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4:00 PM ET, April 17, 2016


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Katie Glueck / Politico:
Trump massacred in delegate fights once more  —  It was another delegate bloodbath for Donald Trump.  —  In Georgia.  In Wyoming.  In South Carolina.  In Kansas.  In Florida.  Ted Cruz put on a clinic, mobilizing his GOP activist base to capture at least 50 delegates on Saturday …
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
Donald Trump Is Outperforming Ted Cruz, Bernie Sanders AND Hillary Clinton  —  Donald Trump is not only outperforming Ted Cruz in the election to date, he also outperforms Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders as well.  —  The election results to date (as of Sunday April 17th) show that Trump outshines all the candidates.
Kevin McCullough /
Why Trump Loses  —  When Donald Trump looks back at the wasted time and money he put forward in producing the biggest flame-out in Presidential nominating history, he's going to easily be able to point to exactly where he lost it.  —  I've long thought of elections as similar to prize fights or NFL football match-ups.
Patrick Howley / Breitbart:
EXCLUSIVE — Trump Campaign: Cruz Staged ‘Attack’ In Georgia To Steal Delegates...'Not Grassroots Activism'  —  The Donald Trump campaign is accusing the Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) campaign of staging a coordinated “attack” in Georgia that led to pro-Trump delegate candidates being challenged …
CBS News:
Poll: Donald Trump keeps large lead in New York; ahead in California
Discussion: Hot Air and RedState
Leon H. Wolf / RedState:
Trump Supporters Steal American Flag, Walk out of Georgia Convention After Losing Delegate Fight
Ginger Gibson / Reuters:
Ted Cruz wins Wyoming Republican presidential nominating contest
Discussion: AOL
Mark Murray / NBC News:
Poll: 62% Say Republican with Most Votes Should Be Nominee  —  More than six in 10 Republican voters believe that, if no GOP presidential candidate wins a majority of delegates before the convention, the one with the most votes should be the party's nominee, according to a new national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
Jessie Hellmann / The Hill:
RNC chief: No changes to delegate requirement likely  —  Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus said Sunday the GOP likely won't change a rule that requires candidates to have 1,237 delegates to clinch the GOP presidential nomination.  —  “Having a plurality of the delegates means the field has the majority.
Discussion: Politico and The Gateway Pundit
Jose A. DelReal / Washington Post:
Trump on contested convention: 'I hope it doesn't involve violence' … STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Sunday that he hopes a contested Republican convention in July “doesn't involve violence” if he is denied the nomination during second-ballot voting.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Ian Schwartz / RealClearPolitics:   Priebus to Trump: “Delegates And Voters Choose The Nominee”; People Don't “Give A Darn” About Colorado
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:   Republican Party delegates feel sudden power as balance shifts
Jenna Johnson / Washington Post:
Trump to RNC: Reform nomination system or ‘have a rough July at that convention’
Discussion: Politico and RedState
Bethania Palma Markus / Raw Story:
Trump threatens a ‘rough time’ at the Republican National Convention if he isn't given the nomination
Discussion: KCCI-TV and Syracuse Post-Standard
Paul Sperry / New York Post:
How US covered up Saudi role in 9/11  —  In its report on the still-censored “28 pages” implicating the Saudi government in 9/11, “60 Minutes” last weekend said the Saudi role in the attacks has been “soft-pedaled” to protect America's delicate alliance with the oil-rich kingdom.
Discussion: Breitbart and
Laura Bult / New York Daily News:
Hundreds of New York state voters to file suit calling the closed primary ‘a threat to our democratic system’ after claiming their party affiliation mysteriously changed  —  More than 200 outraged New York voters have joined a lawsuit claiming the party affiliation on their voter registration changed without their consent.
Mary Ann Georgantopoulos / BuzzFeed:
Sanders Lawyers Do Not Like These “Bernie Is My Comrade” T-Shirts One Bit  —  The Bernie Sanders campaign has asked a company to stop selling merchandise with the tagline “Bernie is my comrade.”  —  An online merchant has accused the Bernie Sanders campaign of “trademark bullying” …
Jessie Hellmann / The Hill:
Clinton up by double digits in NY, Calif.  —  Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton  —  is holding on to her lead in New York, leading rival Sen. Bernie Sanders  —  (I-Vt.) by 10 points in a new poll released just days ahead of the state's critical primary Tuesday.
Denver Post:
Obama should visit Ground Zero — but without apologies  —  Last week, Secretary of State John Kerry did something that no predecessor had ventured to do.  He attended a memorial service in Hiroshima and toured the Hiroshima Peace Memorial museum, which commemorates the devastation wrought by the bomb Little Boy in 1945.
Alison Smale / New York Times:
German Comic Who Lampooned Erdogan to Extend Break From TV Show  —  BERLIN — The satirist whose crude lampoon of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey touched off a furor over free speech in Germany announced Saturday that he and his team would take a break from their satirical TV show until May 12.
Frank Jordans / Associated Press:
Discussion: Associated Press
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