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4:50 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.
Brendan O'Connor / Gawker:
Report: Donald Trump Requested That a Group of Black Students Be Removed From His Rally Before It Had Even Started  —  In Georgia on Monday, about 30 black Valdosta State University students were removed from a Donald Trump campaign event, hosted at the school's PE complex.
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 …
Alex Jaffe / NBC News:
Donald Trump Has ‘Small Hands,’ Marco Rubio Says
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 …
Discussion: Refinery29, National Review and Vox
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Trump closes in on Super Tuesday romp  —  Donald Trump is poised for sweeping nationwide wins on Super Tuesday, solidifying his position as the Republican front-runner and intensifying the pressure on his struggling primary rivals to find a way forward.  —  Top Republicans …
Bloomberg Business:
Super Tuesday Predictions Point to Trump, Clinton Rout
Discussion: Politico, ABC News and Business Insider
Cristina Marcos / The Hill:
Tenn. lawmaker casts vote early for Trump
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Partisan Classiness  —  Many people in the commentariat are utterly committed to the view that the two major parties are mirror images of each other, despite vast evidence to the contrary.  But until Harry Enten directed me to this interesting paper by Grossman and Hopkins …
Discussion: Equitable Growth
Peter Beinart / The Atlantic:
Why Liberals Should Vote for Marco Rubio
New York Times:
Inside the Clintons' 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 …
Gideon Resnick / The Daily Beast:
Jesse Ventura: I'll Run for President If Bernie Loses  —  The former governor of Minnesota likes Trump and Sanders, but says he will get in the race by June if Hillary wins the Democratic nomination.  —  MINNEAPOLIS — Jesse Ventura told The Daily Beast he will run for president …
Discussion: Raw Story
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.
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 …
Nik DeCosta-Klipa / Boston Globe:
Why Sen. Elizabeth Warren hasn't endorsed a candidate yet  —  No, Sen. Elizabeth Warren still hasn't endorsed a candidate in the Democratic presidential primary.  —  But that hasn't stopped supporters of both Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders from spinning the Massachusetts senator's silence to their liking.
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 …
Rush Limbaugh:
Trump Declines to Disavow David Duke and the KKK — But Only on Sunday  —  RUSH: Everybody is stunned over Trump.  Nobody understands how Trump is still breathing.  Nobody understands how Trump's still pulling this off.  You wouldn't believe the theories that I've received from people sending …
Manu Raju / CNN:
Leading GOP senator: Trump an ‘albatross’ to party  — Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn raised serious concerns Monday about Donald Trump's surging presidential bid  —  Washington (CNN)Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn raised serious concerns Monday about Donald Trump's surging presidential bid …
Discussion: U.S. News and Hot Air
Fox News:
Jewish activist protects KKK members from angry mob at hate protest  —  Feb. 27, 2016: A man dressed in Ku Klux Klan garb, center, and a counter-protester, left, confront each other during a KKK rally at Pearson Park in Anaheim, Calif. (AP/B. Levin Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism) …
Los Angeles Times:
5 KKK members released from jail after brawl in Anaheim
Discussion: Raw Story and The Daily Caller
Lisa Hagen / The Hill:
NASCAR CEO, race car drivers endorse Trump  —  on Monday night received endorsements from NASCAR's CEO and several race car drivers on the eve of Super Tuesday.  —  The GOP front-runner announced the support from Brian France at a rally in Valdosta, Ga. Retired driver Bill Elliott …
Discussion: The Week
Jessica Contrera / Washington Post:
If the Oscars were all about diversity, why the crude Asian joke?  —  Highlights from the 2016 Academy Awards … It seemed we were talking about diversity about every five minutes at the Oscars.  —  Chris Rock opened his monologue by saying he'd never be the host if he had to be nominated for the job.
Harry Enten / FiveThirtyEight:
Super Guide to Super Tuesday — Republican Edition  —  Research by Anne Li, Nate Silver, and David Wasserman  —  Alabama primary  —  50 delegates (21 district, 29 statewide)  —  You're reading the Republican Super Tuesday guide.  Switch to the Democratic guide.  Or listen to our podcast preview.
Discussion: Deadspin and RedState
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Clarence Thomas Breaks 10 Years of Silence at Supreme Court  —  WASHINGTON — Breaking a decade-long silence, Justice Clarence Thomas on Monday asked several questions from the Supreme Court bench.  He spoke just weeks after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, whose empty seat next to Justice Thomas's remains draped in black.
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Michael Barone / Washington Examiner:
Honey, they're shrinking the Democratic primary (continued)
Discussion: Power Line and Instapundit
Police chief: Raleigh officer shot, killed drug suspect during chase
Discussion: USA Today, Hit & Run and NBC News
Reihan Salam / Slate:
Folks Before Kochs  —  To save itself, the Republican Party …
Carmel Dagan / Variety:
‘Airport’ Star George Kennedy Dies at 91
Discussion: The Week
Paul Egan / Detroit Free Press:
E-mails: Snyder could have declared Flint emergency sooner
Ben Terris / Washington Post:
How is Trump winning over Massachusetts Republicans? He speaks their language
Katie Bo Williams / The Hill:
Apple's top lawyer: FBI order weakens security for all iPhones
Discussion: Politico
 Earlier Items: 
Cristina Marcos / The Hill:
Louie Gohmert faces his biggest challenge
Discussion: Glenn Beck and Right Wing Watch
Dana Hull / Bloomberg Business:
About 100 Workers Walk Out at Tesla Battery Plant Building Site
Discussion: Business Insider
Dallas Franklin / KFOR-TV:
Oklahoma City teacher's powerful open letter about the struggles of teaching is gaining attention online
Discussion: WGN-TV and FOX31 Denver
Sari Horwitz / Washington Post:
More than half a million registered Texans don't have the right ID to vote on Super Tuesday
Discussion: The Week