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6:50 PM ET, April 3, 2015


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Annie Karni / Politico:
Source: Lease signed for Hillary Clinton headquarters in Brooklyn  —  The lease is signed: Hillary Clinton's campaign headquarters will work out of 1 Pierrepont Plaza in Brooklyn Heights, according to a source familiar with the deal.  —  The campaign will occupy two full floors of the office building …
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
In emerging Dem race, O'Malley new target of Clinton machine  —  Recently, a representative from the Hillary Clinton camp delivered a message to Martin O'Malley, the former Maryland governor preparing to challenge Clinton for the 2016 Democratic nomination.  —  I have some good news and some bad news, the messenger said.
The National Interest:
Confirmed: The Hawks Were Wrong on Iran  —  The political framework with Iran laid bare the false criticisms of U.S. hawks.  —  Peace won.  War lost.  It's as simple as that.  Make no mistake, the framework agreement that was announced yesterday is nothing short of historic.
Max Fisher / Vox:
This is an astonishingly good Iran deal  —  When Aaron Stein was studying nuclear non-proliferation at Middlebury University's Monterey graduate program, the students would sometimes construct what they thought would be the best possible nuclear inspection and monitoring regimes.
Ron Ben-Yishai / Ynetnews:
A better deal than we expected  —  Analysis: Despite glaring shortcomings of ‘framework’ deal with Iran - which allow Tehran ability to resume its nuclear pursuit with haste - Obama now offering Netanyahu an olive branch; the Israeli leader should embrace it and help seal loopholes in final agreement.
Mark Leibovich / New York Times:
Tom Cotton Is Not Mailing It In  —  Your last name is Cotton, and this interview was arranged by your communications director, Caroline Rabbitt.  Who is your chief of staff, Beatrix Potter?  If only.  No, my chief of staff is Doug Coutts.  —  You were raised in rural Arkansas …
Statement by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu regarding the proposed framework for a deal with Iran:  —  “I just came from a meeting of the Israeli cabinet.  We discussed the proposed framework for a deal with Iran.  —  The cabinet is united in strongly opposing the proposed deal....
Discussion: and The Right Scoop
New York Times:
A Promising Nuclear Deal With Iran
Washington Post:
Obama's Iran deal falls far short of his own goals
Reid J. Epstein / Wall Street Journal:
Carly Fiorina: Tim Cook Opposition to Indiana Religious Freedom Law Hypocritical  —  Once a Fortune 50 chief executive herself, Carly Fiorina is disgusted with how CEOs rushed to condemn Indiana's new religious freedom law.  —  Mrs. Fiorina, who is weighing a bid for the 2016 Republican …
Discussion: The Hill and Business Insider
David Weigel / Bloomberg Business:
Why Ted Cruz is Fighting ‘the Fortune 500’ on Gay Marriage
Washington Post:
These are the racially charged e-mails that got 3 Ferguson police and court officials fired  —  City officials in Ferguson, Mo., on Thursday evening released the full, unredacted content of racially charged and religiously insensitive e-mails sent by the city's former court clerk …
Ali Meyer / CNSNews:
Americans Not in Labor Force Exceed 93 Million for First Time; 62.7% Labor Force Participation Matches 37-Year Low  —  ( - The number of Americans 16 years and older who did not participate in the labor force—meaning they neither had a job nor actively sought one in the last four weeks …
Kevin Miller / The Portland Press Herald:
LePage forum comes to abrupt end as Democratic ex-lawmaker confronts him and gets taken away  —  Joanne Twomey, who is also a former Biddeford mayor, shouts at LePage over his budget proposals and flips a jar of Vaseline onto the stage.  —  207-791-6312  —  SACO — Gov. Paul LePage's town …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Mediaite
Steven Crowder / Louder With Crowder:
HIDDEN CAMERA: Gay Wedding Cake At Muslim Bakeries  —  Gay wedding cakes!  —  Yes folks, I did this.  I went there.  You have this now.  As I was discussing on last week's radio show/podcast...  Actually, I taped this video a long time ago but due to audio corruption issues, was never able to upload it.
Judith Miller / Wall Street Journal:
The Iraq War and Stubborn Myths  —  Officials didn't lie, and I wasn't fed a line, writes Judith Miller  —  I took America to war in Iraq.  It was all me.  —  OK, I had some help from a duplicitous vice president, Dick Cheney.  Then there was George W. Bush, a gullible president …
Discussion: Politico
Charles Duelfer / Politico:
The Iran Deal's Fatal Flaw
Fars News Agency:
Rouhani Stresses Removal of All Sanctions on 1st Day of Final Deal Implementation  —  TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's President Hassan Rouhani underlined on Friday that all the UN and economic, financial and banking sanctions against Iran will be annuled the moment a final nuclear deal between Iran and the six world powers goes into effect.
Discussion: Power Line
Talking Points Memo:
A New Supreme Court Ruling On Medicaid Just Put 68 Million People At Risk  —  When it comes to health care at the Supreme Court this year, all eyes are focused on the Obamacare tax credits case, King v. Burwell.  But a case decided this week, Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center, Inc. …
New York Sun:
The Shape of Things to Come  —  President Obama's vow to seek support in Congress for his proposed deal with Iran reminds us of the Norway Debate.  This is the argument that erupted in the Mother of Parliaments in May 1940, after the Nazis invaded Norway.  When the debate began …
Greg Bluestein / Political Insider blog:
Nathan Deal's advice for ‘religious liberty’ supporters next year  —  Georgia's “religious liberty” legislation succumbed to a quiet death on Thursday, but it will surely return in January just in time for election-year politicking.  —  Gov. Nathan Deal offered some timely advice for lawmakers …
Sonny Bunch / Washington Free Beacon:
Memories Pizza?  OR THE ILLUMINATI?  —  Let me tell you a story.  —  Once upon a time there was a pizza parlor in a small town that no one had ever heard of.  This small town happened to reside in a state that passed a law protecting religious freedom—a law opponents said was simply a tool of discrimination against gay people.
Discussion: Ed Driscoll, Hot Air and Moe Lane
Arnold Schwarzenegger / Washington Post:
Indiana's religious freedom law is bad for Republicans  —  Hasta la vista, culture wars.  —  I became a proud Republican before I even understood English.  —  I immigrated to the United States in the heat of the 1968 presidential campaign, when the choice — as I heard it through a friend's translation — was simple.
Abby Phillip / Washington Post:
Alabama inmate free after 30 years on death row.  How the case against him unraveled.  —  Anthony Ray Hinton was one of Alabama's longest-serving death row inmates, having spent more than half his life incarcerated.  Now, after three decades of insisting that he is innocent in the 1985 murders of two men …
Discussion: Firedoglake and CNN
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New York Post:
'I'm about to be raped': Ex-staffer suing CBS for sex harassment
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Emile Picy / Reuters:
France bans super-skinny models in anorexia clampdown
Discussion: Hit & Run and The Week
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Power and Paychecks
Jeff Dunetz / “The Lid”:
France: The US Capitulated To Iranian Demands
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Gov. Scott Walker says he bought a sweater for $1 at Kohl's
Ben White / Politico:
Cloudy economy rains on Barack Obama's parade
Discussion: National Review
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard / Telegraph:
Greece draws up drachma plans, prepares to miss IMF payment
Tim Devaney / The Hill:
Fifth GOP senator says he'll back AG nominee
Discussion: Daily Kos
Preston Lerner / Los Angeles Magazine:
Right Side of the Law: Eugene Volokh's Global Influence
Discussion: Althouse and Washington Post