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Indiana Facing More Heat, Starting with Media

CNN continued the media’s blatant distortion of the law, claiming it “allows businesses to refuse service to gay, lesbian and transgender people on religious grounds” (CNN).  Ontario’s gay premier is using the controversy to urge businesses to relocate to Canada (CBS).  Well known Kentucky fan and actress Ashley Judd is among those calling for a boycott (Breitbart).  Rick Santorum is one politician who is unafraid to defend Indiana (The Pulse).  The Final Four coaches released a statement saying very little (Yahoo).  Another story notes Carly Fiorina “blasted business leaders in Silicon Valley and elsewhere who have criticized the Indiana law as discriminatory, questioning why there isn’t similar outrage “about the subjugation of the rights of women and gays in many countries in which these companies do business” (USA Today).  Meanwhile, a pizzeria in Indiana has closed and the owners are in hiding as they have been harassed for announcing they won’t cater gay weddings (Buzzfeed).  A lesbian coach and teacher threatened to burn down the pizzeria (Clash Daily).

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Iran Nuclear Deal Misses Deadline, Talks Continue

On the deadlines:  The deadline to agree on the outline of a permanent deal had already been extended twice before Tuesday, and it was not clear what would happen if an agreement was not reached by the end of Wednesday. The deadline for all the details of a comprehensive agreement to be settled is the end of June (Fox News).  One advisor to Obama “appears to be a former employee of the alleged pro-Tehran regime lobbying group, NIAC (National Iranian-American Council)” (Breitbart).  From Thomas Sowell:  It doesn’t matter what the terms of the agreement are, if Iran can cheat (Townhall).  A look at the UN and its war on Israel (NY Times).

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Arkansas Passes Religious Freedom Bill Similar to Indiana’s

And Governor Asa Hutchinson plans to sign it into law.  Interesting paragraph from the story:  Doug McMillon, the CEO of Arkansas-based Wal-Mart, issued a statement Tuesday pressing Hutchinson to “veto this legislation,” and adding that the law would “undermine the spirit of inclusion” in the state  (Fox News).  A similar bill passed the Senate in Georgia, but has been shoved under the carpet as the House watches the Indiana (and now Arkansas) backlash (USA Today).

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Archbishop Chaput: White House Least Friendly to Religious Concerns in History

He said “The current White House may be the least friendly to religious concerns in our history. But we’ll see more of the same in the future–pressure in favor of things like gay rights, contraception and abortion services, and against public religious witness.” (CNS News)

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Deal with Iran Not Going Well

As of early this morning (ABC News).  From another story:  Kerry and others at the table said the sides have made some progress, with Iran considering demands for further cuts to its uranium enrichment program but pushing back on how long it must limit technology it could use to make atomic arms. In addition to sticking points on research and development, differences remain on the timing and scope of sanctions removal, officials told the Associated Press (Fox News).  Meanwhile, Michael Barone looks back on the “red line” Syria crossed and why that is still a major issue (Townhall).

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Controversy as Iran Deal Deadline Approaches

The deadline is Tuesday (CBS News).  From another story:  “Iranian negotiators reportedly have made a last-ditch push for more concessions from the U.S. and five other world powers as talks on the fate of Iran’s nuclear program come down to the final days before a crucial deadline” (Fox News).  From Netanyahu:  “The dangerous accord which is being negotiated in Lausanne confirms our concerns and even worse” (AFP).  Then there’s this:  An Iranian journalist writing about the nuclear negotiations between the United States and Iran has defected. In an interview Amir Hossein Motaghi, has some harsh words for his native Iran. He also has a damning indictment of America’s role in the nuclear negotiations.  Those words:  “The U.S. negotiating team are mainly there to speak on Iran’s behalf with other members of the 5+1 countries and convince them of a deal” (Weekly Standard).  A look at what some believe Obama is up to (NRO).  A look at the growing Middle East danger due to Obama policy (WSJ).

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