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7:10 PM ET, March 8, 2016


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Peter Moore / YouGov US Opinion Center News:
Most Americans agree Trump is a ‘fraud’ and a ‘phony’  —  Just over half of Americans agree with Mitt Romney that Trump is a ‘fraud’ and a ‘phony’, but Republicans disagree … As the Trump campaign maintained its strong momentum Republican heavyhitters Mitt Romney and John McCain blasted the frontrunner in unusually blunt language.
Fallon Silcox /
Exclusive Florida Decides Poll: Trump, Clinton lead Florida's presidential primaries  —  If Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were the candidates in November, Clinton would lose a close contest to Trump, according to our exclusive poll.  —  What will the outcome of the presidential primary elections be?
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Poll: Trump leads GOP race nationally but with weaker hold on the party … The state of the 2016 race  —  Donald Trump continues to lead his rivals nationally in the contest for the Republican presidential nomination, but his hold on the GOP electorate has weakened since the primary season began …
Patrick O'Connor / Wall Street Journal:
Donald Trump Holds Three-Point Lead Over Ted Cruz in GOP Race, WSJ/NBC News Poll Finds  —  Primary voters say they would prefer any of businessman's rivals in a one-on-one contest  —  Donald Trump holds a narrow, three-point lead in the race for the Republican presidential nomination …
Mark Murray / NBC News:
Trump and Cruz Locked in Tight Race Nationally in New Poll  —  Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are locked in a tight Republican race - separated by just three points - according to results from a new national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.  Trump is the first choice of 30 percent of Republican primary voters …
Associated Press:
Voices From Voters as They Cast Primary Ballots in 4 States
Discussion: Politico and ABC News
Ron Fournier / The Atlantic:
Why Michigan Voters Are Hungry for Change
Discussion: theGrio, NBC News and MSNBC
Stuart Rothenberg / Roll Call:
Dem Senate Takeover Probable, If Cruz or Trump Nominee
Discussion: Politicus USA
Chicago Tribune:
Trump leads splintered Republican primary field in Illinois
Alex Swoyer / Breitbart:
Poll: Mitt Romney Helped Donald Trump, More Voters Now More Likely to Support the Billionaire
Discussion: Western Journalism
Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
Ted Cruz's Prospects Ascendant, Though Perhaps Not With Senate Peers
Judah Ari Gross / The Times of Israel:
2 cops seriously hurt in East Jerusalem drive-by shooting
Nick Corasaniti / New York Times:
Fox News Forum May Signal Thaw Between Democrats and Network  —  DETROIT — Rebuffed yet again in coaxing Hillary Clinton onto Fox News, executives at the network had an outside-the-box idea last month that would have made primary debate history: a face-off between Senator Bernie Sanders …
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Why Donald Trump scrapped this morning's live TV hits
Discussion: Mediaite and The Week
Video: Car nearly crashes into KTVU reporter, everyone ok  —  ALAMEDA COUNTY (KTVU) - As KTVU reporter Alex Savidge was covering the train derailment in Alameda County on Tuesday morning, a car crashed and careened toward him and his photographer.  —  Alex was live on Mornings on 2 at that moment.
Aaron Elstein / Crain's New York Business:
How did Trump qualify for a middle-class tax break?  —  The GOP front-runner received a tax break available only to couples deemed by the state to have made $500,000 or less  —  One of the enduring mysteries of Donald Trump is just how much wealth he has.  Forbes pegs his net worth at $4.5 billion …
Thomas Frank / Guardian:
Millions of ordinary Americans support Donald Trump.  Here's why  —  When he isn't spewing insults, the Republican frontrunner is hammering home a powerful message about free trade and its victims  —  et us now address the greatest American mystery at the moment: what motivates the supporters …
Discussion: Shakesville
Tom Wheeler /
Federal Communications Commission  —  Welcome to the new Help us improve by providing feedback & reporting bugs.  — Consumer - Enforcement - International - Media - Public Safety - Wireless - Wireline - Offices  —  Broadband: A Lifeline for the 21st Century  —  Commissioner
Travis Gettys / Raw Story:
Conservative lawyer says Scalia might never be replaced: 'There's nothing magical' about nine justices  —  DON'T MISS STORIES.  FOLLOW RAW STORY!  —  A conservative legal activist is promoting the idea that the U.S. Senate can hold off indefinitely in naming a replacement for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
Ian Tuttle / National Review:
Add Another Yuuge Failure to Trump's Pile: The Trump Network  —  In 2009, lots of people were feeling vulnerable.  The housing bubble had burst, taking with it millions of jobs.  Pensions had vanished.  Stocks were slumping.  For a shrewd businessman, it was the perfect time for a get-rich-quick scheme.
Discussion: Mother Jones and Hot Air
Joan E. Solsman / The Wrap:
GOP and Tech Leaders Hold Secret Meeting to Stop Trump  —  Gathering took place at a private island resort over the weekend  —  Silicon Valley may be a bastion of liberals, but the threat of a Donald Trump presidency had some of technology's biggest names meeting behind closed doors with members of the Republican elite.
Keith Olbermann / Washington Post:
I can't stand to live in a Trump building anymore  —  Keith Olbermann is a news and sports commentator and reporter.  —  Okay, Donnie, you win.  —  I'm moving out.  —  Not moving out of the country — not yet anyway.  I'm merely moving out of one of New York's many buildings slathered …
Bryce Covert / ThinkProgressPage Array:
Senator Holds Up Aid For Flint Because Residents ‘Have All The Government Resources They Need’  —  A bipartisan aid package to send $100 million to help the residents of Flint, Michigan deal with the widespread contamination that is still plaguing their drinking water, as well as funds …
Jon / Common Dreams:
Washington Post Ran 16 Negative Stories on Bernie Sanders in 16 Hours  —  In what has to be some kind of record, the Washington Post ran 16 negative stories on Bernie Sanders in 16 hours, between roughly 10:20 PM EST Sunday, March 6, to 3:54 PM EST Monday, March 7—a window that includes …
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Bush family member endorses Cruz  —  Ted Cruz on Tuesday nabbed an unlikely endorsement: the backing of a Bush.  —  Neil Bush, a brother of George W. Bush and Jeb Bush, was listed (along with his wife) as one of 13 new additions to Cruz's national finance team.
Les Zaitz / Oregonian:
Bullet hole on LaVoy Finicum's truck traced to elite FBI team  —  BEND - Something didn't seem right about the bullet hole in the top of Robert “LaVoy” Finicum's white Dodge pickup.  —  Investigators from the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office could account for bullet holes in the left front hood …
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Kristen Ellingboe / ThinkProgressPage Array:
Most Americans Disagree With Their Congressional Representative On Climate Change
Discussion: Common Dreams and The Daily Caller
Elena Schneider / Politico:
NRSC deletes tweet attacking Tammy Duckworth for ‘not standing up for our veterans’
Stephen Dethrage / Tuscaloosa News:
Saban backs suicide prevention bill
Discussion: Associated Press
EXCLUSIVE - Paula Jones: The Truth About Bill's Women Would ‘Destroy’ Hillary's Political Career
Adam Kredo / Washington Free Beacon:
Iran Threatens to Walk Away From Nuke Deal After New Missile Test
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Jihad Watch
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Trump's flirtation with fascism
Discussion: Prairie Weather
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Rami Amichay / Reuters:
Palestinian stabs 10 people, killing one, on Tel Aviv boardwalk
Katie Zavadski / The Daily Beast:
Dad Advertises His ‘Virgin’ Daughter for Marriage in Christian Magazine
Discussion: Raw Story and
Billy Hallowell /
Bakers Who Refused to Make Gay Wedding Cake Reveal Their Most Disturbing Phone Call …
Eliza Collins / Politico:
Biden: Reagan couldn't win in 2016
Discussion: ABC News and Talking Points Memo
Harrison Hove / WCMH-TV:
Planned Parenthood building vandalized in Columbus
CBS News:
Donald Trump falsely claims he “employs many people” at Honolulu hotel