Pelosi Rejects Republicans’ Transportation Bill

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) dismisses the transportation bill House Republicans have put forward saying, “It would costs us 550,000 jobs, would cut highway investments in 45 states, bankrupt the highway trust fund by $78 billion and, according to Ray LaHood, … hurt safety.”

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LISTEN: The Day Ahead – March 31, 2015

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A deadline for Iranian nuclear negotiations, U.S.-Cuba talks resume and a third annual Syria humanitarian fund-raising conference begins in Kuwait.

Iran Nuclear Deadline Nears… Again

Will negotiators meet the March 31 deadline?

LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – March 30, 2015

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The Italian Coast Guard mobilizes to prevent Islamic State attacks from Libya while the U.S. pursues ‘psy-ops’ in Raqqa, Syria.

Assad: ISIL Is Expanding In Syria

And there have been 1,300 coalition airstrikes against ISIL targets in the country since last summer.

Obama Pays Tribute At Edward M. Kennedy Institute Opening

“What more fitting tribute, what better testament to the life of Ted Kennedy, than this place that he left for a new generation of Americans — a monument not to himself but to what we, the people, have the power to do together,” Obama said.

Rep. Duckworth Announces Bid For Senate

Rep. Tammy Duckworth has announced her bid to run for Illinois Senate against GOP incumbent Sen. Mark Kirk