Trump’s abortion firestorm. Sanders takes three more states. Dirty bomb warnings and a nuclear summit. Our weekly roundtable goes behind the headlines.
Presidential politics in motion again this week. Bernie Sanders takes three states and lines up strong in Wisconsin. Trump says he would punish women for abortion, and looks like he could stumble in the Badger State. Nothing's over here. In California, New York — fifteen dollar minimum wage deals. North Carolina, Georgia — LGBT battles. An Easter bombing in Pakistan. And the FBI cracks that phone without Apple. This hour On Point, our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
-- Tom Ashbrook
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Associated Press: For Trump, few limits to win-at-any-cost approach — "Most presidential campaigns move quickly to shut down a firestorm over a staffer regardless of rank, particularly if legal issues are involved. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz abruptly fired one of his top aides earlier this year after the adviser posted a video online that inaccurately portrayed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio as disparaging the Bible. But Trump chose to fan the flames of the controversy surrounding Lewandowski. He vigorously defended his adviser and predicted no jury would convict him."
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Ted Cruz, Bernie Sanders lead in state primaries — "Ted Cruz has overtaken front-runner Donald Trump in the critical run-up to Wisconsin's April 5 GOP primary, amid a determined push here by anti-Trump Republicans to slow down the New York businessman's march toward the nomination. In the Democratic contest, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has carved out a very narrow lead over Hillary Clinton in the same statewide poll released Wednesday by the Marquette University Law School."
New York Times: Climate Model Predicts West Antarctic Ice Sheet Could Melt Rapidly — "For half a century, climate scientists have seen the West Antarctic ice sheet, a remnant of the last ice age, as a sword of Damocles hanging over human civilization. The great ice sheet, larger than Mexico, is thought to be potentially vulnerable to disintegration from a relatively small amount of global warming, and capable of raising the sea level by 12 feet or more should it break up. But researchers long assumed the worst effects would take hundreds — if not thousands — of years to occur.
This program aired on April 1, 2016.