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Story 1: Should Baby Murderers Be Punished: Clinton and Democratic Party: No — Trump and Republican Party: Yes — Let The People of Each State Decide The Issue — Protecting The Right To Life — Videos

 Latest Election Polls

Thursday, March 31
Race/Topic   (Click to Sort) Poll Results Spread
2016 Republican Presidential Nomination Pew Research Trump 41, Cruz 32, Kasich 20 Trump +9
2016 Democratic Presidential Nomination Pew Research Clinton 49, Sanders 43 Clinton +6
Wisconsin Republican Presidential Primary PPP (D)* Cruz 38, Trump 37, Kasich 17 Cruz +1
Wisconsin Democratic Presidential Primary PPP (D)* Sanders 49, Clinton 43 Sanders +6
New York Republican Presidential Primary Quinnipiac Trump 56, Kasich 19, Cruz 20 Trump +36
New York Democratic Presidential Primary Quinnipiac Clinton 54, Sanders 42 Clinton +12
General Election: Trump vs. Clinton PPP (D) Clinton 48, Trump 41 Clinton +7
General Election: Cruz vs. Clinton PPP (D) Clinton 45, Cruz 42 Clinton +3
General Election: Kasich vs. Clinton PPP (D) Kasich 45, Clinton 41 Kasich +4
General Election: Trump vs. Sanders PPP (D) Sanders 48, Trump 40 Sanders +8
General Election: Cruz vs. Sanders PPP (D) Sanders 48, Cruz 41 Sanders +7
General Election: Kasich vs. Sanders PPP (D) Sanders 41, Kasich 44 Kasich +3
New York: Trump vs. Clinton Quinnipiac Clinton 53, Trump 33 Clinton +20
New York: Cruz vs. Clinton Quinnipiac Clinton 53, Cruz 32 Clinton +21
New York: Kasich vs. Clinton Quinnipiac Clinton 46, Kasich 41 Clinton +5
New York: Trump vs. Sanders Quinnipiac Sanders 56, Trump 32 Sanders +24
New York: Cruz vs. Sanders Quinnipiac Sanders 56, Cruz 28 Sanders +28
New York: Kasich vs. Sanders Quinnipiac Sanders 47, Kasich 37 Sanders +10
2016 Generic Congressional Vote PPP (D) Republicans 43, Democrats 43 Tie
Wednesday, March 30
Race/Topic   (Click to Sort) Poll Results Spread
Wisconsin Republican Presidential Primary Marquette Cruz 40, Trump 30, Kasich 21 Cruz +10
Wisconsin Democratic Presidential Primary Marquette Sanders 49, Clinton 45 Sanders +4
Wisconsin: Trump vs. Clinton Marquette Clinton 47, Trump 37 Clinton +10
Wisconsin: Cruz vs. Clinton Marquette Clinton 44, Cruz 44 Tie
Wisconsin: Kasich vs. Clinton Marquette Kasich 48, Clinton 39 Kasich +9
Wisconsin: Trump vs. Sanders Marquette Sanders 54, Trump 35 Sanders +19
Wisconsin: Cruz vs. Sanders Marquette Sanders 52, Cruz 39 Sanders +13
Wisconsin: Kasich vs. Sanders Marquette Sanders 46, Kasich 44 Sanders +2
Wisconsin Senate – Johnson vs. Feingold Marquette Feingold 47, Johnson 44 Feingold +3
Tuesday, March 29
Race/Topic   (Click to Sort) Poll Results Spread
Wisconsin Republican Presidential Primary 0ptimus (R)* Cruz 27, Trump 31, Kasich 29 Trump +2
New York Republican Presidential Primary 0ptimus (R)* Trump 50, Kasich 24, Cruz 16 Trump +26
2016 Republican Presidential Nomination PPP (D) Trump 42, Cruz 32, Kasich 22 Trump +10
2016 Democratic Presidential Nomination PPP (D) Clinton 54, Sanders 36 Clinton +18
California Senate – Open Primary LA Times Harris 33, Sanchez 15, Del Beccaro 10, Sundheim 8 Harris +18
Monday, March 28
Race/Topic   (Click to Sort) Poll Results Spread
California Democratic Presidential Primary LA Times Clinton 47, Sanders 36 Clinton +11
New York Republican Presidential Primary Liberty Research (R) Trump 55, Kasich 22, Cruz 19 Trump +33

Donald Trump Tries To Clarify Abortion Punishment Comments After Backlash

Newsmax Prime | Jeanne Mancini on Trump’s comments on women being punished for having an abortion

The president of the March for Life Education & Defense Fund joins Newsmax Prime to talk about how Donald Trump’s comments on women being punished for having an abortion if the procedure is banned played with pro-life women. Even though he walked-back his remarks, does that make a difference?

Donald Trump revises his controversial abortion remarks

Rush Limbaugh SLAMS Chris Matthews, DEFENDS Donald Trump Abortion Comments

MSNBC Town Hall: Trump Says Women Should Be Punished For Abortion

Donald Trump on Abortion: I’m Pro-Life

Trump: I Support Planned Parenthood But Would Defund It

The Abortion Debate Explained In Less Than Two Minutes

The Reality of Abortion

20 Facts About Abortion That Will Make You Cry

Defend the Fundamental Right to Life Most Pro Life Candidate to ever have run Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz Talks About Condoms, Hillary Clinton’s Stand On Late Term Abortion

Watch Ted Cruz Dodge the Abortion Criminalization Question!

Ted Cruz w/Megyn Kelly; Late-Term Abortion; 9-22-2015

My Generation Will End Abortion

Roe v. Wade, 40 years later

Justice Antonin Scalia talks about Roe v. Wade

Roe v Wade: 40 Years On… The Legal History & Future of Reproductive Rights

We asked people about abortion. Their answers were powerful.

12-year-old speaks out on the issue of abortion

Dad who murdered two daughters to be executed

Stay of execution granted for dad who murdered kids

Inside Texas Doctors Love Triangle Murder-For-Hire Case

Planned Parenthood Is ‘Murder For Hire’ – N.C. Rep. Pittman

“See No Evil” – the case of Kermit Gosnell (45 minutes)

Abortion Dr. Kermit Gosnell Guilty of First-Degree Murder

After Gosnell’s ”House of Horrors”: Women’s Health and Abortion in America

FULL Donald Trump Town Hall With Chris Matthews [Part 3] – March 30th 2016 | FIERY ABORTION SEGMENT!

FULL Donald Trump Town Hall With Chris Matthews – March 30th 2016 | FIERY ABORTION SEGMENT!

FULL Donald J. Trump Holds Town Hall In Janesville, WI (3-29-16)

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MAAFA 21 [A documentary on eugenics and genocide]

Fit vs. UnFit, Eugenics, Planned Parenthood & Psychology, Mind Control Report

Sex Control Police State, Eugenics, Galton, Kant say where, Mind Control Report

Against the USA, Naked Communist Conspiracy Theory, NWO, Mind Control Report

Mind Control, Psychology of Brainwashing, Sex & Hypnosis

War on the Weak: Eugenics in America

Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood’s Racist Founder

Eugenics Glenn Beck w/ Edwin Black author of “War Against the Weak” talk Al Gore & Margaret Sanger

Eugenics, Hitler, Margaret Sanger’s Planned Murderhood, etc. by Edwin Black

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FULL FOOTAGE: Planned Parenthood Uses Partial-Birth Abortions to Sell Baby Parts

Gallup Poll: 55% of Americans Want All or Most Abortions Made Illegal

STEVEN ERTELT

A new Gallup poll finds a majority of Americans oppose all or most abortions even though some Americans who technically take a pro-life position opposing abortion wrongly think they are “pro-choice” on abortion.

The Gallup survey found that half of Americans identify themselves as “pro-choice” on abortion, surpassing the 44% who identify as “pro-life.” Gallup says “This is the first time since 2008 that the pro-choice position has had a statistically significant lead in Americans’ abortion views.”

“For most of the past five years, Americans have been fairly evenly divided in their association with the two abortion labels. The only exception between 2010 and 2014 was in May 2012, when the pro-life position led by 50% to 41%,” the polling firm notes. “Prior to 2009, the pro-choice side almost always predominated, including in the mid-1990s by a substantial margin. While support for the pro-choice position has yet to return to the 53% to 56% level seen at the time, the trend has been moving in that direction since the 2012 reading.”

But do those labels on abortion actually mean Americans are pro-abortion? It turns out the answer is no, as Gallup confirms a majority of Americans oppose all or almost all abortions. When asked when abortion should be legal, 55 percent of Americans oppose all abortions or say abortion should only be legal in a “few circumstances,” typically defined as cases such as rape, incest or if the life of the mother is in danger. Since those cases constitute, at most, 1-2 percent of all abortion cases, Gallup’s numbers confirm 55 percent of Americans oppose 98 percent or more of the 1.1 million abortions that take place annually in the United States.

The poll makes it clear that even 27 percent of those who call themselves “pro-choice” actually take a pro-life position wanting all abortions illegal or abortion legal in only the very rarest cases. Just 9 percent of people who support unlimited abortion wrongly call themselves pro-life.

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Today’s poll is consistent with other Gallup surveys, such as its 2013 poll showing 58% of Americans opposed all or most abortions.

Other polling data confirms that, even when a majority of Americans call themselves “pro-choice” on abortion, they strongly support limits on abortions.

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The Knights of Columbus poll found that 47 percent of Americans identify as “pro-life,” which is consistent with the results of recent surveys conducted by Gallup and other opinion research groups. But the poll also found that substantial majorities think that 1) the abortion rate is too high; 2) abortion is morally wrong; and 3) abortion does more harm than good. And when asked about specifics, 59 percent of all respondents said abortion should be allowed only in cases of rape or incest, in cases where it’s necessary to save the life of the mother, or never at all,” political scientist Michael New notes.

A January poll, also by Gallup, confirms Americans don’t support the current policy of unlimited abortions for any reason up to birth in most states. The poll shows that, dating back to 2001, the fewest number of Americans are satisfied with America’s abortion laws which, currently, allow for virtually unlimited abortions in most states.

“In 2015, 34% of Americans say they are satisfied with current U.S. abortion policies. This is the lowest percentage since Gallup first asked the question in 2001,” Gallup noted.

A 2014 CNN poll also confirmed that a majority of Americans want all or most all abortions made illegal.

According to the CNN survey, 20% say abortion should always be illegal and 38% say most abortions should be illegal — making it so 58 percent of Americans oppose all or virtually all abortions. Just 27% of Americans side with Planned Parenthood and President Barack Obama in saying abortions should always be legal. Another 13 percent say abortion should be legal in most cases, making it so only 40 percent of Americans generally favor legalized abortion in most instances.

As CNN notes, “Most Americans have never favored using public funds for abortions for women who cannot afford them. According to the survey, 56% remain opposed, with only 39% favoring public funding for abortions.”

A 2011 CNN national poll of Americans showed 62% of Americans want all or most abortions made illegal.  In April 2009, CNN showed Americans wanted to prohibit most or all abortions by a 64-34 percentage point margin. The margin was 63-36% in November 2008, 61%-37% in June 2008, 62-36% in October 2007, and 64-34 percent in September 2006.

http://www.lifenews.com/2015/05/29/gallup-poll-54-of-americans-want-all-or-most-abortions-made-illegal/

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Republican Senator Ted Cruz Kicks Off Presidential Campaign

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, stands with his wife Heidi Nelson Cruz and daughters Catherine Cruz, left, and Caroline Cruz, right, as he marks the start of his presidential campaign by giving the convocation address at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, U.S., on Monday, March 23, 2015. By kicking off his campaign at the Virginia Christian college founded by the late evangelist Jerry Falwell, rather than a venue in his home state, Cruz is signaling he’ll court religious conservatives as well as small-government tea-party activists as he competes to become the lead anti-establishment candidate in the party contest. Photographer: Jay Paul/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Ted Cruz; Heidi Nelson Cruz; Catherine Cruz; Caroline Cruz

Party Affiliation

Trend: Party affiliation in U.S. plus leaners

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Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm Republican Convention
Presidential Nominating Process
Debate –  Fox – Cleveland, Ohio: Thursday 6 August 2015
Debate – CNN – Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Simi Valley, California: Wednesday 16 September 2015
Debate – CNBC – Boulder, Colorado: Wednesday 28 October 2015
Debate – Fox Business News – Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Tuesday 10 November 2015
Debate – CNN – Las Vegas, Nevada: Tuesday 15 December 2015
Debate – Fox Business Channel, Charleston, South Carolina: Thursday 14 January 2016
Debate – Fox – Iowa: Thursday 28 January 2016
Debate – CBS – South Carolina: February 2016 (presumably)
Debate – NBC/Telemundo – Texas: Friday 26 February 2016
Debate – CNN – TBD: March 2016 (presumably)
Debate – Salt Lake City, Utah (announced 20 February 2016): Monday 21 March 2016
41st Republican National Convention: Monday 18 July – Thursday 21 July 2016
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Delegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
Trump, Donald John, Sr. 7,861,671  37.11% 752  31.78%   752  30.42% 752  30.42%
Cruz, Rafael Edward “Ted” 5,779,837  27.28% 463  19.57% 1   0.94% 464  18.77% 463  18.73%
Rubio, Marco A. 3,469,278  16.38% 173   7.31%   173   7.00% 173   7.00%
Kasich, John Richard 2,821,264  13.32% 144   6.09%   144   5.83% 144   5.83%
Carson, Benjamin Solomon “Ben”, Sr. 692,693   3.27% 8   0.34%   8   0.32% 8   0.32%
Bush, John Ellis “Jeb” 254,515   1.20% 4   0.17%   4   0.16% 4   0.16%
Uncommitted 66,044   0.31% 11   0.46% 17  16.04% 28   1.13% 32   1.29%
Paul, Randal H. “Rand” 56,451   0.27% 1   0.04%   1   0.04% 1   0.04%
Christie, Christopher James “Chris” 52,679   0.25%        
Huckabee, Michael Dale “Mike” 47,263   0.22% 1   0.04%   1   0.04% 1   0.04%
Fiorina, Carleton Sneed “Carly” 35,287   0.17% 1   0.04%   1   0.04% 1   0.04%
Santorum, Richard John “Rick” 15,774   0.07%        
No Preference 9,249   0.04%        
Graham, Lindsey Olin 5,684   0.03%        
Gray, Elizabeth 5,455   0.03%        
(others) 3,116   0.01%        
Gilmore, James Stuart “Jim”, III 2,671   0.01%        
Pataki, George E. 2,007   0.01%        
Others 1,586   0.01%        
Cook, Timothy “Tim” 513   0.00%        
Jindal, Piyush “Bobby” 221   0.00%        
Martin, Andy 202   0.00%        
Witz, Richard P.H. 109   0.00%        
Lynch, James P. “Jim”, Sr. 100   0.00%        
Messina, Peter 79   0.00%        
Cullison, Brooks Andrews 56   0.00%        
Lynch, Frank 47   0.00%        
Robinson, Joe 44   0.00%        
Comley, Stephen Bradley, Sr. 32   0.00%        
Prag, Chomi 16   0.00%        
Dyas, Jacob Daniel “Daniel”, Sr. 15   0.00%        
McCarthy, Stephen John 12   0.00%        
Iwachiw, Walter N. 9   0.00%        
Huey, Kevin Glenn 8   0.00%        
Drozd, Matt 6   0.00%        
Mann, Robert Lawrence 5   0.00%        
Hall, David Eames          
(available)   808  34.15% 88  83.02% 896  36.25% 893  36.12%
Total 21,183,998 100.00% 2,366 100.00% 106 100.00% 2,472 100.00% 2,472 100.00%

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    147 FBI Agents Working on Hillary Clinton’s Email Investigation

    Published on Mar 28, 2016

    Since last summer, when U.S. authorities confirmed the presence of classified information in emails sent or received by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton using her private email server, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has tried to determine whether the former Secretary or any of her subordinates mishandled that information—which under certain circumstances is considered a serious crime. The stakes are so high, in fact, that the F.B.I. has deployed nearly 150 full-time agents to investigate the matter, according to a lengthy report by Robert O’Harrow, Jr. of the The Washington Post:

    The F.B.I. is now trying to determine whether a crime was committed in the handling of that classified material. It is also examining whether the server was hacked. One hundred forty-seven F.B.I. agents have been deployed to run down leads, according to a lawmaker briefed by F.B.I. Director James B. Comey. The FBI has accelerated the investigation because officials want to avoid the possibility of announcing any action too close to the election.
    Besides the sheer number of agents supposedly dedicated to investigating Clinton’s email server, the justification for doing so is noteworthy as well: The 2016 presidential election is over seven months away, but the Democratic primary, in which Clinton has successfully fended off Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders thus far, is operating on much shorter timetable. Indeed, there’s some anxiety among Democrats on the national stage about the possibility of Clinton receiving an F.B.I. indictment after the Democratic convention, by which time she would have presumably won enough delegates to capture the nomination, but before the actual election, when such an indictment would render her candidacy toxic, with no other option to replace her.

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    It is entitled: What all Americans need to know about Hillary Clinton’s alleged SAP Compromise.”
    “My name is Ed Coet. I am a retired US Army Intelligence Officer. In my last job in the army I was the Chief of the Human Intelligence Branch for the US European Command in Stuttgart , Germany.”
    “In that capacity I was also the Designated Program Manager for a Special Access Program (SAP) like the SAP that Hillary Clinton is alleged to have compromised in the most recent State Department Inspector General report to congress and which has been widely reported in the news.”
    “Here is what I personally know about SAP’s and what I can attest to in an unclassified forum:”
    “1. The names of each SAP are themselves classified Top Secret because the information within the SAP are far and above Top Secret.”
    “2. SAP’s are so sensitive that even people who have security clearances giving them access to Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI), an enormously high security clearance level, cannot have accesses to a SAP’s unless they receive a special indoctrination into the SAP based on an operational “must know” that exceeds all other “need to know” standards.”
    “3. Being “read in” to an SAP is far more then acknowledging in writing that you have been briefed on the SAP. It is an in-depth “indoctrination” into the given SAP, and each SAP is itself compartmented separately from other SAPS.”
    “Having access to one SAP does not give you access to another SAP. Only a tiny handful of people have knowledge of all SAP’s. SAP’s are the most stringently compartmented and protected information in the entire US government.”
    “4. Unlike Top Secret/SCI which is maintained in highly secure Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilitates (SCIF’s) managed by specially trained Special Security Officers (SSO’s) at various levels of command, every single SAP is managed by an individually designated Program Manager for each individual SAP covering an entire theater of operations.”
    “SSO’s are not cleared to even know about SAP’s or to maintain information about them in their already enormously secure SCIF’s. How SAP’s are secured cannot be discussed because of the sensitive, beyond-Top-Secret nature in which it is done.”
    “5. Unlike individuals with the highest Top Secret/SCI access security clearances, who must undergo a special background investigation, those tiny few who have access to SAP’s must also endure periodic polygraph tests in addition to the most comprehensive of special background investigations.
    “I used to have to schedule four-star generals and admirals to be polygraphed in order for them to maintain their access to my SAP.
    “Many generals and admirals who obviously have the highest security clearances still did not rate being indoctrinated into my SAP. In fact, they didn’t even know the SAP existed.”
    “6. Compromise of a SAP is the single most dangerous security violation that can ever happen to the USA .
    “Even the enormously damaging revelations of the Edward Snowden’s Top Secret/ SCI security compromise does not reach the level of a SAP compromise.”
    “7. To put SAP information in to an unsecured sever, like Hillary Clinton’s unsecured server, is a class one felony that could, in some cases, result in life in prison.
    “That is because such a compromise is so dangerous that it could and likely will result in the death of people protected by and within the scope of the SAP.”
    “As a former SAP Program Manager I believe it is inconceivable that if it is verified that Hillary Clinton’s server actually had SAP information on it, that she could possibly escape indictment and criminal prosecution.
    “As hard as it is to imagine, that would even be worse than electing to not prosecute a mass murdering serial killer because even they could not inflict as much damage to our country as the compromise of a SAP.

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    Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski (C) is seen allegedly grabbing the arm of reporter Michelle Fields in this still frame from video taken March 8, 2016 and released by the Jupiter (Florida) Police Department March 29, 2016. REUTERS/Jupiter Police Department/Handout via Reuters

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    TRUMP CAMPAIGN MANAGER COREY LEWANDOWSKI ARRESTED CHARGED Assault BATTERY REPORTER MICHELLE FIELDS TRUMP CAMPAIGN MANAGER COREY LEWANDOWSKI ARRESTED CHARGED Assault of REPORTER MICHELLE FIELDS Corey Lewandowski, campaign manager for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, was charged with misdemeanor assault after allegedly grabbing a female reporter at a rally in March.

    Police charged Donald Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski with misdemeanor battery Tuesday following an incident with Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields at a rally earlier this month. Fields claimed that Lewandowski forcefully grabbed her at the rally in Jupiter, Florida, bruising her arm.

    Lewandowski has denied the allegations, both publicly and online, while inconclusive video footage of the rally appears to show Lewandowski reaching for Fields.

    A statement from the Trump campaign, as reported by Reuters, reasserted Lewandowski’s innocence. ” Mr. Lewandowski is absolutely innocent of this charge,” the GOP front-runner said in a statement, adding, “He will enter a plea of not guilty and looks forward to his day in court. He is completely confident that he will be exonerated.”

    Fields said she felt her arm yanked and then caught herself from nearly falling, according to the police report, posted to the verified Twitter account of a journalist from the Washington Post. The Jupiter Police Department also obtained video footage from security cameras at the event, reportedly showing the assault.

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Stonewalled

Clinton email probe enters new phase as FBI interviews loom

By Del Quentin WilberContact Reporter

Federal prosecutors investigating the possible mishandling of classified materials on Hillary Clinton’s private email server have begun the process of setting up formal interviews with some of her longtime and closest aides, according to two people familiar with the probe, an indication that the inquiry is moving into its final phases.

Those interviews and the final review of the case, however, could still take many weeks, all but guaranteeing that the investigation will continue to dog Clinton’s presidential campaign through most, if not all, of the remaining presidential primaries.

No dates have been set for questioning the advisors, but a federal prosecutor in recent weeks has called their lawyers to alert them that he would soon be doing so, the sources said. Prosecutors also are expected to seek an interview with Clinton herself, though the timing remains unclear.

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The interviews by FBI agents and prosecutors will play a significant role in helping them better understand whether Clinton or her aides knowingly or negligently discussed classified government secrets over a non-secure email system when she served as secretary of State.

The meetings also are an indication that much of the investigators’ background work – recovering deleted emails, understanding how the server operated and determining whether it was breached – is nearing completion.

“The interviews are critical to understand the volume of information they have accumulated,” said James McJunkin, former head of the FBI’s Washington field office.  “They are likely nearing the end of the investigation and the agents need to interview these people to put the information in context. They will then spend time aligning these statements with other information, emails, classified documents, etc., to determine whether there is a prosecutable case.”

Many legal experts believe that Clinton faces little risk of being prosecuted for using the private email system to conduct official business when she served as secretary of State, though that decision has raised questions among some about her judgment. They noted that using a private email system was not banned at the time, and others in government had used personal email to transact official business.

The bigger question is whether she or her aides distributed classified material in email systems that fell outside of the department’s secure classified system. But even if prosecutors determine that she did, chances she will be found criminally liable are low. U.S. law makes it a crime for someone to knowingly or willfully retain classified information, handle it in a grossly negligent manner or to pass it to someone not entitled to see it.

Clinton has denied using the email account to send or receive materials marked classified. Though some emails have since been deemed to be too sensitive to release publicly, Clinton’s campaign has attributed that to overzealous intelligence officials and “over-classification run amok.”

Legally it doesn’t matter if the emails were marked as classified or not, since government officials are obligated to recognize sensitive material and guard against its release. But legal experts noted that such labels would be helpful to prosecutors seeking to prove she knew the information was classified, a key element of the law.

“The facts of the case do not fit the law,” said Stephen Vladeck, a law professor at American University. “Reasonable folks may think that federal law ought to prohibit what Hillary did, but it’s just not clear to me that it currently does.”

Even so, her use of the private server, which was based at her home in New York, has become fodder for Clinton’s political foes as she campaigns to secure the Democratic nomination for president.

Though Sen. Bernie Sanders has largely declined to use the email scandal against her in the Democratic primary, Republicans have repeatedly said she should be indicted or disqualified from running for the nation’s top office.

At a recent Democratic debate, Clinton grew exasperated when asked what she would do if indicted. “That’s not going to happen,” she said.

Her attorney, David Kendall, declined to comment. Her campaign spokesman, Brian Fallon, said in an email that Clinton is ready to work with investigators to conclude the investigation.

“She first offered last August to meet and answer any questions they might have,” Fallon wrote. “She would welcome the opportunity to help them complete their work.”

Lawyers for her closest aides – Huma Abedin, Jake Sullivan, Cheryl Mills and Philippe Reines – either did not respond to messages or declined to comment.

The Justice Department and FBI began their investigation after receiving what is known as a security referral in July from the inspector general for U.S. intelligence agencies, which at the time were in the midst of reviewing paper copies of nearly 30,500 emails Clinton turned over in 2014 that she said were work-related.

The State Department has since released all 3,871 pages of Clinton’s emails in its possession and has determined that 22 of her emails contained “top secret” information, though they were not marked as such as the time. Hundreds of others contained material that was either secret or confidential, two lower levels of classification.

After stepping down as secretary of State, Clinton, who has said she used her personal email to conduct personal and official business as a matter of convenience, told her staff to delete 31,830 emails on the server that she felt were non-work-related.

In August, the FBI obtained the server and has since recovered most, if not all, of the deleted correspondence, said a person familiar with the investigation.

FBI agents have finished their review of the server and the correspondence turned over by Clinton to the State Department. They have interviewed a number of former aides so they could better understand how the system was used and why Clinton chose to use it, the person said.

Federal prosecutors granted immunity to one of those aides, Bryan Pagliano, who helped set up the server in Clinton’s home. He has cooperated with the federal investigation and provided security logs that revealed no evidence of foreign hacking, according to a law enforcement official.

His lawyer, Mark MacDougall, did not respond to messages seeking comment.

The probe is being closely watched and supervised by the Justice Department’s top officials and prosecutors. FBI Director James B. Comey has said he has been regularly briefed on the investigation, which is being overseen by prosecutors in the Justice Department’s national security division.

The decision on whether to prosecute could be difficult. Vladeck, the law professor noted the differences between Clinton’s email issue and two previous cases involving the mishandling of classified material that resulted in prosecutions and guilty pleas.

In 2005, Sandy Berger, a former national security advisor, pleaded guilty to the unlawful removal and retention of national security information after being caught trying to smuggle classified documents out of the National Archives.

In another case, Gen. David Petraeus, a former CIA director, was investigated for knowingly allowing a mistress to read classified material as she researched a book about him. Petraeus eventually pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of mishandling classified material and was spared prison time.

Legal experts said Petraeus’ actions were far more serious than anything Clinton is accused of doing. Clinton’s emails, even those later deemed classified, were sent to aides cleared to read them, for example, and not private citizens, they said.

Several of the lawyers involved in Clinton’s case are familiar with the differences. Petraeus’ defense lawyer was Kendall, who also represents Clinton. And a prosecutor helping oversee the Clinton email investigation was part of the team that obtained Petraeus’ guilty plea.

“Those cases are just so different from what Clinton is accused of doing,” Vladeck said. “And the Justice Department lawyers know it.”

While she is not likely to face legal jeopardy, the emails could cause some political heartburn when the aides are questioned. However, short of an indictment or an explosive revelation, the controversy is not likely to alter the overall dynamics of the primary race or general election, political observers said.

“This is clearly disruptive to the campaign,” said Mark Mellman, a Democratic pollster. “It will take her off message and coverage about important aides being questioned is not coverage you’d like to have. However, this issue is largely dismissed by Democratic primary voters and baked into the cake for the general electorate.”

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Classified information in the United States

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For information on practices in other countries, see Classified information.

The United States government classification system is established under Executive Order 13526, the latest in a long series of executive orders on the topic.[1]Issued by President Barack Obama in 2009, Executive Order 13526 replaced earlier executive orders on the topic and modified the regulations codified to 32 C.F.R. 2001. It lays out the system of classification, declassification, and handling of national security information generated by the U.S. government and its employees and contractors, as well as information received from other governments.[2]

The desired degree of secrecy about such information is known as its sensitivity. Sensitivity is based upon a calculation of the damage to national security that the release of the information would cause. The United States has three levels of classification: Confidential, Secret, and Top Secret. Each level of classification indicates an increasing degree of sensitivity. Thus, if one holds a Top Secret security clearance, one is allowed to handle information up to the level of Top Secret, including Secret and Confidential information. If one holds a Secret clearance, one may not then handle Top Secret information, but may handle Secret and Confidential classified information.

The United States does not have British-style Official Secrets Act; instead, several laws protect classified information, including the Espionage Act of 1917, theAtomic Energy Act of 1954 and the Intelligence Identities Protection Act of 1982. A 2013 report to Congress noted that “…criminal statutes that may apply to the publication of classified defense information … have been used almost exclusively to prosecute individuals with access to classified information (and a corresponding obligation to protect it), who make it available to foreign agents, or to foreign agents who obtain classified information unlawfully while present in the United States. While prosecutions appear to be on the rise, leaks of classified information to the press have relatively infrequently been punished as crimes, and we are aware of no case in which a publisher of information obtained through unauthorized disclosure by a government employee has been prosecuted for publishing it.”[3] The legislative and executive branches of government, including US presidents, have frequently leaked classified information to journalists.[4][5][6][7] Congress has repeatedly resisted or failed to pass a law that generally outlaws disclosing classified information. Most espionage law only criminalizes national defense information; only a jury can decide if a given document meets that criterion, and judges have repeatedly said that being “classified” does not necessarily make information become related to the “national defense”.[8][9] Furthermore, by law, information may not be classified merely because it would be embarrassing or to cover illegal activity; information may only be classified to protect national security objectives.[10]

Terminology

Derivative Classification Activity 1996–2011

In the U.S., information is called “classified” if it has been assigned one of the three levels: Confidential, Secret, or Top Secret. Information that is not so labeled is called “Unclassified information”. The term declassified is used for information that has had its classification removed, and downgraded refers to information that has been assigned a lower classification level but is still classified. Many documents are automatically downgraded and then declassified after some number of years.[citation needed] The U.S. government uses the terms Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU), Sensitive Security Information(SSI), Critical Program Information (CPI), For Official Use Only (FOUO), or Law Enforcement Sensitive (LES) to refer to information that is not Confidential, Secret, or Top Secret, but whose dissemination is still restricted. Reasons for such restrictions can include export controls, privacy regulations, court orders, and ongoing criminal investigations, as well as national security. Information that was never classified is sometimes referred to as “open source” by those who work in classified activities. Public Safety Sensitive (PSS) refers to information that is similar to Law Enforcement Sensitive but could be shared between the various public safety disciplines (Law Enforcement, Fire, and Emergency Medical Services). Peter Louis Galison, a historian and Director[11] in the History of Science Dept. at Harvard University, claims that the U.S. Government produces more classified information than unclassified information.[12]

Levels of classification used by the U.S. government

The United States government classifies information according to the degree which the unauthorized disclosure would damage national security. Having Top Secret clearance does not allow one to view all Top Secret documents. The user of the information must possess the clearance necessary for the sensitivity of the information, as well as a legitimate need to obtain the information. For example, all US military pilots are required to obtain at least a Secret clearance, but they may only access documents directly related to their orders. Secret information might have additional access controls that could prevent someone with a Top Secret clearance from seeing it.[not verified in body]

Since all federal departments are part of the Executive Branch, the classification system is governed by Executive Order rather than by law. Typically each president will issue a new executive order, either tightening classification or loosening it. The Clinton administration made a major change in the classification system by issuing an executive order that for the first time required all classified documents to be declassified after 25 years unless they were reviewed by the agency that created the information and determined to require continuing classification.[13]

Restricted Data/Formerly Restricted Data

Restricted Data and Formerly Restricted Data are classification markings that concern nuclear information. These are the only two classifications that are established by federal law, being defined by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954. Nuclear information is not automatically declassified after 25 years. Documents with nuclear information covered under the Atomic Energy Act will be marked with a classification level (confidential, secret or top secret) and a restricted data or formerly restricted data marking. Nuclear information as specified in the act may inadvertently appear in unclassified documents and must be reclassified when discovered. Even documents created by private individuals have been seized for containing nuclear information and classified. Only the Department of Energy may declassify nuclear information.[14]

Code Word classifications

Top Secret is highest level of classification. However some information is compartmentalized by adding a code word so that only those who have been cleared for each code word can see it. This information is also known as “Sensitive Compartmented Information” (SCI). A document marked SECRET (CODE WORD) could only be viewed by a person with a secret or top secret clearance and that specific code word clearance. Each code word deals with a different kind of information. The CIA administers code word clearances.[15]

Top Secret

An example of a U.S. classified document; page 13 of a United States National Security Agency report[16]on the USS Liberty incident, partially declassified and released to the public in July 2003. The original overall classification of the page, “Top Secret” code word UMBRA, is shown at top and bottom. The classification of individual paragraphs and reference titles is shown in parentheses—there are six different levels on this page alone. Notations with leader lines at top and bottom cite statutory authority for not declassifying certain sections.

The highest security classification. “Top Secret shall be applied to information, the unauthorized disclosure of which reasonably could be expected to cause exceptionally grave damage to the national security that the original classification authority is able to identify or describe.”[17] It is believed that 1.4 million Americans have top secret clearances.[18]

Secret

This is the second-highest classification. Information is classified Secret when its unauthorized disclosure would cause “serious damage” to national security.[17] Most information that is classified is held at the secret sensitivity.

Confidential

This is the lowest classification level of information obtained by the government. It is defined as information that would “damage” national security if publicly disclosed, again, without the proper authorization.[17]

Public Trust

Despite common misconception, a public trust position is not a security clearance, and is not the same as the confidential clearance. Certain positions which require access to sensitive information, but not information which is classified, must obtain this designation through a background check. Public Trust Positions can either be moderate-risk or high-risk.[19][20]

Unclassified

Unclassified is not technically a classification; this is the default and refers to information that can be released to individuals without a clearance. Information that is unclassified is sometimes restricted in its dissemination asSensitive But Unclassified (SBU) or For Official Use Only (FOUO). For example, the law enforcement bulletins reported by the U.S. media when the United States Department of Homeland Security raised the U.S. terror threat level were usually classified as “U//LES”, or “Unclassified – Law Enforcement Sensitive”. This information is supposed to be released only to law enforcement agencies (sheriff, police, etc.), but, because the information is unclassified, it is sometimes released to the public as well. Information that is unclassified but which the government does not believe should be subject toFreedom of Information Act requests is often classified as U//FOUO—”Unclassified—For Official Use Only”. In addition to FOUO information, information can be categorized according to its availability to be distributed (e.g., Distribution D may only be released to approved Department of Defense and U.S. Department of Defense contractor personnel[21]). Also, the statement of NOFORN (meaning “no foreign nationals“) is applied to any information that may not be released to any non-U.S. citizen. NOFORN and distribution statements are often used in conjunction with classified information or alone on SBU information. Documents subject to export controls have a specific warning to that effect. Information which is “personally identifiable” is governed by the Privacy Act of 1974 and is also subject to strict controls regardless of its level of classification.

Finally, information at one level of classification may be “upgraded by aggregation” to a higher level. For example, a specific technical capability of a weapons system might be classified Secret, but the aggregation of all technical capabilities of the system into a single document could be deemed top secret.

Use of information restrictions outside the classification system is growing in the U.S. government. In September 2005 J. William Leonard, director of the U.S. National Archives Information Security Oversight Office, was quoted in the press as saying, “No one individual in government can identify all the controlled, unclassified [categories], let alone describe their rules.”[22]

Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)

One of the 9/11 Commission findings was that “the government keeps too many secrets”. To address this problem, the Commission recommended that ‘[t]he culture of agencies feeling they own the information they gathered at taxpayer expense must be replaced by a culture in which the agencies instead feel they have a duty … to repay the taxpayers’ investment by making that information available.'”[23]

Due to over 100 designations in use by the U.S. government for unclassified information at the time, President George W. Bush issued a Presidential memorandum on May 9, 2008, in an attempt to consolidate the various designations in use into a new category known as Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). The CUI categories and subcategories were hoped to serve as the exclusive designations for identifying unclassified information throughout the executive branch not covered by Executive Order 12958 or the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (as amended) but still required safeguarding or dissemination controls, pursuant to and consistent with any applicable laws, regulations, and government-wide policies in place at the time. CUI would replace categories such as For Official Use Only(FOUO), Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU) and Law Enforcement Sensitive (LES).[24] [25]

The Presidential memorandum also designated the National Archives as responsible for overseeing and managing the implementation of the new CUI framework.[26]

This memorandum has since been rescinded by Executive Order 13556 of November 4, 2010 and the guidelines previously outlined within the memo were expanded upon in a further attempt to improve the management of information across all federal agencies as well as establish a more standard, government-wide program regarding the controlled unclassification designation process itself.[27]

The U.S. Congress has attempted to take steps to resolve this, but did not succeed. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Reducing Information Control Designations Act H.R. 1323 on March 17, 2009. The bill was referred to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Because no action was taken in committee[28] and bills expire at the end of every Congress, there is currently no bill to solve unclassified designations.

Restricted

During and before World War II, the U.S. had a category of classified information called Restricted, which was below confidential. The U.S. no longer has a Restricted classification, but many other nations and NATO do. The U.S. treats Restricted information it receives from other governments as Confidential. The U.S. does use the term restricted data in a completely different way to refer to nuclear secrets, as described below.

Classified classifications

Executive Order 13526, which forms the legal basis for the U.S. classification system, states that “information may be classified at one of the following three levels”, with Top Secret as the highest level (Sec. 1.2). However, this executive order provides for special access programs that further restricted access to a small number of individuals and permit additional security measures (Sec. 4.3). These practices can be compared with (and may have inspired) the concepts multilevel securityand role-based access control. U.S. law also has special provisions protecting information related to cryptography (18 USC 798), nuclear weapons and atomic energy (see Controls on atomic-energy information) and the identity of covert intelligence agents (see Intelligence Identities Protection Act).

Proper procedure for classifying U.S. government documents

To be properly classified, a classification authority (an individual charged by the U.S. government with the right and responsibility to properly determine the level of classification and the reason for classification) must determine the appropriate classification level, as well as the reason information is to be classified. A determination must be made as to how and when the document will be declassified, and the document marked accordingly. Executive Order 13526 describes the reasons and requirements for information to be classified and declassified (Part 1). Individual agencies within the government develop guidelines for what information is classified and at what level.

The former decision is original classification. A great majority of classified documents are created by derivative classification. For example, if one piece of information, taken from a secret document, is put into a document along with 100 pages of unclassified information, the document, as a whole, will be secret. Proper (but often ignored) rules stipulate that every paragraph will bear a classification marking of (U) for Unclassified, (C) for Confidential, (S) for Secret, and (TS) for Top Secret. Therefore, in this example, only one paragraph will have the (S) marking. If the page containing that paragraph is double-sided, the page should be marked SECRET on top and bottom of both sides.[29]

A review of classification policies by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence aimed at developing a uniform classification policy and a single classification guide that could be used by the entire U.S. intelligence community found significant interagency differences that impaired cooperation and performance. The initial ODNI review, completed in January 2008,[citation needed] said in part, “The definitions of ‘national security’ and what constitutes ‘intelligence’—and thus what must be classified—are unclear. … Many interpretations exist concerning what constitutes harm or the degree of harm that might result from improper disclosure of the information, often leading to inconsistent or contradictory guidelines from different agencies. … There appears to be no common understanding of classification levels among the classification guides reviewed by the team, nor any consistent guidance as to what constitutes ‘damage,’ ‘serious damage,’ or ‘exceptionally grave damage’ to national security. … There is wide variance in application of classification levels.”[30]

The review recommended that original classification authorities should specify clearly the basis for classifying information, for example, whether the sensitivity derives from the actual content of the information, the source, the method by which it was analyzed, or the date or location of its acquisition. Current policy requires that the classifier be “able” to describe the basis for classification but not that he or she in fact do so.[31]

Classification categories

Step 3 in the classification process is to assign a reason for the classification. Classification categories are marked by the number “1.4” followed by one or more letters (a) to (h):[29][32]

  • 1.4(a) military plans, weapons systems, or operations;
  • 1.4(b) foreign government information;
  • 1.4(c) intelligence activities, sources, or methods, or cryptology;
  • 1.4(d) foreign relations or foreign activities of the United States, including confidential sources;
  • 1.4(e) scientific, technological or economic matters relating to national security; which includes defense against transnational terrorism;
  • 1.4(f) United States Government programs for safeguarding nuclear materials or facilities;
  • 1.4(g) vulnerabilities or capabilities of systems, installations, infrastructures, projects or plans, or protection services relating to the national security, which includes defense against transnational terrorism; and/or
  • 1.4(h) the development, production, or use of weapons of mass destruction.

Classifying non-government-generated information[edit]

The Invention Secrecy Act of 1951 allows the suppression of patents (for a limited time) for inventions that threaten national security.

Whether information related to nuclear weapons can constitutionally be “born secret” as provided for by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 has not been tested in the courts.

Guantanamo Bay detention camp has used a “presumptive classification” system to describe the statements of Guantanamo Bay detainees as classified. When challenged by Ammar al-Baluchi in the Guantanamo military commission hearing the 9/11 case,[33] the prosecution abandoned the practice.[34] Presumptive classification continues in the cases involving the habeas corpus petitions of Guantanamo Bay detainees.

Protecting classified information

GSA-approved security container

Facilities and handling

One of the reasons for classifying state secrets into sensitivity levels is to allow the level of protection to be tailored to risk. The U.S. government specifies in some detail the procedures for protecting classified information. The rooms or buildings where classified material is stored or handled must have a facility clearance at the same level as the most sensitive material to be handled. Good quality commercial physical security standards generally suffice for lower levels of classification; at the highest levels, people sometimes have to work in rooms designed like bank vaults (see Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility – SCIF). The U.S. Congress has such facilities inside the Capitol Building, among other Congressional handling procedures for protecting confidentiality.[35] The U.S. General Services Administration sets standards for locks and containers used for storage of classified material. The most ubiquitous approved security containers look like heavy-duty file cabinets with a combination lock in the middle of one drawer. Advances in methods for defeating mechanical combination locks have led the U.S. government to switch to electromechanical locks that limit the rate at which combinations can be tried out. After a certain number of failed attempts, these locks will permanently lock, requiring a locksmith to reset them.

Classified U.S. government documents are typically required to be stamped with their classification on the cover and at the top and bottom of each page. It is often a requirement that each paragraph, title and caption in a document be marked with the highest level of information it contains, usually by placing appropriate initials in parentheses at the beginning of the paragraph, title, or caption. It is common to require that a brightly colored cover sheet be affixed to the cover of each classified document to prevent observation of a possibly classified title by someone unauthorized (shoulder surfing) and to remind users to lock up the document when it is unattended. The most sensitive material requires two-person integrity, where two cleared individuals are responsible for the material at all times. Approved containers for such material have two separate combination locks, both of which must be opened to access the contents.[citation needed]

There are restrictions on how classified documents can be shipped. Top Secret material must go by special courier. Secret material can be sent within the U.S. viaregistered mail, and Confidential material by certified mail. Electronic transmission of classified information largely requires the use of National Security Agency approved/certified “Type 1” cryptosystems utilizing NSA’s unpublished and classified Suite A algorithms. The classification of the Suite A algorithms categorizes the hardware that store them as a Controlled Cryptographic Item (CCI) under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, or ITAR. CCI equipment and keying material must be controlled and stored with heightened physical security, even when the device is not processing classified information or contain a cryptographic key. NSA is currently moving towards implementing what it’s calling Suite B which is a group of commercial algorithms such as Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA), Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA) and Elliptic curve Diffie–Hellman (ECDH). Suite B provides protection for data up to Top Secret on non-CCI devices. This is especially useful in high risk environments or operations needed to prevent Suite A compromise. These less stringent hardware requirements stem from the device not having to “protect” classified Suite A algorithms.[36]

Specialized computer operating systems known as trusted operating systems are available for processing classified information. These enforce the classification and labeling rules described above in software. However, as of 2005, they are not considered secure enough to allow uncleared users to share computers with classified activities. So if one creates an unclassified document on a secret device, the resultant data is classified secret until it can be manually reviewed. Computer networks for sharing classified information are segregated by the highest sensitivity level they are allowed to transmit, for example, SIPRNet (Secret) and JWICS(Top Secret-SCI).

The destruction of certain types of classified documents requires burning, shredding, pulping or pulverizing using approved procedures and must be witnessed and logged.[37] Classified computer data presents special problems. See Data remanence.

Lifetime commitment

When a cleared individual leaves the job or employer for which they were granted access to classified information, they are formally debriefed from the program.Debriefing is an administrative process that accomplishes two main goals: it creates a formal record that the individual no longer has access to the classified information for that program; and it reminds the individual of their lifetime commitment to protect that information. Typically, the individual is asked to sign anothernon-disclosure agreement (NDA), similar to that which they signed when initially briefed, and this document serves as the formal record. The debriefed individual does not lose their security clearance; they have only surrendered the need to know for information related to that particular job.

Classifications and clearances between U.S. government agencies

Senator Barry Goldwater reprimanding CIA director William J. Casey for Secret info showing up in The New York Times, but then saying it was over-classified to begin with. 1983

In the past, clearances did not necessarily transfer between various U.S. government agencies. For example, an individual cleared for Department of Defense Top Secret had to undergo another investigation before being granted aDepartment of Energy Q clearance. Agencies are now supposed to honor background investigations by other agencies if they are still current. Because most security clearances only apply inside the agency where the holder works, if one needs to meet with another agency to discuss classified matters, it is possible and necessary to pass one’s clearance to the other agency. For example, officials visiting at the White House from other government agencies would pass their clearances to the Executive Office of the President (EOP).

The Department of Energy security clearance required to access Top Secret Restricted Data, Formerly Restricted Data, and National Security Information, as well as Secret Restricted Data, is a Q clearance. The lower-level L clearance is sufficient for access to Secret Formerly Restricted Data and National Security Information, as well as Confidential Restricted Data, Formerly Restricted Data, and National Security Information.[38] In practice, access to Restricted Data is granted, on a need-to-know basis, to personnel with appropriate clearances. At one time, a person might hold both a TS and a Q clearance, but that duplication and cost is no longer required. For all practical purposes, Q is equivalent to Top Secret, and L is equivalent to Secret.

Contrary to popular lore, the Yankee White clearance given to personnel who work directly with the President is not a classification. Individuals having Yankee White clearances undergo extensive background investigations. The criteria include U.S. citizenship, unquestionable loyalty, and an absolute absence of any foreign influence over the individual, his family, or “persons to whom the individual is closely linked.”[39][40] Also, they must not have traveled (save while in government employ and at the instructions of the United States) to countries that are considered to be unfriendly to the United States.[citation needed] Yankee White cleared personnel are granted access to any information for which they have a need to know, regardless of which organization classified it or at what level.[citation needed]

See also the Single Scope Background Investigation below, along with explicit compartmented access indoctrination. Some compartments, especially intelligence-related, may require a polygraph examination, although the reliability of the polygraph is controversial. The NSA uses the polygraph early in the clearance process while the CIA uses it at the end, which may suggest divergent opinions on the proper use of the polygraph.

Categories that are not classifications

There are also compartments, using code words which pertain to specific projects and are used to more easily manage which individuals require certain information. Code words are not levels of classification themselves, but a person working on a project may have the code word for that project added to his file, and then will be given access to the relevant documents. Code words may also label the sources of various documents; for example, there are code words used to indicate that a document may break the cover of intelligence operatives if its content becomes known. The WWII code word Ultra identified information found by decrypting German ciphers, such as the Enigma machine, and which—regardless of its own significance—might inform the Germans that Enigma was broken if they became aware that it was known.

Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) and Special Access Programs (SAP)

The terms “Sensitive Compartmented Information” (SCI)[41] and “Special Access Program” (SAP)[42] are widely misunderstood as classification levels or specific clearances.

In fact, the terms refer to methods of handling certain types of classified information that relate to specific national-security topics or programs whose existence may not be publicly acknowledged, or the sensitive nature of which requires special handling.

The paradigms for these two categories, SCI originating in the intelligence community and SAP in the Department of Defense, addresses two key logistical issues encountered in the day-to-day control of classified information:

  • Individuals with a legitimate need to know may not be able to function effectively without knowing certain Top Secret facts about their work. However, granting all such individuals a blanket DoD clearance (often known as a “collateral” clearance) at the Top Secret level would be undesirable, not to mention prohibitively expensive.
  • The government may wish to limit certain types of sensitive information only to those who work directly on related programs, regardless of the collateral clearance they hold. Thus, even someone with a collateral DoD Top Secret clearance cannot gain access unless it is specifically granted.

SAP and SCI implementation are roughly equivalent, and it is reasonable to discuss their implementation as one topic. For example, SAP material needs to be stored and used in a facility much like the SCIF described below.

Department of Energy information, especially the more sensitive SIGMA categories, may be treated as SAP or SCI.

Access to compartmented information[edit]

Personnel who require knowledge of SCI or SAP information fall into two general categories:

  • Persons with a need to know
  • Persons with actual access

Access to classified information is not authorized based on clearance status. Access is only permitted to individuals after determining they have a need to know. Need-to-know is a determination that an individual requires access to specific classified information in the performance of (or assist in the performance of) lawful and authorized government functions and duties.

To achieve selective separation of program information while still allowing full access to those working on the program, a separate compartment, identified by a unique codeword, is created for the information. This entails establishing communication channels, data storage, and work locations (SCIF—Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility), which are physically and logically separated not only from the unclassified world, but from general Department of Defense classified channels as well.

Thus established, all information generated within the compartment is classified according to the general rules above. However, to emphasize that the information is compartmented, all documents are marked with both the classification level and the codeword (and the caveat “Handle via Channels Only.”, or “Handle via Jointly” if the document contains material from multiple programs).

Cover sheet for information protected by the BYEMAN control system

Examples of such SCI control systems are:[43]

  • COMINT or Special Intelligence (SI)
  • ENDSEAL (EL)
  • TALENT KEYHOLE (TK)
  • HUMINT Control System (HCS)
  • KLONDIKE (KDK)
  • RESERVE (RSV)
  • BYEMAN (BYE or B)

The COMINT control system is for sensitive signals intelligence information and contains several compartments, like:

  • Very Restricted Knowledge (VRK)
  • Exceptionally Controlled Information (ECI), which is used by NSA and restricted to very few people.[44]
  • GAMMA

A person is granted access to a specific compartment after the individual has: (a) had a Single Scope Background Investigation similar to that required for a collateral Top Secret clearance; {b) been “read into” or briefed on the nature and sensitivity of the compartment; and (c) signed a non-disclosure agreement (NDA).

The individual then has access to all information in the compartment, regardless of its classification (and assuming a need to know). However, access does not extend to any other compartment; i.e., there is no single “SCI clearance” analogous to DoD collateral Top Secret. The requirements for DCID 6/4 eligibility (a determination that an individual is eligible for access to SCI), subsumes the requirements for a TS collateral clearance. Being granted DCID 6/4 eligibility includes the simultaneous granting of a TS collateral clearance, as adjudicators are required to adjudicate to the highest level that the investigation (SSBI) supports.

Groups of compartmented information[edit]

SAPs in the Department of Defense are subdivided into three further groups, as defined in 10 U.S.C. § 119.[45]

There is no public reference to whether SCI is divided in the same manner, but news reports reflecting that only the Gang of Eight members of Congress are briefed on certain intelligence activities, it may be assumed that similar rules apply for SCI or for programs with overlapping SAP and SCI content.

The groups for Department of Defense SAPs are:

  • Acknowledged: appears as a line item as “classified project” or the equivalent in the federal budget, although details of its content are not revealed. The budget element will associate the SAP with a Department of Defense component organization, such as a Military Department (e.g. Department of the Navy), a Combatant Command (e.g. U.S. Special Operations Command) or a Defense Agency (e.g. Defense Information Systems Agency.)
  • Unacknowledged: no reference to such SAPs is found in the publicly published federal budget; its funding is hidden in a classified annex, often called the “black budget”. The Congressional defense committees, however, are briefed on the specifics of such SAPs.
  • Waived: At the sole discretion of the Secretary of Defense, on a case-by-case basis in the interest of national security, there is no mention in the budget at all, and only the “Big 6” members of Congress; the Chairman and Ranking Minority Members of the armed services committees, the appropriations committees and the defense appropriations subcommittees; receive notification of such SAPs.

Examples of SCI topics are human intelligence, communications intelligence, and intelligence collected by satellites. One or more compartments may be created for each area, and each of these compartments may contain multiple subcompartments (e.g., a specific HUMINT operation), themselves with their own code names.

Specific compartmented programs will have their own specific rules. For example, it is standard that no person is allowed unaccompanied access to a nuclear weapon or to command-and-control systems for nuclear weapons. Personnel with nuclear-weapons access are under the Personnel Reliability Program.

Some highly sensitive SAP or SCI programs may also use the “no lone zone” method (that is, a physical location into which no one is allowed to enter unaccompanied) described for nuclear weapons.

Handling caveats

The United States also has a system of restrictive caveats that can be added to a document: these are constantly changing, but can include (in abbreviated form) a requirement that the document not be shared with a civilian contractor or not leave a specific room. These restrictions are not classifications in and of themselves; rather, they restrict the dissemination of information within those who have the appropriate clearance level and possibly the need to know the information. Remarks such as “Eyes Only” also limit the restriction. One violating these directives might be guilty of violating a lawful order or mishandling classified information.

For ease of use, caveats and abbreviations have been adopted that can be included in the summary classification marking (header/footer) to enable the restrictions to be identified at a glance. They are sometimes known as Dissemination Control Abbreviations.[46] Some of these caveats are (or were):

Example of intelligence on French President François Hollande, classified as TOP SECRET//COMINT-GAMMA//ORCON/NOFORN.

  • FOUO: For Official Use Only. Used for documents or products which contain material which is exempt from release under the Freedom of Information Act.[citation needed]
  • NFIBONLY: National Foreign Intelligence Board Departments Only[46]
  • NOFORN: Distribution to non-US citizens is prohibited, regardless of their clearance or access permissions (NO FOReign National access allowed).
  • NOCONTRACTOR: Distribution to contractor personnel (non-US-government employees) is prohibited, regardless of their clearance or access permissions.
  • ORCON: Originator controls dissemination and/or release of the document.
  • PROPIN: Caution—Proprietary Information Involved [46]
  • REL<country code(s)>: Distribution to citizens of the countries listed is permitted, providing they have appropriate accesses and need to know. Example: “REL TO USA, AUS, GBR, CAN, NZL” indicates that the information may be shared with appropriate personnel from Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, and New Zealand.
  • FVEY is the country code used as shorthand for the Five Eyes.
  • <nn>X<m>: Information is exempt from automatic declassification (after the statutory default of 25 years) for exemption reason <m>, and declassification review shall not be permitted for <nn> years (as determined by law or the Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel). For the most part, the exemption reasoning and caveats are outlined in paragraphs (b)–(d) and (g)–(i) of Sec. 3.3 of Executive Order 13526, but paragraph (b) is typically the one being referenced as the exemption reason value <m>.
Example: “50X1” indicates the information must remain classified for 50 years, since it pertains to intelligence activities, sources, or methods (reason (1) of Section 3.3, paragraph (b)).
  • RESTRICTED: Distribution to non-US citizens or those holding an interim clearance is prohibited; certain other special handling procedures apply.

Classification level and caveats are typically separated by “//” in the summary classification marking. For example, the final summary marking of a document might be:

SECRET//<compartment name>//ORCON/NOFORN

Controls on atomic-energy information

The Atomic Energy Act of 1954 sets requirements for protection of information about nuclear weapons and special nuclear materials. Such information is “classified from birth“, unlike all other sensitive information, which must be classified by some authorized individual. However, authorized classifiers still must determine whether documents or material are classified or restricted.

The U.S. Department of Energy recognizes two types of Restricted Data:[47]

  • Restricted Data. Data concerning the design, manufacture, or utilization of atomic weapons; production of special nuclear material; or use of special nuclear material in the production of energy.
  • Formerly Restricted Data. Classified information jointly determined by the DOE and the Department of Defense to be related primarily to the military utilization of atomic weapons and removed from the Restricted Data category.

Documents containing such information must be marked “RESTRICTED DATA” (RD) or “FORMERLY RESTRICTED DATA” (FRD) in addition to any other classification marking. Restricted Data and Formerly Restricted Data are further categorized as Top Secret, Secret, or Confidential.

SIGMA categories and Critical Nuclear Weapon Design Information

RESTRICTED DATA contains further compartments. The Department of Energy establishes a list of SIGMA Categories[48] for more fine-grained control than RESTRICTED DATA. Critical Nuclear Weapon Design Information (CNWDI, colloquially pronounced “Sin-Widdy”) reveals the theory of operation or design of the components of a nuclear weapon. As such, it would be SIGMA 1 or SIGMA 2 (sigmas) material, assuming laser fusion is not involved in the information.

Access to CNWDI is supposed to be kept to the minimum number of individuals needed. In written documents, paragraphs containing the material, assuming it is Top Secret, would be marked (TS//RD-CNWDI). SIGMA information of special sensitivity may be handled much like SAP or SCI material (q.v.)

Naval Nuclear Propulsion Information

While most Naval Nuclear Propulsion Information is sensitive, it may or may not be classified. The desired power densities of naval reactors make their design peculiar to military use, specifically high-displacement, high-speed vessels. The proliferation of quieter- or higher-performance marine propulsion systems presents a national-security threat to the United States. Due to this fact, all but the most basic information concerning NNPI is classified. The United States Navy recognizes that the public has an interest in environmental, safety, and health information, and that the basic research the Navy carries out can be useful to industry.[citation needed]

Sharing of classified information with other countries]

Leaked NSA document still classified TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA,FVEY

In cases where the United States wishes to share classified information bilaterally (or multilaterally) with a country that has a sharing agreement, the information is marked with “REL TO USA,” (release) and the three-letter country code.[49] For example, if the U.S. wanted to release classified information to the government of Canada, it would mark the document “REL TO USA, CAN”. There are also group releases, such as NATO, FVEY or UKUSA. Those countries would have to maintain the classification of the document at the level originally classified (Top Secret, Secret, etc.).

Claims of U.S. government misuse of the classification system

“It is desired that no document be released which refers to experiments with humansand might have adverse effect on public opinion or result in legal suits. Documents covering such work field should beclassified ‘secret’.”

April 17, 1947 Atomic Energy Commission memo from Colonel O.G. Haywood, Jr. to Dr. Fidler at the Oak Ridge Laboratory in Tennessee[50]

Max Weber:

Every bureaucracy strives to increase the superiority of its position by keeping its knowledge and intentions secret. Bureaucratic administration always seeks to evade the light of the public as best it can, because in so doing it shields its knowledge and conduct from criticism…[51]

While the classification of information by the government is not supposed to be used to prevent information from being made public that would be simply embarrassing or reveal criminal acts, it has been alleged that the government routinely misuses the classification system to cover up criminal activity and the potentially embarrassing.

Steven Aftergood, director of the Project on Government Secrecy at the Federation of American Scientists notes that

… inquiring into classified government information and disclosing it is something that many national security reporters and policy analysts do, or try to do, every day. And with a few narrow exceptions—for particularly sensitive types of information—courts have determined that this is not a crime.” Aftergood notes, “The universe of classified information includes not only genuine national security secrets, such as confidential intelligence sources or advanced military technologies, but an endless supply of mundane bureaucratic trivia, such as 50-year-old intelligence budget figures, as well as the occasional crime or cover-up.[52]

In The Pentagon Papers case, a classified study was published revealing that four administrations had misled the American public about their intentions in the Vietnam War, increasing the credibility gap. Russo and Ellsberg were prosecuted under Espionage Law. The case prompted Harold Edgar & Benno C. Schmidt, Jr. to write a review of Espionage law in the 1973 Columbia Law Review. Their article was entitled “The Espionage Statutes and Publication of Defense Information”. In it, they point out that Espionage law does not criminalize classified information, only national defenseinformation. They point out that Congress has repeatedly resisted or failed to make the disclosing of classified information illegal, in and of itself. Instead, Congress has strictly limited which sort of classified information is illegal, and under which specific circumstances it is illegal. i.e. in 18 U.S.C. § 798 congress specifically criminalized leaking cryptographic information that is classified, but when it passed the law it specifically stated the law didn’t criminalize disclosing other types of classified information.[8] Another article that discusses the issue is by Jennifer Elsea of the Congressional Research Service.[3]

Various UFO conspiracies mention a level “Above Top Secret” used for UFO design information and related data. They suggest such a classification is intended to apply to information relating to things whose possible existence is to be denied, such as aliens, as opposed to things whose potential existence may be recognized, but for which access to information regarding specific programs would be denied as classified. The British government, for example, denied for several decades that they were either involved or interested in UFO sightings. However, in 2008, the government revealed they have monitored UFO activity for at least the past 30 years.[53] The existence of an “Above Top Secret” classification is considered by some as unnecessary to keep the existence of aliens a secret, as they say information at the Top Secret level, or any level for that matter, can be restricted on the basis of need to know. Thus, the U.S. government could conceal an alien project without having to resort to another level of clearance, as need to know would limit the ability to have access to the information. Some suggest that claims of the existence of such a classification level may be based on the unsubstantiated belief that the levels of classification are themselves classified. As such, they feel that books claiming to contain “Above Top Secret” information on UFOs or remote viewing should arguably be taken with a grain of salt.[54]

Without making a judgment on if such classifications have been used for space aliens, it is a reality that even the names of some compartments were classified, and certainly the meaning of the code names. In the cited document, an (S) means the material it precedes is Secret and (TS) means Top Secret. According to the Department of Defense directive,[55] “the fact of” the existence of NRO was at the secret level for many years, as well as the fact of and the actual phrase “National Reconnaissance Program” (see Paragraph II). Paragraph V(a) is largely redacted, but the introduction[56] to the documents clarifies (see Document 19) that it refers to the now-cancelled BYEMAN code word and control channel for NRO activities. BYEMAN, the main NRO compartment, was classified as a full word, although the special security offices could refer, in an unclassified way, to “B policy”.

Responsible agencies

Any agency designated by the President can originate classified information if it meets the content criteria; each agency is responsible for safeguarding and declassifying its own documents. The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has custody of classified documents from defunct agencies, and also houses the National Declassification Center (since 2010) and Information Security Oversight Office. The Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel has representatives from the Departments of State, Defense, and Justice; the National Archives, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence; the National Security Advisor; the Central Intelligence Agency; and Information Security Oversight Office.[57]

Declassification

Declassification is the process of removing the classification of a document and opening it for public inspection.

Automatic declassification

In accordance with Executive Order 13526, published January 5, 2010 (which superseded Executive Order 12958, as amended), an executive agency must declassify its documents after 25 years unless they fall under one of the nine narrow exemptions outlined by section 3.3 of the order. Classified documents 25 years or older must be reviewed by any and all agencies that possess an interest in the sensitive information found in the document. Documents classified for longer than 50 years must concern human intelligence sources or weapons of mass destruction, or get special permission.[58] All documents older than 75 years must have special permission.[59]

Systematic declassification

The Order also requires that agencies establish and conduct a program for systematic declassification review, based on the new and narrower criteria. This only applies to records that are of permanent historical value and less than 25 years old. Section 3.4 of Order 13526, directs agencies to prioritize the systematic review of records based upon the degree of researcher interest and the likelihood of declassification upon review.

Mandatory Declassification Review

A Mandatory Declassification Review, or MDR, is requested by an individual in an attempt to declassify a document for release to the public. These challenges are presented to the agency whose equity, or “ownership”, is invested in the document. Once an MDR request has been submitted to an agency for the review of a particular document, the agency must respond either with an approval, a denial, or the inability to confirm or deny the existence or nonexistence of the requested document. After the initial request, an appeal can be filed with the agency by the requester. If the agency refuses to declassify that document, then a decision from a higher authority can be provided by the appellate panel, the Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel (ISCAP).

Freedom of Information Act

The U.S. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 4, 1966, took effect the following year, and was amended in 1974, 1976, 1986, 1996 and 2002 (in 1974 over President Ford’s veto). This act allows for the full or partial disclosure of previously unreleased information and documents controlled by the U.S. government. Any member of the public may ask for a classified document to be declassified and made available for any reason. The requestor is required to specify with reasonable certainty the documents of interest. If the agency refuses to declassify, the decision can be taken to the courts for a review. The FOIA does not guarantee that requested documents will be released; refusals usually fall under one of the nine of the declassification exemptions that protect highly sensitive information.[citation needed]

History of National Archives and Records Administration role

After declassification, the documents from many agencies are accessioned at the National Archives and Records Administration and put on the open shelves for the public. NARA also reviews documents for declassification.

NARA first established a formal declassification program for records in 1972, and between 1973 and 1996 reviewed nearly 650 million pages of historically valuable federal records related to World War II, the Korean War, and American foreign policy in the 1950s as part of its systematic declassification review program. From 1996 to 2006, NARA had processed and released close to 460 million pages of federal records, working in partnership with the agencies that originated the records. Over the years, NARA has processed more than 1.1 billion pages of national security classified federal records, resulting in the declassification and release of ninety-one percent of the records.[citation needed]

NARA has also provided significant support to several special projects to review and release federal records on topics of extraordinary public interest such asPOW/MIAs or Nazi war crimes. Additionally, NARA works closely with reference archivists to ensure that the federal records most in demand by researchers receive priority for declassification review and performs review on demand for individuals who need records that do not fall into a priority category. NARA has improved or developed electronic systems to support declassification, automating some processes and thus ensuring a more complete record of declassification actions. With assistance from the Air Force, NARA established[when?] the Interagency Referral Center (IRC) in order to support agencies as they seek access to their equities in federal records at the National Archives at College Park and to ensure that high-demand records are processed first.

In 2009, Executive Order 13526 created the National Declassification Center at NARA, which also houses the Information Security Oversight Office.

Presidential libraries

Presidential libraries hold in excess of 30 million classified pages, including approximately 8 million pages from the administrations of Presidents Hoover through Carter, that were subject to automatic declassification on December 31, 2006. The foreign policy materials in Presidential collections are among the highest-level foreign policy documents in the Federal government and are of significant historical value.

From 1995 to 2006, the national Presidential Library system reviewed, declassified, and released 1,603,429 pages of presidential materials using systematic guidelines delegated to the Archivist of the United States. NARA has also hosted on-site agency review teams at the Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Ford Presidential Libraries to manage classified equities and all presidential libraries have robust mandatory declassification review programs to support requests of individual researchers.

See also

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classified_information_in_the_United_States

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Trump, Donald John, Sr. 7,857,955  37.11% 755  31.91%   755  30.54% 752  30.42%
Cruz, Rafael Edward “Ted” 5,776,992  27.28% 465  19.65% 1   0.94% 466  18.85% 463  18.73%
Rubio, Marco A. 3,469,089  16.38% 169   7.14%   169   6.84% 174   7.04%
Kasich, John Richard 2,820,594  13.32% 144   6.09%   144   5.83% 144   5.83%
Carson, Benjamin Solomon “Ben”, Sr. 692,607   3.27% 8   0.34%   8   0.32% 8   0.32%
Bush, John Ellis “Jeb” 254,473   1.20% 4   0.17%   4   0.16% 4   0.16%
Uncommitted 66,044   0.31% 10   0.42% 17  16.04% 27   1.09% 31   1.25%
Paul, Randal H. “Rand” 56,431   0.27% 1   0.04%   1   0.04% 1   0.04%
Christie, Christopher James “Chris” 52,662   0.25%        
Huckabee, Michael Dale “Mike” 47,252   0.22% 1   0.04%   1   0.04% 1   0.04%
Fiorina, Carleton Sneed “Carly” 35,282   0.17% 1   0.04%   1   0.04% 1   0.04%
Santorum, Richard John “Rick” 15,765   0.07%        
No Preference 9,249   0.04%        
Graham, Lindsey Olin 5,677   0.03%        
Gray, Elizabeth 5,455   0.03%        
(others) 3,116   0.01%        
Gilmore, James Stuart “Jim”, III 2,671   0.01%        
Pataki, George E. 2,002   0.01%        
Others 1,586   0.01%        
Cook, Timothy “Tim” 507   0.00%        
Jindal, Piyush “Bobby” 221   0.00%        
Martin, Andy 202   0.00%        
Witz, Richard P.H. 109   0.00%        
Lynch, James P. “Jim”, Sr. 100   0.00%        
Messina, Peter 77   0.00%        
Cullison, Brooks Andrews 56   0.00%        
Lynch, Frank 47   0.00%        
Robinson, Joe 44   0.00%        
Comley, Stephen Bradley, Sr. 32   0.00%        
Prag, Chomi 16   0.00%        
Dyas, Jacob Daniel “Daniel”, Sr. 15   0.00%        
McCarthy, Stephen John 12   0.00%        
Iwachiw, Walter N. 9   0.00%        
Huey, Kevin Glenn 8   0.00%        
Drozd, Matt 6   0.00%        
Mann, Robert Lawrence 5   0.00%        
Hall, David Eames          
(available)   808  34.15% 88  83.02% 896  36.25% 893  36.12%
Total 21,176,368 100.00% 2,366 100.00% 106 100.00% 2,472 100.00% 2,472 100.00%

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The wisdom of Ronald Reagan and the real reason the world didn’t end

I’m not retreating an inch from where I was. But I also recognize this: There are some people who would have you so stand on principle that if you don’t get all that you’ve asked for from the legislature, why, you jump off the cliff with the flag flying.

I have always figured that a half a loaf is better than none, and I know that in the democratic process you’re not going to always get everything you want. So, I think what they’ve misread is times in which I have compromised — for example, our entire economic program.

I proposed three 10-percent-a-year cuts in the income tax, retroactive to January 1st, 1981. There was no way I could get that with the House of Representatives dominated by the other party. So, I settled for a 5-percent cut the first year, not retroactive but on October 30 — or on October 1st, the beginning of the fiscal year; then two following 10-percent cuts. Well, I think 25 percent, a little delayed in starting, was better than going down fighting and not getting anything at all.

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Presidential Nominating Process
Debate –  Fox – Cleveland, Ohio: Thursday 6 August 2015
Debate – CNN – Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Simi Valley, California: Wednesday 16 September 2015
Debate – CNBC – Boulder, Colorado: Wednesday 28 October 2015
Debate – Fox Business News – Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Tuesday 10 November 2015
Debate – CNN – Las Vegas, Nevada: Tuesday 15 December 2015
Debate – Fox Business Channel, Charleston, South Carolina: Thursday 14 January 2016
Debate – Fox – Iowa: Thursday 28 January 2016
Debate – CBS – South Carolina: February 2016 (presumably)
Debate – NBC/Telemundo – Texas: Friday 26 February 2016
Debate – CNN – TBD: March 2016 (presumably)
Debate – Salt Lake City, Utah (announced 20 February 2016): Monday 21 March 2016
41st Republican National Convention: Monday 18 July – Thursday 21 July 2016
Republicans
Candidate Popular
Vote
Delegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
Trump, Donald John, Sr. 7,826,108  37.10% 755  31.91%   755  30.54% 752  30.42%
Cruz, Rafael Edward “Ted” 5,740,650  27.22% 465  19.65% 1   0.94% 466  18.85% 463  18.73%
Rubio, Marco A. 3,466,883  16.44% 169   7.14%   169   6.84% 174   7.04%
Kasich, John Richard 2,808,675  13.32% 144   6.09%   144   5.83% 144   5.83%
Carson, Benjamin Solomon “Ben”, Sr. 691,858   3.28% 8   0.34%   8   0.32% 8   0.32%
Bush, John Ellis “Jeb” 254,022   1.20% 4   0.17%   4   0.16% 4   0.16%
Uncommitted 66,044   0.31% 10   0.42% 8   7.55% 18   0.73% 31   1.25%
Paul, Randal H. “Rand” 56,238   0.27% 1   0.04%   1   0.04% 1   0.04%
Christie, Christopher James “Chris” 52,609   0.25%        
Huckabee, Michael Dale “Mike” 47,154   0.22% 1   0.04%   1   0.04% 1   0.04%
Fiorina, Carleton Sneed “Carly” 35,204   0.17% 1   0.04%   1   0.04% 1   0.04%
Santorum, Richard John “Rick” 15,720   0.07%        
No Preference 9,249   0.04%        
Graham, Lindsey Olin 5,639   0.03%        
Gray, Elizabeth 5,455   0.03%        
(others) 3,116   0.01%        
Gilmore, James Stuart “Jim”, III 2,671   0.01%        
Pataki, George E. 1,967   0.01%        
Others 1,586   0.01%        
Cook, Timothy “Tim” 485   0.00%        
Jindal, Piyush “Bobby” 221   0.00%        
Martin, Andy 202   0.00%        
Witz, Richard P.H. 109   0.00%        
Lynch, James P. “Jim”, Sr. 100   0.00%        
Messina, Peter 77   0.00%        
Cullison, Brooks Andrews 56   0.00%        
Lynch, Frank 47   0.00%        
Robinson, Joe 44   0.00%        
Comley, Stephen Bradley, Sr. 32   0.00%        
Prag, Chomi 16   0.00%        
Dyas, Jacob Daniel “Daniel”, Sr. 15   0.00%        
McCarthy, Stephen John 12   0.00%        
Iwachiw, Walter N. 9   0.00%        
Huey, Kevin Glenn 8   0.00%        
Drozd, Matt 6   0.00%        
Mann, Robert Lawrence 5   0.00%        
Hall, David Eames          
(available)   808  34.15% 97  91.51% 905  36.61% 893  36.12%
Total 21,092,292 100.00% 2,366 100.00% 106 100.00% 2,472 100.00% 2,472 100.00%

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Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 22 March 2016
County and Legislative District Meetings: Saturday 26 March – Saturday 9 April 2016
State Convention and Congressional District Caucus: Saturday 30 April 2016
Republicans
Candidate Popular
Vote
Delegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
Trump, Donald John, Sr. 249,913  47.09% 58 100.00%   58 100.00% 58 100.00%
Cruz, Rafael Edward “Ted” 132,143  24.90%        
Rubio, Marco A. 70,555  13.29%        
Kasich, John Richard 53,046   9.99%        
Carson, Benjamin Solomon “Ben”, Sr. 14,317   2.70%        
Bush, John Ellis “Jeb” 4,073   0.77%        
Paul, Randal H. “Rand” 2,036   0.38%        
Huckabee, Michael Dale “Mike” 1,177   0.22%        
Fiorina, Carleton Sneed “Carly” 1,170   0.22%        
Christie, Christopher James “Chris” 915   0.17%        
Santorum, Richard John “Rick” 461   0.09%        
Graham, Lindsey Olin 441   0.08%        
Pataki, George E. 266   0.05%        
Cook, Timothy “Tim” 213   0.04%        
Total 530,726 100.00% 58 100.00%   58 100.00% 58 100.00%

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Presidential Nominating Process
Precinct Caucuses: Tuesday 22 March 2016
State Convention: Saturday 23 April 2016
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Candidate Popular
Vote
Delegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
Cruz, Rafael Edward “Ted” 122,431  69.16% 40 100.00%   40 100.00% 40 100.00%
Kasich, John Richard 29,759  16.81%        
Trump, Donald John, Sr. 24,825  14.02%        
Carson, Benjamin Solomon “Ben”, Sr.          
Rubio, Marco A.          
Total 177,015 100.00% 40 100.00%   40 100.00% 40 100.00%

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Carson B. Carson
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Christie C. Christie
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Gilmore J. Gilmore
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Ted Cruz’s campaign has been exploring the possibility of forming a unity ticket with ex-rival Marco Rubio — going so far as to conduct polling looking into how the two would perform in upcoming primary states.
The motivation, hashed out in conversations among Cruz’s top aides and donors: to find a way to halt Donald Trump’s march to the Republican nomination.
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It’s unclear whether Cruz’s campaign brass views a partnership with Rubio as realistic or quixotic. In Rubio’s orbit, according to three sources, it’s seen as an outright nonstarter — with Rubio telling his team he isn’t interested.
Yet in recent weeks, within Cruz’s camp, talk of a joint ticket has run rampant. Utah Republican Mike Lee, one of two senators to endorse Cruz, has emerged as an outspoken supporter of a unity ticket — and as a potential broker. The freshman, according to several sources briefed on the talks, has reached out repeatedly to Rubio to gauge his interest, but has been rebuffed.
Shortly before Lee endorsed Cruz on March 10, Lee and his advisers discussed the possibility of organizing a meeting between the Utah senator and Rubio in Florida, just days before the state’s primary, according to two sources. The meeting, though, never happened.
A Lee spokesman, Conn Carroll, declined to comment for this story. So, too, did spokespersons for Cruz and Rubio.
But the Cruz camp’s apparent fascination with the idea of joining forces with Rubio didn’t end with Lee’s efforts.
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In recent days, Cruz’s team has begun to investigate how the two would fare on a prospective ticket. Over the past week, according to a person familiar with the Cruz team’s internal deliberations, the campaign has conducted polling in forthcoming contests — including the one on Tuesday in Utah — in which questions are posed about the two running side-by-side.
The deliberations come at a time of rising anxiety among Republican leaders and donors about Trump, who many fear is becoming unstoppable. The real estate mogul holds a 256-delegate lead and is seen as the favorite in a number of upcoming primary states, including New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania — contests that could push Trump toward the 1,237 delegate number he needs to secure the Republican nomination.
At the very least, Cruz’s team is hoping for a Rubio endorsement. The two have been in touch since Rubio dropped out last week, and those close to he Florida senator say he’s open to endorsing his Texas colleague — especially if he believes there’s a pathway for Cruz to defeat Trump.
Yet some have pushed for more. Among the Cruz supporters who have been vocal about forging an alliance has been Doug Deason, son of billionaire megadonor Darwin Deason, who has deep connections in the Charles and David Koch fundraising network.
On March 2, the day after Super Tuesday, the younger Deason reached out to Cruz campaign manager Jeff Roe. Rubio had suffered a rash of defeats the night before, and Deason told Roe that it would make sense to reach out to the Florida senator’s team. By that time, Deason had been talking to a number of major Rubio donors, but now wanted to go to the official campaign to pitch the unity-ticket idea.
In an interview, Deason recalled telling Roe he wanted to call Marc Short, a senior Rubio adviser and former operative for the Koch-founded Freedom Partners political operation. After Roe didn’t object, Deason connected with Short and gave him his pitch.
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Short’s response, Deason said, was unequivocal: Rubio wasn’t interested. (Short didn’t respond to a request for comment.)
“Rubio was too pompous to act on it. He believed his own internal polls and there was no swaying him away from staying in the race through the Florida primary,” Deason said. “If he had signed on before the first Super Tuesday, Cruz would have won all of the Texas votes and a lot more delegates. They may have very well won Florida.”
Appearing on Fox News after this story was published on Monday evening, Cruz was pressed on his campaign’s decision to look into a unity ticket and to poll its prospects. He said that he and Rubio haven’t spoken about it, nor had their respective staffs.
Cruz declined, however, to rule out a unity ticket.
“I think any Republican would naturally have Marco on their short list and you would look seriously to him as a vice presidential choice,” he said.
Erick Erickson, a vocal Trump critic who has floated the idea of a Cruz-Rubio alliance and last week organized a call by prominent conservative activists for a Republican “unity ticket,” said he thought it would be “very effective in stopping Trump.”
“I wish they would do it because it would provide counterprogramming to the Donald Trump show,” he said in an interview.
But Rubio’s camp is uniformly dismissive of the idea. “Different combinations have been floating out there for a little while — who could partner up with whom,” said Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Rubio endorser. “But I didn’t take it too seriously.”

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Live updates: Manhunt on, unexploded bomb found after Brussels terror attack leaves at least 34 dead

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A series of terrorist attacks struck Brussels early Tuesday, leaving at least 34 dead and scores injured.

What we know so far:

3 explosions went off in the Belgian capital Tuesday morning: 2 in the Brussels airport around 8 a.m., and another in the Maelbeek metro station around 9 a.m.
Belgian federal police are searching for this man, suspected in the airport bombing.
Investigators found a new explosive device containing nails, an Islamic State flag, and chemicals while searching a house in the Brussels neighborhood of Schaerbeek, prosecutors said, according to Belgian media.
Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attacks.
At least 34 people were killed, according to authorities: 14 at the airport, and 20 at the metro station.
Three Mormon missionaries from Utah were among those injured.
A U.S. service member and his family may have been injured in the attacks, though the U.S. European command is not releasing details at this time.
All flights in and out of Brussels Airport are canceled until further notice. The entire Brussels transport system is shut down, as is international train travel to Belgium.

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ISLAMIC STATE CLAIMS IT SET OFF DEADLY BOMBINGS IN BRUSSELS

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BRUSSELS (AP) — Bombs exploded Tuesday at the Brussels airport and in the city’s subway, killing at least 31 people and wounding dozens, as a European capital was again locked down amid heightened security threats. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attacks.

The two airport blasts, at least one of them blamed on a suicide bomber, left behind a chaotic scene of splattered blood in the departure lounge as windows were blown out, ceilings collapsed and travelers streamed out of the smoky building.

About an hour later, another bomb exploded on a rush-hour subway train near the European Union headquarters. Terrified passengers had to evacuate through darkened tunnels to safety.

“What we feared has happened,” Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said. “In this time of tragedy, this black moment for our country, I appeal to everyone to remain calm but also to show solidarity.”

Belgium raised its terror alert to the highest level, diverting planes and trains and ordering people to stay where they were for most of the workday.

Authorities also released a photo taken from closed-circuit TV of three men pushing luggage carts, saying two of them apparently were the suicide bombers and that the third – dressed in a light-colored coat, black hat and glasses – was at large. They urged the public to contact them if they recognized him.

Police later conducted raids in Brussels searching for one of the suspects, and found a nail-filled bomb, chemical products and an Islamic State flag in the search of a house in the Schaerbeek neighborhood, the state prosecutors’ office said in a statement.

Airports across Europe – and in the New York area – tightened security.

“We are at war,” French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said after a crisis meeting in Paris. “We have been subjected for the last few months in Europe to acts of war.”

Added French President Francois Hollande: “Terrorists struck Brussels, but it was Europe that was targeted, and it is all the world which is concerned by this.”

European security officials have been bracing for a major attack for weeks and warned that the Islamic State group was actively preparing to strike. The arrest Friday of Salah Abdeslam, a key suspect in the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris, heightened those fears, as investigators said many more people were involved than originally thought and that some are still on the loose.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the Brussels attacks, saying in a post on the group’s Amaq news agency that its extremists opened fire in the airport and “several of them” detonated suicide belts. It said another suicide attacker struck in the subway. The post claimed the attack was in response to Belgium’s support of the international coalition arrayed against the group.

Authorities found and neutralized a third bomb at the airport once the chaos after the two initial blasts had eased, said Florence Muls, a spokeswoman for the airport told The Associated Press. Bomb squads also detonated suspicious objects found in at least two locations elsewhere in the capital, but neither contained explosives, authorities said.

Michel said there was no immediate evidence linking the attacks with Abdeslam. After his arrest, Abdeslam told authorities he had created a new network and was planning new attacks.

U.S. President Barack Obama pledged to “do whatever is necessary” to help Belgian authorities seek justice.

“We stand in solidarity with them in condemning these outrageous attacks against innocent people,” Obama said in Havana, where he was closing a three-day visit.

Western Europe has lived for decades under the threat of violence from homegrown nationalist and revolutionary movements. Extremists from North Africa and the Middle East have attacked civilian targets without warning, ranging from France’s 1960s war in Algeria through Libya’s 1988 downing of an airline over Scotland to the 2004-05 attacks on the public transportation systems of London and Madrid.

Certain neighborhoods in Brussels, like the Molenbeek quarter, have bred extremists and supplied foreign fighters. Plotters linked to the Paris attacks and others have either moved through or lived in parts of the city.

Tuesday’s explosions at the airport in the Brussels suburb of Zaventem came shortly after 8 a.m., one of its busiest periods when thousands of people were inside. Belgian Health Minister Maggie de Block said 11 people were killed and 81 wounded. Eleven people had serious injuries, Marc Decramer of the Gasthuisberg hospital in Leuven told broadcaster VTM. The nails apparently came from one of the bombs.

Zach Mouzoun, who arrived on a flight from Geneva about 10 minutes before the first blast, told BFM television that the second, louder explosion brought down ceilings and ruptured pipes, mixing water with victims’ blood.

“It was atrocious. The ceilings collapsed,” he said. “There was blood everywhere, injured people, bags everywhere.”

“We were walking in the debris. It was a war scene,” he said.

Video from moments after the blasts showed travelers huddled next to check-in counters and lying near luggage and trolleys as dust and the cries of the wounded filled the air. Dazed people stumbled from the scene, some with clothes and shoes blown off.

Anthony Deloos, an airport worker for Swissport, which handles check-in and baggage services, said the first explosion took place near the counters where customers pay for overweight bags. He and a colleague said the second blast hit near a Starbucks cafe.

“I jumped into a luggage chute to be safe,” Deloos said.

The subway bombing came after 9 a.m., killing 20 people and wounding more than 100, Mayor Yvan Majeur said.

“The metro was leaving Maelbeek station for Schuman when there was a really loud explosion,” said Alexandre Brans, 32, wiping blood from his face. “It was panic everywhere. There were a lot of people in the metro.”

Near the entrance to the station, rescue workers set up a makeshift medical treatment center in a pub. Dazed and shocked morning commuters streamed from the metro entrances as police tried to set up a security cordon.

The airport was ordered closed for the rest of the day and CEO Arnaud Feist said the facility would be shut at least through Wednesday. About 600 flights in or out of Brussels were diverted or canceled, Muls said.

The metro also was ordered closed as the city was locked down. By the end of the workday, city officials said residents could begin moving around on the streets of the capital and train stations were reopening. But Peter Mertens of the Belgian crisis center said the threat of more attacks “is still real and serious.”

At least one and possibly two Kalashnikovs were found in the departure lounge at the airport, according to a European security official in contact with a Belgian police official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk about the ongoing investigation. It was not immediately clear if the firearms were used in the attacks.

Travelers fled the airport as quickly as they could. In video shown on France’s i-Tele television, men, women and children dashed from the terminal in different directions. Security officers patrolled a hall with blown-out paneling and ceiling panels covering the floor.

Marc Noel, 63, was about to board a Delta flight to Atlanta, to return to his home in Raleigh, North Carolina. A Belgian native, Noel said he was in an airport shop buying automotive magazines when the first blast struck about 50 yards away.

“People were crying, shouting – children. It was a horrible experience,” he said, adding that his decision to shop might have saved his life. “I would probably have been in that place when the bomb went off.”

Associated Press Writers Raf Casert, Raphael Satter and Angela Charlton in Brussels, Lori Hinnant in Paris and Paisley Dodds in London contributed to this report.

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THE LATEST: BELGIUM SURPRISED BY SCALE OF BRUSSELS ATTACKS

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the explosions Tuesday at Brussels airport and a subway station (all times local):

8:25 p.m.

Belgium’s interior minister says authorities knew that some kind of extremist act was being prepared in Europe but that they were surprised by the scale of the attacks in Brussels.

Interior Minister Jan Jambon said Tuesday that “it was always possible that more attacks could happen but we never could have imagined something of this scale.”

Jambon told RTL television that “we had no information about this, but we know that things were moving in Europe, in different countries, in France, in Germany, here.”

He said the Belgian authorities have no information about the planning of “any kind of action in Brussels at this time.”

8:20 p.m.

Some of Europe’s best-known monuments have been illuminated with Belgium’s national colors in a show of solidarity after the attacks in Brussels.

At nightfall Tuesday, the Eiffel Tower in Paris lit up in the black, yellow and red colors of the Belgian flag.

Berlin’s landmark Brandenburg Gate, which after the November attacks in Paris was illuminated with the French colors of red, white and blue, also was lit up in Belgian colors. A few blocks away, some people laid flowers and lit candles outside the Belgian Embassy.

And in Italy, Rome’s Trevi Fountain joined in the show of Belgium’s national colors.

7:30 p.m.

Belgian federal prosecutors say a house search in the Brussels neighborhood of Schaerbeek has “led to the discovery of an explosive device containing among other things nails.”

Investigators also found chemical products and an Islamic State flag.

Their statement said that IS had claimed responsibility for the attacks in Brussels via a press agency but that this information still needs to be verified.

Prosecutors say it’s not possible at this stage to establish any links between the attacks Tuesday in Brussels and those in Paris on Nov. 13 that left 130 people dead.

6:55 p.m.

A Belgian prosecutor says police raids are happening around the country after two men “probably” staged suicide bombings at the Brussels airport and a third fled.

Prosecutor Frederic Van Leeuw said Tuesday that the third suspect is actively being sought by police.

At least 31 people were killed and nearly 190 wounded in the two airport bombings and another in the Brussels subway system.

Prime Minister Charles Michel said the country will tighten security at its borders. He declared three days of national mourning after what he says were probably the most tragic attacks the country has seen in peacetime.

6:20 p.m.

Federal police in Belgium have issued a wanted notice for a suspect in the Brussels airport bombing that they are still trying to identify.

A man wearing a thick light-colored jacket with a black hat and glasses is suspected of committing an attack at Zaventem airport on Tuesday morning.

They are urging the public to call them if they recognize the man.

6:15 p.m.

Ralph Usbeck, 55, an electronics technician from Berlin, was checking his baggage for an American Airlines flight to Florida when the first blast struck in Brussels. He assumed it was a training exercise.

He says “seconds later, a much more heavy, heavy detonation happened, some more distance (away) but much more heavy. This was the moment I realized this was a terrorist act.”

He says few people appeared worried after the first bomb went off but the second did spark panic and crying amid billows of “dirty dust, like from concrete.”

He says “it took a very, very long time till the ambulances came” – maybe 30 minutes.

6 p.m.

The British government is warning Britons against all but essential travel to Brussels in the wake of the bomb attacks.

Prime Minister David Cameron’s office said the travel advice was being changed in line with the advice issued by Belgium authorities.

Belgium on Tuesday raised its terror threat to the highest level – denoting “a serious and imminent threat” – and told residents to stay where they were after Tuesday’s bomb attacks on the city’s main airport and a subway train. The city’s transit network was shut down for several hours.

Downing St. said a team of British police had been sent to Brussels to help with the investigation into the attacks that have killed at least 31 people and wounded nearly 190.

5:50 p.m.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has pledged Belgium’s prime minister her country’s “full solidarity” following the Brussels attacks and says her Cabinet will discuss the bombings on Wednesday.

Merkel spoke with Prime Minister Charles Michel and promised that “we will work in every way with his government and the Belgian security forces to find those responsible for today’s crimes, detain and punish them.”

Merkel says “our strength lies in our unity, and our free societies will prove to be stronger than terrorism.”

5:45 p.m.

Airport security has been boosted across Europe – and even across the Atlantic Ocean following the attacks in Brussels.

Police and aviation officials in the Nordic countries boosted security at major airports in Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway.

German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said security measures were increased at “critical infrastructure” in Germany and along its borders with France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Authorities also stepped up security around New York City even though there was no known link to the Brussels attacks that killed 31 people and left nearly 190 wounded.

The Port Authority Police Department increased security at New York City’s three area airports – John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty – and bridges, tunnels and the bus terminal. It placed anti-terrorist patrols throughout its trans-Hudson River system and the World Trade Center site. Additional bag checks also were being conducted at PATH stations.

5:35 p.m.

Florence Muls, a spokeswoman for the Brussels Airport, says a third bomb has been neutralized at the airport after two other bombs killed at least 10 people there Tuesday morning.

Muls told The Associated Press the third bomb was dispensed of “with a controlled action” once the chaos of the first explosives had eased somewhat.

Elsewhere in the Belgian capital, anti-bomb squads detonated suspicious objects in at least two locations – the Maelbeek subway station and close to Brussels University a few miles further away. Authorities said those two did not contain explosives.

A U.S. official has told the AP the explosives in Brussels appear sophisticated, and investigators will examine them to see if they bear the same characteristics to those used in the Paris attacks last year.

5:20 p.m.

Russian President Vladimir Putin says the terror attacks in Brussels have underlined the need to pool global efforts for combating terrorism.

Putin spoke in televised remarks Tuesday as he met with visiting Finnish President President Sauli Niinisto.

Putin began by offering condolences to the families of the victims in Brussels. He added “we have repeatedly discussed the issues related to the fight against terrorism, and it’s possible to efficiently combat it only by united efforts.”

Some other Russian officials and lawmakers have criticized Western reluctance to cooperate with Moscow on fighting terrorism amid the strain in Russia-West ties over the Ukrainian crisis.

5:15 p.m.

The White House says President Barack Obama has expressed his condolences to Belgium and its people during a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Charles Michel following deadly terrorist attacks at the airport and a subway station.

Obama also offered assistance with the investigation and with bringing the perpetrators to justice.

The White House says the president reiterated U.S. support for the people of Belgium, NATO and the European Union. And he pledged the full cooperation by the U.S. in efforts to end terrorism.

Obama placed the call from Havana, where he was closing a historic three-day visit on Tuesday.

6:05 p.m.

The head of the Brussels Airport says the airport will remain closed at least through Wednesday.

Airport CEO Arnaud Feist says two bombs ripped through the airport’s departure hall, killing at least 10 people there and injuring scores. Feist said it was still too early to assess the damage to the terminal and indicated the airport could be closed even longer.

He said thousands of passengers and personnel were at the airport during the morning rush hour when the attacks hit Tuesday.

The exact number killed at the airport is still unclear. Regional governor Lodewijk De Witte says there are “more than 10 deaths” there.

5:55 p.m.

European Union leaders are pledging to tackle the terrorism threat with “all necessary means” after attacks on Brussels – the EU capital – that killed at least 31.

The heads of state and government of the 28-nation union said in a statement that Tuesday’s attack “only strengthens our resolve to defend European values and tolerance from the attacks of the intolerant.”

They pledged to be “united and firm in the fight against hatred, violent extremism and terrorism.”

The statement didn’t elaborate on possible EU measures in response to the attacks.

4:50 p.m.

The Belgian federal prosecutor’s office has made a new plea to the media not to spread any information about the investigation in the wake of the bombing attacks early Tuesday.

Belgian authorities had already made a similar plea during the days following the Nov. 13 Paris attacks when they were certain an attack in Brussels was imminent. It was largely followed by the media.

On Tuesday, the office again asked the media to immediately desist from spreading information from the ongoing investigation.

4:40 p.m.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attacks in Brussels, saying its extremists opened fire in the airport and “several of them” detonated suicide belts.

The posting in the group’s Amaq news agency said another suicide attacker detonated in the metro.

The posting claimed the attack was in response to Belgium’s support of the international coalition arrayed against it.

4:25 p.m.

People can start moving around Brussels once more after being told to stay in place for hours after bombing attacks Tuesday morning at the airport and on a subway station.

Peter Mertens of the Belgian crisis center says “the threat is still real and serious” of more attacks.

But he says air traffic at Brussels’ Zaventem airport “remains closed for the day under any circumstance” but people in the Belgian capital can start walking outside again and train stations are reopening.

At least 31 people were killed and nearly 190 wounded Tuesday after bombs went off in Brussels airport.

4:15 p.m.

Florence Muls, the Brussels airport communications manager, is defending the security at the airport.

She tells The Associated Press that the terminal zone is open. That means there are no checks on luggage or passengers at the entry to the terminal – and European rules do not require closing it off.

She says the airport is does not have the ability or the mandate to impose controls at the airport terminal entry.

4:05 p.m.

An Iraqi intelligence official says sources in the Syrian city of Raqqa have told them that the Islamic State group has been planning terrorist attacks in Europe for two months which would “target airports and train stations.”

The official tells The Associated Press on Tuesday that Iraqi officials told European countries about the plans “but Brussels was not part of the plans” at the time.

He says IS militants changed the operation and moved it to Brussels “because of the detention of Salah Abdeslam” – the Paris attacks suspect arrested Friday in Brussels.

Another senior Iraqi intelligence official said “Daesh (IS) was behind this operation and it was planned in Raqqa two months ago and there are three suicide attackers who will carry out another attack.”

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity since the investigation was ongoing.

– Qassim Abdul-Zahra in Baghdad

3:45 p.m.

A U.S. official says security officials believe at least one suitcase bomb was detonated at Brussels Airport on Tuesday morning.

The official, who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly on the early investigations, confirmed a statement by a Brussels official that there is also concrete evidence of one suicide bombing at the airport Tuesday as well.

U.S. intelligence agencies had been on alert for possible attacks since Friday’s arrest in Belgium of accused Paris attacks conspirator Salah Abdeslam. But the official said it was unclear if Tuesday’s bombings were already planned and set in motion by his or another existing network, or if they were a direct response to Abdeslam’s arrest.

The official said the explosives seen in Brussels on Tuesday appear sophisticated. Investigators will examine them to see if they bear the same characteristics as those used in Paris last year.

– Bradley Klapper in Washington.

3:30 p.m.

Pope Francis has condemned the “blind violence” of the Brussels attacks and has offered prayers for the victims, their families and emergency responders.

Francis’ secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, sent a telegram of condolences Tuesday to the archbishop of Brussels, Mons. Jozef De Kesel.

In it, Francis said he “condemns once again the blind violence that breeds so much suffering and implores the gift of peace from God” for all Belgians.

3:20 p.m.

Nations around Europe are declaring with solidarity with Brussels after three bombing attacks left at least 31 people dead in the Belgian capital.

The French National Assembly opened its session on Tuesday with a minute of silence for the victims. Lawmakers in the Czech parliament in Prague and lawmakers in Spain also held a minute of silence.

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo and Belgium’s ambassador plan a silent gathering Tuesday evening and the Eiffel Tower will be lit in the colors of the Belgian flag.

In London, the British prime minister’s office at Downing Street in London has also raised the Belgian flag in solidarity.

3:10 p.m.

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka has expressed solidarity with the Belgian government and says: “The fight against terrorism is our common fight.”

Interior Minister Milan Chovanec says security has been boosted at Prague’s international airport, the capital’s subway network, at some foreign embassies, other airports and all across the country, including at the Temelin nuclear plant.

Czech President Milos Zeman, who is known for his anti-Muslim rhetoric, says “we underestimate the threat of terrorism linked to the wave of migrants.”

No group has claimed responsibility for the three bombings Tuesday morning that killed at least 31 people and wounded nearly 200 in Brussels.

3 p.m.

A Belgian TV station is reporting that at least one of the bombs at the Brussels airport contained nails.

Flemish language broadcaster VTM interviewed Marc Decramer of the Gasthuisberg hospital in Leuven, who says the hospital is treating 11 people with serious injuries, three of them in critical condition. Decramer says the wounded have fractures and deep cuts caused by flying glass and nails.

Belgian officials say 31 people were killed Tuesday and 187 wounded in two explosions at the Belgium airport and one at a city subway station.

2:45 p.m.

Passenger Cedric Vanderswalm says a late train and a full elevator at Brussels airport probably saved his life.

The 20-year-old from the coastal Belgian town of Knokke was at the Brussels airport on Tuesday planning to fly to London for his job as an animator.

He says was heading to the airport’s departures level but the elevator was full “so I didn’t get in. I waited and I was about to step into the elevator when there was a big explosion.” He says people started running, dropping their luggage.

He says “if I had taken the previous elevator, I would have been right in the explosion. My train also had a 5 minute delay, so I was lucky.”

The explosion coated the left side of his face with soot and dust.

2:30 p.m.

The mayor of Brussels is raising the toll of dead and injured from a subway bombing.

Mayor Yvan Majeur now says at least 20 people have died and 106 people were injured in the attack on the Maelbeek subway station, which is close to the European Union headquarters.

Earlier, another top Belgian official said 11 people were killed and 81 have wounded in twin explosions at the Brussels airport.

So in all, 31 people have been killed and 187 wounded in the three blasts.

2:25 p.m.

A minute of silence has been held outside the Spanish parliament and Madrid’s town hall at noon in memory of the victims in Brussels.

The Spanish government says the attacks Tuesday in Brussels show “the most brutal and inhumane side of those who know only the language of violence and terror.”

Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo linked the attacks to the Islamic State armed group. He says previous attacks in Paris claimed by IS militants had shown the assailants acting “like well-coordinated and militarily well-structured commandos” instead of lone wolves.

Top Spanish officials were meeting later on the situation but the Interior Ministry said for now Spain is keeping its national security alert at one step below the maximum.

2:10 p.m.

A European security official in contact with Belgian police says least one and possibly two Kalashnikov rifles have been found in the departure lounge at the Brussels airport after the attacks.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak about the ongoing investigation.

Shiraz Maher, a senior researcher at The International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence in London, calls the presence of guns in these attacks “quite significant.”

Maher says this “presents an incredible challenge to continental Europe, where guns are much more freely available as opposed to here in the United Kingdom.”

Maher says guns make it “much more difficult to secure soft targets like transport sites.”

– Paisley Dodds, Europe correspondent

2 p.m.

London police are appealing for images and video footage from Britons who may have witnessed the attacks in Belgium.

The Metropolitan Police say they have “activated an online platform where images and videos can be uploaded which could provide important information for the investigating authorities.”

Earlier, British police stepped up security across the country, including transport hubs like London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports.

London Mayor Boris Johnson says the increased police is to reassure the public “rather than because of any intelligence of an attack.”

Scotland Yard Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley says his agency is working closely with Belgium authorities on anti-terror efforts.

Britain’s threat level remains at “severe,” which means an attack is highly likely. It has been at that level since 2014.

1:50 p.m.

Police in the Netherlands say they have halted an international train from Brussels to Amsterdam at a station just one stop from the Dutch capital’s busy Schiphol Airport as a precaution and are searching the train and its passengers.

Local police said on Twitter that Hoofddorp station had been evacuated and will stay closed until the investigation is completed. Passengers were being put up in nearby hotels.

There was no immediate word of any arrests and police did not say what prompted them to stop the train. The incident came just hours after deadly attacks on the Brussels airport and a city subway station.

Photos spread on social media are showing armed police patrolling the Dutch train station.

1:35 p.m.

Hundreds of stranded passengers, some wheeling luggage carts from the Brussels airport, have gathered at a municipal sports hall in nearby town of Zaventem.

Henry Dewespelaere, a 22-year-old butcher, was one of the local volunteers in fluorescent yellow vests compiling lists of the passengers’ names and nationalities.

He says the travelers would have the option of being taken to a hotel in Leuven by train. If people elect to stay in Zaventem, he says “we don’t know yet what will happen, we’re waiting for further instructions.”

The Brussels airport was shut down Tuesday after it was hit by two explosions. Another explosion hit a city subway station. In all, 26 people have been killed and over 130 have been wounded in the attacks.

1:25 p.m.

Belgian officials say the casualty toll from three explosions in the capital on Tuesday morning is 26 dead and at least 136 wounded.

Belgian Health Minister Maggie de Block says 11 people are dead and 81 have been injured in twin explosions at the Brussels airport.

A Brussels subway spokesman says 15 people have been killed and 55 were injured in an explosion at the Maelbeek train station.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attacks, which come after a top suspect in the deadly Nov. 13 attacks in Paris was arrested Friday in a massive police raid in Brussels.

1:15 p.m.

The U.S. Embassy in Brussels is recommending that Americans in Belgium stay where they are and avoid public transportation.

The embassy noted Tuesday that with the threat rating in Brussels at its highest alert, attacks can take place with little or no notice. It urged U.S. citizens to monitor media reports, follow instructions from the authorities, and “take the appropriate steps to bolster your personal security.”

1:10 p.m.

More than 200 flights to Brussels have been diverted or canceled after three explosions that authorities are calling terror attacks, according to the flight tracking service Flightradar24.

Scores of people are dead after two explosions hit Brussels airport Tuesday morning and a third hit the city’s Maelbeek metro station.

The Brussels airport has been shut down and airport security has been tightened across Europe.

1 p.m.

The European Union’s top official says he’s appalled by the attacks on Brussels’ main airport and a metro near the EU’s institutions and has offered Europe’s support.

EU Council President Donald Tusk says Tuesday “these attacks mark another low by the terrorists in the service of hatred and violence.”

He says the EU “will fulfill its role to help Brussels, Belgium and Europe as a whole counter the terror threat which we are all facing.”

Staff at the EU institutions near the Maelbeek metro station – where at least 15 people have been killed by a blast – been warned to stay in their offices or at home.

12:45 p.m.

French officials are condemning the Brussels attacks in the strongest terms.

Prime Minister Manuel Valls, speaking after a crisis meeting called by the French president, says “we are at war. We have been subjected for the last few months in Europe to acts of war.”

President Francois Hollande says “terrorists struck Brussels but it was Europe that was targeted – and all the world that is concerned.”

Hollande also warned that “this war will be long” so sang froid and lucidity are needed.

Paris says it will light the Eiffel Tower in the colors of the Belgian flag. The city’s mayor, Anne Hidalgo, described it in a tweet as a measure of “solidarity with Brussels.”

12:35 p.m.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff has called for solidarity with Belgium following the Brussels attacks that left scores dead.

Peter Altmaier tweeted Tuesday: “Terrorists will never win.”

He added: “Our European values much stronger than hate, violence, terror!”

12:30 p.m.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova says the West’s politics of “double standards” have led to terrorist attacks and that frozen diplomatic relations between NATO and Russia have slowed the fight with terrorism.

The Kremlin, meanwhile, has offered its condolences to Belgium and expressed solidarity after the attacks Tuesday that left scores dead.

While Russia and the United States have brokered a fragile peace agreement in Syria, the two countries still disagree on how to tackle terrorist threats posed by the Islamic State group.

Prominent Russian lawmaker Alexei Pushkov also had a jab at Europe and NATO following the Brussels attacks. Pushkov later offered his condolences, but said “it’s time for Europe to understand where the genuine threat is coming from and join efforts with Russia.”

12:20 p.m.

Facebook has activated its “safety check” system to help people check on friends and loved ones in the aftermath of the attacks in Brussels.

The company says Tuesday the system was put in use within hours of the three explosions at the Brussels airport and a metro station.

It says the system can provide an easy way for people to mark themselves as “safe” after a major disaster or crisis so that people searching for them will know they are unharmed.

The system has been used recently to help people communicate after major floods and earthquakes as well as terrorist attacks.

12:15 p.m.

A Belgian subway official says there are 15 dead, 55 injured in the subway station attack.

Spokesman Guy Sablon gave the toll to The Associated Press after two explosions hit the Brussels airport on Tuesday morning and a third hit the city’s Maelbeek metro station.

12:05 p.m.

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, fighting back tears, has stopped short a news conference in Jordan after saying that “today is a difficult day,” in reference to the Brussels attacks.

Mogherini was wrapping up her opening statement Tuesday at a joint news conference with Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh when she was overcome by emotion. When Judeh resumed speaking, she walked over to him, said “sorry” and briefly embraced him. The two then walked off the stage.

Mogherini and Judeh had been speaking for about 16 minutes when the news conference ended abruptly. In her opening remarks, she had talked about the importance of her visit to Jordan, praising the kingdom’s stance against militant Islam.

11:55 a.m.

Belgian federal prosecutor Frederic Van Leeuw is calling all three explosions in Brussels “terrorist attacks.”

Two of the explosions on Tuesday morning hit Brussels’ Zavantem airport and the third struck in the city’s Maelbeek metro station. Belgian media report that at least 13 are dead, and authorities are saying there are dead at both sites.

Van Leeuw says “one attack was probably done by a suicide bomber.”

11:50 a.m.

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel says “what we feared has happened” and says authorities are worried there will be more attacks.

Speaking a news conference in Brussels, Michel says “there are many dead, many injured” from the attacks earlier Tuesday at the airport and a subway station. He says border controls have been reinforced.

Michel says “we realize we face a tragic moment. We have to be calm and show solidarity.”

11:30 a.m.

Brussels police spokesman Christian De Coninck says there were deaths at the Maelbeek police station near European Union headquarters.

He says: “There are victims, serious injury, people have died. I have no idea yet on the numbers of injured or dead.”

11:25 a.m.

France’s top security official said the country is reinforcing security at airports, train stations and metros after Tuesday’s attacks in Brussels.

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said France immediately increased its vigilance after the attacks. France has been on highest alert since the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris that left 130 dead.

11:05 a.m.

Anthony Deloos, an employee of services company Swissport, said the first explosion took place near a counter where customers pay for overweight baggage. He and colleague said second blast was near the Starbucks.

“Twenty meters (yards) from us we heard a big explosion,” and shredded paper was flying through the air, Deloos said. He first thought a billboard had fallen down, but a colleague told him to run.

“I jumped into a luggage chute to be safe,” he said.

11:00 a.m.

In a statement marked “aanslagen” – terror attacks in Dutch – the prosecutor’s office in Brussels has warned people to stay inside until the situation is cleared up.

After a few hours of uncertainty on the explosion during morning rush hour, it was the first official indication that indeed, they were expected to be terror attacks.

10:50 p.m.

Eurostar has suspended high-speed rail service to Brussels-Midi station following the attacks at the airport and a metro station in Belgium

The rail service links London with Brussels and Paris via the Channel Tunnel.

10:45 a.m.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says Belgium has “again been hit by cowardly and murderous attacks. Our hearts go out to the victims and next of kin. The Netherlands stands ready to help and support our southern neighbors in any possible way.”

Rutte says that “extra alertness is necessary, also in our country. We will take all necessary precautionary measures.” Rutte called a meeting Tuesday of his government’s Ministerial Crisis Committee to discuss the attacks.

The Dutch anti-terror authority said the country’s threat level was unchanged at “substantial.” It said extra security measures would be in place at the country’s airports and borders.

10:40 a.m.

British airports are increasing security and Prime Minister David Cameron is convening the government’s emergency committee after the explosions at Brussels airport and on the city’s subway system.

Cameron said Britain would “do everything we can to help.”

Britain’s official terrorist threat level stands at “severe,” the second-highest level on a five-point scale, meaning an attack is highly likely.

Gatwick airport said that “as a result of the terrible incidents in Brussels we have increased our security presence and patrols around the airport.” Heathrow said it was working with police to provide a “high-visibility” presence on light of the attacks.

10:35 a.m.

Germany’s justice minister says “today is a black day for Europe” following the attacks in Brussels.

Heiko Maas said Tuesday on Twitter that “the horrible events in Brussels affect us all.”

He added: “We are steadfastly at the Belgians’ side.”

10:20 a.m.

French President Francois Hollande is holding an emergency meeting after explosions targeted Brussels airport and a metro station at morning rush hour.

The blasts came days after the arrest of the top suspect in last year’s Paris attacks, Salah Abdeslam, in Brussels.

Hollande is meeting with Prime Minister Manuel Valls, Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve.

France remains in a state of emergency after the Nov. 13 attacks, which killed 130 people. Several attackers were also killed.

10:00 a.m.

Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov tells Russian news agencies that authorities will re-evaluate security at Russian airports. In 2011, a suicide bombing at a Moscow airport killed 37 and injured many more.

9:50 a.m.

Zach Mouzoun, who arrived on a flight from Geneva about 10 minutes before the first blast, told France’s BFM television that the second louder explosion brought down ceilings and ruptured pipes, mixing water with blood from victims.

“It was atrocious. The ceilings collapsed,” he said. “There was blood everywhere, injured people, bags everywhere.”

“We were walking in the debris. It was a war scene,”

9:40 a.m.

An Associated Press reporter saw several people with facial injuries following an explosion in a Brussels metro station near European Union headquarters. At least two people were seen being moved on stretchers

Alexandre Brans, 32, who was wiping blood from his face, said: “The metro was leaving Maelbeek station when there was a really loud explosion. It was panic everywhere. There were a lot of people in the metro.”

8:55 a.m.

Police say that at least one person was killed when two explosions ripped through the departure hall at Brussels airport.

“One person has died and perhaps there are several more,” said a police official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the situation was developing.

The official urged people to stay away from the airport.

8:30 a.m.

Two explosions ripped through Brussels airport Tuesday during the morning rush hour as hundreds of passengers were trying to check in. Airport authorities said the explosions caused several injuries.

Airport spokeswoman Anke Fransen said: “There were two blasts in the departure hall. First aid team are in place for help.”

Passengers were led onto the tarmac and the crisis center urged people not to come to the airport.

The explosions happened only days after the prime suspect in the Paris attacks Salah Abdeslam was arrested in Brussels.

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Police launch massive manhunt for suspect in a white coat as chilling airport CCTV shows ‘ISIS bombers’ wearing single black gloves to hide triggers for suicide vests in attacks that left 34 dead

  • ISIS has claimed responsibility for the massacres, which have killed 34 in total and injured close to 200 others
  • CCTV from Brussels airport reveals picture of three suspects and man in a hat now believed to be on the run
  • Anti-terror police said they had found another bomb, an ISIS flag and ‘chemical products’ in raids after attacks
  • 14 people were killed and 50 more injured in two bombs at Brussels airport while 20 killed on Maelbeek Metro train
  • Foreign Ministry say some terrorists involved in deadly plot are ‘still at large’ and Britain and U.S. helping with hunt
  • Armed police have arrested two men in dramatic stand-off in city centre and suspect also held on Amsterdam train
  • Following the attack in Brussels, ISIS threatened to hit the UK ‘harder and more bitter through the grace of Allah’ 

Wanted: Police have issued an appeal to catch this ISIS suspect, seen on CCTV footage dressed in a white shirt and jacket and wearing a dark hat as he pushed a luggage trolley through the airport minutes before two bombs rocked Brussels Airport 

Wanted: Police have issued an appeal to catch this ISIS suspect, seen on CCTV footage dressed in a white shirt and jacket and wearing a dark hat as he pushed a luggage trolley through the airport minutes before two bombs rocked Brussels Airport

A major manhunt is underway for an ISIS suspect in a white coat and black hat who fled Brussels Airport after two explosions ripped through the terminal in a suicide bomb attack this morning, killing 14 people and injuring dozens of others.

Police issued a wanted notice for the man who was seen on CCTV calmly pushing a luggage trolley through the check-in area with two other suspects minutes before the blasts at about 8am (7am GMT) today.

His alleged accomplices were wearing black gloves on their left hands, which security sources say would have hidden the triggers for their explosive vests.

The two men blew themselves up while the third suspect is believed to have left a nail bomb before being spotted running from the terminal.

It is not known if the fugitive then sped to Maelbeek station to carry out the other blast that killed 20 people in a subway train just 79 minutes later.

Belgian police launched the manhunt as ISIS claimed responsibility for the massacres, which killed 34 people in total and injured close to 200 others.

As a series of anti-terror police raids were mounted across Belgium today, prosecutor Frederic Van Leeuw confirmed two suicide bombers died in the attack on Brussels’ main airport while the third is being ‘actively’ sought.

In a statement, officers appealed for information about the on-the-run suspect, who was pictured wearing a hat and a light-coloured jacket.

‘Police are looking to identify this man. He is suspected of having committed the attack at Zaventem on Tuesday March 22,’ it said.

It also emerged this afternoon that police had discovered another nail bomb, a number of ‘chemical products’ and an ISIS flag at a house in the Schaerbeek area during a raid in connection with this morning’s attacks.

Police conducted dozens of raids and swooped on a number of suspects as the Belgian Foreign Ministry said many of those behind the terror plot are ‘still at large’.

It came after the world today woke up to yet another deadly terror attack in Europe – just four months after 130 people were massacred in Paris.

In all too familiar scenes, terrifying photos showed bloodied victims and maimed bodies after two bombs exploded at Brussels’ main airport.

Just 79 minutes later, commuters on their way to work lost their limbs as a third bomb tore apart a train carriage on the Metro line in Maelbeek.

Horrifying pictures, many of which resemble the heartbreaking devastation seen in the wake of the London 7/7 bombings, show innocent commuters covered in blood and sprawled out on the floor after being targeted in the attack.

Europe now remains on high alert amid fears of further attacks from ISIS, which has already threatened to hit the UK ‘harder and more bitter’.

In a statement released today following the Brussels attack, the terrorist group said on its official Telegram account: ‘We promise to the states that are allied against the Islamic State that they will face dark days in return for their aggression against our state.

‘And what will await you will become harder and more bitter through the grace of Allah.

‘In praise of Allah who has made our blows precise and helped us succeed. we demand for him to accept our brothers among the martyrs.’

Brussels tonight remains on lockdown with police desperately carrying out a series of anti-terror raids in a city which has already been deemed a ‘clearing house for jihadism’.

More jihadis have travelled from Belgium to fight for ISIS in Syria and Iraq than have gone from any other European country.

In the wake of November’s Paris massacres, it emerged that those behind the attacks masterminded them from Brussels leading French media to heavily criticise the Belgian authorities.

Bomber Salah Abdeslam, who was finally arrested on Friday, had links with the Brussels district of Moelenbeek – an area with a large North African population – whose mayor once described it a ‘terrorists’ den’ because of the number of jihadists living there.

First picture: These three men, pretending to be air passengers, are believed to the terrorists who have carried out the Brussels airport. The two suspected suicide bombers on the left were both wearing black gloves - which the Belgian media says would have hidden the triggers for their explosive vests. The third suspect in the hat is believed to still be on the run after dropping his nail bomb

First picture: These three men, pretending to be air passengers, are believed to the terrorists who have carried out the Brussels airport. The two suspected suicide bombers on the left were both wearing black gloves – which the Belgian media says would have hidden the triggers for their explosive vests. The third suspect in the hat is believed to still be on the run after dropping his nail bomb

Panic: A fire caused by one of the explosions in the terminal is tackled by airport staff with extinguishers surrounded by baggage and falling roof tiles

Panic: A fire caused by one of the explosions in the terminal is tackled by airport staff with extinguishers surrounded by baggage and falling roof tiles

Obliterated: Ceiling tiles and debris are littered across the floor of the terminal building after twins blast rocked the check-in area

Obliterated: Ceiling tiles and debris are littered across the floor of the terminal building after twins blast rocked the check-in area

A soldier walks through debris after two explosion rocked a terminal building at Brussels Airport - but security sources say Belgian police already have CCTV of at least one bomber and the explosion

A soldier walks through debris after two explosion rocked a terminal building at Brussels Airport – but security sources say Belgian police already have CCTV of at least one bomber and the explosion

Spine chilling screams echo through Brussels airport terminal

MailOnline revealed earlier today that security services already had CCTV of one of the Brussels airport bombers including the moment he detonated his suicide belt. Every space in the city’s airport is covered by four CCTV cameras, including the departures hall where at least 14 were killed.

Maelbeek station’s surveillance network is also being used to pinpoint the moment that 20 people were murdered 79 minutes later.

Police are already trawling through hours of CCTV footage filmed before and after the deadly explosions as they hunt for those behind the attacks.

The carnage began at 8am today when two suspected nail bombs were set off in the check-in area of Brussels airport. A third unexploded suicide belt was found in the rubble. Just 79 minutes later a bomb blew up an underground train.

Shocking images from Maelbeek station show the mangled remains of the train, smoke pouring out of the building and casualties littered on the pavement outside – just 400metres from the EU’s headquarters.

The bomb went off at 9.19am – just over an hour after two explosions killed at least 14 in a suicide attack on the Belgian capital’s main airport.

Brussels’ public transport authority has revealed that the three-carriage train at Maelbeek was ripped apart by a single explosion, with the bomb set off in its middle carriage. It is not known if it was a suicide attack or a planted bomb.

Explosion: The image above is being used by the Belgian media who claim this is the damage caused by the bomb at the Maelbeek Metro station in central Brussels this morning. It has not been verified by the authorities but is being widely circulated on social media.

Dramatic moment armed police arrest two men in central Brussels

Surrounded: Two men on their knees with hands on their head are held in Brussels as the authorities  

Surrounded: Two men on their knees with hands on their head are held in Brussels as the authorities

Drama: Two men were pinned to the ground by armed police and special forces as the hunt for members of the terror cell behind today's bombings in Brussels started

Drama: Two men were pinned to the ground by armed police and special forces as the hunt for members of the terror cell behind today’s bombings in Brussels started

Interventions: The arrests came as the authorities start to round up any people deemed a risk to the public, including here at Brussels North station - a mile from the Maelbeek bombing

Interventions: The arrests came as the authorities start to round up any people deemed a risk to the public, including here at Brussels North station – a mile from the Maelbeek bombing

Across the border: A suspect with his hands up is arrested as he is taken off a train because of suspicious activity at Hoofddorp Station in Amsterdam

Across the border: A suspect with his hands up is arrested as he is taken off a train because of suspicious activity at Hoofddorp Station in Amsterdam

Shocked passengers treat wounded next to initial blast zone

TIMELINE OF TERROR: HOW THREE BOMB BLASTS ROCKED BRUSSELS

8am: Two explosions rock Zaventem Airport killing 14 people near the check-in desks

8am onwards: Terrified passengers seen streaming out of the terminal building in Brussels while flights are diverted to other airports

8.30am: Witnesses describe blasts so powerful that victims were thrown in to the air

9.19am: A third bomb blast rips through Maalbeek Metro station killing 20 more people

9.23am: Eurostar services in and out of Brussels are suspended

11am: Belgian prosecutors Fredere Van Leeuw confirmed that the three explosions were terror attacks

11am: Two suspects arrested one mile away from Metro Station blast

12pm: A Kalashnikov and unexploded suicide bomb vest are found in the rubble at the airport 

Commuters on the Metro at the time described hearing a loud bang before they were evacuated from trains and forced to walk down smoke-filled tunnels and along the track to the closest safe station.

A witness said: ‘We left Maelbeek station towards the centre at around 9.07, 9.10, when we felt an explosion which appeared to come from the front of the train.

‘The lights went off, there was panic given what happened at Brussels airport.

‘The doors of the train were forced open to get off the train. There was a lot of smoke. We left via Maelbeek station. The glass doors were blown out. The explosion must have been enormous.’

Emergency services at the scene were carrying the dead and injured out of the station on stretchers.

Alexandre Brans, 32, who was wiping blood from his face, said: ‘The metro was leaving Maelbeek station when there was a really loud explosion.

‘It was panic everywhere. There were a lot of people in the metro.’

20 people are said to have been killed at the Metro bombing at 9.19am.

Brussels resident Shigeo Sugimoto said he was one stop away from where the metro was hit and heard people shouting.

He wrote on Facebook: ‘I am fine !! But i was in the metro when suddenly some one start shouting ‘explosions!!! Evacuation!!!

‘Ouch!!! I was just one station ahead before when explosion happened !!!!!!!!’

He posted pictures showing cars and people standing in the road and wrote: ‘Maerbeek (sic) now apocalypse!!!’

Mr Sugimoto said he saw a man with blood on his face in the vicinity of Maelbeek station in the EU quarter, near the European Commission’s main building.

He was at Arts-Loi station, one ahead of Maelbeek, and told the Press Association: ‘On the ground, there were already people walking every direction to distance (themselves) from metro and the Belgian army were there trying to make people calm.

‘I saw a guy, blood over his face, dragged by another person. Then police start blocking the street and I could only see ambulances go and come.’

Paramedics tend to injured metro passengers in Brussels

Victim: A bloodied commuter is given oxygen and treated for a head injury on the kerb outside the Metro station where a train was blown up today

Victim: A bloodied commuter is given oxygen and treated for a head injury on the kerb outside the Metro station where a train was blown up today

Children screaming while being evacuated from Brussels Metro

Survivors: Commuters on the Metro at the time described hearing a loud bang before they were evacuated from trains (pictured) 

Survivors: Commuters on the Metro at the time described hearing a loud bang before they were evacuated from trains (pictured)

Commuters in the Metro described a bang, and a rush of air that made their ears pop before they tore open the train doors and walked down the track to the closest station

Commuters in the Metro described a bang, and a rush of air that made their ears pop before they tore open the train doors and walked down the track to the closest station

Panic: Commuters in the Metro described a bang, and a rush of air that made their ears pop before they tore open the train doors and walked down the track to the closest station

Aftermath: A man lies stricken on the pavement as survivors kiss in relief after surviving the bombing, which has killed at least ten

Aftermath: A man lies stricken on the pavement as survivors kiss in relief after surviving the bombing, which has killed at least ten

Emergency: A victim is treated under a blanket to keep them warm next to a woman with a head injury as rescue workers treat victims outside the Maelbeek underground station

Emergency: A victim is treated under a blanket to keep them warm next to a woman with a head injury as rescue workers treat victims outside the Maelbeek underground station

Bravery: People injured are treated, comforted and given water by the emergency services as they help the wounded

Bravery: People injured are treated, comforted and given water by the emergency services as they help the wounded

Evan Lamos was among the thousands of commuters on tube trains this morning when the network was attacked.

He was two stops away from Maelbeek and the passengers on his train were evacuated from the carriages into a smoke-filled tunnel and then walked along the tracks to the exit at the nearest station.

He said: ‘There was a dull thud. We felt a blast of air and my ears popped shortly afterwards. The Metro stopped immediately’.

Mr Lamos was told that there was ‘an incident on the line’, suggesting that a train may have been bombed.

Ian McCafferty was on the Metro when the explosion took place in Maelbeek.

He told Sky News: ‘I was getting off at the station before Maelbeek and we heard a very loud thud. The stations are much closer together than in London so we heard it clearly.

‘Panic set in and people rushed off the train. We ran to the stairs and were met by soldiers who quickly evacuated the station’.

The explosions came just a day after the Belgium Interior Minister warned of possible revenge attacks after the arrest of Paris massacre suspect Salah Abdeslam in the city last week.

At the airport, shouts in Arabic were reportedly heard before the explosions which sent shockwaves through the terminal building, shattering windows, knocking roof tiles off the ceiling and sending terrified passengers running for their lives.

Samir Derrouich, who works at a restaurant in the airport, told MailOnline: ‘The two explosions were almost simultaneous.

‘They were both at check in desk. One was close to the Starbucks. It was awful. There was just blood. It was like the apocalypse.’

Photographs from inside the arrivals hall showed the floor covered in fallen tiles and dust as bloodied people hobbled out of the airport. Others injured were photographed lying on the floor.

Video shows terrified passengers running for their lives out of the terminal.

In the aftermath of the explosions at the airport, thousands of people waiting for flights this morning were penned inside the terminal as police sealed off the shattered arrivals hall.

Chilling footage taken seconds after Brussels Airport blasts

A terrified passenger cowers under a check-in desk moments after two explosions rocked Brussels Airport in a suicide bomb attack today

A terrified passenger cowers under a check-in desk moments after two explosions rocked Brussels Airport in a suicide bomb attack today

Passengers shield themselves under bags as smoke and debris fill the terminal in the moments after the twin blast at Brussels Airport

Passengers shield themselves under bags as smoke and debris fill the terminal in the moments after the twin blast at Brussels Airport

A police officer directs passengers in a smoke filled terminal at Brussels Airport after two explosions ripped through the terminal

A police officer directs passengers in a smoke filled terminal at Brussels Airport after two explosions ripped through the terminal

Debris litters the floor after two explosion rocked a terminal building at Brussels Airport

A man lies injured in the terminal

Firefighters search the terminal for explosives and survivors (left) as a man lies injured on the terminal floor

Carnage: At least eleven people have died and several injured after two explosions rocked Brussels Airport in a suspected terror attack

Carnage: At least eleven people have died and several injured after two explosions rocked Brussels Airport in a suspected terror attack

Injured passengers are covered in blood and dust after the explosions in the terminal building

Injured passengers are covered in blood and dust after the explosions in the terminal building

Shouts in Arabic were reportedly heard before the explosions which sent shockwaves through the terminal building, shattering windows

Shouts in Arabic were reportedly heard before the explosions which sent shockwaves through the terminal building, shattering windows

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Philippe Francois/Belga via/REX/Shutterstock (5617781al) Explosions at Brussels Airport in Zaventem Explosions in Brussels, Belgium - 22 Mar 2016

Blown out: The explosions sent shock waves through the terminal building, shattering windows and knocking roof tiles off the ceiling

Hundreds of terrified passengers ran from the terminal, some of them covered in blood, after the blasts rocked the building at 8am

Hundreds of terrified passengers ran from the terminal, some of them covered in blood, after the blasts rocked the building at 8am

Blast zone: The two bombs are believed to have gone off in these areas of the arrivals hall, as thousands were checking in for flights 

Blast zone: The two bombs are believed to have gone off in these areas of the arrivals hall, as thousands were checking in for flights

Firefighters who entered the shattered building are said to have found a third unexploded device. This has since been deactivated at Brussels airport, an official said.

People already checked-in were slowly evacuated through emergency exits following the blasts – but were told to leave all their hand luggage as police checked bags for more explosives.

Evacuated air passengers were ferried onto buses and driven to a ‘crisis centre’ away from the airport. Women and children were moved first.

Pauline Deglume tweeted: ‘My godfather is located at the airport and said he saw dismembered bodies everywhere.’

Dries Valaert, 30, was waiting to get his boarding pass from a check in desk when the blast struck.

He told MailOnline: ‘There was a first blast and then ten seconds later a second explosion. It was a big big blast, the ceiling went down. It was just 30 metres from where I was.

‘I saw people down on the ground and I just went running. I jumped over the security fences towards the departure gates as I thought it would be safer.

My first intuition was to get out in case their were attackers with guns. I saw a woman around 18 years old with a hole in her hand with blood pouring out and a man with an injured ankle and two people down. There was lots of panic. People were running all over the place.’

Mr Valaert, who was flying to a business meeting in Berlin, said he believed the bombs were hidden in suitcases that had just been checked in.

He said: ‘The explosions were just behind the service desks, they were blown towards us. To me it is the most realistic possibility. I don’t think it was someone with a suicide vest.’

Armed police in protective clothing combed the building for more wounded travellers and suspicious bags. All flights are being diverted from the airport as it remains on lockdown.

Maelbeek is the station that most EU workers use daily.

The European Commission’s vice-president Kristalina Georgieva said meetings were cancelled and urged people to ‘stay home or inside buildings’.

The metro station is close to the commission’s Berlaymont headquarters, the European Parliament and the European Council’s Justus Lipsius building in the Belgian capital.

Ms Georgieva said on Twitter: ‘Following situation in Brussels. EU institutions working together to ensure security of staff& premises.Please stay home or inside buildings.

‘All EU institutions are at alert level ORANGE – all meetings on premises and outside cancelled, access only for staff with badges.’

Police and special forces are looking for known members of any terror cell who may be planning more attacks.

They will also round up anyone who may pose a threat to the public, or acting suspiciously, in an attempt to foil any more attacks.

Special forces are also patrolling the streets in case of more bombings or marauding gunmen used to kill 131 people in at least five Paris attacks in November 13 last year.

Britain and United States will already be playing a key role in trying to help the Belgian authorities work out who was behind the attacks.

Both MI5 and the CIA have stations in Brussels and its teams have ‘unique expertise’ that will help trace those behind the bombings.

The National Crime Agency, Britain’s FBI, will also be in the city already because of the heightened terror threat.

Tech specialists will be scanning the phone numbers, email addresses, IP addresses, GPS records and forums known to be used by terrorists – and tracing links to Britain and America.

PM David Cameron: We will never let the terrorists win

Tribute: People stood in front of the Brandenburg gate in Berlin, which is illuminated in the colours of the Belgian flag this evening

Tribute: People stood in front of the Brandenburg gate in Berlin, which is illuminated in the colours of the Belgian flag this evening

WAS FUGITIVE PARIS ‘BOMB MAKER’ BEHIND THE BRUSSELS BLASTS? TERROR EXPERT CLAIMS USE OF ‘MULTIPLE EXPLOSIVE DEVICES’ BEARS ALL THE HALLMARKS OF THE ISIS CELL THAT TARGETED THE FRENCH CAPITAL

The suspected bombmaker responsible for the Paris massacre was very likely behind today’s Brussels blasts, a top terror expert has claimed.

Rafaello Pantucci, the Director of International Security Studies at the Royal United Services Institute, said the use of ‘multiple, viable explosive devices’ bore all the hallmarks of the co-ordinated bomb attacks that killed 130 in the French capital.

It also indicated that possibly more than one experienced bombmaker was involved, he added.

Najim Laachraoui, who is believed to have gone on the run after Paris logistics chief Salah Abdeslam’s capture.

Naiim Laachraoui, also known as Soufiane Kayal, left for Syria in 2013 before returning to Europe last year and travelled around the Continent with logistics chief Salah Abdeslam

Police issued this photograph of Najim Laachraoui, one of the suspects of the Paris terror attacks

Police issued this photograph of Najim Laachraoui, one of the suspects of the Paris terror attacks who has gone on the run

He said: ‘We don’t know much about him at this point. This individual is being identified as a bomb maker but we have concerns whether that is 100 per cent true or if he’s one of a number of bomb makers.

‘This terrorist group in Brussels had multiple, viable explosive devices. It suggests they were dealing with someone with substantial experience.

‘That could be the same person responsible for the bomb devices in the Paris attacks but it could be someone else, part of a larger cell.

‘Given the location and the nature and the use of explosives and guns the thought process goes down the page of assuming it’s linked to the organised network around Abdeslam.

‘We can’t be sure but it would be surprising if it wasn’t the same group.’

A friend of Abdelhamid Abaaoud, who masterminded the November 2015 Paris attacks, told police that the jihadi claimed he was among 90 ‘kamikaze’ terrorists who smuggled themselves across the Mediterranean with migrants and refugees.

Armed presence: A soldier with his face covered guards a road near the Maalbeek subway station as they try to stop any further attacks

Armed presence: A soldier with his face covered guards a road near the Maalbeek subway station as they try to stop any further attacks

Deployment: Scores of armed forces have flooded the streets of Brussels as suspects remain at large

Deployment: Scores of armed forces have flooded the streets of Brussels as suspects remain at large

Since the Paris attacks, Scotland Yard has had officers in the French capital as well as in Brussels when it emerged the attackers were based in the Belgian capital.

These British officers, and diplomats, will be helping with the investigation.

Armed police have been deployed to airports, train stations, ports and border crossings around the world in the immediate aftermath of today’s suspected suicide attacks in Brussels.

From New York to Moscow, security measures were stepped up at transport hubs across the globe with police and military personnel carrying out extra high-visibility patrols and additional checks.

The border between France and Belgium was closed, Eurostar services in and out of Brussels were suspended and airlines to and from other destinations were warning passengers of potential disruption as the effects of this morning’s terror attacks were felt around the world.

Train and bus stations, ports and road checkpoints were also put on high alert, with armed police on the streets in major global cities including London and New York, sniffer dogs deployed and extensive border checks put in place.

London mayor Boris Johnson said there would be an increased security presence at transport hubs in the city, while the country’s most senior counter-terrorism officer Mark Rowley said police forces across the UK had increased their presence at key locations as a precaution in the wake of the Brussels attacks.

And in the US, the NYPD said it would be increasing security measures at mass transit points, bridges and tunnels, and other landmarks following today’s attacks.

Police and soldiers carrying guns were also seen at airports in the Netherlands, Germany, and Italy, while in France – still shaken from the November attacks in Paris – officers remained on high alert.

Troops have also been deployed other key locations across Brussels as Belgium raised its security level to ‘maximum’ in the wake of the attacks.

The entire border between Belgium and France was placed on lock-down, and the Thalys train service – which travels between France, Belgium and the Netherlands – was halted in the wake of the explosions, the operator said.

Scenes of carnage inside Brussels Airport following bomb blasts

Dutch military police were carrying out additional high-visibility patrols at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam

Dutch military police were carrying out additional high-visibility patrols at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam

Armed officers make their way through the Eurostar terminal at St Pancras station in London. There was an increased security presence at transport hubs across the city

Armed officers make their way through the Eurostar terminal at St Pancras station in London. There was an increased security presence at transport hubs across the city

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US President Barack Obama (R) shakes hands with Cuba's President Raul Castro (L) on the sidelines of the Summit of the Americas at the ATLAPA Convention Center on April 11, 2015 in Panama City. AFP PHOTO/MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Cuba's President Raul Castro (L) speaks during a meeting with US President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the Summit of the Americas at the ATLAPA Convention center on April 11, 2015 in Panama City. AFP PHOTO/MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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‘We want to go to the US’
Eight-thousand Cuban refugees were stuck at Costa Rica’s border with Nicaragua when Managua closed its border to them in mid-November last year. They were on their way to the United States. And only a 180 of them have made it through.

‘Wet foot, dry foot’
US immigration policy grants Cubans automatic refugee status and permanent residency after they stay in the country for more than a year. That remains the case, even if they arrive there illegally. The policy was first drafted in 1966 and revised 40 years later – with a slight change. Now, to seek asylum, people must arrive in the US without being intercepted at sea. For that reason, it’s been dubbed the ‘wet foot, dry foot’ policy. The US gives only Cubans this right – and between October 2014 and September 2015, more than 43-thousand Cubans exercised it. The Pew Research Center says that’s a 78 percent increase from the year before. So WHY are they all heading to the US now? Many Cubans fear that the recent thawing of relations between Washington and Havana could bring an end to the policy. But many others in the US and Central America feel their countries can’t sustain the influx of asylum seekers.

Air bridge to the US
Last month, several Latin American countries agreed with the International Organization for Migration to implement a pilot programme to transfer refugees to the United States. The first group of asylum seekers each paid 555 dollars to join – and they’ve now arrived in the US – via Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico. But those four countries are still to decide whether the programme should become permanent. But countries working to solve the crisis say they’re still overwhelmed.

Can the US support its Cuban refugees?
A popular destination for Cuban refugees is Miami. But its mayor says the city doesn’t have the money to take care of the refugees who are likely to end up there… A Florida newspaper reported that in 1960, Cuban immigrants received around 1 million dollars worth of US federal funding. Now, they receive about 680 million a year in food stamps and other benefits. Republican presidential candidate and Cuban-American, Marco Rubio thinks the US policy is outdated ‘hard to justify’ – given that Cubans who now come to settle in the US end up travelling to and from Cuba. And he questioned whether they can be considered oppressed. But whatever their reason for coming to the US may be…it seems many Cubans will continue to make the most of the ‘wet foot, dry foot’ policy for sometime yet.

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TUSSLING ON HUMAN RIGHTS, OBAMA, CASTRO VOW NEW PATH FORWARD

President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro tussled Monday over differences on human rights and democracy but pledged to keep working on a new path forward between their two countries in a stunning diplomatic display.

Obama, midway through his history-making trip to Cuba, succeeded in getting Cuba’s leader to submit to questioning by reporters, a routine occurrence for U.S. presidents but an anomaly in a communist country where the media are tightly controlled. Though Castro’s answers were far from forthcoming, the mere occurrence of the news conference was significant in that way.

Asked by an American television reporter about political prisoners in Cuba, Castro seemed oblivious, first saying he couldn’t hear the question, then asking whether it was directed to him or Obama. Eventually he pushed back, saying if the journalist could offer up names of anyone allegedly imprisoned, “they will be released before tonight ends.”

“What political prisoners? Give me a name or names,” Castro said defiantly as Cuban citizens watched on state television. He added later, “It’s not correct to ask me about political prisoners in general.”

After responding to a handful of questions, Castro ended the news conference abruptly, declaring, “I think this is enough.”

Cuba is criticized for briefly detaining demonstrators thousands of times a year but has drastically reduced its practice of handing down long prison sentences for crimes human rights groups consider to be political. Cuba released dozens of political prisoners as part of its deal to normalize relations with Cuba, and Amnesty International said in a recent report that it knew of no prisoners of conscience in Cuba.

It’s extremely rare for Raul Castro to preside over a formal news conference, although he has sometimes taken reporters’ questions when the mood strikes. The White House worked feverishly to get him to agree, with negotiations going right up until the moment the two walked out of their meeting and faced reporters.

Obama, speaking earlier alongside Castro at the Palace of the Revolution, declared “this is a new day” for the U.S. and Cuba, which were estranged for half a century until he and Castro pursued a diplomatic thaw 15 months ago. Still, Obama said he and Castro had spoken openly about U.S. concerns over Cuba’s human rights record, calling such delicate discussions a prerequisite to truly normalizing relations.

“This is something that we are going to stay on,” Obama said, adding that if the two countries could make progress on the issue, their relationship could blossom. “In the absence of that, I think it will continue to be a very powerful irritant.”

Castro, in a lengthy statement, worked to turn the tables on Obama by saying Cuba found it “inconceivable” for a government to fail to ensure health care, education, food and social security for its people – a clear reference to the U.S. Aiming to show the issue needn’t be one-sided, Obama said he was open to hearing Cuba’s concerns.

“I actually welcome President Castro commenting on some of the areas where he feels that we’re falling short,” Obama said. “Because I think we should not be immune or afraid of criticism or discussion as well.”

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The Pronk Pops Show 641, March 11, 2016, Story 1: Republican Presidential Candidates Debate Becomes Boring — Ben Carson and Phyllis Schlafly Endorses Trump Changing News Narrative Cycle — Is That All There Is? — Send In The Clowns! — Beat Goes On — Revolution — We Can Work it Out — Seize The Opportunity — Videos

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Story 1: Republican Presidential Candidates Debate Becomes Boring — Ben Carson and Phyllis Schlafly Endorses Trump Changing News Narrative Cycle — Is That All There Is?  — Send In The Clowns! — Beat Goes On — Revolution —  We Can Work it Out — Seize The Opportunity — Videos

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Latest Polls

Friday, March 11
Race/Topic   (Click to Sort) Poll Results Spread
Florida Republican Presidential Primary WTSP/Mason-Dixon Trump 36, Rubio 30, Cruz 17, Kasich 8 Trump +6
Florida Republican Presidential Primary Florida Times-Union Trump 43, Rubio 24, Cruz 21, Kasich 10 Trump +19
Florida Republican Presidential Primary Trafalgar Group (R) Trump 42, Rubio 23, Cruz 21, Kasich 11 Trump +19
Florida Democratic Presidential Primary WTSP/Mason-Dixon Clinton 68, Sanders 23 Clinton +45
Illinois Republican Presidential Primary WeAskAmerica Trump 33, Cruz 20, Kasich 18, Rubio 11 Trump +13
Illinois Democratic Presidential Primary WeAskAmerica Clinton 62, Sanders 25