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5:10 PM ET, April 12, 2016

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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 …
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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.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and The Week
Cristina Marcos / The Hill:
Ryan to rule out presidential run  —  (R-Wis.) will definitively rule himself out as a contender to be the GOP presidential nomination in a formal statement before the media Tuesday afternoon.  —  “He's going to rule himself out and put this to rest once and for all,” an aide said.
Katherine Krueger / Talking Points Memo:
Paul Ryan To GOP: I Know I'm Awesome, But I Can't Be Your President
Discussion: Balloon Juice and The Week
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Paul Ryan delivers Shermanesque rejection of running for president
Discussion: New York Times and Mother Jones
Amber Phillips / Washington Post:
19 times — including today! — Paul Ryan has said he isn't running for president
Discussion: Guardian, Business Insider and NBC News
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?  —  Former TPMer Greg Sargent has an interesting post today about how the Sanders campaign could end and end well - specifically, by using his clout at the convention to reform the primary process.  It's an intriguing suggestion and makes a lot of sense since …
Discussion: Washington Post
Nick Gass / Politico:
Clinton camp: Sanders wants to rig system with superdelegates  —  When it comes to Donald Trump's recent comments about a rigged primary system hurting both him and Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton's campaign is having none of it.  In fact, Clinton's press secretary Brian Fallon …
Grace Rauh / NY1 News:
NY1/Baruch College Poll: Trump Leads Rivals by 43 Percentage Points  —  Donald Trump has a commanding 43-point lead in the New York Republican presidential primary, and Hillary Clinton has a 13-point advantage in the Democratic primary, according to a NY1/Baruch College poll released Monday night.
Emma Roller / New York Times:
The Not So Super Delegates  —  The paradox of a strong system …
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Bill Clinton aides tracked Trump's flirtation with White House run
Discussion: Washington Post and ABC News
Anne Gearan / Washington Post:
Some Democrats accuse Sanders supporters of harassing convention delegates
Discussion: Hit & Run and The Slot
Paul A. Specht / Raleigh News & Observer:
Raleigh visitors bureau says HB2 is affecting Wake economy  —  Four groups have canceled events  —  16 other groups, potentially bringing $24M, are rethinking plans in Wake County  —  State reps Dollar and Stam: lost rooms can be filled  —  RALEIGH  —  A report released …
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governor.nc.gov:
Governor McCrory Takes Action to Protect Privacy and Equality  —  Raleigh, N.C.  —  Governor Pat McCrory has signed an Executive Order to protect the privacy and equality of all North Carolinians.  Executive Order 93 clarifies existing state law and provides new protections for North Carolina residents.
Billy Richardson / Fayetteville Observer:
N.C. Rep. Billy Richardson: I was wrong to vote for HB2
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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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
WH defends Clinton and de Blasio after ‘CP time’ joke flops  —  President Obama's top spokesman on Tuesday defended the civil rights record of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton  —  , who have come under fire for making a racially tinged joke at an event last week.
Discussion: Booman Tribune
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.
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Joshua Green / BostonGlobe.com:
Don't underestimate Ted Cruz  —  Texas Senator Ted Cruz's easy win in Wisconsin's GOP primary last week did more than just give hope to the #NeverTrump faction of Republicans desperate to stop Donald Trump.  By performing well with a broad range of voters, including the less-educated …
David M. Drucker / Washington Examiner:
Cruz, Rubio join forces in Arkansas to block Trump delegates  —  Ted Cruz's and Marco Rubio's supporters have teamed up in Arkansas to pack the state delegation with individuals who'll turn against Donald Trump in a contested convention.  —  Since Rubio ended his presidential bid March 15 …
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The Right Scoop:
CRUZ: Trump is a VERY SORE LOSER and he's WORRIED that people will call him Losin' Donald!
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 …
Eamon Javers / CNBC:
Swiss banker whistleblower: CIA behind Panama Papers  —  Whistleblower suspects CIA behind Panama Papers leak  —  CNBC's Eamon Javers speaks with Swiss bank whistleblower Brad Birkenfeld about the Panama Papers leaks.  —  Bradley Birkenfeld is the most significant financial whistleblower of all time …
Discussion: Boing Boing
Dennis Overbye / New York Times:
A Visionary Project Aims for Alpha Centauri, a Star 4.37 Light-Years Away  —  Can you fly an iPhone to the stars?  —  In an attempt to leapfrog the planets and vault into the interstellar age, a bevy of scientists and other luminaries from Silicon Valley and beyond, led by Yuri Milner …
Discussion: Business Insider and KQED Science
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Ross Andersen / The Atlantic:   Inside a Billionaire's New Interstellar Mission
Monica Ulmanu / Guardian:
The dark side of Guardian comments  —  Hear from three of those writers, explore the data and help us host better conversations online … omments allow readers to respond to an article instantly, asking questions, pointing out errors, giving new leads.  At their best, comment threads are thoughtful …
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
James Hibberd / EW.com:
STAR WARS ORIGINAL TRILOGY GETS RARE BIG-SCREEN RETURN THIS SUMMER  —  Exclusive: Alamo Drafthouse to sponsor nationwide roadshow screenings of Episodes IV-VI  —  The Star Wars original trilogy is returning to the big screen.  —  The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema chain is sponsoring roadshow screenings …
 
 
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Matt Friedman / Politico:
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Telegraph:
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Discussion: Zero Hedge
Ashe Schow / Washington Examiner:
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