Pence, scorched by a fast-spreading political firestorm, told The Star on Saturday that he will support the introduction of legislation to “clarify” that Indiana's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act does …
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.
Tim Evans / Indianapolis Star:
Why were ‘religious freedom’ supporters mostly silent
Wall Street Journal:   Indiana Religious Freedom Law Sparks Fury
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Iranian Defector: 'U.S. Negotiating Team Mainly There to Speak on Iran's Behalf'  —  An Iranian journalist writing about the nuclear negotiations between the United States and Iran has defected.  In an interview Amir Hossein Motaghi, has some harsh words for his native Iran.
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 …
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
RNC on Clinton: 'Even Nixon didn't destroy the tapes'  —  Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus blasted Hillary Clinton on Saturday for wiping her server and permanently deleting all emails.  —  “Even Nixon didn't destroy the tapes,” Priebus said in a statement.
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?
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Jim Gilmore: I have experience other 2016 GOP hopefuls lack  —  Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore (R) said Sunday his party's likely candidates for the next presidential election look lost on two key issues — foreign policy and the economy.  —  Gilmore, himself a 2016 White House hopeful …
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 …
Continuous strikes in capital
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Mediaite
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
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 …
Discussion: Raw Story and Talking Points Memo
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.
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
Business Insider:
How Chuck Schumer rose to the top of the US Senate  —  It appears Sen. Chuck Schumer's (D-New York) moment may have finally arrived.  —  Long known as a politician who seeks the spotlight, Schumer seems set to become one of the most powerful politicians in Washington.
Discussion: Liberaland and Washington Post
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.
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Daily Mail:
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Discussion: FOX News Radio and Liberaland
Natasha Singer / New York Times:
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Discussion: JustOneMinute and Scripting News
Jodi Rudoren / New York Times:
Israeli Center-Left Leader Seeks Path Forward
Discussion: The Times of Israel and Liberaland
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Virginia State Bar boycotts Israel
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
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Discussion: FOX News Radio