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11:55 PM ET, April 11, 2016

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Trump erupts as Cruz sweeps Colorado without votes  —  ‘Biggest story in politics.  This will not be allowed!’  —  Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump erupted on “Fox & Friends” Monday morning after a weekend that saw Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas sweep all of Colorado's 34 delegates without …
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Alan Rappeport / New York Times:
After Loss in Colorado, Donald Trump Supporters Give State Chairman an Earful  —  It has been two days since Senator Ted Cruz of Texas swept Colorado's delegates, and Steve House, the chairman of the state's Republican Party, is feeling the wrath of Donald J. Trump's supporters.
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Ted Cruz: “The Drudge Report Has Become The Attack Site For The Trump Campaign”  —  “By all appearances, Roger Stone now decides what's on Drudge.”  —  Ted Cruz says the Drudge Report has become propaganda for Donald Trump's campaign.  —  “Drudge Report over the years has done …
Discussion: RedState and Mediaite
John Santucci / ABC News:
Trump Says Cruz Got His ‘A— Kicked’ in Louisiana, But Took Delegates
Discussion: Politico and abc7news.com
Josefa Velasquez / Politico:   Trump extols his ‘love’ for New York during Albany rally
Rush Limbaugh:
Ted Cruz Isn't Cheating, He's Winning
Discussion: Doug Ross, Althouse and Hot Air
Mollie Hemingway / The Federalist:
Colorado Proves Donald Trump Can't Handle The Rigors Of A Campaign
Marc A. Thiessen / Washington Post:
What Trump can learn from Reagan and the '76 delegate fight
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Video: Colorado Trump delegate burns GOP registration after being turned away from state convention
Discussion: The Hill, RedState and There seems …
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:   Sen. Cory Gardner: Trump Has “Diminishing Future,” Will Keep Losing Delegates
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Ben Carson: I'd Be Never Trump Too If Election Stakes Weren't So High  —  “For me, it's about the children and the grandchildren.”  —  w.soundcloud.com  —  Ben Carson said in a radio interview last week that his support for Donald Trump is purely pragmatic, adding that he wouldn't support Trump …
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Kirsten Powers / USA Today:
Donald Trump's ‘kinder, gentler’ version: Kirsten Powers  —  The Donald explains why politics is ‘a crazy business’ and why he never cries anymore.  —  CONNECT  —  Is Donald Trump about to make a pivot toward presidential?  —  In an hour-long interview Thursday in his New York office …
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Carson: ‘If it was just me’ I'd be team #NeverTrump too
Discussion: The Right Scoop
Amy Chozick / New York Times:
Racially Charged Joke by Hillary Clinton and Bill de Blasio Leaves Some Cringing  —  In less than three minutes, a comedy routine between Hillary Clinton and Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York managed to cause a storm of controversy over a racially charged joke.
Discussion: Power Line, Salon and ABC News
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Sarah K. Burris / Raw Story:
Hillary Clinton and Bill de Blasio set off cringing with painful joke about ‘colored people time’  —  DON'T MISS STORIES.  FOLLOW RAW STORY!  —  New York City's annual Inner Circle Dinner brought New York politicians together for an evening of food and fun but also for stiff politicians performing awkward skits.
Jamelle Bouie / Slate:
The Messy, Very Human Politics of Bill Clinton's Crime Bill  —  The activists who denounce the bill now have much in common with the activists who supported it in 1994.  —  Twenty-two years ago, President Bill Clinton shepherded a comprehensive crime bill through Congress in the midst …
Discussion: Guardian and The Daily Caller
David Moye / The Huffington Post:
Porn Site Bans North Carolina Users Due To State's Anti-LGBT Laws  —  “I think that porn has the power to do what Bruce Springsteen can't.”  —  There's a new kink in North Carolina's LGBT controversy: A popular porn website is banning all computers from “The Tar Heel State.”
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Joe Otterson / The Wrap:   Porn Site Bans North Carolina Users Over Anti-LGBT Law
Harry Enten / FiveThirtyEight:
Trump Is The Weakest GOP Front-Runner In The Modern Era  —  Despite getting drubbed in Wisconsin this week, Donald Trump has won more votes than any other Republican candidate this year.  So, he's doing OK, right?  Well, for all the talk that unbound delegates and quirky convention rules …
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Glenn Thrush / Politico:
‘Hillary would beat him from jail’
David A. Graham / The Atlantic:
The 2016 U.S. Presidential Race: A Cheat Sheet
Discussion: TalkLeft
CBS News:
Meet the “Trump Bros”  —  Jack Rowe, an 18-year-old high school student from St. Paul, Minnesota, sat in the front row of a Donald Trump rally in Eau Claire, Wisconsin last weekend, sandwiched between two friends.  —  He had caucused for Trump in Minnesota for the very first time a few weeks earlier.
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
BREAKING: New Jersey Judge to Decide if Cruz Is Eligible to Run in Primary #MakeCruzCanadianAgain  —  This won't please the GOP party elites one bit!  —  A New Jersey judge heard arguments today on behalf of law professor Victor Williams and a group of concerned citizens regarding Senator …
Hillary Clinton / New York Daily News:
TRANSCRIPT: Hillary Clinton meets with the Daily News Editorial Board, April 9, 2016  —  The Daily Editorial Board interviewed Hillary Clinton, Democratic candidate for President, on April 9 in the offices of the newspaper in downtown Manhattan.  —  Daily News: Welcome.
Jarrett Bell / USA Today:
Sean Payton rails against guns after Will Smith's death  —  Listen to Sean Payton.  Carefully.  He's mad.  Sad.  Frustrated.  Passionate.  —  “If this opinion in Louisiana is super unpopular,” Payton told USA TODAY Sports in a 33-minute phone conversation on Monday, his first interview since Will Smith's death, “so be it.”
Brian Tashman / Right Wing Watch:
Phyllis Schlafly Faces Ouster Attempt Following Trump Endorsement  —  This post has been updated.  —  Over the weekend, Eagle Forum president Ed Martin emailed the group's members about a recently uncovered “scheme to push Phyllis Schlafly out of Eagle Forum.”
Conor Dinan / Talking Points Memo:
New Poll: Clinton Up 14 Points In New York  —  Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a wide lead in the Democratic contest for New York, beating out Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) by 14 percentage points, according to an NBC/WSJ/Marist poll released Monday.
Discussion: AOL
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Mark Murray / NBC News:
NBC Poll: Trump, Clinton Hold Sizable Leads in New York
Discussion: Vox and Washington Post
Des Moines Register:
Grassley: Sky won't fall with one less justice … Six.  Seven.  Nine.  Ten. Seven.  Nine.  —  These numbers reveal the absurdity of the argument that somehow the federal judiciary is debilitated without a ninth Supreme Court justice for a brief period of time.
Discussion: The Week and Talking Points Memo
Betsy Woodruff / The Daily Beast:
Ivanka Trump, the Face of Dad's Get Out The Vote Effort, Forgets to Change Registration  —  Donald Trump's daughter has mas made calls and videos asking supporters to do what she (and her brother Eric) forgot to do.  —  Despite spending the last four months lecturing Trump supporters …
Peter Overby / NPR:
Hundreds Protesting Political System Arrested On Capitol's Steps  —  Police needed most of Monday afternoon to arrest all of the sit-down protesters outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington at a demonstration in favor of changing the rules on political money, voting rights and redistricting.
Discussion: Common Dreams and The BRAD BLOG
Gregory Korte / USA Today:
‘Scarier than we initially thought:’ CDC sounds warning on Zika virus  —  WASHINGTON — Public health officials said Monday they've learned a lot more about Zika since the Obama administration made a $1.9 billion request to Congress to combat the mosquito-borne virus, and are increasingly concerned …
Discussion: The Week and Florida Politics
JONATHAN TURLEY:
TENTH CIRCUIT REVERSES SISTER WIVES DECISION  —  This afternoon, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit issued its decision in Brown v. Buhman, No. 14-4117, reversing the decision striking down the cohabitation provision of the Utah polygamy law.  The opinion of the panel is attached below.
Discussion: fox13now.com and Politico
 
 
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