Michael Bloomberg won’t run: What I’m reading, March 7, 2016 (updated)

Updated with stories about Marco Rubio possibly being advised to drop out before Florida to duck a humiliating defeat and Hillary Clinton’s appearance on Faux News.


Michael Bloomberg

As Bruce Ackerman argued in the Los Angeles Times, a split in the electoral college denying any candidate the required 270 votes would turn the decision over to Congress,[1] which, as Bloomberg now sees it, would hand the presidency to the Republican candidate, that is, Donald Trump or Ted Cruz.

Michael R. Bloomberg, “The Risk I Will Not Take,” Bloomberg, March 7, 2016, http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2016-03-07/the-2016-election-risk-that-michael-bloomberg-won-t-take


Supercookies

The FCC doesn’t think they’re so tasty.

Cecilia Kang, “Verizon Settles With F.C.C. Over Hidden Tracking,” New York Times, March 7, 2016, http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/08/technology/verizon-settles-with-fcc-over-hidden-tracking.html


Marco Rubio

Sara Jerde, “CNN: Some Of Rubio’s Aides Are Suggesting He Drop Out Before Florida,” Talking Points Memo, March 7, 2016, http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/rubio-aides-suggesting-drop-out-florida


Hillary Clinton

Clinton is still denying that classified information was sent or received on her email server and, as I have said before, the Republicans will not let go of this issue.

Gabriel Debenedetti and Hadas Gold, “Hillary Clinton gets the Fox News treatment,” Politico, March 7, 2016, http://www.politico.com/story/2016/03/hillary-clinton-fox-news-220399

Sara Jerde, “Fox News Host Grills Clinton At Town Hall On Her Email Server Use,” Talking Points Memo, March 7, 2016, http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/fox-host-grills-clinton-emails

  1. [1]Bruce Ackerman, “A presidential run by Michael Bloomberg could plunge the country into a constitutional crisis,” Los Angeles Times, February 25, 2016, http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-0225-ackerman-12th-amendment-bloomberg-20160225-story.html

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