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9:30 AM ET, March 16, 2016

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Julia Edwards / Reuters:
Srinivasan or Garland likely Obama choice for U.S. Supreme Court: source  —  President Barack Obama is likely to announce either Judge Sri Srinivasan or Judge Merrick Garland as his pick for U.S. Supreme Court nominee and the announcement could come as early as Wednesday, a source familiar with the selection process said on Tuesday.
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Tanya Somanader / The White House:
Email from President Obama: “I've Made My Decision”  —  Summary: The President sent a message to the White House email list to announce that he has chosen a nominee who is eminently qualified to sit on the Supreme Court. … Today, I will announce the person whom I believe is eminently qualified to sit on the Supreme Court.
Eliza Collins / Politico:
Trump: Senate should block Obama's Supreme Court nominee  —  President Barack Obama plans to announce his Supreme Court nominee on Wednesday, but Donald Trump thinks the Senate shouldn't give the pick a hearing.  —  “I don't think so, no I think they should do what they're doing,” …
Discussion: The Week
Juliet Eilperin / Washington Post:
Obama to announce Supreme Court nominee at 11 a.m. … President Obama will announce his nominee to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court in the White House Rose Garden at 11 a.m., he said in an email to supporters Wednesday.  —  While Senate Republicans have said they will not consider …
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Obama to Announce Supreme Court Nominee  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama will announce on Wednesday his choice to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, even in the face of Republican vows not to consider his nominee, Mr. Obama said in an email to supporters sent from the White House.
Greg Stohr / Bloomberg Business:
Obama to Announce U.S. Supreme Court Nominee at 11 A.M. Today
Discussion: USA Today and Politico
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Obama to announce SCOTUS nominee Wednesday
Ellen Barry / New York Times:
Indian Town Prays for a ‘Son’ on Supreme Court
Discussion: Towleroad and Hit & Run
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Grassley denies knowledge of group backing him in court battle
Discussion: Philly.com
Tal Kopan / CNN:
Primary results: Live updates  —  Primary election results and updates as they happen as voters in Florida, Ohio, Missouri, Illinois and North Carolina go to the ballot box.
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Yahoo Politics:
A big night for Clinton, as she wins in four states  —  WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Tuesday was always supposed to be one of the most important nights in the Democratic presidential primary race, but for Hillary Clinton, it was even bigger than she and her team expected.
Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
Trump risks falling short of delegate count for nomination  —  has secured more than half of the delegates needed to win the Republican nomination, but will need to pick up his pace to reach a clinching 1,237 delegates and avoid a contested convention.  —  Trump's strong performance …
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Kasich won Ohio.  Now what?  —  John Kasich tasted victory for the first time in 2016 with a primary win in Ohio, and it came at precisely the moment he lost his chance to become the Republican presidential nominee without unprecedented chaos.  —  Despite the victory celebration …
New York Times:
Hillary Clinton Wins 4 Races, Rebounding From Michigan Loss  —  Hillary Clinton swept major primaries in Florida, North Carolina and Ohio on Tuesday, rebounding from her upset loss to Bernie Sanders in Michigan a week earlier and securing a political and psychological victory for her campaign.
Hadas Gold / Politico:
POLITICO reporter denied access to Trump event  —  POLITICO reporter Ben Schreckinger was denied entry to Donald Trump's press conference on Tuesday night, despite having previously been granted credentials by the campaign.  —  The move followed a threat last week from Trump officials …
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Shane Goldmacher / Politico:
Top conservatives gather to plot third-party run against Trump  —  Three influential leaders of the conservative movement have summoned other top conservatives for a closed-door meeting Thursday in Washington, D.C., to talk about how to stop Donald Trump and, should he become the Republican nominee …
Ezra Klein / Vox:
Hillary Clinton had an amazing night — and not just because of her victories
Discussion: Washington Post
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
Rubio's Exit and the G.O.P.'s Spoiled Buffet
Discussion: USA Today and New York Magazine
Henry Olsen / National Review:
Decision Desk, Ides of March: Et Tu, GOP?
Discussion: New York Times
CBS Miami:
Marco Rubio Suspends Campaign After Losing Florida Primary
Discussion: Politico
Paola Chavez / ABC News:
Marco Rubio Suspends 2016 Presidential Campaign
Discussion: Scared Monkeys, RedState, Politico and RT
Sabrina Siddiqui / Guardian:
Rubio: Trump is ‘an embarrassment’ and Republicans will pay big in November
Discussion: NBC News, Mediaite, Common Dreams and MSNBC
Shane Goldmacher / Politico:
Inside Marco's Hollow Campaign  —  Three days before Florida's climactic primary, Marco Rubio sank deep into a black leather armchair on his campaign bus.  He had just spent 25 minutes smiling wide for supporters at a high-end boutique selling $150 candles.
Discussion: Eschaton
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John Harwood / CNBC:
Paul Ryan won't categorically rule out accepting GOP nom  —  House Speaker Paul Ryan decided not to run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, but he declined to rule out accepting it if a deadlocked party convention turns to him this summer.  —  “You know, I haven't given …
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Ramesh Ponnuru / BloombergView.com:
A Fair Way to Choose a Republican Nominee
Discussion: Hot Air
Kevin Freking / Associated Press:
OBAMA DISMAYED BY VULGARITY, VIOLENCE OF CAMPAIGN
Robert Draper / New York Times:
Donald Trump and the Fall of the Republican Campaign Guru  —  As hapless as the news media and the Washington establishment have at times appeared as they flail about in the political tempest wrought by Donald Trump, there is another group in the 2016 election cycle that has come off looking …
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Russell Berman / The Atlantic:
The Rubio Campaign Ends Where It Began
Libor Jany / Star Tribune:
Local authorities, feds investigating alleged ISIL ‘kill list’ for Minnesota law enforcement  —  Caliphate Cyber Army released names; FBI is investigating threat.  —  TEXT SIZE  —  An alleged ISIL “kill list” containing the personal information of dozens of Minnesota law enforcement officers …
Discussion: Chicago Boyz
 
 
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Eliza Collins / Politico:
Trump says he will skip Monday's Fox News debate
Discussion: The Week
Deborah Tannen / TIME:
The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy of Disliking Hillary Clinton
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Associated Press:
North Korea sentences US tourist to 15 years in prison
Kevin Glueck / KGAN:
Iowa City man charged with hate crime for assaulting black man
Discussion: Raw Story and addictinginfo.org
Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
Bernie's longshot victory strategy
Tara Golshan / Vox:
Read: Hillary Clinton's victory speech was a turn to the battle against Donald Trump
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Washington Post
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Insider: Trump to skip GOP debate for pro-Israel conference
Discussion: Breitbart and Politico
 Earlier Items: 
Shawnmcginnis / KTLA:
Palos Verdes Girl Paralyzed After Doing Backbend Refuses to Give Up Hope She'll Dance Again
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