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5:45 PM ET, March 12, 2016


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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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
Harper Neidig / The Hill:
Sanders: My supporters are not to blame for violence at Trump rally  —  on Saturday after the Republican front-runner blamed him for the violence that broke out at a planned campaign rally in Chicago on Friday night.  —  “I don't think our supporters are inciting.
Discussion: Death and Taxes
Lydia Wheeler / The Hill:
John Lewis to Trump: ‘Have you no decency, sir?’  —  Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) took to twitter Saturday to express dismay with Donald Trump  —  , asking the GOP presidential candidate, “Have you no decency, sir?” … Trump campaign events have become increasingly violent in recent days.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Breitbart
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.”
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Trump blames Sanders for chaos at his rallies
Alex Seitz-Wald / MSNBC:
How Bernie Sanders supporters shut down a Donald Trump rally in Chicago
Katie Glueck / Politico:   Cruz reaffirms pledge to support GOP nominee, even if Trump
Hector Duran / CBS News:
Donald Trump cancels rally overwhelmed by protesters
Jonathan Swan / The Hill:
Key GOP fundraiser: Donors will fall in line behind Trump  —  A top Republican fundraiser says he believes the majority of the party's donor class will ultimately “fall in line” behind Donald Trump  —  as the party's presidential nominee despite last-ditch attempts by some wealthy conservatives to derail the billionaire front-runner.
Discussion: Political Wire and Politico
Eliza Collins / Politico:
America's most awkward primary
Discussion: RedState and Hot Air
The Intercept:
Trump Concerned His Rallies Are Not Violent Enough  —  For months now, Donald Trump has been complaining about the level of violence inflicted on protesters at his campaign rallies.  Complaining, that is, about protesters — who have been tackled and kicked, pushed, spat on, and sucker-punched …
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
Breitbart Editor Ordered Staffers To Stop Defending Michelle Fields  —  Breitbart senior editor-at-large Joel Pollak ordered staffers in an internal chatroom to stop defending Michelle Fields, the staffer who was allegedly manhandled by Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
How Carson arrived at Trump  —  Ben Carson sipped hot chocolate across the breakfast table from Donald Trump  —  at the businessman's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., on Thursday morning, still unsure as to whether he'd endorse anyone in the Republican primary.
Discussion: Political Wire
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 …
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Frank Newport / Gallup:
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Discussion: Washington Post
Lynn Bonner / Raleigh News & Observer:
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Discussion: Political Wire
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Discussion: Knowledge is Power
Fedja Buric / Salon:
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Discussion: Telegraph
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ABC News:
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George F. Will / Washington Post:
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Mark Plotkin / The Hill:
Democrats' superdelegate system is unfair and undemocratic