• Democratic strategist Karl Frisch calls in at 9am ET / 6am PT to talk about Ted Cruz’ ridiculous run for president

vanhollenRep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to talk about how the GOP’s budget makes life harder for Americans

• Health care reform expert Jacki Schechner calls in at 10:30am ET / 7:30am PT for “Jacki’s Healthcare Corner”

• The cockpit voice recorder recovered from the wreckage of Germanwings Flight 9525 indicates that one of the pilots was locked out of the cockpit before the plane crashed. He then banging on the door with increasing urgency in an unsuccessful attempt to get back in.

• Iran’s foreign ministry called Saudi-led airstrikes against Shiite Muslim rebels in Yemen a “dangerous step” Thursday, and said they would only worsen the crisis in the country. Iran provides support to Shiite militias fighting ISIS extremist groups in the region.

• American soldier and former Taliban captive Bowe Bergdahl has been charged with desertion over his disappearance from an Afghan outpost in 2009 and could face life in confinement, the Army announced yesterday.

• The 228-199 roll call yesterday by which the House passed a conservative budget that relies on nearly $5 trillion in cuts to eliminate deficits over the next decade, calls for repealing the health care law and envisions transformations of the tax code and Medicare.