10 things you need to know today: March 1, 2016

The Fifth Column

Reuters/ Gary Cameron


1. Clinton and Trump head into Super Tuesday with big leads
The presidential frontrunners, Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, head into the March 1 Super Tuesday primaries with big leads over their rivals. Clinton leads Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont 55 percent to 38 percent in a CNN/ORC poll releasedMonday. Trump had the support of 49 percent of Republican and GOP-leaning voters nationally, widening his already huge lead over his nearest rival, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, to 30 percentage points. Establishment Republicans fear that if Trump dominates the 12 states voting Tuesday, as expected, his march to the nomination will be unstoppable.

Source: CNN, Bloomberg

2. Navy SEAL receives Medal of Honor for rescue mission
President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor on Monday to Navy SEAL Edward Byers for his role in the rescue of an American…

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