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2:40 PM ET, March 10, 2016


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Michelle Fields / Breitbart:
In Her Own Words  —  On Tuesday night, I went to cover Donald Trump's press conference at the Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Florida.  I was looking to cover the event like I have covered many live political events for Breitbart News, including an uneventful Trump press conference in Palm Beach the week before.
Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
Breitbart Rolls Over After Reporter ‘Grabbed’ By Trump Aide  —  Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump and his outsider juggernaut seem to be doing much more than reinventing the rules of politics and terrifying the Washington establishment.  —  The reality television billionaire might …
Suffolk University:
Suffolk University Poll: Trump Leading GOP Field in Sunshine State  —  Heading into next Tuesday's Florida primary, Donald Trump continues to lead his three major opponents in this crucial winner-take-all-delegate contest, according to a Suffolk University poll of likely Republican primary voters.
NBC News:
First Read: Where Have All the Popular Candidates Gone?  —  First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.  —  Where have all the popular candidates gone?  —  Almost a year since …
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Inside Rubio's collapse: A fateful decision that helped unravel his campaign
Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
Scarborough: GOP performs on a ‘fifth-grade level’
David A. Fahrenthold / Washington Post:
Trump will again face attacks from Cruz, Rubio and Kasich in Thursday's debate
Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox News Poll: Kasich ahead in Ohio
Justin Wm / Washington Post:
Trump protester sucker-punched at North Carolina rally, videos show  —  Multiple videos show a protester at a Donald Trump rally in North Carolina being sucker-punched by a Trump supporter.  —  The videos, which appeared on social media early Thursday and are shot from different perspectives …
Devlin Barrett / Wall Street Journal:   Punch of Trump Protester in North Carolina Sparks Police Probe
Caitlin Cruz / Talking Points Memo:
Man Charged With Assault For Sucker-Punching Black Protester At Trump Rally
Discussion: WNCN
Caitlin Cruz / Talking Points Memo:
Video Appears To Show White Trump Supporter Sucker-Punch Black Protester (VIDEO)
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Guardian
Tkurzweil / KTLA:
Video Shows Mid-Air Passenger Brawl Aboard LAX Bound Spirit Airlines Flight  —  Cellphone video captured a brawl that broke out between passengers aboard a Spirit Airlines flight from Baltimore to Los Angeles Wednesday.  —  The video showed a group of women throwing punches and pulling each other's hair …
Los Angeles Times:
Complaint over loud ‘boom box’ music leads to 5-woman brawl on Spirit Airlines flight  —  Five women fought aboard a Spirit Arlines flight that later landed in Los Angeles.  —  The two intoxicated women blasted music from a “boom box” on board the Spirit Airlines flight Wednesday morning from Baltimore to Los Angeles.
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
GOP Senator: Of Course We'd Consider SCOTUS Nom If Obama Were Republican!  —  During a Thursday morning radio interview, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) candidly explained that Senate Republicans would take a different approach to a Supreme Court nominee if a Republican president were in office and replacing a conservative justice.
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Obama zeroes in on court pick
Discussion: Politico, Washington Post, Grist and Hot Air
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic:
The Obama Doctrine  —  Friday, August 30, 2013, the day the feckless Barack Obama brought to a premature end America's reign as the world's sole indispensable superpower—or, alternatively, the day the sagacious Barack Obama peered into the Middle Eastern abyss and stepped back from the consuming void …
Theodore Schleifer / CNN:
Donald Trump: ‘I think Islam hates us’  —  Washington (CNN)Donald Trump said Wednesday that he thinks “Islam hates us,” drawing little distinction between the religion and radical Islamic terrorism.  —  “I think Islam hates us,” Trump told CNN's Anderson Cooper, deploring the “tremendous hatred” …
James Hohmann / Washington Post:
The Daily 202: Four reasons Hillary Clinton lost the Democratic debate  —  THE BIG IDEA:  —  During their two-hour debate in Miami last night, Hillary Clinton attacked Bernie Sanders for siding with both the Castro brothers and the Koch brothers.  —  The Democratic front-runner attacked …
McKay Coppins / BuzzFeed:
Sources: Mike Lee To Endorse Ted Cruz  —  MIAMI — Utah Sen. Mike Lee will endorse Ted Cruz for president on Thursday afternoon, two sources with knowledge of Lee's plans told BuzzFeed News.  —  Lee was one of five senators — three of whom are running for president …
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Cruz to land first Senate endorsement: Mike Lee
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Obama: Trump's rise not my fault … President Obama on Thursday dismissed the notion that he's responsible for the rise of Donald Trump  —  , who has harnessed voter anger during his presidential run.  —  “I'm not going to validate some notion that the Republican crackup that's …
Nick Gass / Politico:
Obama: I'm not responsible for the rise of Trump
Discussion: ABC News
Cale Ahearn / WPMT FOX43:
Man attempts taxi robbery with police car behind him  —  READING, Pa. — Taxi surveillance cameras recorded a masked man robbing a terrified taxi driver at gunpoint - but the robber forgot to look behind him.  —  Waiting behind the cab was Berks County Deputy Sheriff Terry Ely …
Discussion: New York's PIX11 and KTLA
Obama's Job Approval at Highest Level Since May 2013  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Barack Obama earned a 50% job approval rating for the week ending March 6, his highest weekly average since May 2013.  —  Obama's current 50% weekly average exceeds the 46% he averaged in his seventh year in office …
Discussion: Politico and Politicus USA
Caitlin Cruz / Talking Points Memo:
Obama's Approval Rating Hits Almost Three-Year High
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Luke Rosiak / The Daily Caller:
Union Officials Admit They Let Veterans Die Rather Than Talk To Republicans  —  'Who knows what kind of lives could've been saved'  —  Illegal Alien Released Due To Paperwork Mix-Up Allegedly Slaughters Five In Kansas City And Missouri  —  Alleged killer was in police custody in September
Richard Pollock / The Daily Caller:
Claim: Hillary Grand Jury Looking Into Political Corruption
Discussion: Infowars and BizPac Review
Alexandra Petri / Washington Post:
The Miami debate was Clinton's personal nightmare  —  Please make these debates stop.  I'm not having fun any more.  Please let me out of this deep well.  And stop giving me lotion.  I don't want any more lotion.  I just want to go one night without watching a dang debate.  Here is my recap of the last one.
Washington Post:
Transcript: The Post-Univision Democratic debate, annotated
Veronica Rocha / Los Angeles Times:
‘Hot Felon’ Jeremy Meeks released from federal prison and gets job offers  —  Jeremy Meeks, right, known as the “hot felon,” was released from prison Tuesday.  —  A convicted felon whose handsome booking photo went viral was released from federal prison this week, and he is now entertaining job offers.
Camille Paglia / Salon:
I was wrong about Donald Trump: Camille Paglia on the GOP front-runner's refreshing candor (and his impetuousness, too)  —  But his fearlessness and brash energy also seem necessary and rare  —  I'm dying for an update from you on Donald Trump.  Last summer you called him “not a president” and a “carnival barker.”
Kevin Dugan / New York Post:
Bangladesh bank blames NY Federal Reserve for $100M heist  —  A war of words continued on Tuesday over a $100 million bank heist in downtown Manhattan.  —  The Bangladesh Central Bank again blamed the Federal Reserve Bank of New York for a lack of security that made it easy for the unidentified hackers …
Discussion: FOX 61
David Brody /
Brody File Exclusive: Ted Cruz Says Donald Trump's Voters Have “relatively low information” And Are “not that engaged”  —  GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz tells The Brody File that the reason Donald Trump is performing well in the GOP race for president is because his voters are uninformed and not engaged in the process.
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Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
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Discussion: Hot Air and Naked Politics