Today’s the day. The deadline. For coming up for a framework for a major deal over Iran’s nuclear program. Two questions hang over everyone’s head. Can they come up with a deal today? And if they do, will it be a good one?
— New York Post (@nypost) March 31, 2015
The Associated Press is reporting that Hillary Clinton sent emails from her iPad as well as her Blackberry – not just using the server at her New York state home she wiped clean. And that she – on at least one occasion – co-mingled personal and State Department emails.
— Vox (@voxdotcom) March 31, 2015
They’re lining up and firing at one another. On the Right, potential Republican presidential candidates, with strong support for Indiana’s Religious Freedom Act. Snarky comments from some of them over criticism from the Left.
On the Left, a chorus of protest over the law from liberal business people and Hillary Clinton.
If there was any doubt before, this ends it. When it comes to the presidential race, they’re off and running!
It was an emotional and heartbreaking vigil in the Manhattan neighborhood where a natural gas explosion leveled three apartment buildings, severely damaged a fourth and left at least two people dead.
This as the investigation into the horrific blast continues.
It happens every time. So-called surgical strikes on legitimate military targets take out innocent civilians. They call it “collateral damage.” It’s an antiseptic way of saying non-combatants. Men, women, children. Have been killed.
It’s happened again in Yemen. Rebels were the targets. Civilians among the casualties. As the bombs, no doubt misplaced, struck a refugee camp. Some 40 people there killed.
26 Americans to sue Hamas for rocket fire at Ben Gurion Airport Litigation to be filed in US court; under… http://t.co/P8AuX4QucN
— MossadNews (@MossadNews) March 31, 2015
They were in the airport in Tel Aviv when the rocket attacks began. Attacks by Hamas during the Israeli incursion into Gaza. Under U.S. law, that’s a crime. So, now, 26 Americans who hunkered down in terror, are suing the Palestinian organization.
It’s a massive power outage. Leaving people in Turkey without electricity. How did it happen? Officials say they are not ruling out an outside attack. In other words, they think hackers may be behind it.
— #HOKI Ndoro #JNWA (@Ndoro_Moe) March 31, 2015
She’s slipping in key states. That’s the conclusion of a new Quinnipiac University poll which asked voters who they’d vote for in match ups between Hillary Clinton and a number of possible Republican presidential candidates.
A huge manhunt underway in northern Virginia for a prisoner who escaped from a hospital and who is considered armed and dangerous.
— News12NJ (@News12NJ) March 30, 2015
A similar hunt in New Jersey for a prisoner who escaped from a hospital in Newark.
— POLITICO (@politico) March 31, 2015
Before this dust up many people in the United States never heard the name of Mike Pence. Not any longer. The Indiana governor’s name is – for many families – now a household name. After he signed into law a religious freedom act that, opponents say, opens the door to businesses to discriminate against gay people on religious grounds.
Several of his fellow governors joining the chorus of those crying foul. Ordering no state government travel to Indiana. Several entertainers are canceling appearances there as well.
But defenders are arguing there are other states with similar laws (some use the term “the same” in place of “similar”) and that’s been shrugged off. Many of those states, though, have anti-discrimination laws that counterbalance religious freedom laws to ensure that they’re not used to deny service to gay people on religious grounds.
Pence is digging in. Blaming liberals for tossing fuel on the fire. Making a mountain out of a molehill. Etc.
What’s interesting is that both sides in this political battle want protections against discrimination. Evangelical Christians want the right to follow their religious beliefs without interference from the government in their businesses. Gays want the right to not be denied service because of their sexual orientation.
The danger is not just to the West. In fact, it’s predominantly not the West that has to be concerned. Evidenced by an overnight raid in Morocco. Which, officials say, netted them an ISIS sleeper cell. Preventing, they say, a possible terrorist attack there.