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4:40 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:
Two more staffers resign from Breitbart  —  Two more staffers for Breitbart have resigned from the company, citing the website's pro-Donald Trump stance.  —  National security correspondent Jordan Schachtel and associate editor Jarrett Stepman sent their resignations to management on Monday afternoon.
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 …
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 …
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Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgressPage Array:   The War Against Obama's Potential Supreme Court Nominees Takes An Ugly, Offensive Turn
Los Angeles Times:   Southern California's Paul J. Watford is among Obama's top choices for Supreme Court
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.
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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
Matthew Burns / WRAL-TV:
Latest: Cumberland authorities weigh charging Trump following rally violence  —  RALEIGH, N.C. — Republican front-runner Donald Trump and Democratic rivals Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton all planned Monday campaign stops in North Carolina to make their final pitches to voters ahead of Tuesday's primary.
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The Daily Beast:
NC Sheriff Not Considering Charging Trump for ‘Inciting Riot’
Discussion: RedState and LawNewz
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 …
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, KTLA and WNEP-TV
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.
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.
USA Today:
Poll shows that millennials would flock to Clinton against Trump  —  WASHINGTON — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has expanded his double-digit lead among millennials in the Democratic presidential race, but a new USA TODAY/Rock the Vote poll finds a way for Hillary Clinton to solve her generation gap: Donald Trump.
Discussion: RedState and TalkLeft
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Sanders gains on Clinton ahead of huge Tuesday contests  —  The race for the Democratic presidential nomination is tightening, with Sen. Bernie Sanders  —  in two key contests.  —  Sanders is leading Clinton in Missouri, and has cut into the Democratic frontrunner's lead in Ohio and Illinois …
Discussion: Public Policy Polling and Hot Air
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Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Quinnipiac: Trump ahead in Florida, ties Kasich in Ohio
Discussion: Politico and Outside the Beltway
Ryan Lizza / New Yorker:
The Great Divide  —  On February 8th, the day before the New Hampshire primary, Bill Clinton stepped onstage to introduce his wife at a rally in Manchester.  “I have to be careful what I say,” he told the crowd, acknowledging his tendency, over the years, to eclipse her with a loose remark that sends the news cycle churning.
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.”
globaltimes.cn:
Trump opens Pandora's box in US  —  Donald Trump, front-runner to be the GOP's candidate for the upcoming US presidential election, encountered a major protest at his campaign event in Chicago on Friday evening.  Over a thousand people, both his supporters and opponents engaged in a physical confrontation …
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 …
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.
Natalie Allison Janicello / The Times:
William Lee / Chicago Tribune:
Northwestern University students charged with hate crime, vandalism to chapel  —  Northwestern University freshmen Anthony Morales, 19, left, and Matthew Kafker, 18, are charged with institutional vandalism and hate crime to a place of worship in connection with vandalism to the Alice Millar Chapel on campus.
Discussion: Chicagoist and Raw Story
Allegra Kirkland / Talking Points Memo:
New Anti-Trump Ad Quotes Trump Saying 'Women, You Gotta Treat ‘Em Like Sh**’ (VIDEO)  —  An anti-Trump super PAC on Monday released a new TV ad highlighting some of the Republican presidential frontrunner's most offensive comments about women through the years.
Discussion: The Week
Tom Goldstein / SCOTUSblog:
An assessment of Judge Sri Srinivasan's rulings (or, “I read all these FERC cases so you don't have to")  —  I have reviewed all of the cases in which Judge Sri Srinivasan has participated that resulted in a published opinion - whether he wrote the opinion or not.  There are 117 in total.
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
TIME:
Read the Full Transcript of TIME's Conversation With President Obama and Misty Copeland  —  President Barack Obama and ballerina Misty Copeland sat down with TIME reporter Maya Rhodan on Feb. 29 for a conversation about race, gender and success in the White House Cabinet room.
Discussion: BuzzFeed, Fusion and The Week
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.
Martin Longman / Washington Monthly:
Don't Call it Fascism?  —  Prepare to be concern-trolled by Clive Crook: … The rest of his column is one of the most wrongheaded and myopic things I've read in recent months.  —  Mr. Crook assures us that Trump is a dealmaker, and he's not really so bad:
Brad Wilmouth / NewsBusters:
CNN Anchor Taken Aback When GOP Guest Ties Clinton Camp to Birtherism  —  As CNN Newsroom host Poppy Harlow on Saturday tried to suggest Republicans like John Kasich deserve blame for not speaking out against Donald Trump when he was pushing birtherism against President Barack Obama several years ago …
Discussion: BizPac Review
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
James S. Robbins / USA Today:
If anti-Trump protests grow, they could hand Donald the election: James Robbins  —  In the wake of the 1968 riots, Nixon won by portraying his opponent as soft on crime.  —  Black Lives Matter protesters may help elect Donald Trump president, just as their predecessors did for Richard Nixon.
 
 
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The KKK leader who says he backs Hillary Clinton
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Jennifer Epstein / Bloomberg Business:
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