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6:20 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 …
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.
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.
Leon H. Wolf / RedState:
Trump Supporters Steal American Flag, Walk out of Georgia Convention After Losing Delegate Fight
Patrick Howley / Breitbart:
EXCLUSIVE — Trump Campaign: Cruz Staged ‘Attack’ In Georgia To Steal Delegates...'Not Grassroots Activism'
Discussion: BizPac Review
Jim Galloway / Political Insider blog:
Donald Trump gets outmaneuvered by Ted Cruz forces in Georgia
Ginger Gibson / Reuters:
Ted Cruz wins Wyoming Republican presidential nominating contest
Discussion: The Resurgent and AOL
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.
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.
CBS News:
Poll: Donald Trump keeps large lead in New York; ahead in California  —  Donald Trump heads into his home-state primary of New York with a large edge over Ted Cruz and John Kasich, 54 percent to 21 percent and 19 percent respectively.  The lead, if it holds Tuesday night …
Discussion: Hot Air, Hullabaloo and RedState
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:   Donald Trump Says ‘Rigged’ Convention Should Not Be Met With Violence
Jessie Hellmann / The Hill:
RNC chief: No changes to delegate requirement likely
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Politico
Ian Schwartz / RealClearPolitics:   Priebus to Trump: “Delegates And Voters Choose The Nominee”; People Don't “Give A Darn” About Colorado
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
Jenna Johnson / Washington Post:
Trump to RNC: Reform nomination system or ‘have a rough July at that convention’
Discussion: RedState and Politico
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:   Republican Party delegates feel sudden power as balance shifts
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
Daily Mail:
Victims of 9/11 families accuse Obama of ‘siding with Saudi Arabia’ by refusing to declassify 28 pages of report that ‘shows Gulf nation backed atrocity’ as they threaten to pull $750 billion in US assets  — Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Juberi told Washington lawmakers the country …
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.
EndPlay / WSB-TV:
Police: Mother leaves infant in hot car for strip club audition, 2 arrested  —  Two women face charges after an infant was left in a hot car outside of a strip club in Tennessee as the child's mother was onstage for an audition, according to multiple reports.
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” …
Jerome R. Corsi / WND:
Another taxpayer-funded solar-energy company fails  —  Collapse of Spain's ‘Solyndra’ poses election-year embarrassment  —  Jerome R. Corsi, a Harvard Ph.D., is a WND senior staff writer.  He has authored many books, including No. 1 N.Y. Times best-sellers “The Obama Nation” and “Unfit for Command.”
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