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6:45 PM ET, April 2, 2015

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Kevin D. Williamson / National Review:
The War on the Private Mind  —  In Indiana, in Arkansas, and in the boardroom  —  There are two easy ways to get a Republican to roll over and put his paws up in the air: The first is to write him a check, which is the political version of scratching his belly, and the second is to call him a bigot.
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National Review:
Meet the Beautiful, Tough Young Democrat Who's Turning Heads by Challenging Obama's Foreign Policy  —  She's young, she's hip, and she's beautiful.  She's also a combat veteran and a Democrat who has made headlines for slamming the Obama administration's rudderless foreign policy.
Brittney Cooper / Salon:
The right's made-up God: How bigots invented a white supremacist Jesus  —  Just in time for Holy Week, the State of Indiana has passed a new Religious Freedom Restoration Act.  The law explicitly permits for-profit corporations from practicing the “free exercise of religion” …
Charles Riley / CNNMoney:
Salesforce CEO: We're helping employees move out of Indiana  —  Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff is helping employees who are uncomfortable with Indiana's controversial religious freedom law to transfer out of the state.  —  Benioff told CNN's Poppy Harlow on Wednesday that several employees …
Matt Welch / Hit & Run:
Burn Her!  She Would Act Like a Witch in a Situation That Will Never Come Up!  —  Someone please tell me if my progression here is inaccurate in any way:  —  1) Family owners of small-town Indiana pizzeria spend zero time or energy commenting on gay issues.
Jeff Swiatek / Indianapolis Star:
Angie's List rejects ‘religious freedom’ law fix, calls it ‘insufficient’  —  CEO Bill Oesterle has called off expansion over controversial law  —  Angie's List calls the fix to the “religious freedom” law “insufficient,” becoming the first major local company to reject the deal hammered …
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Walker: Indiana Law Outrage From People “Chronically Looking For Ways To Be Upset About Things”  —  And is asked about what would happen to a baker in Wisconsin who didn't want to make a cake for a same-sex wedding.  —  Via Win McNamee / Getty Images  —  Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Gail Collins / New York Times:
Indiana Loses Its Game
Discussion: US News, RedState and Business Insider
Lawrence Billy Jones III / GoFundMe.com:
WALKERTON, IN  —  $57,135 of $45k  —  Raised by 1,612 people in 14 hours
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
LGBT Protections Included In Fix For Indiana's ‘Religious Freedom’ Law
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.
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US Department of State:
Parameters for a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action Regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran's Nuclear Program  —  Media Note  —  Office of the Spokesperson  —  Washington, DC  —  Below are the key parameters of a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) regarding the Islamic Republic …
New York Times:
Iran Agrees to Framework of Nuclear Deal  —  LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Iran and European nations said here tonight that they had reached a surprisingly specific and comprehensive general understanding about next steps in limiting Tehran's nuclear program, but officials said that some important issues needed …
Politico:
Iran agrees to nuclear framework  —  After eight days of frantic negotiations in Switzerland, the U.S. and five world powers announced a historic deal.  —  The U.S., Iran and five world powers on Thursday reached a preliminary deal designed to contain Iran's nuclear program …
Paul Waldman / American Prospect:
Get Ready For the Munich Analogies
Justin Sink / Bloomberg Business:
Obama Hails Iran Framework as Historic, Calls It ‘Best Option’
Discussion: Bloomberg View
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Let's Hear Some Specifics From Iran Deal Opponents
Discussion: Democratic Strategist
Luke Brinker / Salon:
“The Iranians didn't get the Sudetenland”: Conservatives freak out over Iran nuclear framework
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Washington Post:
Iran and world powers agree on parameters of Iranian nuclear deal
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and Hit & Run
David Jackson / USA Today:
Obama to speak on Iran deal
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Who Plays the Soviet Union in the Munich Analogies For Iran Nuke Deal?
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Numbers / Pew Research Center's Religion …:
The Future of World Religions: Population Growth Projections, 2010-2050  —  Why Muslims Are Rising Fastest and the Unaffiliated Are Shrinking as a Share of the World's Population  —  The religious profile of the world is rapidly changing, driven primarily by differences in fertility rates …
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Burgess Everett / Politico:
Sen. Michael Bennet giving up Bob Menendez PAC money  —  Sen. Michael Bennet will give $10,000 to charity, an amount equal to campaign contributions the Colorado Democrat received from a political action committee associated with Sen. Robert Menendez several years ago, POLITICO has learned.
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Jake Sherman / Politico:
Boehner in Israel: ‘The world is on fire’  —  JERUSALEM — John Boehner thinks the “world is on fire.”  And America isn't doing nearly enough to stamp it out.  —  The House speaker's decision to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before Congress last month sparked criticism …
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Margaret Talev / Bloomberg Business:
5 Key Points Obama Stressed About the Iran Deal
Discussion: Politico and Raw Story
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Senator Says Critics Of Indiana Should Get ‘Perspective,’ Be Thankful State Doesn't Execute Gays  —  Appearing yesterday on CNN, Senator Tom Cotton (R) urged critics of Indiana's “religious freedom” law to get “perspective,” suggesting the treatment of LGBT people in Indiana compared favorably to countries where gay people are executed.
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Igor Bobic / The Huffington Post:
Tom Cotton To Gays Of America: At Least You're Not Living In Iran
Washington Post:
Poll: Bush now tops GOP field; Clinton runs ahead of all Republicans  —  Former Florida governor Jeb Bush now leads the field of Republican candidates for the party's 2016 presidential nomination, but former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton enjoys a decided advantage over Bush …
Mike Levine / ABC News:
Two ISIS-Inspired Women Arrested in NYC for Allegedly Trying to Build Bomb … Federal authorities have arrested two women who were allegedly planning to detonate a bomb in the New York City area after being radicalized by ISIS, sources familiar with the arrests told ABC News.
 
 
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Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Feinstein: Take the ‘Anarchist Cookbook’ and al Qaeda magazine off the Internet
Discussion: Hit & Run and The Daily Caller
Kathleen Curthoys / MilitaryTimes:
Odierno: Readiness at historically low levels
Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
2 Queens Women Are Charged in Bomb Plot
Discussion: BizPac Review and The Daily Caller
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Navy warns of China's ‘great wall of sand’
Discussion: Fox News and Weekly Standard
Jonathan V. Last / Weekly Standard:
Barack Obama, Our Hipster President
 Earlier Items: 
Tracy Walsh / Talking Points Memo:
Huckabee: Gay-Rights Movement 'Won't Stop Until There Are No Churches'
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Scott Wong / The Hill:
Wounded Scalise opens up about race, rips media's ‘false narrative’
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Paul Singer / USA Today:
Taxpayers paid portion of Cruz's political trips
Discussion: Mediaite and Washington Post
Christina Mozaffari / Mr. Media Training:
THE DARK SIDE OF SOCIAL MEDIA: AN INEVITABLE NEW SERVICE
Des Moines Register:
Last Slide  —  BANKSTON, Ia.  - At his big debut in Iowa …
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
Harry Reid Hopes to Ensure Democrats' Success as Tenure Winds Down