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7:40 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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Mollie Hemingway / The Federalist:
Colorado Proves Donald Trump Can't Handle The Rigors Of A Campaign  —  By the end of a statewide assembly on Saturday, Sen. Ted Cruz swept up all of Colorado's 34 delegates to the Republican National Convention.  Donald Trump received none.  Trump and his supporters aren't taking it well.
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.
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.
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Video: Colorado Trump delegate burns GOP registration after being turned away from state convention
Discussion: The Hill and RedState
David A. Graham / The Atlantic:
The 2016 U.S. Presidential Race: A Cheat Sheet
Discussion: TalkLeft
Zeke J Miller / TIME:
Donald Trump Loses Weekend Delegate Fight in 5 States
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.
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Mark Murray / NBC News:
NBC Poll: Trump, Clinton Hold Sizable Leads in New York
Discussion: Washington Post, Political Wire and Vox
Conor Dinan / Talking Points Memo:   New Poll: Clinton Up 14 Points In New York
David Weigel / Washington Post:
Sanders calls for national fracking ban, with eye on Clinton
Discussion: Common Dreams and EcoWatch
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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 …
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 …
Discussion: Politico
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Marc A. Thiessen / Washington Post:
What Trump can learn from Reagan and the '76 delegate fight
Discussion: RedState, Newsweek and Associated Press
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:   Sen. Cory Gardner: Trump Has “Diminishing Future,” Will Keep Losing Delegates
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.
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.”
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: Booman Tribune
Joe Otterson / The Wrap:
Porn Site Bans North Carolina Users Over Anti-LGBT Law  —  XHamster users in the Tar Heel state will just have to find porn somewhere else on the Internet  —  XHamster just delivered a serious money shot on the North Carolina legislature.  —  Users from the Tar Hell State began complaining …
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: The Daily Caller and CNNMoney
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 …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Guardian
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
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: Florida Politics and The Week
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
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: Talking Points Memo
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.
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
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.
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / USA Today:
Dear attorneys general, conspiring against free speech is a crime: Glenn Reynolds  —  Liberal attorney generals are willing to break the law to shut up climate change dissenters.  —  Federal law makes it a felony “for two or more persons to agree together to injure, threaten …
David Giambusso / Politico:
Unions announce Verizon strike, assailing ‘shameful demands’  —  Following ten months of seemingly fruitless contract negotiations, roughly 40,000 Verizon workers will walk off the job on Wednesday, unless the company does a significant about-face before then.
Discussion: Common Dreams
Jack Gillum / Associated Press:
‘Hire some new redactors’: How US hinders records requests  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — As U.S. officials dealt with the fallout of the government's once-secret “Cuban Twitter” program, they had one thing on their side: notorious delays in the federal Freedom of Information Act.
 
 
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