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**Horse Race LiveWire** Utah, Arizona Vote in Wake of Brussels Terror

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1:31: Sanders wins Utah:

1:30: With 3% reporting in Utah:

12:41: Club for Growth endorses Cruz. Trump has said the group is out to get him because he wouldn’t donate to them.

12:30: Tough road ahead for Cruz:

12:25: Trump hopes GOP can unite for the Supreme Court:

12:04: Clinton says it was exciting to see the results come in from Arizona. She says this is a contest between “fundamentally different views” of “our country, our values, our future.” She says the Brussels attacks should remind everyone how high the stakes are. She repeats her “smart, strong, and steady” leadership line. She says the last thing we need is “leaders who incite more fear.” She says “in the face of terror, America doesn’t panic” and doesn’t build walls. She says what Trump, Cruz are suggesting is “wrong” and “dangerous.”

12:02: In Seattle, Hillary Clinton gives a shout out to Rainier Beach’s (alums include Nate Robinson, Jamal Crawford, Doug Christie, et al.) basketball team. She says her campaign is about “growing and sharing” the promise of America.

11:52: They are from the same pool of people in the professional tactician/plodder class:

11:50: Lots of voting problems in Utah:

11:45: Trump slams “incompetent Hillary.”

11:40: In San Diego, Sanders says he has won ten primaries and caucuses ten months after the entered the campaign. He predicts he will win “a couple more” tonight. Sanders says there are record-breaking turnouts in Arizona, Utah, Idaho. He says “this campaign is doing as well as it is generating the kind of energy, excitement we’re seeing in San Diego and all over this country… because we are doing something very unusual in modern American politics–we are telling the truth.” Sanders says the truth is not always pleasant but “we cannot go forward as a nation unless we are prepared to confront the real issues facing our country.”

11:30: Trump guaranteed to win most delegates tonight:

11:25: Clinton projected to win Arizona:

11:20: Trump Projected to win Arizona and all of the state’s 58 delegates.

11:13: ARIZONA (38% reporting):

Trump: 45.4

Cruz: 20.2

Kasich: 10.8

10:41: NYPD attacks Cruz:

10:37: What hasn’t backfired on the myopic professional tacticians/SmartSet/anti-Trump plodders? They are showing how incompetent they are this election cycle.

10:25: Long lines in Arizona:

10:15: Like Boise State’s blue turf, Boise is an island of blue in a sea of Idaho red:

9:59: Trump warns “Lyin’ Ted.”

Cruz responds:

9:45: ACU Chair thinks Romney was auditioning to be the establishment’s pick at a potential convention and asks conservatives to fight against him:

9:43: Romney at NRCC dinner:

9:30: Cruz continues to complain about Kasich:

9:15: New Yorker profiles Trump supporter who is of Mexican descent:

Juan, John’s father, was born in Tijuana and, in 1963, immigrated to the United States with his parents and his brother. He was barely five years old. The family moved to Los Angeles, where John’s grandfather, Manuel, who had been a miner in Mexico, worked as a gardener. John’s grandmother, Carmen, put in long hours as a seamstress at a sweatshop. John’s father grew up to work “odd jobs,” until he settled as a bus driver for the local transit authority. He married his high-school sweetheart, a Latina from Los Angeles.

After graduating from Cathedral, Castillo went to boot camp in San Diego: he joined the Marine Corps in 1996 and remained on active duty for five years, mostly working as a truck driver, carrying artillery. He served in Japan and Singapore, and left a few months before 9/11. He felt at home with the Marines. There were “un montón” (a bunch) of Hispanics, he says now: “perhaps more than half.” Castillo remembers the thrill of “loud, powerful, and motivating” weaponry. A tattoo on his right forearm reads “USMC.”

After the Marines, Castillo moved back to California and went to work for U.P.S. He’s now an inspector for an aerospace company. He was once a Democrat but is now a conservative and a Republican. The transition happened in the Marines. “The way they scream at you, it hardens you,” he says. “It makes you understand the importance of respecting the law.” He also thinks travel helped him get rid of a “naïve” point of view that he associates with liberal politics. He believes in the importance of the Second Amendment. At thirty-eight years old, Castillo speaks softly, wears wide-rimmed glasses, and has the build you’d expect from someone who once carried hundred-pound shells for a living but now sits inside a cubicle. When we last met, in Eagle Rock, in northeast Los Angeles, he seemed concerned about crime in the area. “If you were allowed to carry a concealed weapon here, you could protect yourself,” he says. His Twitter bio reads “devout Catholic” and “lifelong pro wrestling fan.” He’s also a fan of Spanish-language radio, and he retweets Pope Francis and the W.W.E. with equal enthusiasm. And he is also a passionate supporter of Donald Trump.

 

9:14: Cruz challenges Trump to debate on O’Reilly’s show:

9:12: Enthusiasm for Trump in Arizona:

9:10: Sanders in Hollywood:

9:05: Cruz slamming Trump on his home turf of New York:

7:00: Trump: Obama should leave Cuba:

6:13: Piers Morgan: Time to Start Listening to Trump on Islamic Terrorism.

Trump told me countries must tighten their borders in light of these terror attacks, especially to anyone related to an ISIS fighter in Syria.

Is he so wrong?

He told me he wants law-abiding Muslims to root out the extremists in their midst, expressing his bafflement and anger that someone like Abdeslam was able to hide for so long in the very part of Brussels he had previously lived.

Is he so wrong?

He told me America must make it far harder for illegal immigrants to enter the U.S. and thinks European countries should follow suit.

Is he so wrong?

He told me he believes there are now areas of many major European cities which have become poisonous breeding grounds for radicalized Islamic terror.

Is he so wrong?

I didn’t feel I was talking to a lunatic, as many seem to view Trump.

I saw a guy, a non-politician unfettered by PC language restraints, who is genuinely furious at the devastation which ISIS is wreaking, and seriously concerned for the security of his fellow Americans and indeed, the citizens of Europe.
6:05: Clinton to deliver counterterrorism speech at Stanford tomorrow:

5:45: Trump says we have a “radical Islamic terrorism” problem like we’ve never had before. He says radical Islamic terrorists look at America’s leaders as “weak” and “stupid people.”

5:39: Trump says “we can be nice about it” or “we can be politically correct about it” but we “are being absolute fools.” Trump says we have to be “very vigilant” and “very strong” or “we’re not going to have a country left either.” Trump blasts the “eggheads” who wrote international laws.

5:37: Cruz again slams Obama:

5:36: When asked if he still favors a temporary ban on Muslim immigration, Trump tells CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, “we have no choice.” He blasts “disastrous” NYC Mayor de Blasio for doing a “terrible job” and says America right now is “impotent.”

5:05: Trump’s  numbers continue to improve among Republicans. He can do the same thing in a general election with the general election electorate like Reagan in 1980:

4:50: Speaking to Anderson Cooper on CNN, Cruz says today “underscores the need for a Commander-in-Chief who is focused” on keeping America safe. He blasts Obama for being politically correct. When pressed on his “policing” Muslim neighborhoods comment, Cruz says we have seen for seven years that being afraid to name the threat of “radical Islamic terrorism” has made us vulnerable. Cruz says that does not mean targeting Muslims. It means targeting radical Islamic terrorists before they carry out acts of terrorism. He cites Bloomberg’s efforts in New York and says de Blasio was “foolish” for ending it. Cruz says we have to target neighborhoods where radicalism festers like you would a neighborhood with a high level of gang activity.

When Cooper asks Cruz if he can name a neighborhood he would like to see policed for radicalism, Cruz cites Bloomberg’s program in New York. When Cooper asks how he would identify communities that need patrolling, Cruz gives a vague answer of focusing on communities where there are increased “incidents of radical Islamic terrorism.”

4:35: CNN Poll: 60% of Republicans believe the candidate with the most support in the primaries/caucuses should get the nomination if no candidate has the majority of delegates after the first round of voting.

4:30: Will some GOP delegates be for sale at a potential contested convention?

4:25: Clinton attacking Sanders more aggressively on trade and Export/Import bank:

4:05: Clinton says she’s not the flavor of the month:

3:39: Trump campaign manager might sue BuzzFeed:

3:30: Debbie Wasserman-Schultz calls Cruz a “disgrace.”


Cruz clarifies comments:

3:25: Sanders at Northern Arizona:

3:15: Trump vows to stop Islamic terrorism:

3:01: Kasich campaign courting donors like Meg Whitman in California:

2:59: Obama talks terror attacks on ESPN:

2:30: In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Gary Johnson predicts Republican candidates who try to win the Libertarian nomination will get crushed.

Gary Johnson has a message for Republicans flirting with the idea of taking over the Libertarian Party to run an anti-Trump candidate for president: Bring it on.

Mr. Johnson, the former New Mexico governor who won 1.3 million votes as the Libertarian presidential nominee in 2012 and is running again this year, said in an interview that he’d welcome an intraparty challenge from a Republican, and predicted he’d wipe the floor with whatever outsider tries to infiltrate his party.

“Not to say that that person doesn’t have a chance, but they’re going to be running as a Republican in the Libertarian primary,” Mr. Johnson said in a Monday interview at The Wall Street Journal’s Washington bureau. “I think they get shoveled out the door. But, you know, it would be great to have somebody really high profile show up and run for the Libertarian nomination. That would be terrific.”

2:10: Hillary: Closing Borders Not Option in Fighting Terrorism:

2:05: New results from the Virgin Islands:

2:00: Cruz tells Beck we don’t need “pep talks” from Trump:

Flashback: Glenn Beck on Cruz: “It was like conservative erotica coming out of his mouth.”

1:55: Sanders taking the politically-correct route:

1:52: Anti-Trump career tacticians whose gravy trains will end need a reason to con donors out of more money this election cycle and send press releases (or get on television) to mainstream media journalists whose affection/admiration they crave about all else:

1:45: Yawn. Career creature of the Beltway will give another uninspiring speech where he reads meaningless paragraphs (all approved by focus groups) and sounds like a career staffer. Only the myopic “Smart Set” folks who cheered when Rubio started hurling insults at Trump–and did not realize he was torpedoing his campaign–will cheer. What have the stale Reformicons/Young Guns/National Council for a New America dweebs done to win over voters? Not much.

1:39: Clinton: ‘Wrong and Dangerous’ to say ‘Radical Islamic Terrorism’

On CNN, Clinton refers to Islamic terrorism as “radical Jihadist terrorism” that is “clearly rooted in Islamic thinking.” She says it “hast to be contested” by Muslims but says it is a “mistake” to “do anything that implies we are at war with an entire religion.” Clinton says it is “wrong and dangerous” to say “radical Islamic terrorism.” She says the “debate about semantics misses the point.”

Clinton, when asked about Trump’s claim that she lacks stamina, says she doesn’t want to respond to Trump’s “absurd” and “constant stream of insults.” She says the next president must have “steady, strong, smart minds and hands.”

 

 

1:14: Kasich takes a Bush-era swipe at Cruz’s response to Brussels:

12:47: All-but-endorsement:

12:36: Endorsement:

12:30: AIPAC admonishes Trump for criticizing Obama during his speech:

Less than a day after Donald Trump drew enthusiastic applause and standing ovations from the crowd at the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the group’s leadership took to the same stage Tuesday morning to deliver a strong rebuke of his disparaging remarks on the man he hopes to follow into the White House.

“We say unequivocally that we do not countenance ad hominem attacks, and we take great offense to those that are levied at the president of the United States of America from our stage,” AIPAC president Lillian Pinkus said. “While we may have policy differences, we deeply respect the office of the president of the United States and our president, Barack Obama. We are disappointed that so many people applauded a sentiment that we neither agree with nor condone.”

12:17: Trump flashes back to his Fox Biz interview about Brussels:

Watch this clip from earlier this year. Time and time again- I have been right about terrorism. It's time to get tough!

A video posted by Donald J. Trump (@realdonaldtrump) on

12:14: Ben Carson will still be on some primary ballots in Washington state.

12:10: Via the Associated Press —

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton said “It’s not going to happen” when asked earlier this month whether she’d be indicted over her use of a private email server as secretary of state.

Several former prosecutors and legal experts interviewed by The Associated Press agree with the Democratic presidential front-runner.

The relatively few laws that govern the handling of classified materials were generally written to cover spies, leakers and those who illegally retain such information. Legal experts say it’s likely a stretch to apply those laws to a former cabinet secretary whose communication of sensitive materials was with aides – not a national enemy.

Clinton’s work emails were routed through a private server located in the basement of her New York home. The government now says a small percentage contained sensitive national security information.

11:50: Hillary reinforcing sexist stereotypes — uses Brussels to scold via subtweet.

11:41: Trump claims vindication, as his remarks on Brussels being a hotbed of terror were once mocked by the media “pros.”

His remarks in January:

“There is something going on, Maria,” he said. “Go to Brussels. Go to Paris. Go to different places. There is something going on and it’s not good, where they want Shariah law, where they want this, where they want things that — you know, there has to be some assimilation. There is no assimilation. There is something bad going on.”

Warming to his theme, he added that Brussels was in a particularly dire state. “You go to Brussels — I was in Brussels a long time ago, 20 years ago, so beautiful, everything is so beautiful — it’s like living in a hellhole right now,” Mr. Trump continued.

11:31: Cruz attacks Trump’s NATO stance in light of Brussels. Via CNN:

“It is striking that the day after Donald Trump called for weakening NATO, withdrawing from NATO, we see Brussels, where NATO is headquartered, the subject of a radical Islamic terror attack,” Cruz said Tuesday in a news conference hours after terrorists struck civilian targets in Brussels, where the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is headquartered.

“Donald Trump is wrong that America should withdraw from the world and abandon our allies. Donald Trump is wrong that American should retreat from Europe, retreat from NATO, hand Putin a major victory and while he’s at it hand ISIS a major victory,” Cruz said.

11:14: Trump is not a fan of Obama’s Cuba speech.

11:10: Rep. Mia Love endorses Cruz in Utah.


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