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Archive for March, 2016

Summary: Compilation of a veritable conga-line of high-profile Republican establishment figures jumping on the Ted Cruz bandwagon — Texas governor and failed GOP presidential contender Rick Perry; unsuccessful Republican presidential candidate and businesswoman Carly Fiorina; unsuccessful contender for the Republican presidential nomination, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham; former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, 2012 Republican nominee defeated by Barack Obama; failed Republican presidential hopeful and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush; and, prospectively, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, the first GOP contender in the unprecedentedly large Republican field to drop out of the race for the 2016 Republican nomination.

Summary: The 2016 Minnesota State High School League boys’ basketball state tournament takes place March 9-12 at Minneapolis’ Target Center, the University of Minnesota’s Williams Arena, and Concordia University–St. Paul’s Gangelhoff Center.

MSNBC “Morning Joe” is the only major television talk show to have predicted Donald Trump’s viability as a presidential candidate from the outset. This video compilation provides a retrospective of hosts Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, and Willie Geist’s commentary on “Morning Joe,” starting with Trump’s announcement of his bid for the Republican nomination on June 16, 2015.