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1:15 PM 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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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 …
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 …
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Breitbart piece mocking editor who resigned was written under father's pseudonym  —  Early Monday morning Breitbart posted, and then deleted, a piece mocking Ben Shapiro, the site's editor-at-large who resigned on Sunday evening.  —  “Former Breitbart News editor-at-large Ben Shapiro announced …
Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:
A Message to Those Protesting at Trump Rallies  —  Don't become part of the show.  —  Having watched almost every second of the appalling events of the weekend just passed, I have a modest suggestion for all the groups working in rough alliance to keep the Republic out of the hands of a vulgar talking yam.
Discussion: alicublog
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David Folkenflik / NPR:
NPR Clarifies Cokie Roberts' Role After Anti-Trump Column  —  NPR is acting to clarify the role of long-time analyst and commentator Cokie Roberts after she co-wrote a syndicated newspaper column calling for “the rational wing” of the Republican Party to stop Donald Trump's march toward its presidential nomination.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and NPR.org
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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.
Discussion: Featured stories
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.
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:   Left frets about possible Obama pick for high court
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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MaryAlice Parks / ABC News:
Hillary Clinton Once Cited NY Banks as ‘Biggest Winners’ in Wall Street Bailout
Robert Tait / Telegraph:
The KKK leader who says he backs Hillary Clinton
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Quinnipiac: Trump ahead in Florida, ties Kasich in Ohio  —  holds a big lead over GOP presidential rival Marco Rubio  —  in the senator's home state of Florida while the businessman ties John Kasich in the governor's home state of Ohio, according to a new poll.
Discussion: Politico and Outside the Beltway
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Hallie Jackson / NBC News:
Mitt Romney to Campaign with John Kasich in Ohio
Tim Reid / Reuters:
Inside Kasich's long-shot strategy to beat Trump to the GOP nomination
Discussion: Washington Post
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.
Discussion: RedState and Associated Press
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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 …
Natalie Allison Janicello / The Times:
Lucas Combos / Q13 FOX News:
Hatchet-swinging attacker shot and killed by customer at 7-11 … WHITE CENTER, Wash. — A customer with a concealed carry permit shot and killed a masked man wielding a hatchet inside a convenience store Sunday morning, according to investigators.  —  The King County Sheriff's Office …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers, WGN-TV, KTLA and Fox 59
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.
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 …
Paul Bedard / Washington Examiner:
ICE: 124 illegal immigrants released from jail later charged in 138 murder cases  —  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has revealed that 124 illegal immigrant criminals released from jail by the Obama administration since 2010 have been subsequently charged with murder.
Discussion: RedState and National Review
Oregonian:
Bomb-sniffing dog discovers 2 Hellfire missiles bound for Portland  —  An Air Serbia passenger plane flies over Belgrade, Serbia.  Serbia's authorities are investigating reports that a cargo package bound for Portland containing two missiles with explosive warheads was found on a passenger flight from Lebanon to Serbia.
Discussion: WNCN and Hot Air
Alice Ollstein / ThinkProgressPage Array:
More Than 1.5 Million Florida Voters Will Be Missing From Tuesday's Primary  —  MIAMI, FLORIDA — Sheena Meade is campaigning to be the youngest African-American woman to ever represent Central Florida in the state legislature, and her husband Desmond Meade couldn't be prouder.
Discussion: Mother Jones
Oliver Morrison / Wichita Eagle:
Muslim student at Wichita State reports attack by man shouting ‘Trump, Trump, Trump’  —  Man called 911 after friend was punched Attacker also used racial epithets, student said Trump campaign has been dogged by violence at rallies in recent weeks  —  A Muslim student at Wichita State University …
Richard L. Hasen / The Atlantic:
The Hard Power of ‘Soft’ Voter-ID Laws  —  A recent lawsuit accuses the state of Wisconsin of disenfranchising an eligible voter who had lost the use of her hands, because she could not sign a government document to get a voter ID.  Another voter, who was born in a German concentration camp …
 
 
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Tim Mak / The Daily Beast:
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Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
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Dick Uliano / WTOP:
Local Trump supporter says she's facing harassment, vandalism
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
William Lee / Chicago Tribune:
Northwestern University students charged with hate crime, vandalism to chapel
Discussion: Chicagoist and Raw Story
Jon Favreau / The Daily Beast:
How the Republican Party Became a Failed State
Isaac Arnsdorf / Politico:
Trump's Week of Errors, Exaggerations and Flat-out Falsehoods
Discussion: Raw Story
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
Discussion: Washington Post
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Who Attacked Donald Trump?
Discussion: BizPac Review and Heavy.com