AP-GfK Poll: Obama Holds 8 Point Lead

President Barack Obama holds an 8 point lead over Mitt Romney, according to a new AP-GfK poll released Thursday.

Obama charts at 50 percent while the former Massachusetts Governor trails at 42 percent.

The poll found that the two candidates essentially tied over who would be more trusted to handle the economy. 46 percent said that they would prefer Romney while 44 percent cited Romney.

The AP-Gfk Poll was conducted May 3rd through 7th among 1,004 respondents.

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Hillary Clinton: ‘I Want The Public To See My Email’

Hillary Clinton, as Secretary of State, addressing the press during a Security Council Meeting.

Clinton has been embroiled in controversy over her use of a personal email account during her tenure at the State Department, and reportedly hosting her own email server.

Thursday, March 5

● Wither White Flint?

● Americans crowd into cities

● Jewelry fence in the theater district

● FTC torpedoes cruise robocalls

● Hillary’s emails land in an FOIA lawsuit

● Heroin death rate quadrupled since 2000

House Benghazi Committee Subpoenas Clinton Emails

The likely Democratic Presidential candidate is under fire for conducting all work-related emails when she was Secretary of State from a private account.

TRNS News Notes- 3/4

SCOTUS: 4 big words Obamacare doom?
GOP scrambles for alternatives
DoJ slams Ferguson PD on racism
Netanyahu speaks to Congress on Iran
Obama takes issue with comments
In flip-flop, House approves DHS funding

Ambassador To South Korea Injured In Attack

His assailant was immediately arrested, according to reports.

LISTEN: The Day Ahead – March 5, 2015

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The U.N. Security Council talks Syria, John Kerry heads to Saudi Arabia and a deadline passes for a power-sharing agreement in South Sudan.