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12:35 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.
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 …
Hector Duran / CBS News:
Donald Trump cancels rally overwhelmed by protesters  —  CHICAGO — The Donald Trump campaign on Friday night canceled a rally slated to take place in an arena at the University of Illinois at Chicago after protesters overwhelmed the event.  The campaign cited safety concerns …
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.
Trump rally in Chicago postponed as protesters, supporters clash  —  Chicago (CNN)Donald Trump's campaign rally in Chicago on Friday was postponed for safety reasons.  —  The announcement, which came amid large protests both inside and outside the event at The University of Illinois …
Donald J Trump for President:
STATEMENT REGARDING TRUMP CAMPAIGN CHICAGO RALLY POSTPONEMENT  —  Mr. Trump just arrived in Chicago and after meeting with law enforcement has determined that for the safety of all of the tens of thousands of people that have gathered in and around the arena, tonight's rally will be postponed to another date.
Rachel Stockman / LawNewz:
Trump is Now Huge Free Speech Advocate After Protesters Force Him to Cancel Rally
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
Veronica Stracqualursi / ABC News:
Republican Rivals Call on Trump to Take Responsibility for Violence
Discussion: Politico
Nick Gass / Politico:
Trump: ‘There used to be consequences’ for protesting
Bethania Palma Markus / Raw Story:
Shocking video shows black protester covered in blood at chaotic Trump rally in St. Louis
Discussion: Mother Jones, EveryJoe and Mashable
Lisa Hagen / The Hill:
Trump rally postponed amid huge protests
Discussion: Allen B. West
Sasha Goldstein / New York Daily News:
Donald Trump rally in St. Louis again features protests, scuffles outside as supporters clash with denouncers
Discussion: RedState and Florida Politics
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 …
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.
George F. Will / Washington Post:
Are we finally reaching ‘peak Trump’?  —  Frequently predicted but never reached, “peak oil” — maximum possible production — has been postponed yet again, this time because of fracking.  “Peak Sanders” was prematurely announced because of persistent underestimations of how underwhelming Hillary Clinton is as a candidate.
Discussion: Cafe HayekCafe Hayek
Mark Plotkin / The Hill:
Democrats' superdelegate system is unfair and undemocratic  —  On Monday night, right before the Michigan Democratic primary, I heard Sen. Bernie Sanders  —  (Vt.) explaining how he would overcome Hillary Clinton  —  's big lead in the delegate count for the Democratic nomination.
Sputnik International:
Mass Exorcism Needed: Mexico Swept by Wave of Satanic Killings  —  Mexico is being swept by a wave of satanic ritual killings with exorcists saying there is an unprecedented demand for their services.  —  Father José Antonio Fortea, a leading Mexican exorcist, who once ordered …
Sam Biddle / Gawker:
Hillary Clinton's Reagan AIDS Revisionism Is Shocking, Insulting, and Utterly Inexplicable  —  In an interview conducted at Nancy Reagan's funeral today, Hillary Clinton recounted a version of history that didn't happen, lauding the former first lady's “low key advocacy” for the cause of HIV/AIDS awareness.
Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
Hillary Clinton walks back bizarre statement about Nancy Reagan and AIDS
Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
Ohio judge rules some 17-year-olds can vote in primary  —  An Ohio judge has granted teenagers who will turn 18 before Election Day the right to vote in the state's presidential primary elections in a new decision that could boost Bernie Sanders  —  's chances in the state on Tuesday.
Associated Press:
Judge: 17-Year-Olds Can Vote in Ohio Presidential Primary
ABC News:
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 Earlier Items: 
James Fallows / The Atlantic:
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Daily Mail:
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The Daily Beast:
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Erick Erickson / The Resurgent:
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