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    Religious Freedom in Early America

    Panelists talked about how Christianity and other religious traditions, such as those of the Native Americans and Mormons, clashed in early America.

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    Hugh Hewitt's April 2015 Reading List

    The list of books recommended by Hugh Hewitt was shown.

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    Newsmakers with Senator Sherrod Brown

    Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) talked about U.S. trade policy, splits among both Democratic and Republican senators, as well as regulation of Wall Street financial institutions and the future of the Dodd-Frank law. Senator Brown was an opponent of the trade promotion authority bill passed that week by the Senate Finance Committee. Trade promotion authority, or “fast-track” authority, gives the president the ability to negotiate trade deals that Congress can approve or disapprove but cannot amend.

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    Police Shootings in the U.S.

    Peter Moskos talked about his efforts to provide data on the number of police shootings in the U.S. as well as the race of those who are both shot by and who shoot police. He also discussed varying police shooting rates by state.

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    2016 Progressive Agenda

    Cenk Uygur talked about the progressive agenda for the 2016 elections. Topics included former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s entry into the 2016 presidential race, and the role progressives hope to play in the election.

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    U.S. Aircraft Carrier off the Coast of Yemen

    Asher Orkaby talked about the U.S. aircraft carrier that was shadowing a convoy of Iranian cargo ships off the coast of Yemen. He also discussed the latest in nuclear negotiations with Iran.

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    Judy Kurtz on the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner

    Judy Kurtz, speaking by phone, talked about the 2015 White House Correspondents' Association dinner, which was held the previous evening. Ms. Kurtz writes The Hill's “In the Know” column.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer reaction to a question derived from the 2015 White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner: “What is your view of Washington, D.C., "Beltway” culture?" Judy Kurtz, participating by phone, reviewed the audience mood at the dinner, which happened the previous evening, including response to President Obama and comedian Cecily Strong’s speeches.

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    After Words with Colman McCarthy

    Colman McCarthy talked about his book, Teaching Peace, a collection of correspondences on the topic of peace that he has had with his students over the past decades. Mr. McCarthy was interviewed by Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK.

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    2015 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner

    Journalists, politicians, and celebrities gathered for the White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner. Journalism awards and scholarships were presented, with the assistance of First Lady Michelle Obama. President Obama and comedian Cecily Strong made humorous remarks about politics and the media. 

    The president’s speech began with a brief video montage of photoshopped images overlaid with Swedish pop music duo Icono Pop’s “I Don’t Care,” before he read through his own version of a “bucket list” for the “fourth quarter” of his presidency. He poked fun at himself, the prospective Republican and Democratic 2016 presidential field, and cable news channels. At the end of his speech, he was joined by Keegan-Michael Key, who, acting in character as his “Luther” role from the comedy show “Key and Peele,” served as the president’s “anger translator.”