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12:05 PM ET, March 6, 2016

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CBS News:
Battleground Tracker poll: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton lead in Michigan  —  Donald Trump holds the lead heading into the final days before the Michigan primary, looking to extend his overall delegate lead after a string of Super Tuesday wins.  Trump is at 39 percent, Ted Cruz is in second place …
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Mark Murray / NBC News:
Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton Hold Big Leads in Michigan: Poll  —  Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are leading their competitors by double digits in Michigan's March 8 primary, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll.  —  In the Republican race, Trump gets support …
Discussion: Political Wire
Alexandra Jaffe / NBC News:
Rubio on Losses: ‘The Map Only Gets Better for Us’  —  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Marco Rubio brushed off his disappointing night Saturday after another round of losses and insisted his fortunes would shift on March 15, when states award their delegates on a winner-take-all basis.
Colin Campbell / Business Insider:
‘I want Ted one-on-one’: Donald Trump calls on Marco Rubio to drop out of race  —  Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said Saturday that rival Marco Rubio should drop out of the race.  —  “I think it's time for Marco to clean the deck.  I really do.
Discussion: Hot Air and Althouse
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Rubio downplays poor Super Saturday showings
Discussion: Politico and Talking Points Memo
Associated Press:
Cruz wins Kansas, battles for KY in GOP fight for delegates
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:   Cruz takes two Super Saturday contests, Trump said to win La.
Frances Langum / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
WATCH: CPAC Attendees Boo And Walk Out On Ted Cruz
Manuela Tobias / Politico:
Cruz crushes Trump in Kansas
Discussion: Yahoo Politics, Hit & Run and ABC News
Moe Lane / RedState:   BREAKING: A Surprise Winner Already Called in Kansas
Elianayjohnson / National Review:
Lindsey Graham Warms Up to Ted Cruz
Sam Levine / The Huffington Post:
Ted Cruz Crushes At Kansas Republican Caucus
Manuela Tobias / Politico:
Sanders wins Kansas  —  Bernie Sanders has won the Kansas Democratic caucuses, according to the Kansas Democratic Party, handily defeating Hillary Clinton.  —  The party declared Sanders the winner with 90 percent of districts reporting.  Forty thousand Kansas Democrats participated in the caucuses …
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Madison Pauly / Mother Jones:
Here's Who's Looking Strong in Today's “Super Saturday” Contests  —  Voters headed to the polls in five states today as Donald Trump looked to continue his march to the GOP nominating convention and Republican party leaders scrambled for ways to stop him.  On the Republican side …
Anne Gearan / Washington Post:
Sanders keeps raising millions — and spending them, a potential problem for Clinton
Jennifer Epstein / Bloomberg Business:
Clinton Backs Rescinding Tax Breaks for Moving Jobs Overseas
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
David Remnick / New Yorker:
American Demagogue  —  Nearly three decades ago, Howard Kaminsky, of Random House, called on the real-estate developer and self-marketing master Donald Trump at his office on Fifth Avenue.  Kaminsky brought along a cover design for “Trump: The Art of the Deal,” its author's literary début.
Discussion: Politico and Althouse
Douglas Rivers / YouGov US Opinion Center News:
Civil War in the G.O.P.  —  Mitt Romney has some sway in the Republican Party - but not with Trump voters  —  On Thursday, Mitt Romney fired the first shot in the Republican civil war.  In a speech at the University of Utah, Romney denounced Donald Trump as a “phony” and a “fraud” with …
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Timothy Egan / New York Times:   The Beast Is Us  —  You heard the word “scary” used a lot this week, that and much more.
David McCabe / The Hill:
Limbaugh on Trump: Much bigger upside than downside  —  Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh said Sunday that there's a “much bigger upside than downside” in the Republican presidential candidacy of real estate developer Donald Trump  —  “I think with the case of Trump …
Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:
Clinton, on her private server, wrote 104 emails the government says are classified … Hillary Clinton wrote 104 emails that she sent using her private server while secretary of state that the government has since said contain classified information, according to a new Washington Post analysis …
Nicholas Kristof / New York Times:
Donald the Dangerous  —  IS there any scarier nightmare than President Donald J. Trump in a tense international crisis, indignant and impatient, with his sweaty finger on the nuclear trigger?  —  “Trump is a danger to our national security,” John B. Bellinger III, legal adviser …
Tom Boggioni / Raw Story:
Drinking coffee while black: Ohio cop stops black man strolling down the street -then slams him into wall  —  DON'T MISS STORIES.  FOLLOW RAW STORY!  —  Saying, “This is what we have to go through in Cincinnati,” a black man strolling down the street drinking a cop of coffee filmed …
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
The Elements of Trumpism  —  MAYBE Donald Trump is doing us a favor.  —  The United States has long been spared a truly authoritarian element in our politics.  Since Southern apartheid was crushed and far-left terrorism died away, we've had very little organized political violence …
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Chickens, Home to Roost  —  WASHINGTON — HERE'S why the Trump campaign is wicked fun:  —  I watched Donald Trump in New York for decades, as a bachelor swanning, a party fixture mingling, a master of bling and bluster.  —  I went with him on his art-filled plane in 1999 as he dipped …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Orlando Sentinel:
Trump rally draws thousands to UCF  —  Thousands have filed into the CFE Arena at the University of Central Florida to hear presidential frontrunner Donald Trump.  The event has also sparked protests and criticism from two local lawmakers who back fellow candidate Marco Rubio. … Privacy Policy
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Kristinn Taylor / The Gateway Pundit:   MASSIVE, MASSIVE CROWD to See Trump in Orlando - 10,000+ Pack CFE Arena
 
 
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New York Times:
Donald Trump Considered Path to Presidency Starting at Governor's Mansion in New York
Discussion: Political Wire
A. Hope Jahren / New York Times:
She Wanted to Do Her Research. He Wanted to Talk ‘Feelings.’
Discussion: Althouse
Daniel Boffey / Observer:
Russia ‘stoking refugee unrest in Germany to topple Angela Merkel’
Agency / Telegraph:
‘Casper the ghost-like’ octopus discovered on Pacific Ocean floor
Daily Mail:
NHS to harvest babies' organs: ‘Ghoulish’ …
FiveThirtyEight:
Republicans:  — Kansas — Called for Cruz, who won by 25 percentage points.
Discussion: Power Line and Infowars
 Earlier Items: 
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Sanders: GOP debates sound like ‘6th-grade food fight’
Discussion: addictinginfo.org and Raw Story
Chrissie.Thompsonfink / Cincinnati.com:
John Kasich campaign aide fired after domestic violence arrest
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Politico
Dave Helling / Kansas City Star:
Cruz easily wins Kansas Republican caucuses; Democrats tallying results
Discussion: Hot Air
Eliza Collins / Politico:
Bergdahl's lawyers request to interview Trump
Discussion: ABC News and The Week
Justin Sink / Bloomberg Business:
Obama to Meet With Financial Regulators Ahead of New Rule
Discussion: Hot Air
Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:
Culture Rot: Donald Trump Is the Effect, Not the Cause
Discussion: Instapundit