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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Dan Balz
The Washington Post
The controversy over Indiana’s religious-freedom law highlights the most fundamental divisions that now define American politics. For all the recent talk that foreign policy or income inequality will dominate the 2016 campaign, the firestorm over Indiana is a reminder of the underlying power of values and social issues to shape political identity.
Peter Baker
The New York Times
In his latest confrontation with Congress, President Obama on Tuesday blocked Republican efforts to overturn new union-friendly federal regulations issued by his administration.
Pete Williams
NBC News
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers have conceded that he took party in the Boston Marathon bombings, but insist it was his brother who was in charge. Lawyers will give closing arguments Monday. NBC justice correspondent Pete Williams reports.