Cha-Ching. Bernie Sanders’ campaign raised $44 million in March, an uptick from February’s total, yet again speaking to his ability to raise small dollars. According to his campaign, over 2 million of his supporters have made more than 6 million donations. (Nicholas Confessore, The New York Times)
A ‘Day of Action’ in Chicago. Public school teachers protested budget cuts and lack of state funding as part of a “Day of Action” in Chicago. The protests were meant to draw attention to the failed negotiations between unions and the school system, as well as recent budget gridlock in the state’s capital. (Juan Perez Jr., Marwa Eltagouri, Leonor Vivanco, and Jeanne Kuang, The Chicago Tribune)
The Weekend in One Paragraph. All five presidential candidates will be campaigning in Wisconsin ahead of the state’s primary on April 5.
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“The number of welfare recipients in Arkansas dropped to just 9,901 in September of 2015, from more than 63,000 in 1995. And a single-parent family of three receives just $204 a month from the state of Arkansas, one of the lowest cash benefits in the nation. Arkansas hasn’t quite gotten rid of its safety net entirely, but it’s gone as far toward that end as any place in modern America.” The Atlantic’s Alana Semuels on the slow decline of welfare in the United States.
Between a Rock and a Hard Place. If Donald Trump scores the Republican nomination, The National Review’s Rich Lowry argues, he’ll divide the Republican party and likely lose in the general election to Hillary Clinton. But in the case that he doesn’t, he’ll do all he can to take the GOP down with him.
Cruz’s ‘Evangelical Problem.’ Ted Cruz has done well with Evangelical voters thus far, but the Texas senator might have to find a different way to draw in voters from the less-religious coastal states like New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. (Shane Goldmacher, Politico)
Trumpcare. In this short video The Atlantic’s Vann Newkirk explains the potentially disastrous ramifications of Donald Trump’s health-care plan. (Daniel Lombroso)
What Do Body Cameras Really Show Us? Police departments across the country have been asked to equip officers with body cameras. But these simulation videos reveal the challenges that come with them. (Timothy Williams, James Thomas, Samuel Jacoby, and Damien Cave, The New York Times)
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