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  1. Michigan official wants progress in Detroit before funds released
  2. Pentagon reduces unpaid leave for civilian workers to 14 days

Associated Press

  1. Budget Cuts Border Security, Immigrant Detention
  2. However Court Rules, Gay Marriage Debate Won’t End
  3. Gun Control Backers Struggle to Win Some Democrats
  4. PROMISES, PROMISES: Obama’s IOUs start coming due

Wall Street Journal

  1. Justices Show Reluctance for Broad Marriage Ruling (3/27)
  2. Use of Food Stamps Swells Even as Economy Improves (3/27)

New York Times

  1. Justices Cast Doubt on Benefits Ban in U.S. Marriage Law
  2.  With Vouchers, States Shift Aid for Schools to Families (3/27)
  3. Officer Tied to Tapes’ Destruction Moves Up C.I.A. Ladder (3/27)

Washington Post

  1. Majority of Supreme Court justices question constitutionality of Defense of Marriage Act
  2. Shifting political winds blow Senate Democrats into same-sex marriage camp  

Washington Examiner

  1. Republicans face generational divide over same-sex marriage

Washington Times

  1. Immigration agreement ‘very close’ in Congress; guest workers still a hurdle



  1. Cyprus reopens banks under tight restrictions
  2. Despite threats, North Korea keeps border factories open
  3. Turkey deports 600 Syrian refugees over camp unrest, official says 

Associated Press

  1. Syrian TV: Mortar Shells Hit Damascus University
  2. Cyprus Banks Re-Open; Limits On Transactions  
  3. Afghan Villagers Flee Their Homes, Blame US Drones

Wall Street Journal

  1. Cyprus Sets Strict Capital Controls
  2. Italian Effort at Coalition Loses Steam   
  3. Spain Says Budget Gap Is Wider Than Reported

New York Times

  1. Elite in China Face Austerity Under Xi’s Rule
  2. U.S. Sends Stealth Bombers Over South Korea in Practice Run
  3. Calm Gives Way to Tension in Cyprus as Banks Reopen

Washington Post

  1. Syrian conflict’s impact is felt in Iraq
  2. Kerry promotes U.S.-European trade deal (3/27)

Washington Times

  1. B-2 stealth bombers drill in South Korea as Defense Secretary Hagel vows ‘unwavering’ support


Top Conservative Stories of the Day:           


  1. Cypriot Cash Grab Similar to Federal Reserve Policies
  2. Hillary Changed State Dept Policy To Allow Same Sex Partners To Travel With Diplomatic Privileges   

Hot Air

  1. Unity: Rand Paul Endorses Mitch McConnell

Daily Caller

  1. EXCLUSIVE: Rand Paul endorses Mitch McConnell in 2014 Senate race, won’t back tea party challenge
  2. Study: School administrative bloat increased 700 percent since 1950

National Review

  1. DOMA-rama
  2. Not So Hawkish: Republicans after the Iraq War

The American Conservative

            i. Don’t Break the China

Top Liberal Stories of the Day:           

Huffington Post

  1. Gun Violence Costs U.S. Health Care System, Taxpayers Billions Each Year
  2. Supreme Court DOMA Case: Justices Sounded Skeptical of Law’s Constitutionality, Purpose

The Daily Beast

  1. Justices Dance Around Procedure, but DOMA Is Still About Discrimination
  2. The NRA Can Still Lose


  1. Bloomberg Pushes To Make New York City Cigarettes Cost At Least $10.50 Per Pack


        1. Won’t Somebody Think of the Children


Time Magazine—“Gay Marriage Already Won” Covers

Reuters—South Africa’s Mandela back in hospital with lung infection

AP—UK Police: Berezovsky’s Neck Had Been Bound

Washington Post—Food truck group: D.C. rules would block many vendors from downtown

            The Fix—Why Democrats  are better off without Ashley Judd



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