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8:25 PM ET, March 8, 2016


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Patrick O'Connor / Wall Street Journal:
Donald Trump Holds Three-Point Lead Over Ted Cruz in GOP Race, WSJ/NBC News Poll Finds  —  Primary voters say they would prefer any of businessman's rivals in a one-on-one contest  —  Donald Trump holds a narrow, three-point lead in the race for the Republican presidential nomination …
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Poll: Trump leads GOP race nationally but with weaker hold on the party … The state of the 2016 race  —  Donald Trump continues to lead his rivals nationally in the contest for the Republican presidential nomination, but his hold on the GOP electorate has weakened since the primary season began …
Fallon Silcox /
Exclusive Florida Decides Poll: Trump, Clinton lead Florida's presidential primaries  —  If Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were the candidates in November, Clinton would lose a close contest to Trump, according to our exclusive poll.  —  What will the outcome of the presidential primary elections be?
Mark Murray / NBC News:
Trump and Cruz Locked in Tight Race Nationally in New Poll  —  Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are locked in a tight Republican race - separated by just three points - according to results from a new national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.  Trump is the first choice of 30 percent of Republican primary voters …
Stuart Rothenberg / Roll Call:
Dem Senate Takeover Probable, If Cruz or Trump Nominee  —  With Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz seemingly positioned to fight it out for the Republican presidential nomination, Democrats are now poised to take over the Senate in November.  —  The two Republicans still in the race …
Discussion: Slantpoint and Politicus USA
Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
Ted Cruz's Prospects Ascendant, Though Perhaps Not With Senate Peers
Nick Corasaniti / New York Times:
Fox News Forum May Signal Thaw With Democrats  —  DETROIT — Rebuffed yet again in coaxing Hillary Clinton onto Fox News, executives at the network had an outside-the-box idea last month that would have made primary debate history: a face-off between Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont …
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Why Donald Trump scrapped this morning's live TV hits  —  Donald Trump was scheduled to go on a satellite TV tour Tuesday morning, but it was scrapped at the last minute.  He called into several morning TV shows by phone instead.  —  So what happened?  He says there were technical glitches.
Kyle Blaine / BuzzFeed:
Donald Trump Has Made Some Bad TV Ad Buy Deals In Ohio
Discussion: Mediaite
Jon / Common Dreams:
Washington Post Ran 16 Negative Stories on Bernie Sanders in 16 Hours  —  In what has to be some kind of record, the Washington Post ran 16 negative stories on Bernie Sanders in 16 hours, between roughly 10:20 PM EST Sunday, March 6, to 3:54 PM EST Monday, March 7—a window that includes …
Associated Press:
Voices From Voters as They Cast Primary Ballots in 4 States
Discussion: Politico and ABC News
Ron Fournier / The Atlantic:
Why Michigan Voters Are Hungry for Change
Discussion: NBC News and MSNBC
Peter Moore / YouGov US Opinion Center News:
Most Americans agree Trump is a ‘fraud’ and a ‘phony’  —  Just over half of Americans agree with Mitt Romney that Trump is a ‘fraud’ and a ‘phony’, but Republicans disagree … As the Trump campaign maintained its strong momentum Republican heavyhitters Mitt Romney and John McCain blasted the frontrunner in unusually blunt language.
Video: Car nearly crashes into KTVU reporter, everyone ok  —  ALAMEDA COUNTY (KTVU) - As KTVU reporter Alex Savidge was covering the train derailment in Alameda County on Tuesday morning, a car crashed and careened toward him and his photographer.  —  Alex was live on Mornings on 2 at that moment.
Keith Olbermann / Washington Post:
I can't stand to live in a Trump building anymore  —  Keith Olbermann is a news and sports commentator and reporter.  —  Okay, Donnie, you win.  —  I'm moving out.  —  Not moving out of the country — not yet anyway.  I'm merely moving out of one of New York's many buildings slathered …
Tegna / WZZM-TV:
Amid high turnout, Michigan primary precinct runs out of Democratic ballots in mix-up … GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Polling places are busy on this primary election day in Michigan, with some locations reportedly running out of ballots.  —  Multiple callers at Plainfield Township precinct No. 3 …
Discussion: Raw Story and U.S. Uncut
Kira Lerner / ThinkProgressPage Array:
Flint Polling Places Ran Out Of Ballots, Turned Voters Away
Discussion: WEYI
Aaron Elstein / Crain's New York Business:
How did Trump qualify for a middle-class tax break?  —  The GOP front-runner received a tax break available only to couples deemed by the state to have made $500,000 or less  —  One of the enduring mysteries of Donald Trump is just how much wealth he has.  Forbes pegs his net worth at $4.5 billion …
Elena Schneider / Politico:
NRSC deletes tweet attacking Tammy Duckworth for ‘not standing up for our veterans’  —  The National Republican Senatorial Committee tweeted Tuesday that Illinois Senate Democratic candidate Tammy Duckworth, who lost both her legs while serving in the Iraq War, “has a sad record of not standing up for our veterans.”
Katherine Krueger / Talking Points Memo:   NRSC Deletes Tweet Saying Double Amputee Dem Doesn't ‘Stand’ For Vets
Thomas Frank / Guardian:
Millions of ordinary Americans support Donald Trump.  Here's why  —  When he isn't spewing insults, the Republican frontrunner is hammering home a powerful message about free trade and its victims  —  et us now address the greatest American mystery at the moment: what motivates the supporters …
Discussion: Shakesville
Tom Wheeler /
Federal Communications Commission  —  Welcome to the new Help us improve by providing feedback & reporting bugs.  — Consumer - Enforcement - International - Media - Public Safety - Wireless - Wireline - Offices  —  Broadband: A Lifeline for the 21st Century  —  Commissioner
Ian Tuttle / National Review:
Add Another Yuuge Failure to Trump's Pile: The Trump Network  —  In 2009, lots of people were feeling vulnerable.  The housing bubble had burst, taking with it millions of jobs.  Pensions had vanished.  Stocks were slumping.  For a shrewd businessman, it was the perfect time for a get-rich-quick scheme.
Discussion: Hot Air and Mother Jones
Travis Gettys / Raw Story:
Conservative lawyer says Scalia might never be replaced: 'There's nothing magical' about nine justices  —  DON'T MISS STORIES.  FOLLOW RAW STORY!  —  A conservative legal activist is promoting the idea that the U.S. Senate can hold off indefinitely in naming a replacement for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
Statement by Better Business Bureau Serving Metropolitan New York and Council of Better Business Bureaus  —  Over the past week, Better Business Bureau has provided several statements in response to public inquiries about the BBB Business Review for Trump Entrepreneur Initiative (formerly Trump University).
Joan E. Solsman / The Wrap:
GOP and Tech Leaders Hold Secret Meeting to Stop Trump  —  Gathering took place at a private island resort over the weekend  —  Silicon Valley may be a bastion of liberals, but the threat of a Donald Trump presidency had some of technology's biggest names meeting behind closed doors with members of the Republican elite.
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