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2:40 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 …
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 …
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 …
Shane Goldmacher / Politico:
Inside Cruz's state-by-state plan to defeat Trump  —  Rubio and Kasich might be sweating Tuesday but Cruz is looking down the road to a #NeverTrump sweep.  —  It sounds like a nightmare for Donald Trump's opponents: The billionaire sweeps Ohio and Florida on Tuesday and storms ahead …
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Hallie Jackson / NBC News:
Mitt Romney to Campaign with John Kasich in Ohio
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Quinnipiac: Trump ahead in Florida, ties Kasich in Ohio
Discussion: Politico and Outside the Beltway
Julia Hahn / Breitbart:
John Kasich Goes All In For Amnesty: Illegals ‘Made In The Image Of The Lord’
Discussion: Rush Limbaugh
Tim Reid / Reuters:
Inside Kasich's long-shot strategy to beat Trump to the GOP nomination
Discussion: Washington Post
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.
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
RNC launching task force to stop Obama Supreme Court nominee  —  The Republican National Committee (RNC) is teaming up with a prominent conservative advocacy group to block President Obama's effort to nominate a justice to the Supreme Court.  —  The RNC has formed a task force to launch radio …
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:   Left frets about possible Obama pick for high court
NBC News:
Palin's Husband Injured in ‘Serious’ Snowmobile Crash  —  Sarah Palin cancelled a campaign stop for Donald Trump in Florida Monday after her husband Todd was injured in a snow machine crash.  —  A source told NBC News that Todd Palin was in “a very serious” crash Sunday night and is currently hospitalized in intensive care.
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Tim Mak / The Daily Beast:
Sarah Palin, Stumping for Trump, Still Pretending She Matters
Discussion: Raw Story
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
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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
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 …
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Fox News:
Customer with concealed carry permit fatally shoots ax-wielding attacker at 7-Eleven
Discussion: RedState and AOL
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.
Natalie Allison Janicello / The Times:
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.”
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 …
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.
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
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic:
The Obama Administration's Drone-Strike Dissembling  —  As a frequent critic of the Obama administration's foreign policy, I found Jeffrey Goldberg's excellent interview a useful reminder that, for all my misgivings about the Iraq War hawks that Barack Obama elevated, his persecution of whistleblowers …
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 …
KFOR-TV:
Watch: Dashcam video shows why you should never tailgate drivers  —  LITTLE CHUTE, Wis. - Police are investigating a crash that was caught on camera and posted to YouTube.  —  The video shows an SUV closely following a car on I-41 on Thursday morning, according to WBAY.
Discussion: WFLA-TV and WNEP-TV
Michael Bastasch / The Daily Caller:
BREAKING: EPA's Gold King Mine Blowout Was No Accident  —  Obama administration officials called the Gold King Mine disaster in Colorado an “accident,” but an analysis from The Daily Caller News Foundation of government documents and public statements makes clear the disaster was anything but accidental.
Discussion: American Spectator and Instapundit
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
 
 
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Brad Wilmouth / NewsBusters:
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Christopher Brennan / New York Daily News:
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Elise Young / Bloomberg Business:
Orthodox Jews Set Sights on N.J. Town and Angry Residents Resist
Paul Bedard / Washington Examiner:
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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:
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Isaac Arnsdorf / Politico:
Trump's Week of Errors, Exaggerations and Flat-out Falsehoods
Discussion: Washington Post and Raw Story
Jennifer Epstein / Bloomberg Business:
Clinton Won't Meet Embattled Mayor Emanuel in Chicago Visit
Discussion: Washington Post