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11:50 AM ET, March 15, 2016


 Top Items: 
Military Times survey: Troops back Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders for president  —  In an exclusive survey of American military personnel, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders emerged as active-duty service members' top choices to become the next commander in chief.
Discussion: WHNT-TV
New York Times:
Measuring Donald Trump's Mammoth Advantage in Free Media  —  Of all the ways Donald Trump has shocked the political system, one of the most significant is how he wins primary after primary with one of the smallest campaign budgets.  —  He still doesn't have a super PAC.
Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Top liberal leaders call for ‘massive’ anti-Trump campaign  —  CHICAGO — Leaders of more than 20 leading liberal groups supporting both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are set to release a scathing letter on Tuesday that serves as a progressive call to arms against Donald Trump …
Eliza Collins / Politico:
Huckabee: Trump is Clinton's ‘worst nightmare’
Blake Neff / The Daily Caller:
NYT Visits Trump Campaign Office, Amazed By Presence Of Non-Whites
Discussion: Western Journalism
Bill Hoffmann / Newsmax:
Ben Carson to Newsmax: I'm Promised a Spot in Trump Administration  —  Dr. Ben Carson revealed on Newsmax TV Monday that he will work in Donald Trump's administration — at least in an “advisory capacity” — if the Republican presidential front-runner is elected to the White House.
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Carson: 'We're only looking at four years' if Trump's a bust
Discussion: The Week and US News
John Harwood / New York Times:   A Situation in Which Donald Trump Wins the White House
Caleb Howe / RedState:
Ben Carson: I Didn't Want To Endorse Trump, But He Promised Me A Job
New York Times:
Allies Say Obama's Court Pick Is Near, and Will Be Hard for Republicans to Ignore
Discussion: Hit & Run
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Trump campaign manager's behavior prompted staff concerns  —  Donald Trump's staff and advisers have expressed concerns about campaign manager Corey Lewandowski's quick temper and heavy-handed leadership, and some even planned a coup against him last month, sources involved in the discussions told POLITICO.
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Ted Cruz: Trump Aide Grabbing Reporter A ‘Fireable Offense’
Discussion: BuzzFeed and Washington Post
New York Times:
What We're Watching as 5 States Hold Crucial Primaries  —  Voters in Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio cast crucial ballots in the race for the presidency on Tuesday.  Here are some of the things we will be watching.  —  The end or the beginning?
Annie Karni / Politico:
Bernie's big chance to rattle the race
Discussion: Scared Monkeys
Eliza Collins / Politico:
Clinton: 'We didn't lose a single person' in Libya  —  Hillary Clinton on Monday defended the intervention in Libya that she championed as secretary of state, telling MSNBC's Chris Matthews that the United States “didn't lose a single person.”  —  “Libya was a different kind of calculation.
Discussion: Yahoo Politics, RedState, MSNBC and Hot Air
Fox News:
Clinton commits Benghazi gaffe, saying US 'didn't lose a single person' in Libya  —  Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton committed her second gaffe in as many days on the campaign trail Monday night, claiming that the U.S. “didn't lose a single person” in Libya during her time as secretary of state.
Shoshana Weissmann / Weekly Standard:
Clinton: 'We Didn't Lose a Single Person' in Libya  —  During MSNBC's town hall with Hillary Clinton on Monday, Clinton discussed foreign policy in Libya.  —  She said that Libya isn't perfect, but is making progress.  She added, “Libya was a different kind of calculation, and we didn't lose a single person.”
Garrett Epps / The Atlantic:
Will Partisanship Undermine the Judiciary?  —  Samuel Chase—"Old Bacon-Face"—was probably the most partisan justice in Supreme Court history.  While sitting as a circuit judge, he'd make partisan speeches from the bench and drive lawyers out of his courtroom—before clapping their Jeffersonian clients into jail.
Stephanie Mencimer / Mother Jones:   Washington's Worst Job: President Obama's Next Supreme Court Nominee
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Final preparations for court war
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and Hot Air
Carl Hulse / New York Times:   A Supreme Court Seat Sits Empty, and Calls to Fill It Dog Republicans
Kathy Frankovic / YouGov US Opinion Center News:
Trump breaks 50% in national support for the first time  —  Showing little sign of a “ceiling”, Donald Trump has only grown in support with the exit of Ben Carson and Marco Rubio's collapse … In the last two weeks, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has won more delegates in primaries and caucuses …
Reid J. Epstein / Wall Street Journal:
Donald Trump Wins in Northern Mariana Islands GOP Caucus
Jason Horowitz / New York Times:
A King in His Castle: How Donald Trump Lives, From His Longtime Butler  —  PALM BEACH, Fla. — Everything seemed to sparkle at the Mar-a-Lago estate here on a recent afternoon.  The sun glinted off the pool and the black Secret Service S.U.V.s in the circular driveway.
Discussion: Althouse and The Week
David French / National Review:
Working-Class Whites Have Moral Responsibilities — In Defense of Kevin Williamson  —  This weekend, my colleague Kevin Williamson kicked up quite the hornet's nest with his magazine piece (subscription required) that strikes directly at the idea that the white working-class (the heart of Trump's support) is a victim class.
Joe Tacopino / New York Post:
Tech mogul accused of keeping ex-stripper as sex slave for 13 years  —  A Silicon Valley venture capitalist has been sued for $40 million by a woman who claims he used her as a virtual sex slave for 13 years.  —  Michael Goguen, who had worked for a firm that funded Google and Paypal …
ABC News:
The Note: High Stakes Tuesday Is Here  —  In the biggest day of voting since Super Tuesday, Americans in five states and one territory head to the polls today to cast their ballots for the presidential nomination.  More states and delegates may have been up for grabs on March 1 …
John Santucci / ABC News:
Donald Trump Sees No Need to Tone Down His Campaign
Discussion: Towleroad
Bill Allison / Bloomberg Business:
Trump's Fundraising for Others Left Deep Roots  —  The Palm Beach County GOP hopes to raise more than $300,000 at an upcoming event where Trump will deliver the keynote.  —  He might be self-financing his campaign, but Donald Trump is no stranger to political fundraising.
Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
Donald Trump's taste for well-done steaks is disqualifying  —  A lot has been written about Donald Trump over the course of this campaign season, but a new revelation from a New York Times profile of Trump's longtime butler may finally deliver the piece of information that brings him down — he enjoys his steaks well done.
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
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Mary McGuire / WFLA-TV:
Witness: Fallen deputy ‘hero’ for being ‘human shield’ in wrong-way crash
Discussion: KFOR-TV and New York's PIX11
David Siders / Sacramento Bee:
Jerry Brown: If Trump wins, California might need a wall of its own
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Raw Story
Brianna Ehley / Politico:
Sanders says he ran as a Democrat for ‘media coverage’
Noah Kulwin / Re/code:
Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes Is Holding a Hillary Fundraiser With Chelsea Clinton
Discussion: New York Magazine, Politico and STAT
Pete Kasperowicz / Washington Examiner:
CBO suggests taxing drivers by the mile
McKay Coppins / BuzzFeed:
Trump Campaign Conducting Background Checks On Volunteers
Discussion: Political Wire
 Earlier Items: 
Toronto Sun:
Man in attack on Canadian Forces members in Toronto said ‘Allah’: Sources
Kwame Opam / The Verge:
@MichelleObama  —  The First Lady needed a turnip.
Discussion: The Week
Roger Cohen / New York Times:
The Trump-Berlusconi Syndrome
Dominic Patten / Deadline:
CBS Sued Over 'Judge Judy's $47M Salary & Profits From Syndicated Series
Discussion: LawNewz
Travis Gettys / Raw Story:
Pastor kicks off Trump rally by calling for Bernie Sanders to convert: 'Bernie's got to meet Jesus'
Discussion: Friendly Atheist
Julia Marsh / New York Post:
Gawker owner explains difference between a Miley and an Obama sex tape
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Trump Is No Accident  —  Establishment Republicans who are horrified …
Discussion: Slantpoint and Mashable