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Cruz coming back against Trump; Hillary-of-30,000-Deleted-Emails hails her historic transparency (a Sunday open thread)

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By Doug Powers  •  March 6, 2016 09:43 AM

**Written by Doug Powers

It’s Sunday again, and there’s no shortage of things to talk about…

First off, yesterday’s GOP caucuses/primaries:

Senator Ted Cruz scored decisive wins in the Kansas and Maine caucuses on Saturday, demonstrating his enduring appeal among conservatives as he tried to reel in Donald J. Trump’s significant lead in the Republican presidential race.

Mr. Trump contained Mr. Cruz’s advances by winning in Louisiana and Kentucky. But the Texas senator’s wins were sure to energize the anti-Trump forces who are desperately trying to stop Mr. Trump’s march to the nomination, and they left little doubt that Mr. Cruz, who has now captured six states, is their best hope.

To a large degree the outcome of the GOP race will hinge on what Rubio does at this point. But I’ve got to admit that Trump’s reverse psychology game is on point:

Trump’s delegate lead is narrowing:

As for the Dems, Hillary took Louisiana (let’s hear it for the fake accent!) and Sanders won Kansas and Nebraska.

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Hillary Clinton actually said this: “I’ve been the most transparent public official in modern times.”

She said those words while the FBI searches for transponder pings from her homebrew server at the bottom of the Pacific and the Justice Department grants immunity to her former tech staffer.

Hillary’s “most transparent public official in modern times” claim was followed up with this qualifier: “As far as I know.” That reminds me of when she said she always tries to tell the truth.

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Bill Clinton said “they were trying to give us an anatomy lesson” at the GOP debate. I must have missed the part where somebody read the Starr Report aloud.

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Garry Kasparov has a message for Americans who are feeling the Bern:

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But “free college”!

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“New normal”?

The yearend spike in Central American children and families illegally crossing the southwest border – a thorny problem with big implications for Georgia and other states – may be part of a “new normal,” the nation’s border chief said during a stop in Atlanta Friday.

“We are watching it pretty carefully — we are concerned,” said U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske, who was visiting with police in Buckhead about human trafficking. “Perhaps we are seeing a new normal with a lot of people wanting to come across that southern border into the United States.”

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Peyton Manning is retiring. Always a good idea to go out on top after winning it all. If Detroit Lions waited until they won a Super Bowl to retire Dick LeBeau would still be playing corner.

Have a good Sunday all!

Update:

Nancy Reagan has died at the age of 94. Condolences to the Reagan family. She’s back with her beloved “Ronnie” now. Rest in peace.

**Written by Doug Powers

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