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9:55 PM ET, April 12, 2016

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CNN:
First on CNN: Top Republicans may skip GOP convention  —  Washington (CNN)A number of high-profile Republicans, fearful of a potential melee in Cleveland this summer, are considering skipping the Republican National Convention and campaigning back home instead.
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Tony Cook / Indianapolis Star:
Trump supporters turn rage on Indiana delegates  —  At some point, the vast majority of delegates could become unbound.Video provided by Newsy Newslook  —  After expressing reservations about Donald Trump, some of Indiana's delegates to the Republican national convention …
Alex Griswold / Mediaite:
Donald Trump Supporter Attacks Black Protester at Rally (Again)  —  Once again, a Donald Trump supporter has been caught on camera attacking a protester at one of the presidential candidate's rallies.  —  The Daily Gazette's Kate Seckinger captured the incident as it happened Monday in Albany.
Jake Sherman / Politico:
Why Ryan won't run  —  Paul Ryan's confidants see it as one of the great, strange conspiracy theories of 2016.  Somehow, by deciding against running for president, and repeatedly saying he has no interest in running for president, Paul Ryan is secretly running for president.  —  Raising money in New York?
Joshua Green / BostonGlobe.com:   Don't underestimate Ted Cruz
Katherine Krueger / Talking Points Memo:
Paul Ryan To GOP: I Know I'm Awesome, But I Can't Be Your President
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Cristina Marcos / The Hill:
Ryan to rule out presidential run
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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Billy Richardson / Fayetteville Observer:
N.C. Rep. Billy Richardson: I was wrong to vote for HB2
Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
Senators: NBA should move All-Star Game out of North Carolina
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
New York Daily News:
Mayor de Blasio, Hillary Clinton ripped for racist joke at Inner Circle show  —  They may be skilled in political theater — but when Mayor de Blasio and Hillary Clinton appeared on stage together, their comic turn became a tragic gaffe.  —  In a skit at Saturday night's Inner Circle show …
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Prachi Gupta / Cosmopolitan:
Hillary Clinton Responds to Bernie Sanders' Remark That She's “Condescending” to Young People  —  “I'm excited that so many young people are involved in this campaign.”  —  While on the campaign trail in Las Vegas, a young girl asked Hillary Clinton, “If you're elected the girl president …
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
WH defends Clinton and de Blasio after ‘CP time’ joke flops
Discussion: Booman Tribune
The New York Observer:
In the Republican Primary: Donald Trump for President  —  Donald Trump is the father-in-law of the Observer's publisher.  That is not a reason to endorse him.  Giving millions of disillusioned Americans a renewed sense of purpose and opportunity is.  —  Explaining the phenomenon …
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James Hohmann / Washington Post:
The Daily 202: Ted Cruz's war with Matt Drudge could become a huge problem for his campaign  —  THE BIG IDEA:  —  The Drudge Report has aggressively portrayed Ted Cruz's sweep of all the delegates from Colorado's Republican convention as a corrupt power grab.
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:   New York Hates Ted Cruz; Trump, Clinton Lead Big
John Frank / Denver Post:
Denver Post uncovers that Democratic Party told Hillary Clinton's campaign about caucus counting mistake, but kept public and Bernie Sanders camp in the dark  —  Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks to supporters during a campaign rally Tuesday evening in the Arts …
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:   Time to Reform Big Sanders?
Anne Gearan / Washington Post:
Some Democrats accuse Sanders supporters of harassing convention delegates
Discussion: The Slot and Hit & Run
Emma Roller / New York Times:
The Not So Super Delegates  —  The paradox of a strong system …
USA Today:
Zuckerberg unveils 10-year plan to expand Facebook empire, with political tones  —  Facebook announced that businesses would be able to start using their messenger platform to buy and sell products and offer customers support.  Jefferson Graham reports from the F8 Developer conference in San Francisco.
Discussion: Towleroad
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Mario Trujillo / The Hill:
Zuckerberg criticizes ‘fearful voices calling for building walls’
Discussion: The Daily Caller and The Verge
Editorials / New York Daily News:
Daily News Editorial Board says Vote Hillary Clinton: Her plans to give working- and middle-class Americans a fighting chance at rising incomes are far superior to Bernie Sanders'  —  A ritual that plays out at 8:30 a.m. on the first Friday of every month highlights the urgency …
Media Matters for America:
Trump Ally Roger Stone Writing Entire Book Alleging That The Clintons Secretly Murdered JFK Jr.  —  Roger Stone is writing a book based on his conspiracy theory that the Clintons murdered John F. Kennedy Jr. Stone is an longtime ally and friend of Donald Trump, who has previously used …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Natalie DiBlasio / USA Today:
Brothers trick sister with zombie attack after wisdom teeth surgery  —  Just a day after National Sibling Day flooded your Facebook feed with happy family photos, three brothers decided to celebrate their sister in a different way.  —  After their younger sister Millicent had her wisdom teeth removed …
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Annie Karni / Politico:
Bill Clinton can't stop talking about himself  —  NEW YORK — Since hitting the campaign trail in January, Bill Clinton has tried on different suits: supportive spouse hailing his wife as a “changemaker” in Iowa; Bernie Sanders attack dog in New Hampshire; redemption seeker in South Carolina.
Discussion: CBS New York
Selim Algar / New York Post:
Students beat and bullied me for being white  —  A white student at a predominately Hispanic and black Long Island high school says he was targeted for punishment over his race — punched, hit with a chair and repeatedly called “cracker” and “white boy” — while administrators did nothing to protect him.
Discussion: BizPac Review
 
 
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