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2:30 PM ET, March 12, 2016


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Jason Williams /
Cincy Trump rally canceled; clash at Chicago event  —  Donald Trump is no longer planning a rally in Downtown on Sunday afternoon.  —  The Secret Service security supporting the GOP presidential front runner's campaign could not complete its preparation work in time to hold the event …
CBS News:
CBS News journalist caught in turmoil at canceled Donald Trump rally  —  A CBS News journalist covered all of Friday night's events until he himself was detained.  —  We want to show you what he captured on videotape.  —  Sopan Deb was on the floor of the arena as tensions built - raw emotions on both sides.
VIDEO: Security jumps stage at Donald Trump event  —  DAYTON —  Toward the end of Donald Trump's speech at the Dayton airport a protester attempted to rush the stage and security at the event was quick to act.  —  Witnesses told our reporters that the person who tried to rush the stage …
Elizabeth Chuck / NBC News:
Secret Service Rushes Stage to Protect Donald Trump at Ohio Rally  —  A Donald Trump rally took a dramatic turn Saturday when a disturbance broke out behind him — causing Secret Service agents to jump on stage and form a wall around the candidate amid the commotion.
Emily Shapiro / ABC News:
Discussion: The Right Scoop
Hector Duran / CBS News:
Donald Trump cancels rally overwhelmed by protesters
Rachel Stockman / LawNewz:
Trump is Now Huge Free Speech Advocate After Protesters Force Him to Cancel Rally
Kate Sommers-Dawes / Mashable:
All the times Trump has called for violence at his rallies  —  After he canceled a rally at a Chicago university Friday due to safety concerns, Donald Trump told CNN's Don Lemon “I certainly don't incite violence.”  —  Trump, however, has a history of calling for violent acts against those who protest …
Discussion: The Agonist and Weasel Zippers
German Lopez / Vox:
Don't believe Donald Trump has incited violence at rallies?  Watch this video.  —  On Friday night in Chicago, violence broke out between supporters and protesters at a Donald Trump rally, leading Trump to cancel the event.  On Saturday, Trump blamed the protesters and “thugs” — a racially coded word — for the violence.
Daily Mail:
Trump stumped by racial violence: GOP frontrunner calls 10,000 protesters who shut down his Chicago rally ‘organized thugs’ but insists their actions have served to ‘ENERGIZE America’  — Scuffles broke out inside the University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion last night, an hour before Trump's appointed 6:00 p.m. starting time
New York Times:
Donald Trump's Rally in Chicago Canceled After Violent Scuffles  —  CHICAGO — Donald J. Trump abruptly canceled a large rally here on Friday night as scuffles and shouting matches erupted on the arena floor between large groups of his supporters and protesters angered by his campaign.
Harper Neidig / The Hill:
Trump: Chicago protesters can be traced back to Sanders … Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump  —  supporters for the massive protests that forced him to cancel a campaign rally in Chicago the night before.  —  Trump said his supporters at the rally “caused no problem.”
Discussion: Infowars and Instapundit
Trump rally in Chicago postponed as protesters, supporters clash
Associated Press:
GOP candidate Trump calls off rally due to security concerns
Escalating aggression marks Trump's rally rhetoric
Discussion:, Business Insider and Vox
Caleb Howe / RedState:
Marco Rubio On Chicago Trump Rally Unrest: Some Protesters Are Probably Being PAID To Do This
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
Sundance / The Last Refuge:   Opportunist Ted Cruz: “Donald Trump is Responsible” For Organized Chicago Violence (video)...
Associated Press:
Protesters cheer when Trump rally canceled, jeer supporters
Discussion: WDTN-TV and ABC News
New York Times:
The Geography of Trumpism  —  When the Census Bureau asks Americans about their ancestors, some respondents don't give a standard answer like “English” or “German.”  Instead, they simply answer “American.”  —  The places with high concentrations of these self-described Americans turn …
Kurt Nimmo / Infowars:
Soros Funded Takes Credit for Violence in Chicago  —  A precursor to activity the organization will engage in as as the election approaches  —  Ilya Sheyman, a failed Illinois contender for Congress and the executive director of Political Action, has taken credit …
Discussion: Knowledge is Power
Mark Landler / New York Times:
White House Backs Off From Obama's Critique of Cameron  —  WASHINGTON — In his much-discussed interview with The Atlantic magazine, President Obama unloaded on a number of American allies: Britain, France, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and other Persian Gulf countries.
Fedja Buric / Salon:
Trump's not Hitler, he's Mussolini: How GOP anti-intellectualism created a modern fascist movement in America  —  Fascism is about the most powerful epithet one can use — but it fits with Donald Trump.  A historian explains why  —  In an interview with Slate, the historian …
Discussion: Telegraph
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