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12:35 PM ET, April 14, 2016

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Ashley Feinberg / Gawker:
After His Honeymoon, Ted Cruz Immediately Bought 100 Cans Of Soup  —  Thanks to CNN's town hall, America just got another glimpse into the waking hell that is Heidi Cruz's daily life.  Tonight's entry into the Heidi Cruz catalogue of the macabre: A newlywed Ted Cruz celebrates by buying 100 cans of Campbell's Chunky soup.
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Washington Post:
Republicans like Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.  The general public doesn't.  —  What is a super PAC? … State of the 2016 race  —  Strong headwinds of unpopularity continue to hobble leading Republicans Donald Trump and Ted Cruz with the public at-large, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
CBS News:
CBS News poll: Donald Trump holds onto national lead  —  By Anthony Salvanto, Fred Backus, Sarah Dutton andJennifer De Pinto  —  Where the Race Stands  —  Nationally, Donald Trump still has a double digit lead over his nearest competitor Ted Cruz, but his margin over Cruz has decreased.
Katie Zezima / Washington Post:
Inside Ted Cruz's novel strategy for winning from behind  —  What is a super PAC? … State of the 2016 race  —  IRVINE, Calif. — Eight days before Republican voters in the state of New York would award a massive trove of 95 delegates, Ted Cruz stood three time zones away in a hotel ballroom packed …
Gregory Holyk / ABC News:
Discussion: AOL and Outside the Beltway
Michael Barone / Washington Examiner:   Donald Trump's insincere process arguments
Editorials / New York Daily News:
Daily News Editorial Board says vote John Kasich: His maturity and pragmatism shine …
Marc Caputo / Politico:
Trump campaign manager will not be prosecuted, sources say  —  A Florida prosecutor has decided not to prosecute Donald Trump's campaign manager for battery after a March run-in with former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields, sources with knowledge of the situation told POLITICO.
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Greta Van Susteren / Gretawire:
Free legal advice to Michelle Fields: don't bring a civil lawsuit  —  Anyone encouraging Michelle Fields to bring a civil law suit is not doing her a favor.  She does not want to take the stand in a civil case, subject to rigorous cross examination, that is likely to be on television to discuss …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Oliver Darcy / TheBlaze.com:
Michelle Fields to Pursue Civil Action Against Trump and His Campaign Manager for Defamation  —  Ex-Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields said Wednesday night that she plans to pursue civil action against Donald Trump and campaign manager Corey Lewandowski over an incident that occurred last month.
Nick Gass / Politico:
Sanders: ‘No room’ for language about ‘corporate Democratic whores’  —  Bernie Sanders on Thursday repudiated the remarks of a surrogate who used the phrase “corporate Democratic whores” on Wednesday night during the Vermont senator's rally in Washington Square Park, after Hillary Clinton's campaign demanded …
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Sam Frizell / TIME:
Bernie Sanders Says Democratic Primary Schedule ‘Distorts Reality’
Discussion: Washington Post and The Week
Katherine Krueger / Talking Points Memo:   Sanders Disavows Surrogate's ‘Corporate Democratic Whores’ Remark (VIDEO)
Patrick Healy / New York Times:
Bernie Sanders, in New York, Presses Fight Against ‘Status Quo’
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Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Trump Asks Pittsburgh Crowd 'How's Joe Paterno?' (VIDEO)
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Megyn Kelly: I Had Chance ‘To Clear The Air’ With Donald Trump  —  Megyn Kelly on Wednesday night confirmed that she met with Donald Trump on Wednesday morning, and said that she was able to “clear the air” with the Republican presidential frontrunner after he has repeatedly slammed the Fox News anchor.
Discussion: Washington Monthly and CNNMoney
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Harper Neidig / The Hill:   Megyn Kelly: Meeting with Trump allowed us to ‘clear the air’
Bloomberg.com:
Rapper Ice Cube: Donald Trump Is What Americans Love
Meena Jang / Billboard:   Ice Cube: ‘Donald Trump Is What Americans Aspire to Be’
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 …
Eli Stokols / Politico:
Karl Rove-backed PAC warms to Trump  —  Karl Rove has publicly blasted Donald Trump as “a petty man consumed by resentment and bitterness” with little gravitas and almost no chance of beating Hillary Clinton.  —  But privately, the super PAC conceived by Rove is suggesting to its donors …
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J.K. Trotter / Gawker:
Clinton Donor Confirms Presence of Static Noise Machine at Secretive Colorado Fundraiser  —  Last week, a local Denver journalist named Stan Bush reported that Hillary Clinton's campaign appeared to be using a hidden static noise machine to prevent reporters and other passerby from hearing …
Discussion: The Daily Caller and AOL
Sacramento Bee:
UC Davis spent thousands to scrub pepper-spray references from Internet  —  UC Davis sought to eliminate negative search results for school and chancellor  —  Strategic communications budget soared during Katehi's tenure  —  Students occupying area outside Katehi's office call for her resignation
Meghann Myers / Navy Times:
This is why the Navy didn't shoot down Russian jets  —  Russian pilots rattled nerves aboard the destroyer Donald Cook, buzzing within yards of the ship in the Baltic Sea.  Provocative, sure.  But they weren't a credible threat.  —  So concludes a retired Navy commanding officer …
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Ronald Brownstein / The Atlantic:
The Misplaced Criticism of Clinton's Crime Bill  —  At a particularly precarious moment during the congressional maneuvering over the 1994 crime bill, President Bill Clinton received a powerful endorsement from an influential group on the debate's frontlines.
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Tamara Keith / NPR:
Democratic Debate: Is Politeness Over? Here Are 4 Things To Watch
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Week
Sabato's Crystal Ball:
House 2016: How a Democratic Wave Could Happen  —  More than a dozen rating changes, almost all favoring Democrats  —  Pennsylvania's Seventh Congressional District, which forms a misshapen U linking Greater Philadelphia in the east to the outskirts of Lancaster and Reading to its west and north …
 
 
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Tony Romm / Politico:
Apple hires NFL, Biden veteran for key policy role
Discussion: The Hill
Catherine Ho / Washington Post:
Many GOP lobbyists will go to Cleveland but the thrill is gone
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Discussion: The Daily Caller
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
A Hoax Plot, Cloaked in a Ukrainian Interview
WTOP:
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Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
John Kasich Meets Talmudic Scholars, Tries to Explain Bible to Them
 Earlier Items: 
Daniel Nussbaum / Breitbart:
Michael Moore Boycotts North Carolina: You Anti-Gay Bigots Don't Get to See My Latest Flop
Discussion: The Daily Caller and RedState
Rudy Takala / Washington Examiner:
Snowden slams Clinton double standard on classified information
Bloomberg:
The Transformation
Discussion: Business Insider
Noah Rothman / Commentary Magazine:
Fear the Cleveland Convention