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10:55 AM ET, March 14, 2016

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Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
Michelle Fields, Ben Shapiro Resign From Breitbart  —  Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields and editor-at-large Ben Shapiro are resigning from the company over the site's handling of Donald Trump's campaign manager's alleged assault on Fields, BuzzFeed News has learned.
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William Bigelow / Breitbart:
Ben Shapiro Betrays Loyal Breitbart Readers in Pursuit of Fox News Contributorship  —  LOS ANGELES — Former Breitbart News editor-at-large Ben Shapiro announced Sunday evening via left-wing Buzzfeed that he is abandoning Andrew Breitbart's lifelong best friend, widow, hand-picked management team …
Benny Johnson / Independent Journal Review:
Leaked Internal Messages Show ‘Ashamed’ Writers At Breitbart Revolting Against Weak Leadership  —  Michelle Fields is gone.  Ben Shapiro is gone.  Breitbart is in turmoil.  And it's all because of Donald Trump.  —  At 12 AM Monday morning, Michelle Fields, the Breitbart reporter …
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgressPage Array:
The War Against Obama's Potential Supreme Court Nominees Takes An Ugly, Offensive Turn  —  We do not yet know who President Obama will name to succeed the late Justice Antonin Scalia.  We do know, however, that anyone the president names will be subjected to a brutal campaign to discredit them in the eyes of the public.
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Josh Lederman / Associated Press:
RNC launches campaign to oppose Obama's Supreme Court pick  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican Party is launching a campaign to try to derail President Barack Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court, teaming up with a conservative opposition research group to target vulnerable Democrats and impugn whomever Obama picks.
Discussion: The Week
Darren Sands / BuzzFeed:
Holder: Senate Plan To Block Supreme Court Nominee Is “Height Of Arrogance”
Discussion: The Week
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
White House preps Supreme Court battle plan
Discussion: New York Times
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:   Left frets about possible Obama pick for high court
Dave Boyer / Washington Times:   Obama Supreme Court candidates Paul Watford, Sri Srinivasan, Merrick Garland scrutinized
Jeff Greenfield / Politico:
What's Wrong With Hillary?  —  When Hillary Clinton began her second run for the White House, it must have seemed that the road ahead would rise up to meet her.  This time, there would be no political phenomenon in her way—no younger, more charismatic figure who would strip Clinton of the mantle of “change.”
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The Hill:   Hillary Clinton takes new tack to boost her image
Robert Tait / Telegraph:
The KKK leader who says he backs Hillary Clinton
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Sasha Issenberg / Bloomberg Politics:
How to Steal a Nomination From Donald Trump  —  Donald Trump has spent much of his campaign selling himself as a maker of great deals.  But in the next phase of the campaign, the author of The Art of the Deal may be confronted with the ultimate dealmaking challenge, gaming the rulebook …
The Intercept:
The Rise of Trump Shows the Danger and Sham of Compelled Journalistic “Neutrality”  —  As Donald Trump's campaign predictably moves from toxic rhetoric targeting the most marginalized minorities to threats and use of violence, there is a growing sense that American institutions have been too lax about resisting it.
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David Folkenflik / NPR:
NPR Clarifies Cokie Roberts' Role After Anti-Trump Column
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Matt Stevens / Los Angeles Times:
Beverly Hills' crackdown on water wasters is having the desired effect  —  Developer Geoff Palmer's household used more than 12,000 gallons of water a day during a two-month period.  Facing a penalty, Palmer appealed in January.  —  Officials in Beverly Hills say they tried it all …
Hallie Jackson / NBC News:
Mitt Romney to Campaign with John Kasich in Ohio  —  Mitt Romney will campaign with John Kasich Monday at two stops in Ohio, NBC News has learned from a source familiar with the plans.  —  Romney is not expected to endorse the Ohio governor during the campaign swing, the source said …
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Associated Press:
Tuesday's Republican Primaries Could Define Race _ or Not
Discussion: Politico and ABC News
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
VIDEO UNEARTHED=> Pastor Calls for Execution of Gays - Then Introduces Ted Cruz at Conference  —  In November Senator Ted Cruz appeared at the National Religious Liberties Conference in Iowa, where he courted the support of the conference's organizer, Colorado-based pastor and radio host Kevin Swanson.
Anthony Faiola / Washington Post:
Voters deliver a message for Germany's Angela Merkel: No more migrants  —  BERLIN - German voters on Sunday appeared to send a message to Chancellor Angela Merkel: Close the door on migrants.  —  Her center-right Christian Democratic Party suffered universal setbacks in local elections …
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Daily Mail:
German voters' crushing verdict on open-door migration: Angela Merkel is punished in crucial …
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Who Attacked Donald Trump?  —  A scary incident occurred yesterday at a Donald Trump event in Dayton, Ohio.  A man rushed the stage, coming from behind Trump.  His intent was unclear, but there was every reason to assume he intended to injure or kill Trump.  He was quickly stopped and led away by Secret Service agents:
Discussion: Heavy.com and BizPac Review
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Dick Uliano / WTOP:
Local Trump supporter says she's facing harassment, vandalism  —  “I can't even tell you how hard it is to deal with something like this.  I feel like I'm very violated, at this point, and very threatened,” the 70-year-old Gainesville, Virginia resident says.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Politico:
Trump dumps Illinois campaign director  —  CHICAGO — Donald Trump's Illinois campaign director has been sidelined after the national campaign grew furious over what sources described as a lack of organization in the state in the run-up to Tuesday's primary.
Eun Kyung Kim / TODAY.com:
Ben Carson: There's a ‘real possibility’ Trump rally violence will escalate … Ben Carson: Donald Trump ‘thinks deeply,’ ‘represents where people are’  —  “He actually represents where people are,” Carson said Monday on TODAY, adding that “we have to stop and focus on the real enemy,” such as Islamic terrorism rather than each other.
Discussion: Politico, Washington Times and NBC News
Joe Pompeo / Politico:
New York Times in talks with Atlantic's James Bennet to return in senior role  —  The New York Times has recently been trying to bring James Bennet, a former Times reporter and current editor of The Atlantic, back to the paper, POLITICO has learned from multiple sources either inside the Times or with close ties to its newsroom.
Isaac Arnsdorf / Politico:
Trump's Week of Errors, Exaggerations and Flat-out Falsehoods  —  Donald Trump says he is a truthful man.  “Maybe truthful to a fault,” he boasted last week at a North Carolina rally where one of his supporters sucker punched a protester.  —  But truthful he is not.
Discussion: Raw Story
 
 
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William Lee / Chicago Tribune:
Northwestern University students charged with hate crime, vandalism to chapel
Discussion: Raw Story
Jon Favreau / The Daily Beast:
How the Republican Party Became a Failed State
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Trump Still Leads NC; Bond Likely To Pass
Discussion: Political Wire and The Last Refuge
Oliver Morrison / Wichita Eagle:
Muslim student at Wichita State reports attack by man shouting ‘Trump, Trump, Trump’
Discussion: Raw Story
Raleigh News & Observer:
Voter ID law hinders some college students
Discussion: Raw Story
Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
Top Democrats turn to Perez as sleeper VP
Mark Leibovich / New York Times:
The End of Marco-mentum  —  The last time I saw Marco Rubio in person …
Discussion: The Week
Jennifer Epstein / Bloomberg Business:
Clinton Won't Meet Embattled Mayor Emanuel in Chicago Visit
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Boris Johnson / Telegraph:
Americans would never accept EU restrictions - so why should we?
Discussion: Guardian
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Rachael Bade / Politico:
Second State employee refuses GOP questions on Clinton server
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Washington Post:
Police officer shot and killed outside Prince George's police headquarters; 2 suspects in custody
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
The Party Still Decides