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6:50 PM ET, February 2, 2016

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Jason Noble / Des Moines Register:
Sometimes, Iowa Democrats award caucus delegates with a coin flip  —  In a couple Democratic caucus precincts Monday, a delegate was awarded with a coin toss.  —  It happened in precinct 2-4 in Ames, where supporters of candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton disputed the results …
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Karen Friar / MarketWatch:
Coin toss broke 6 Clinton-Sanders deadlocks in Iowa — and Hillary won each time  —  While it was hard to call a winner between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders last night, it's easy to say who was luckier.  —  The race between the Democrat presidential hopefuls was so tight …
Sam Lau / Iowa Democratic Party:
Statement from IDP Chair on Tonight's Historically Close Caucus Results  —  DES MOINES—IDP Chair Dr. Andy McGuire released the following statement on tonight's 2016 Iowa Democratic Precinct Caucuses:  —  “Tonight we saw an historically close Iowa Democratic Caucus that featured …
Dan Roberts / Guardian:
Bernie Sanders wants raw vote count released after tight finish in Iowa caucuses  —  Dramatic clash with Hillary Clinton for Democratic presidential nomination is sign public want change, says leftwing senator  —  Bernie Sanders has called on the Democratic party to release a raw vote count …
Peter Beinart / The Atlantic:
A Tie in Iowa Is a Win for Hillary  —  It sounds like laughable pro-Hillary spin but it's true.  For Hillary Clinton, a virtual tie in Iowa was an accomplishment.  —  That's because, demographically, the Hawkeye State was her worst nightmare.  Among the Democratic Party's three major constituencies …
Discussion: Guardian, Politico and The Daily Beast
Jason Clayworth / Des Moines Register:
Caucus turnout: Robust, record-setting and surprising  —  Iowa's 2016 caucus attendance was a doozy.  —  Republicans counted more than 180,000 caucusgoers, topping their 2012 attendance record of 121,503 by an estimated 60,000 people.  —  And while Democratic numbers weren't completely tallied …
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
Why a ‘Virtual Tie’ in Iowa Is Better for Clinton Than Sanders
Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Sanders rally chant: 'She's a liar!'
John Wagner / Washington Post:
Sanders campaign reviewing Iowa caucus totals, says actual result may never be known
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
Why Trump Lost Iowa  —  Evangelicals come through for Cruz.  —  West Des Moines, Iowa  —  All of the televisions in the Sheraton ballroom at Donald Trump's caucus watch party were turned to CNN when the news arrived a little after 9:00 p.m. local time.  With 97 percent of precincts reporting …
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Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Donald Trump Comes Out Of Iowa Looking Like Pat Buchanan  —  On Monday, Iowa voters did something that Republican “party elites” had failed to do for more than seven months: They rejected Donald Trump.  —  Trump received 24 percent of the vote in the Iowa caucuses, placing him closer …
Adrian Carrasquillo / BuzzFeed:
The Effort To Turn Out Latino Voters In Iowa Worked  —  After dismal Latino turnout numbers in Iowa the past two presidential caucuses, early indications suggest that a $300,000 nonpartisan effort to get Hispanics to caucus succeeded in getting record turnout.
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Hunter Walker / Yahoo:
Sarah Palin talks about Trump's Iowa loss and whether they've discussed running together  —  DES MOINES, Iowa — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin ® flew out of Iowa on Tuesday after traveling there to campaign with presidential hopeful Donald Trump.  —  Yahoo News spoke to Palin …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Mollie Hemingway / The Federalist:
13 Quick Takeaways From The 2016 Iowa Caucuses  —  The Iowa caucuses finally took place last night, after months of Democratic and Republican presidential campaigns criss-crossing the state.  Polls were volatile heading into caucus night.  —  1) Ted Cruz, Take a Bow
David Brooks / New York Times:
Donald Trump Isn't Real
James Oliphant / Reuters:
Marco Rubio emerges as champion of battered Republican establishment
Discussion: ThinkProgress, CNN, Vox, Washington Post and TIME
Robert Costa / Washington Post:
Scott Brown to endorse Trump  —  MILFORD, N.H. — Former Massachusetts senator Scott P. Brown, a moderate Republican who two years ago ran for Senate in New Hampshire, will endorse Donald Trump at a rally here Tuesday night, one week before the state's presidential primary.
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Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Christie belittles Rubio as ‘the boy in the bubble’
Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
Here's what to expect in the New Hampshire Republican primary
Discussion: American Power
Alexander Burns / New York Times:
Rivals Look to New Hampshire for a Shot at Breaking Donald Trump's Stride
Discussion: Political Wire
Harper Neidig / The Hill:
Cruz apologizes for spreading rumor about Carson dropping out  —  Iowa Republican caucus winner Ted Cruz on Tuesday apologized to fellow candidate GOP presidential Ben Carson for spreading a rumor that the former neurosurgeon had dropped out of the race.  —  “Last night when our political team saw …
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Rush Limbaugh:
Reagan Conservatism Dominated Iowa
Discussion: The Right Scoop and Truth Revolt
Betsy Reed / The Intercept:
A Note to Readers  —  The Intercept recently discovered a pattern of deception in the actions of a staff member.  The employee, Juan Thompson, was a staff reporter from November 2014 until last month.  Thompson fabricated several quotes in his stories and created fake email accounts …
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Katherine Krueger / Talking Points Memo:   The Intercept Says Ex-Staffer ‘Went To Great Lengths’ To Fake Stories
Tori Floyd / Yahoo! News:
Woman Who Gets Waferless KitKat Demands Lifetime Supply  —  A woman is demanding a lifetime supply of KitKats after she bought a packet of the chocolatey treats without any wafer.  —  Saima Ahmad, 20, a law student from Enfield, north London, purchased a multipack of eight KitKat bars from a supermarket for £2 last month.
Discussion: Fox17 and WCTX-TV
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Kerry sent ‘secret’ email to Clinton from personal account  —  As a senator, Secretary of State John Kerry sent at least one email to Hillary Clinton from his personal account that has now been classified as secret, the State Department confirmed on Tuesday.
Discussion: Hot Air
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ABC News:   Kerry Used Private Email to Send Clinton Now Classified Info
Scott Keyes / ThinkProgress:
Study Finds Republican Voter Suppression Is Even More Effective Than You Think  —  For years, researchers warned that laws requiring voters to show certain forms of photo identification at the poll would discriminate against racial minorities and other groups.
Discussion: Mediaite and Hullabaloo
Ann Zaniewski / Detroit Free Press:
DPS emergency manager Darnell Earley to step down  —  Embattled Detroit Public Schools emergency manager Darnell Earley is leaving his job Feb. 29, according to the governor's office.  —  Gov. Rick Snyder will appoint a transition leader by the end of the month.
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