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3:40 AM ET, April 15, 2016


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New York Post:
The Post endorses Donald Trump  —  Donald Trump is a rookie candidate — a potential superstar of vast promise, but making rookie mistakes.  The nominee Republicans need for the fall campaign is often hard to make out amid his improvisations and too-harsh replies to his critics.  —  New Yorkers vote Tuesday.
Jessica Hopper / ABC News:
Discussion:, Associated Press and WND
Meera Jagannathan / New York Daily News:
Six ex-'Apprentice' stars to disavow Donald Trump for his ‘anti-American’ campaign
Benjy Sarlin / MSNBC:
How an army of pro-Donald Trump trolls are taking over Reddit
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Hit & Run
Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox News Poll: Trump widens lead in GOP race, Clinton-Sanders tightens  —  Donald Trump jumps to an 18-point lead over Ted Cruz this week with record high support for the Republican nomination.  —  Trump tops Cruz by 45-27 percent among GOP primary voters in a new Fox News national poll on the 2016 election.
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Clinton's Image Among Democrats at New Low  —  Recent activity in the presidential election campaign is clearly taking a toll on the images of the leading presidential candidates, as Hillary Clinton drops to her lowest net favorable rating among Democrats since Gallup began tracking her in July …
Discussion: Washington Post and JustOneMinute
Nick Gass / Politico:
Poll: Trump more unpopular than anyone but David Duke in last 30 years of presidential elections
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Week
Daniel Strauss / Politico:
Pataki endorses Kasich, bashes Trump
Discussion: RedState
Jason Horowitz / New York Times:
Bernie Sanders Campaign Suspends Jewish Outreach Coordinator for Vulgar Remarks About Netanyahu  —  The Sanders campaign's announcement on Tuesday that Simone Zimmerman would be its national Jewish outreach coordinator delighted her fellow left-wing Jewish political activists and encouraged …
Eliza Collins / Politico:
Lewandowski: Battery case became ‘huge distraction’ for Trump campaign
Discussion: ABC News
Timothy Cama / The Hill:
Palin: Bill Nye ‘as much a scientist as I am’  —  Sarah Palin tore into Bill Nye's scientific qualifications on Thursday, saying he has no authority to say climate skeptics are wrong.  —  Palin, the former governor of Alaska and the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate …
Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Clinton and Sanders brawl in Brooklyn  —  NEW YORK — Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders engaged in their most vicious debate yet, delivering a two-hour shouting match on the Democratic debate stage Thursday night as they brawled over Wall Street, guns, racism, the minimum wage and each other's fitness for the White House.
Discussion: ABC News and Washington Post
Mark Murray / NBC News:
Poll: Clinton's Lead in New York Grows
Discussion: Guardian and Raw Story
Lauren Fox / Talking Points Memo:
Ted Cruz's Senate Outreach Isn't Going Well  —  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has decided he may want some help from Washington after all to stop Trump.  —  But alas, his entreaties to his Senate colleagues aren't going very well.  —  Cruz is facing varied and dynamic obstacles in his quest to build support on the Hill.
Discussion: CBS News, Daily Kos and Hot Air
Lauren Fox / Talking Points Memo:
Ted Cruz: Yes, Mitch McConnell Lied To Me And I Don't Regret Saying It
Discussion: RedState and Hot Air
Michael McAuliff / The Huffington Post:
Even Ken Starr Thinks Mitch McConnell Should Allow A Vote On SCOTUS Nominee
Donald J. Trump / Wall Street Journal:
Let Me Ask America a Question  —  How has the ‘system’ been working out for you and your family?  No wonder voters demand change.  —  On Saturday, April 9, Colorado had an “election” without voters.  Delegates were chosen on behalf of a presidential nominee, yet the people of Colorado …
Alan Pyke / ThinkProgress:
Time Magazine Is Lying To You.  Here's Why.  —  Time Magazine is lying to you.  —  The cover of the venerated publication's newest issue sports a shocking warning with an all-red klaxon cover that shouts: “DEAR READER: You owe $42,998.12.”  The article in question, by gold-standard quack …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
Time magazine's new cover trolls economically literate people with absurd scare tactics
Discussion: Slate and Mother Jones
Michele Gorman / Newsweek:
SANDY HOOK LAWSUIT: JUDGE RULES AGAINST GUN COMPANIES  —  In a major blow to gun companies, a judge in Connecticut on Thursday denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by 10 families affected by the December 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School against the maker of the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle used in the shooting.
Indira A.R. Lakshmanan / Politico:
The Mystery of the Two Hillarys  —  Hillary Clinton knows her biggest weakness as a candidate is that she's not much of one.  She works hard at it, but she's not in her element doing the things that presidential contenders need to do: performing in arenas, charming the media, electrifying the masses.
Laura Reiley / Tampa Bay Times:
you're being fed fiction  —  The restaurant's chalkboard makes claims as you enter from the valet parking lot.  At the hostess stand, a cheery board reads, “Welcome to local, farm-fresh Boca.”  —  Brown butcher paper tops tables and lettuces grow along a wooden wall.
Discussion: NPR and Eater
Apple Pursues New Search Features for a Crowded App Store  —  Company explores adding Google-like ‘paid search’ feature  —  Effort follows last year's App Store leadership change  —  Apple Inc. has constructed a secret team to explore changes to the App Store, including a new strategy …
Alexander Mallin / ABC News:
Paul Bedard / Washington Examiner:
Tim Tebow eyed for open Florida House seat, ‘a shoo-in’  —  The surprise retirement of a key Florida congressman has Republican strategists eager to give the ball to former Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow, according to several sources.  —  “We do not pick favorites,” said a key party strategist …
Los Angeles Times:
In a win for unions, appeals court reverses ruling that threw out teacher tenure in California  —  Student Beatriz Vergara testifies in the Vergara vs. California case in Los Angeles Superior Court on Feb. 11, 2014.  —  In a major victory for unions, a California appeals court reversed …
Gov. Bill Haslam vetoes Bible bill  —  Gov. Bill Haslam has vetoed the controversial bill that would have made the Bible the official book of Tennessee.  —  Haslam cited an opinion issued in 2015 by Attorney General Herbert Slatery that said the bill could violate the state and federal constitutions.
Paul Mirengoff / Power Line:
Dem dust up in Maryland is a sign of things to come  —  Given what's going on in the Republican presidential contest, I'm not going to pass any popcorn when it comes to Democratic infighting.  I was amused, though, by this story from the Democrats' Senate primary in Maryland.
Discussion: Washington Post
Brent Lang / Variety:
AMC Entertainment CEO Open to Allowing Texting in Some Theaters  —  Adam Aron has been head of AMC Entertainment for less than four months, but in that short time he's already orchestrated one of the most significant deals in the country's history.  In February, AMC announced that it has an agreement …
Sean Gregory / TIME:
How Obamacare Is Fueling America's Opioid Epidemic  —  Sean Gregory is a TIME senior writer who has covered sports extensively over the last decade.  —  Some doctors say a quirk in the program is a dangerous incentive to prescribe potentially dangerous painkillers
Sari Horwitz / Washington Post:
Democratic Party, Clinton and Sanders campaigns to sue Arizona over voting rights  —  What is a super PAC? … State of the 2016 race  —  The Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign will sue the state of Arizona over voter access to the polls after the state's presidential primary …
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Discussion: Q Center
Caleb Howe / RedState:
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Discussion: New York Times
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Scottishmentat / SoundCloud:
Comment by Sven Sønberg  —  Wow try your ‘mute’ button next …
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Jake Coyle / Associated Press:
Jon Stewart-produced film gives close-up to Syrian refugees
Discussion: Raw Story and Mediaite
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The Book of Bernie: What is Sanders' religion?
Discussion: Hot Air
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