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8:15 AM ET, April 3, 2015


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Adam Kredo / Washington Free Beacon:
Iran Accuses U.S. of Lying About New Nuke Agreement  —  LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Just hours after the announcement of what the United States characterized as a historic agreement with Iran over its nuclear program, the country's leading negotiator lashed out at the Obama administration for lying …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Scott Walker: I'll blow up any Iran deal, no matter what our European allies think  —  Today negotiators from Iran, the U.S., and other major powers announced the framework for a deal to curb Iran's nuclear program, laying the groundwork to draft a final agreement by the end of June.
New York Times:
A Promising Nuclear Deal With Iran  —  The preliminary agreement between Iran and the major powers is a significant achievement that makes it more likely Iran will never be a nuclear threat.  President Obama said it would “cut off every pathway that Iran could take to develop a nuclear weapon.”
Discussion: Reuters and Daily Kos
John F. Kerry /
A critical deal with Iran, but more work to be done  —  ON THURSDAY, the United States, Iran, and our negotiating partners from the UN Security Council and European Union agreed on the parameters of a plan that, if finalized and implemented, will prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.
Luke Brinker / Salon:
“The Iranians didn't get the Sudetenland”: Conservatives freak out over Iran nuclear framework  —  Diplomats agreed on a framework Thursday for a deal to curb Iran's nuclear ambitions.  In exchange for a gradual lifting of sanctions, Iran will reduce the number of centrifuges spinning …
New York Times:
Iran Agrees to Detailed Nuclear Outline, First Step Toward a Wider Deal  —  LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Iran and the United States, along with five other world powers, announced on Thursday a surprisingly specific and comprehensive understanding on limiting Tehran's nuclear program for the next 15 years …
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Sen. Mark Kirk likens Iran deal to Nazi appeasement, warns of nuclear conflict  —  Sen. Mark Kirk blasted the nuclear deal with Iran on Thursday, saying the Obama administration's diplomacy was worse than Britain's attempts to appease Nazi Germany and predicting Israel would soon be pulled into a war with Iran.
Michael Crowley / Politico:
The gray areas in the Iran deal  —  How a pre-dawn meeting in Switzerland produced one of the Iran deal's many fuzzy areas.  —  Getty  —  In the dead of night Wednesday night in Lausanne, Switzerland, Energy Secretary Ernie Moniz and his Iranian counterpart haggled over one of the last issues holding …
Washington Post:
Obama's Iran deal falls far short of his own goals  —  THE “KEY parameters” for an agreement on Iran's nuclear program released Thursday fall well short of the goals originally set by the Obama administration.  None of Iran's nuclear facilities — including the Fordow center buried under a mountain — will be closed.
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Let's Hear Some Specifics From Iran Deal Opponents
Discussion: Democratic Strategist
US Department of State:
Parameters for a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action Regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran's Nuclear Program
Bloomberg Business:
Iran Nuclear Accord Hailed as Landmark After Marathon Talks
Washington Post:
Iran and world powers agree on parameters of Iranian nuclear deal
Margaret Talev / Bloomberg Business:
5 Key Points Obama Stressed About the Iran Deal
Discussion: Politico and US News
Justin Sink / Bloomberg Business:
Obama Hails Iran Framework as Historic, Calls It ‘Best Option’
Entry Details  —  Governor Pence Signs Religious Freedom Restoration Act Clarification Bill; Pence: “Resolving this controversy, making clear that every person feels welcome and respected in our state is best for IN”
National Review:
Meet the Beautiful, Tough Young Democrat Who's Turning Heads by Challenging Obama's Foreign Policy
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Walker: Indiana Law Outrage From People “Chronically Looking For Ways To Be Upset About Things”
Tom Davies / Associated Press:
Indiana lawmakers announce proposed religious law changes
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
LGBT Protections Included In Fix For Indiana's ‘Religious Freedom’ Law
Alan Blinder / New York Times:
Atlanta Educators Convicted in School Cheating Scandal  —  ATLANTA — In a dramatic conclusion to what has been described as the largest cheating scandal in the nation's history, a jury here on Wednesday convicted 11 educators for their roles in a standardized test cheating scandal that tarnished …
Preston Lerner / Los Angeles Magazine:
Right Side of the Law: Eugene Volokh's Global Influence  —  Eugene Volokh leads me into the kitchen of his graceful two-story Mediterranean-style house in Pacific Palisades and offers me a cup of coffee.  When he realizes that the sugar bowl is empty, he reaches into a cupboard and pulls out a box of sugar.
Discussion: Washington Post
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Feinstein: Take the ‘Anarchist Cookbook’ and al Qaeda magazine off the Internet  —  Sen. Dianne Feinstein wants to take the Anarchist Cookbook and al Qaeda's Inspire magazine off the Internet.  —  The Californian, who is the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee …
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Hit & Run
Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
Two Women in Queens Are Charged With a Bomb Plot
Brent Budowsky / The Hill:
Right wing, gay rights and O-Care  —  With the unfolding fiasco afflicting Gov. Mike Pence (R) in Indiana on the matters of “religious freedom” and gay rights, let's take him off the list of potential GOP nominees for president in 2016 and consider the longer-term damage to Republicans of their widespread attitudes of intolerance.
Pem McNerney / Hartford Courant:
CT Soldier Demands Apology From Karl Rove; Rove Says No Apology Needed For Iraq War  —  Ryan Henowitz says he was 20 years old and a medic with the 2nd Battalion of the 7th Infantry Regiment when he saw his friends “torn apart and Iraqi children screaming for their parents as indiscriminate shrapnel scarred …
Discussion: Mediaite and Raw Story
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Pipeline company files suit against W.Va. landowners
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Fuel Fix
Charles Duelfer / Politico:
The Iran deal's fatal flaw
Discussion: Washington Free Beacon and Hot Air
John Podhoretz / Commentary Magazine:
The Tricks Obama Is Trying to Play with the Iran Announcement
Discussion: The Federalist
Claude Brodesser-Akner / New Jersey Online:
Gov. Christie grants pardon to pistol-packing Pa. mother Shaneen Allen
Discussion: Hot Air, National Review and Hit & Run
Associated Press:
Klan members who worked for state prisons plotted murder, Bondi says
Discussion: Daily Kos and Mediaite
Marilyn Kalfus / Orange County Register:
Nixon's Western White House for sale at $75 million
Discussion: NPR and Associated Press
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Sen. Michael Bennet giving up Bob Menendez PAC money
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Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Navy warns of China's ‘great wall of sand’
Discussion: Fox News and Weekly Standard
Jonathan V. Last / Weekly Standard:
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