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10:10 AM ET, March 31, 2016


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Oliver Darcy /
Michelle Fields Abandons Apartment Over Safety Concerns After Fox, BuzzFeed Publish Personal Info  —  Ex-Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields said Wednesday she had temporarily moved out of her D.C.-area apartment over safety concerns after Fox News and BuzzFeed accidentally published her address online.
Tim Murphy / Mother Jones:
Donald Trump's Muslim Ban Somehow Got Worse  —  Donald Trump told a Wisconsin town hall on Wednesday that his proposed ban on Muslims entering the United States would have an exception for the billionaire's rich friends.  —  “I have actually—believe it or not, I have a lot of friends …
Ali Vitali / NBC News:
Trump Advocates Abortion Ban, Walks Back ‘Punishment’ for Women Remark
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Trump Says His ‘Rich’ Muslim Friends Could Enter Country Under A Ban
Discussion: The Week
Trump Says Women May Need Punishment If Abortion Is Banned
New York Daily News:   Donald, daft & dangerous; Trump is clueless on abortion
Ashley Paredez / KTBC:
Central Texas mother allows children to get tattoos  —  A Central Texas mother was taken into custody after allowing her young children to be tattooed.  Police say the mom was intoxicated at the time and let her boyfriend's brother do the work.  Now the three children each have tattoos on their ankles.
Discussion: Althouse, WNEP-TV and
Tom Sherwood / NBC4 Washington:
Bernie Sanders May Be Off DC Ballot After Democratic Party Filing  —  A hearing is expected as early as next week over the challenge to Sanders' inclusion on the D.C. ballot  —  Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' name is not on the primary ballot in Washington, D.C. …
Isaac Chotiner / Slate:
Barney Frank Is Not Impressed by Bernie Sanders  —  “Bernie Sanders has been in Congress for 25 years with little to show for it.”  —  Barney Frank, the former Massachusetts Congressman who retired from the House of Representatives in 2013, is perhaps best known for a bill that carries his name …
DID YOU SEE THIS AMAZING VIDEO??  It was taken by visitor Tina Dorschel on the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary boardwalk early Monday morning.  (Please be warned, there is a curse word at the end!)  —  This gorgeous # Floridapanther seems to have unexpectedly found himself cornered while traveling around …
Discussion: WGN-TV and AOL
Sabato's Crystal Ball:
The Electoral College: The Only Thing That Matters  —  It's a long way to November, but for the moment the GOP is an underdog  —  We live in a post-factual era.  Thanks to the Internet and social media, which mix informed and uninformed views in equal measure, the old rule …
Discussion: Political Wire
Blaine Stewart / WTKR-TV:
35 years later: John Hinkley, Jr., closer to living permanently in Hampton Roads  —  John Hinckley, Jr., may soon accomplish something no other man has.  Never has anyone shot an American president, and then walked the streets, full-time, as a free man.  —  “I don't think anyone who owned …
Discussion: FOX31 Denver
Robert McCartney / Washington Post:
Metro could shut down entire rail lines to do extended maintenance, board chair says  —  Metro's top officials warned Wednesday that the transit system is in such need of repair that they might shut down entire rail lines for as long as six months for maintenance, potentially snarling thousands …
Melanie Zanona / The Hill:   DC Metro may shut down entire rail lines for months
Dustin Long / NASCAR Talk:
NASCAR driver faces seven charges in biggest tobacco-smuggling bust in North America  —  NASCAR driver/owner Derek White turned himself into authorities Wednesday and faces seven charges in connection to the biggest tobacco-smuggling bust in North American history, NBC Sports has learned.
Discussion:, and Fox 59
Bloomberg Business:   Nascar Driver Derek White Targeted in Tobacco-Smuggling Operation
Genny McLaren / FOX40:
Seventh Person Dies from Fentanyl Overdose in Sacramento County  —  A seventh person has died of a fentanyl overdose in Sacramento County.  —  Family confirms that Jerome Butler, who was in a coma with liver and kidney failure after taking a fentanyl pill, was taken off life support on Wednesday afternoon.
Rina Nakano / FOX40:
Citrus Heights Police Need Help Identifying Serial Peeper, Sex Assault Suspect … It's the police sketch giving Citrus Heights residents the creeps — a man police are looking for in a sexual assault investigation.  —  “I don't know.  He looks really creepy,” resident Brianna Rowland said.
Discussion: WGN-TV
KQCA-TV:   Sketch released of Citrus Heights sexual assault suspect
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
GOP nears the breaking point  —  The presidential primary has been a wrenching experience for the GOP so far — and it's about to get even worse.  —  and John Kasich have all backed away from their pledge to support the party's eventual nominee, foreshadowing a fight at the convention …
Discussion: Washington Post and Political Wire
Justin Gillis / New York Times:
Climate Model Predicts West Antarctic Ice Sheet Could Melt Rapidly  —  For half a century, climate scientists have seen the West Antarctic ice sheet, a remnant of the last ice age, as a sword of Damocles hanging over human civilization.  —  The great ice sheet, larger than Mexico …
Associated Press:
FBI Agrees to Unlock iPhone, iPod in Arkansas Homicide Case  —  The FBI agreed Wednesday to help an Arkansas prosecutor unlock an iPhone and iPod belonging to two teenagers accused of killing a couple, just days after the federal agency announced it had gained access to an iPhone linked to the gunman in a mass shooting in California.
T.A. Frank / Vanity Fair:
Is Paul Ryan Prepared to Commit Political Suicide?  —  Why the wunderkind House speaker would have to be crazy to try to steal the Republican nomination.  —  A few minutes ago, I happened to review the U.S. budget and observed that we could go from deficits to surplus by simply eliminating …
Philip Oltermann / Guardian:
Revealed: how Associated Press cooperated with the Nazis  —  German historian shows how news agency retained access in 1930s by promising not to undermine strength of Hitler regime  —  The Associated Press news agency entered a formal cooperation with the Hitler regime in the 1930s …
Anthony Watts / Watts Up With That?:
No April Fools Joke - Arctic blast for Northeast USA to give snow, 10's and 20's to New York, Boston  —  From Joe Bastardi at WeatherBell: Been warning anyone that will listen for over 2 weeks now about April 1-10.  Check out GFS lows next Wednesday He adds: EURO [forecast model] …
Joe Concha / Mediaite:
AJAM's David Shuster Exclusive: Hillary Clinton to be Interviewed by FBI Director Comey in Coming Days  —  Al Jazeera America may be shutting off the lights permanently soon, but that doesn't mean reporters like David Shuster aren't continuing to go about their business until the final gun sounds.
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Trump would be least-popular major-party nominee in modern times … If Donald Trump secures the Republican presidential nomination, he would start the general election campaign as the least-popular candidate to represent either party in modern times.  —  Three-quarters of women view him unfavorably.
Daniel Henninger / Wall Street Journal:
Obama's Greatest Triumph  —  He is six months away from destroying both the Republican Party and Reagan's legacy.  —  Barack Obama will retire a happy man.  He is now close to destroying his political enemies—the Republican Party, the American conservative movement and the public-policy legacy of Ronald Reagan.
Discussion: Politico
Wilmot Proviso / Conservative Tribune:
Cops Wreck Man's Home Over Anti-Islam Post... But He Has Epic Surprise for Them  —  A British man whose house was trashed by police after he tweeted something that was deemed to be anti-Islamic has an epic surprise for the cops who did it: A lawsuit.  —  According to the U.K. Telegraph …
Nick Gass / Politico:
N.C. governor calls backlash over state's new LGBT law hypocritical  —  The criticism and backlash to North Carolina's new law that eliminated anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people reeks of hypocrisy in several ways, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory said Thursday.
Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:
Cruz jokes about running over Trump with a car  —  Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz  —  on Wednesday joked that he would consider backing over rival Donald Trump  —  with his car if chance arose.  —  Appearing on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Cruz was asked by Kimmel whom he disliked more: President Obama or Trump.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Trip Gabriel / New York Times:
Signs of Wisconsin Backlash Against Donald Trump, Who Trails in Poll  —  JANESVILLE, Wis. — The danger signs are mounting for Donald J. Trump in Wisconsin: Right-wing radio hosts are flaying him, Gov. Scott Walker and other elected Republicans have endorsed Senator Ted Cruz …
Susan Decker / Bloomberg Business:
Apple Gets Closer to Knocking Out $533 Million Patent Verdict  —  Apple Inc.'s odds of beating a $533 million court verdict have improved, thanks in part to its frequent nemesis in patent lawsuits, Samsung Electronics Co.  —  Samsung and Apple, working together, won a decision invalidating …
Discussion: Engadget
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Nick Gass / Politico:
Kasich defends eating pizza with fork: It was ‘scalding hot, OK?’
Discussion: CBS New York
Christopher Ingraham / Washington Post:
What life is like after police ransack your house and take ‘every belonging’ — then the charges are dropped
Jason Zengerle / GQ:
What's Really Going On Inside Trump's Political Operation?
Matt Bai / Yahoo:
Are we getting the leaders we deserve?
Discussion: Political Wire and New York Times
Brandon Cockerham / Judicial Watch:
Judicial Watch: Obama Family 2015 Honolulu Christmas Vacation Cost Taxpayers $3,590,313 in Flight Expenses Alone
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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John Hudson / Foreign Policy:
Erdogan Uses Closed-Door Meeting to Blast Obama Administration
Daily Mail:
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Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Can Trump become so unpopular that Democrats take back the House?