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11:35 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 …
Wall Street Journal:
The New Intolerance  —  Indiana isn't targeting gays.  Liberals are targeting religion.  —  In the increasingly bitter battle between religious liberty and the liberal political agenda, religion is losing.  Witness the media and political wrath raining down upon Indiana because the state dared …
Discussion: CNN, Hot Air and Washington Post
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.”
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.
Erik Eckholm / New York Times:
Eroding Freedom in the Name of Freedom
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
Questions For Indiana's Critics
Tom Davies / Associated Press:
Indiana Lawmakers Try to Quiet Firestorm Surrounding New Law
Discussion: Common Dreams
Emily Zanotti / American Spectator:
Wilco Cancels IN Show But Not Shows In 9 Other RFRA States
Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
Rubio backs religious freedom law
Discussion: The Right Scoop
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
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 …
Ted Barrett / CNN:
Harry Reid is not looking back  —  There's something about Harry 01:19  —  Las Vegas (CNN)There are two constants about Harry Reid that have stuck with him since he was a tough young man, taught to box by a manager named Spike: Never be a quitter and never look back.
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
BuzzFeed:
Rand Paul Said He Doesn't Believe In The Concept Of Gay Rights  —  Sen. Rand Paul said he doesn't buy into the concept of gay rights because they are defined by a gay person's lifestyle.  —  “I don't think I've ever used the word gay rights, because I don't really believe in rights based on your behavior …
Discussion: Political Wire and PinkNews
Jason Silverstein / NY Daily News:
EXCLUSIVE: NYPD investigating video of cop unleashing xenophobic rant on Uber driver (WARNING: GRAPHIC LANGUAGE IN VIDEO)  —  The NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau is investigating a video that appears to show a plainclothes cop unleashing a xenophobic rant on an Uber driver during a traffic stop …
Discussion: Raw Story and New York Magazine
Cory Bennett / The Hill:
Anonymous to launch ‘electronic Holocaust’ against Israel  —  The hacking collective Anonymous has vowed to “erase” Israel from cyberspace in an “electronic Holocaust” on April 7.  —  It's the fourth year in a row the hacking group has targeted the Israeli government for “bombing, killing and kidnapping of the Palestinian people.”
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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
Kendall Breitman / Politico:
Swing-state poll shows ‘red flag’ for Clinton  —  Hillary Clinton appears to have been damaged by revelations about her email use and is not seen as honest or trustworthy by about half of voters in three key states, according to a new poll.  —  A Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday compares …
Discussion: Bloomberg Business
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.
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Lawrence Hurley / Reuters:
U.S. Supreme Court rejects Obamacare ‘death panel’ challenge
Discussion: Daily Kos and LifeNews.com
 
 
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