The Stephanie Miller Show 3/8/16

Thom Hartmann calls in at 10:00 am / 7:00 am.

Charlie Pierce from esquire.com calls in 10:30 am EST / 7:30 PST.

Jody Hamilton joins us in the Los Angeles Bureau at 11:00 am EST / 8:00 am PST.
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Trump cracks down on protesters— Donald Trump’s rally here began with the candidate asking all attendees to raise their hands and take an oath to vote for him, while extended barriers cordoned off the press and plainclothes private intelligence officers scoured the crowd for protestors. These new tactics, which the Trump campaign has introduced over the past week, represent refinements by Trump and his staff in their quest to control the atmosphere and message of his often unruly rallies.

Michael Bloomberg Nixes 2016 Run Because A Trump Presidency Is Too Dangerous-Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday that he won’t launch a third-party run for president, fearing a three-way race would divide voters and ultimately be settled by congressional Republicans likely to unite behind Donald Trump.

Foreign Diplomats Voicing Alarm To U.S. Officials About Trump-Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump, speaks during a rally at Macomb Community College, Friday, March 4, 2016, in Warren, Mich. – Foreign diplomats are expressing alarm to U.S. government officials about what they say are inflammatory and insulting public statements by Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, according to senior U.S. officials.

Rubio’s campaign is blasting a CNN report that says his advisers are telling him to drop out-CNN is standing by its report that senior campaign advisers for Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida have urged him to drop out of the Republican primary. CNN correspondent Jamie Gangel reported on Monday that, despite Rubio’s confidence in his chances of winning his home state of Florida on March 15, “there’s been a serious internal debate … about whether or not he should drop out before Florida,” Gangel said on CNN.