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Trump would definitely fire thug campaign manager if he threw possible bomb-wielding reporter down

Because 2016 just isn’t 2016 enough, Donald Trump turned it up a notch. His escalating defense of his thug of a campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, following the thug's Tuesday arrest for battery of reporter Michelle Fields has spiraled off the chart. "She was off base," Trump told CNN's Anderson Cooper. Show More Summary

Morning Digest: Jim Justice's rivals take to the airwaves in West Virginia

Leading Off: ? WV-Gov: Former U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin is on the airwaves with a couple of new ads. The first is narrated by his wife, who highlights the motto she says her husband lives by (which is posted on the wall of his closet): "Go into the world and do well. Show More Summary

Trump Still Insists His Campaign Manager Is Innocent of Assaulting Reporter

Donald Trump is defending his campaign manager to the very end, despite mounting evidence against him. On Tuesday morning, Trump's campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, was charged with misdemeanor battery for forcibly grabbing reporter Michelle Fields at an event in Jupiter, Florida, on March 8. Show More Summary

Donald Trump Complains That CNN's Excessive Coverage Of Him Is Not Enough

Citing "one-sided and unfair reporting," Donald Trump has threatened to skip tonight's CNN town hall. In reality, Trump has been interviewed for nearly three hours this month on CNN, which regularly airs the candidate's events live and...Show More Summary

ESPN Will Air 'Glory Road' NCAA Game

In 1966, sports history was made when the five black starters of Texas Western took the court against the all-white team of Kentucky in the NCAA basketball championship. Texas Western (now UTEP) won 72-65 over legendary coach Adolf Rupp's team. Show More Summary

How News Networks Should Cover Someone Like Donald Trump

Donald Trump is political media's dream candidate. He supplies news networks with a seemingly endless supply of ridiculous sound bites, over-the-top press conferences, and legitimate scandals. As a result, news networks have devolved into 24-hour Trump channels, covering his every speech, press conference, stunt, and tweet. Show More Summary

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up

The folks at Compound Interest have this eggcellent image for those breaking out the primary color dye, tiny cups, and that frustrating little twist of copper wire. If you’re engaging with the hiding of the little oval chickens this morning… please be careful to note where you put them. Show More Summary

With 71% of the caucus vote, Sanders adds Hawai'i to his overwhelming wins in Washington, Alaska

Senator Bernie Sanders won all three caucuses he contested Saturday: in Hawai’i, Washington, and Alaska. The margins were big. He won in all 39 counties in Washington, the five counties in Hawai’i, and each of the 20 boroughs in Alaska.  Washington  Sanders:...Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Marshmallow Peeps FRIDAY!

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… One Poll to Rule Them All Our first "Who won the week" poll was posted eight (gah!) years ago this week. Like C&J itself, I can't really remember what inspired me to create the first one, but today it's...Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Suppressing Indian vote; Obama acknowledges U.S. role in Argentine 'dirty war'

Today’s comic by Mark Fiore is Thank you. Love, ISIS: What’s coming up on Sunday Kos … Democratic women seeking Senate seats in 2016, by Denise Oliver Velez Why Trump, indeed, by Ian Reifowitz The great Capitol Hill babysitting crisis:...Show More Summary

Will Big Money Republicans Break the Democratic Wave?

As I pointed out earlier in the week, there are a lot of reasons to question whether Democrats can ride a Donald Trump nomination to a wave election and retake the U.S. House of Representatives in November. While Democrats relish heShow More Summary

Midday open thread: McKibben—fracking no solution; Cruz, Trump push fat redistribution to the rich

Today’s comic by Ruben Bolling is Can you stand the sight of… the Republican Vampire?!  • Doubling up prisoners in solitary can be lethal: It may seem like a contradiction, but when prisoners in solitary confinement are given a cellmate, one of them can wind up dead. Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

Chao, Cuba A few Polaroids from the trip that plumb wore out the word “historic.” Obama greets hotel workers in Havana. President Barack Obama and daughter Malia share a laugh as Malia interprets in Spanish for a restauranteur in Havana. Obama...Show More Summary

Texas: Where Jesus Hangs Out

About a decade ago, I told you about a lady in East Texas who found Jesus on her laundry room floor. She explained … “I’m not trying to show off, but I feel like I should share it with everyone,” Lacina said. “The Lord wouldn’t appreciate...Show More Summary

Terrorism Expert on Trump's Response to Belgium: ISIS “Probably Cutting Videos of This Right Now"

Donald Trump wasted no time in backing torture (again) after this morning's terrorist attacks in Brussels. "Waterboarding would be fine" for Salah Abdeslam, one of the alleged participants in the massacre in Paris last November, Trump said on the Today Show. Show More Summary

Trump Foreign Policy Adviser Has Ties to Brutal Lebanese Militia

Donald Trump has finally announced the names of five of his foreign policy advisers, and at least one members of his new team is sure to raise eyebrows. Walid Phares, a Lebanese academic who advised Mitt Romney's campaign in 2012, is one of the five names Trump gave to the Washington Post during a meeting with the paper's editorial board on Monday. Show More Summary

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Black Mountain

The song title could very well be in tribute to one of Krafwerk's founders, a Rezillos song and a nod to David Pearce's ambient noise rock band. Then executed with a sound that's akin to souped up Jefferson Airplane at their prime angriest...Show More Summary

Voting for Bernie. Ready for Hillary.

I’m not undecided anymore. I’ve wrestled for a long time with this decision, which I won’t even have the opportunity to make (officially, at least) until April 19. When the New York Democratic primary comes on that day, I’m voting for Bernie Sanders. Show More Summary

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