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Donald Trump's Ratings Are Historically Awful
HP | Ariel Edwards-Levy | 03/31/16

Give Donald Trump credit: his candidacy may be unifying the country over dislike for him.

At this point, it might be easier to run down the list of demographic blocs Trump hasn't alienated. He's disliked by Democrats and independents, by young voters, and by minorities, not to mention even the female voters in his own party.

If he wins the GOP nomination, Trump wouldn't be the first nominee to enter a general election with negative ratings. He would, however, be the least popular major party nominee in modern times. The only recent candidate with comparably low ratings is former KKK leader David Duke, who unsuccessfully sought the GOP nomination in 1992. ... Read more

One chart that proves Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders's voters aren't the same
Vox | Dara Lind | 03/31/16

A new survey from the Pew Research Center asked supporters of the five remaining presidential candidates where they fall on various major issues. And on pretty much every issue tested, as the below chart shows, Sanders and Trump supporters have more in common with the other people in their party than they do with each other. ... Click picture to zoom in
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TYT | How Similar Are Bernie And Trump Supporters? (03/31/16) [7:28]

*Foreign Money Is Flowing Into U.S. Elections, Alito's Lying Lips Notwithstanding
TheIntercept.com | Jon Schwarz | 03/31/16

IN HIS 2010 State of the Union address, Barack Obama attacked the then-new Citizens United Supreme Court decision for making it possible for U.S. elections to be bankrolled by "foreign entities."

Justice Samuel Alito, part of the Citizens United majority, was in the audience, and shook his head and seemed to mouth "not true."

But a member of the Federal Election Commission sounded the alarm Wednesday, explaining that it is indeed true -- and quixotically calling on her chronically deadlocked colleagues to make it stop. ... Read more

Where The March Jobs Were: The Minimum Wage Deluge Continues
ZeroHedge | author | 04/01/16

In March the US economy added a healthy 215K jobs, beating expectations and more importantly, pushing the average hourly earnings up by 0.3% on the month. Which, however, is curious because a cursory look at the job additions in the month reveals that nearly two-third of all jobs, and the three top categories of all job additions, were once again all minimum wages jobs. ... Read more
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Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Friday, April 01 [11:17]
DN | Exclusive: Cherelle Baldwin on Being Found Not Guilty for Defending Self Against Abusive Ex, Part 1 (04/01/16) [8:56], Part 2 [13:19]
DN | Largest Pay Raise for American Workers in History? NY & CA Approve $15 Minimum Wage Hike (04/01/16) [1:12]
Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert Roasts Bush at 2006 White House Correspondents Dinner (old, 04/28/06) [24:10]
*DR | Friday News -- Domestic (04/01/16) [1hr]
Donald Trump faces sharp criticism over comments about abortion. The Supreme Court deadlocks over union dues. And the FBI unlocks the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.
*DR | Friday News -- International (04/01/16) [1hr]
World leaders meet in Washington for a nuclear security summit. France says a suspected ISIS operative arrested near Paris was planning an imminent attack. And Myanmar swears in its first democratically elected president. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
*TRNN | ExxonMobil Investigation Reminiscent of Tobacco Wars of 1990s (04/01/16) [9:30]
TYT | Trump's Abortion Response Baffles Fox News (03/31/16) [8:13]
RT | Keiser Report: Fools in Charge (E895) (03/31/16) [25:44]
RT | CrossTalk: Syrian Narratives (04/01/16) [24:51]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
ThomHartmann | Bernie's Political Revolution Is Here To Stay (04/01/16) [2:53]
ThomHartmann | These Corporations Have Raped the Land & Robbed the People (04/01/16) [6:26]
Aljazeera
*Aljazeera | Head to Head - Europe: Is the Union over? (03/31/16) [47:29]
NPR (National Public Radio) - www.npr.org/
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - pbs.org/
MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/

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