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9:40 AM ET, March 31, 2015

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Indianapolis Star:
Gov. Pence, fix ‘religious freedom’ law now  —  We are at a critical moment in Indiana's history.  —  And much is at stake.  —  Our image.  Our reputation as a state that embraces people of diverse backgrounds and makes them feel welcome.  And our efforts over many years to retool our economy …
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Mike Pence / Wall Street Journal:
Ensuring Religious Freedom in Indiana  —  Our new law has been grossly misconstrued as a ‘license to discriminate.’ That isn't true, and here's why.  —  By  —  Last week I signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, known as RFRA, which ensures that Indiana law will respect religious freedom …
New York Times:
In Indiana, Using Religion as a Cover for Bigotry  —  Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana, who last week signed a religious-freedom law driven by bigotry against gays and lesbians, has been complaining that the law's opponents — which include top business leaders and civil-rights groups — are spreading “misinformation.”
Erik Eckholm / New York Times:
Eroding Freedom in the Name of Freedom  —  When the federal government adopted a religious protection act in 1993, same-sex marriage was not on the horizon.  —  An informal coalition of liberals and conservatives endorsed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act because it seemed to protect members …
Hugh Hewitt / The Hugh Hewitt Show:
Jeb Bush On The Indiana Law, Iran, and Hillary  —  Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is making a California swing this week, and came by the studio today:  —  Audio:  —  03-30hhs-bush-1  —  03-30hhs-bush-2  —  Transcript:  —  HH: I begin with a great drop-in guest, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush joins me in the studio.
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
Questions For Indiana's Critics  —  I know that I should say something about the backlash and debate over Indiana's version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, but it's been hard to come up with something that I didn't already say in my column when it was Arizona's variation on the same law …
Tom Davies / Associated Press:
Indiana Lawmakers Try to Quiet Firestorm Surrounding New Law
Discussion: Common Dreams
Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
Rubio backs religious freedom law
Discussion: The Right Scoop
Matt Wilstein / Mediaite:
Ben Carson Has a Hot Take on Indiana's ‘Religious Freedom’ Law
Discussion: Washington Post
Emily Zanotti / American Spectator:
Wilco Cancels IN Show But Not Shows In 9 Other RFRA States
Discussion: WGN-TV
Alex Swoyer / BREITBART.COM:
EXCLUSIVE: Dr. Ben Carson: ‘Absolutely Vital’ Americans Stand Up For Indiana's Religious Freedom Law
Garrett Epps / The Atlantic Online:
What Makes Indiana's Religious-Freedom Law Different?
William C. Rhoden / New York Times:   Off the Dribble and Into a Firestorm in Indiana
Sean Davis / The Federalist:
Connecticut's Governor Doesn't Understand His Own State's RFRA
Washington Post:
Poll: Clear majority supports nuclear deal with Iran  —  By a nearly 2 to 1 margin, Americans support the notion of striking a deal with Iran that restricts the nation's nuclear program in exchange for loosening sanctions, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds.
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Rabbi warns Obama against appeasing Iran  —  Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, a television host, author and political aspirant, will publish a full-page advertisement in The Washington Post on Tuesday urging President Obama not to “appease” Iran by signing a nuclear agreement.
Jack Gillum / Associated Press:
Clinton also used iPad for email; mixed personal, work chats  —  1 photo  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton emailed her staff on an iPad as well as a BlackBerry while secretary of state, despite her explanation she exclusively used a personal email address on a homebrew server …
Ben Terris / Washington Post:
He's got a 'Downton Abbey'-inspired office, but Rep. Aaron Schock won't talk about it.  —  The Rayburn House Office Building is a labyrinth of beige offices.  —  And then, there's . . .  Rep. Aaron Schock's new digs.  —  Bright red walls.  A gold-colored wall sconce with black candles.
Discussion: ABC News and OnPolitics
Chicago Tribune:
Mayor Rahm Emanuel opens big lead on mayoral challenger Jesus ‘Chuy’ Garcia  —  Mayor Rahm Emanuel has opened up a substantial lead on challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia with only a week to go in the runoff campaign, a new Chicago Tribune poll has found.  —  Emanuel has the backing of 58 percent …
Discussion: Politico and Chicago
Susan Svrluga / Washington Post:
Justice Dept. sues a university for firing a professor who switched gender  —  The U.S. Justice Department is suing an Oklahoma university, charging that school officials discriminated against a professor who changed gender during her time working there.  —  Rachel Tudor was hired …
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Lawrence Hurley / Reuters:
Supreme Court rejects free speech appeal over Cinco de Mayo school dispute  —  CBS Local - Officials in Morgan Hill are concerned about protesters converging at Live Oak High School on Cinco de Mayo, after a court upheld the school's decision to discipline students wearing American flag ...more t-shirts.
Discussion: Hot Air and Scared Monkeys
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Lawrence Hurley / Reuters:
U.S. Supreme Court rejects Obamacare ‘death panel’ challenge
Discussion: Daily Kos and LifeNews.com
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
The Political Education Of Rafael Cruz  —  From a pro-Castro student activist to anti-communist crusader.  —  The parade.  —  Historic Images  —  Long before his son would run for president, or he himself would become a popular political speaker, Rafael Cruz was something else for a brief period: a pro-Castro student activist.
Michael C Bender / Bloomberg Business:
Jeb Bush's Biggest Weakness May be His Biggest Annoyance  —  The former Florida governor's family name is both a blessing and a curse.  —  MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.-Eating a buffet breakfast inside a Brazilian steakhouse about a mile from the waves crashing on South Carolina's coast …
Discussion: FishbowlDC
Tina Nguyen / Mediaite:
Andrew Sullivan: I Stopped Blogging Because ‘It Was Killing Me’  —  Andrew Sullivan, the man who practically invented blogging and Mediaite's own personal Jesus, revealed in an interview that he'd shut down The Dish because of the emotional tolls of blogging at a grueling pace.
Discussion: Liberaland
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