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9:15 AM ET, March 1, 2016


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Jennifer Jacobs / USA Today:
Students removed from Trump rally in Georgia  —  VALDOSTA, Ga. — About 30 black students who were standing silently at the top of the bleachers at Donald Trump's rally here Monday night were escorted out by Secret Service agents who said the presidential candidate had requested their removal before he began speaking.
TIME Responds to Confrontation With Secret Service at Trump Event  —  “We are relieved that Chris is feeling OK”  —  Updated to include comment from photographer Christopher Morris  —  The U.S. Secret Service and local law enforcement briefly detained a TIME photographer at a Donald Trump rally …
Brendan O'Connor / Gawker:
Report: Donald Trump Requested That a Group of Black Students Be Removed From His Rally Before It Had Even Started
John Nolte / Breitbart:
VIDEO: Time Reporter Grabs Secret Service Agent's Throat at Trump Rally
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Jonathan Swan / The Hill:
Guard choke-slams photographer at Trump rally in Va.
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
Donald Trump Secretly Told The New York Times What He Really Thinks About Immigration  —  The New York Times is sitting on an audio recording that some of its staff believes could deal a serious blow to Donald Trump, who, in an off-the-record meeting with the newspaper, called into question whether …
Randy E. Barnett / USA Today:
As Trump rises, consider a 3rd party: Column  —  A Trump nomination would destroy the GOP unless Republicans can find a replacement.  —  Is it time for a new third party?  Not yet.  But if Donald Trump gets the Republican nomination, then a new third party will be an imperative — and the time for organizing it is now.
Discussion: The Resurgent
David Weigel / Washington Post:
Trump on NYT interview leak: 'Everything's negotiable'  —  Sean Hannity, the Fox News host who frequently helps Republicans dig out of controversies with friendly interviews, paid that favor to Donald Trump Monday night.  While Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) was telling his final pre-Super Tuesday audience …
Discussion: The Week
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Partisan Classiness
Discussion: Equitable Growth
National poll: Clinton, Sanders both top Trump  —  Washington (CNN)Both of the remaining Democratic candidates for president easily top Republican front-runner Donald Trump in hypothetical general election match-ups, according to a new CNN/ORC Poll.  —  But Hillary Clinton …
Discussion: The Hill, Washington Times and Hot Air
Jim Acosta / CNN:
After GOP establishment ‘froze’ on Trump, Democrats ready battle plans  —  Columbus, Ohio (CNN)As Donald Trump seems poised for a huge night Tuesday, Democrats see his stunning ascent and controversial, celebrity-driven business empire as a golden opportunity.
Reid J. Epstein / Wall Street Journal:
Republican Divide About Trump Grows  —  Former party chairman, Nebraska senator among those who say they won't vote for him if he is nominee  —  A divisive battle is brewing in the Republican Party over the potential nomination of Donald Trump, as some party leaders warn …
Walter Shapiro / Roll Call:
The Year's Most Important Non-Endorsement  —  It may have been the most important non-endorsement of 2016.  —  Nebraska freshman Sen. Ben Sasse put into words on Facebook and Twitter what other Republican officeholders are muttering over late-night drinks — that he could not vote …
Peter Beinart / The Atlantic:
Why Liberals Should Vote for Marco Rubio
Trip Gabriel / New York Times:
Donald Trump Finds Ally in Delegate Selection System, Much to G.O.P.'s Chagrin  —  Memo to Republican leaders: Be careful what you wish for.  —  Hoping to avoid a repeat of the messy fight for the Republican nomination in 2012, the party drew up a calendar and delegate-selection rules intended …
Katie Glueck / Politico:   Ted Cruz's Judgment Day
Gardiner Harris / New York Times:
Obama to Make Case to G.O.P. Senators to Fill Supreme Court Seat  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama is to confer in the Oval Office on Tuesday with Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican majority leader, and Senator Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, the Republican chairman …
Manu Raju / CNN:
Leading GOP senator: Trump an ‘albatross’ to party
Discussion: U.S. News and Hot Air
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Clarence Thomas Breaks 10 Years of Silence at Supreme Court
New York Times:
Inside the Clinton Team's Plan to Defeat Donald Trump  —  In the days after Donald J. Trump vanquished his Republican rivals in South Carolina and Nevada, prominent Democrats supporting Hillary Clinton arranged a series of meetings and conference calls to tackle a question many never thought they would ask …
Jonathan Mahler / New York Times:
Donald Trump's Message Resonates With White Supremacists  —  Until recently, Jared Taylor, long one of the country's most prominent white supremacists, had never supported a presidential candidate.  —  “There's been no one worth endorsing,” he said in an interview.
Ira Stoll / New York Sun:
Against Ronald Reagan  —  How panicked should we be about the rise of Donald Trump?  A professor at Harvard, Danielle Allen, recently published a widely shared op-ed piece in the Washington Post likening his rise to that of Hitler in Germany.  —  She's hardly the only one drawing that analogy.
David Shepardson / Reuters:
Google says it bears ‘some responsibility’ after self-driving car hit bus  —  Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) Google said on Monday it bears “some responsibility” after one of its self-driving cars struck a municipal bus in a minor crash earlier this month.  —  The crash may be the first case …
Roger Cohen / New York Times:
Trump's Il Duce Routine  —  LONDON — Europe, the soil on which Fascism took root, is watching the rise of Donald Trump with dismay.  Contempt for the excesses of America is a European reflex, but when the United States seems tempted by a latter-day Mussolini, smugness in London, Paris and Berlin gives way to alarm.
Discussion: Washington Post and Larry Summers
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
Leslie Moonves on Donald Trump: “It May Not Be Good for America, but It's Damn Good for CBS”  —  EMAIL ME  —  “Most of the ads are not about issues.  They're sort of like the debates,” the CBS CEO said.  —  Leslie Moonves can appreciate a Donald Trump candidacy.
Oren / ADL Blogs:
Louis Farrakhan Joins List Of Extremists Praising Donald Trump  —  Nation of Islam (NOI) leader Louis Farrakhan's 2016 Sav­iours' Day ser­mon on Feb­ru­ary 28 at the NOI's Mosque Maryam in Chicago, Far­rakhan made anti-Semitic accu­sa­tions of Jew­ish …
Dylan Byers / CNNMoney:
MSNBC scraps plans for Alex Wagner's weekend show  —  MSNBC will not move forward with previously announced plans to give Alex Wagner her own weekend show, raising questions about the host's future at the network, CNNMoney has learned.  —  The decision, made earlier this year …
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