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12:00 PM ET, March 7, 2016

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New York Times:
Money Pours In as Move to Stop Donald Trump Expands  —  Republicans hoping to halt Donald J. Trump's march to their party's presidential nomination emerged from the weekend's voting contests newly emboldened by Mr. Trump's uneven electoral performance and by some nascent signs that he may be peaking with voters.
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Byron York / Washington Examiner:   Showing strength in Michigan, Trump feeds on hostility to GOP, Romney
S.A. Miller / Washington Times:
Mitt Romney won't rule out accepting GOP nomination at contested convention
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Leonard Pitts Jr / Baltimore Sun:
Republicans have destroyed their party; will they take America with them?
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Steven Shepard / Politico:
How Donald Trump scrambles the general election map  —  If Donald Trump's coalition carries him to the GOP nomination, it could produce a crazy-quilt general election that scrambles the conventional wisdom about the battleground state map.  —  The Electoral College landscape has been fairly stable …
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Mike Lillis / The Hill:   Dems fret about Trump's appeal
Detroit Free Press:
Last Slide  —  Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders discussed their stances on the auto industry bailout during Flint's Democratic presidential debate.  Here's the nub of the fight over Clinton's support and Sanders' opposition to the auto bailout.  —  The $82 billion that helped finance …
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NBC News:
First Read: Why Trump's Delegate Lead Could Be Narrower Than You Think
Richard Wolf / USA Today:
Supreme Court reverses Alabama court that denied lesbian woman's adoption  —  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday unanimously reversed an Alabama court's refusal to recognize a same-sex adoption.  —  The justices upheld a challenge brought by an Alabama woman after her state's highest court refused …
Discussion: Vox, The Daily Caller and The Week
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Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
U.S. Supreme Court Reverses Alabama High Court, Upholding Lesbians' Georgia Adoption
Glenn Thrush / Politico:
Bernie's top strategist: 'Maybe they're going to put him on the ticket'  —  Ask people in Hillary Clinton's world if they have a secret weapon to help win over voters under the age of old, and many will offer this answer: Bernie Sanders.  —  All you had to do was watch Sunday night's debate …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and CBS News
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Lust for Destruction  —  When people try to make sense of this topsy-turvy, norm-busting election year, one of the key mistake they make is to assume that the dynamics that operate for Donald Trump in the Republican primary will operate in a general election.  They won't.
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Eric Cortellessa / The Times of Israel:
Ex-ADL chief: Trump's ‘raise your hand’ gambit was deliberate, Nazi-style ‘fascist gesture’  —  Abe Foxman calls episode ‘about as offensive, obnoxious and disgusting as anything I thought I would ever witness in the United States of America’; says Republican candidate knew exactly what he was doing
Michael Falcone / ABC News:
Discussion: Hullabaloo and The Atlantic
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Manuela Tobias / Politico:
Sanders wins Maine decisively
David Folkenflik / NPR:
Decades Later, ‘Spy’ Magazine Founders Continue To Torment Trump  —  Listen to the Story  —  Soon after its launch in 1986, the satirical magazine Spy picked Donald Trump as the brash embodiment of a crass age.  Founded by Graydon Carter and Kurt Andersen, the magazine chronicled …
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
After last night, is there any way realistically that Trump doesn't win Florida?  —  Seeing a lot of buzz this morning that Trump underperformed last night and therefore it's a whole new ballgame in Florida and Ohio.  It may indeed be a whole new ballgame — but not the way you think.
Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
Some supporters of Rubio say bad strategy, poorly run campaign killing his chances … Sensing an opportunity for an upset victory, Marco Rubio spent most of Friday in Kansas, where he picked up a series of high-profile endorsements that he hoped could help thrust him into contention.
Jesse Drucker / Bloomberg Business:
Trump Tower Funded by Rich Chinese Who Invest Cash for Visas  —  New Jersey building partly funded via controversial visa plan  —  Video to sell it to investors is subtitled in Chinese  —  Throughout his presidential campaign, Donald Trump has attacked China and warned about the dangers of deficient immigrant screening.
Peter Coy / Bloomberg Business:
Americans Really Don't Like Immigration, New Survey Finds  —  Sixty-one percent say it jeopardizes the nation.  —  Sixty-one percent of Americans agree that “continued immigration into the country jeopardizes the United States,” according to a new poll commissioned by management consulting firm …
Robby Soave / The Daily Beast:
The College That Wants to Ban ‘History’  —  The history department might someday become the hxstory department, if the students in the Assembly for Power and Liberation have their way.  —  Students at Western Washington University have reached a turning point in their campus's hxstory.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
When Fallacies Collide  —  The formal debates among the Republicans who would be president have exceeded all expectations.  Even the most hardened cynics couldn't have imagined that the candidates would sink so low, and stay so focused on personal insults.  Yet last week, offstage …
Discussion: Politicus USA
Ken Blackwell / Townhall.com:
Mr. President, Mr. Secretary: It is Genocide.  Say so!  —  Editor's note: This column was co-authored by Bob Morrison, who served in the Reagan administration.  —  President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have until March 17th to issue a determination that ISIS' attacks on Christians in the Mideast are genocide.
Discussion: The Resurgent
Donald Trump / Yahoo Politics:
Trump challenged over ties to mob-linked gambler with ugly past  —  Robert LiButti, top left, and Donald Trump, right.  (Photo illustration: Yahoo News, photos, state of New Jersey, William Thomas Cain/Getty Images, Ron Galella/Getty Images)  —  The daughter of a reputed New Jersey mob figure …
 
 
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Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Internal Data Offers Glimpse At Uber Sex Assault Complaints
Discussion: Guardian, The Verge and Engadget
Caleb Howe / RedState:
Bernie Sanders Says White People “Don't Know What It's Like To Be Poor”! [VIDEO]
Discussion: The Hayride
Lauren Villagran / Albuquerque Journal:
NM ranchers outraged by lack of security at border
Discussion: Associated Press
NBC News:
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Suspect in custody after alleged crime spree leaves 1 dead, several injured in Queens
Discussion: KFOR-TV and KTLA
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Trent Lott would consider Obama's Supreme Court nomination
Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
The End of American Idealism
Discussion: Daily Kos
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
SIKHS AND MUSLIMS Hold Rally in DC in Support of DONALD J. TRUMP
Dr. Eric Ostermeier / Smart Politics:
Which Media Outlet's Republican Delegate Tracker Do You Believe?
Craig Federighi / Washington Post:
Apple VP: The FBI wants to roll back safeguards that keep us a step ahead of criminals
Discussion: The Hill, Engadget, Mashable and The Verge
Daily Mail:
Pope Francis tells of his ‘profound shock and sadness’ …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Trip Gabriel / New York Times:
Michigan Primary Puts Donald Trump's Rust Belt Strategy to a Test
Discussion: Liberty Unyielding