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5:20 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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Ari Melber / NBC News:
Despite Complaints, Delegate System Has Given Trump a 22 Percent Bonus  —  Trump Takes on Political Establishment, Delegate Count, Ted Cruz 6:10  —  Donald Trump blasted the GOP's delegate rules Sunday, saying a “corrupt” system is denying him delegates in states he won.
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 …
Glenn Thrush / Politico:
‘Hillary would beat him from jail’  —  Like an army decimated on the battlefield, the vanquished Republican operatives allied with Jeb Bush have shed their uniforms, collected as much ammo as they could carry and taken to the hills to wage bitter guerrilla war against Donald Trump.
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:   Sen. Cory Gardner: Trump Has “Diminishing Future,” Will Keep Losing Delegates
John Whitesides / Reuters:
Trump blasts ‘rigged’ rules on Republican delegates
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and Guardian
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New York Times:
The Rich Live Longer Everywhere.  For the Poor, Geography Matters.  —  Life expectancy of 40-year-olds with household incomes below $28,000,  —  For poor Americans, the place they call home can be a matter of life or death.  —  The poor in some cities — big ones like New York and Los Angeles …
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.
Discussion: Fusion and New York Magazine
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David Weigel / Washington Post:
Sanders calls for national fracking ban, with eye on Clinton
Discussion: Common Dreams and EcoWatch
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
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Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
Paul Ryan, a Mirage Candidate, Wages a Parallel Campaign
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Paul Ryan's Magical-Realist Presidential Campaign
Associated Press:
Texas Attorney General Charged With Federal Securities Fraud  —  Federal securities regulators charged Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Monday with four civil counts of fraud, piling on more legal troubles for the Republican already under criminal indictment for allegations that he deceived friends …
Discussion: Occupy Democrats and LawNewz
Dustin B Levy / York Daily Record:
Gettysburg man selling Hillary Clinton's car  —  Mike Lawn worked for seven presidents and met nine.  That number could be up to 10 by November if Hillary Clinton wins the White House.  He just happens to be selling her car, which sits in his driveway adorned with an Arkansas license plate and a 1990 …
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Kate Andersen Brower / Vanity Fair:
The Permanent White House Staff Is, Understandably, on Edge About the 2016 Presidential Race
Discussion: CNNMoney and The Daily Caller
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.
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Is GOP headed for its own Bush v. Gore?  —  It's now likely Republicans are headed toward a contested convention in July.  But they might be headed toward more than that — the party could be on its way to an internal version of the 2000 election, the race in which the candidate who lost …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Snoopy the Destroyer  —  Has Snoopy just doomed us to another severe financial crisis?  Unfortunately, that's a real possibility, thanks to a bad judicial ruling that threatens a key part of financial reform.  —  Some background: When catastrophe struck the troubled U.S. financial system in September 2008 …
Discussion: Marginal REVOLUTION
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
Katherine Krueger / Talking Points Memo:
Oops: Trump's Kids Ivanka And Eric Never Registered To Vote For Their Dad  —  While plenty of New Yorkers say they'll cast their votes for native son Donald Trump in next week's Republican primary contest, two of Trump's own kids won't be among them.  —  Trump confirmed in a Monday call …
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.
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Past cases suggest Hillary won't be indicted  —  It's the most explosive question of the 2016 presidential campaign: Could Hillary Clinton get indicted for her handling of sensitive materials through her home email server?  —  A POLITICO review of dozens of recent federal investigations …
Josh Peterson / Washington Free Beacon:
Trump's Twitter Followed by Millions of Inactive or Fake Accounts  —  Sixty-four percent of Donald Trump's 7.51 million Twitter followers have not been in use for at least the past six months, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis.  —  Additionally, using StatusPeople.com's Twitter analysis app …
Discussion: RedState
Jim Norman / Gallup:
U.S. Worries About Race Relations Reach a New High  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than a third (35%) of Americans now say they are worried “a great deal” about race relations in the U.S. — which is higher than at any time since Gallup first asked the question in 2001.
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Kobach's Office Puts Out Spanish Voter Guide With Wrong Registration Deadline  —  The Spanish-language voter guides from Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's office include two errors about registering to vote in the state, while the English guides do not include the same errors.
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Obama ‘neither sought nor received’ briefing on Clinton email probe  —  President Obama has neither requested nor received confidential briefings about federal investigations into Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton  —  's private email server, and his only source of knowledge …
Guy Benson / Townhall.com:
Uh Oh: US Extradites Romanian Hacker Tied to Hillary Email Scandal  —  A flurry of significant stories broke on Friday, including the Obama administration's belated capitulation on executive privilege assertions pertaining to the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal, as well as the release …
 
 
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