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9:20 PM ET, February 20, 2016

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CBS News:
Trump, Cruz, Rubio locked in three-way race in South Carolina  —  7 p.m.Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and and Marco Rubio are locked in a three-way race, far ahead of the rest of the pack, according to CBS News exit polling.  —  6:09 p.m. Forty-one percent of voters said Trump is running …
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Associated Press:
Clinton wins Nevada caucuses; GOP voting in S. Carolina  —  COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Hillary Clinton pulled out a crucial victory in Nevada's Democratic caucuses Saturday, overcoming an unexpectedly strong surge by Bernie Sanders and potentially easing the anxiety of some of her supporters.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Tim Hanrahan / Wall Street Journal:
South Carolina Republican Primary and Nevada Democratic Caucuses: Latest Updates  —  Democrats headed to the caucuses in Nevada, which are expected to wrap up in the afternoon.  Meanwhile, Republicans hold their South Carolina GOP primary, which finishes at 7 p.m. EST. Here are live updates from the two races.
Caitlin Cruz / Talking Points Memo:
Cruz Campaign Sends SC Mailer Morphing Rubio's And Obama's Faces (PHOTO)  —  Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-TX) latest move in South Carolina is a mailer that merges President Barack Obama's face with that of Cruz's rival Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). … South Carolina state Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter (D) …
Dara Lind / Vox:
Nevada caucus results 2016: a clear win for Hillary Clinton  —  Hillary Clinton can breathe a huge sigh of relief.  —  Clinton has won the Nevada Democratic caucus.  That's something that was expected for months — but it was suddenly thrown into doubt in the last couple of weeks …
Discussion: ThinkProgress and MSNBC
Elise Foley / The Huffington Post:
Civil Rights Leader Says Sanders Supporters Yelled At Her Over Spanish Translation  —  “Shouting ‘English-only’ — that is completely against the spirit of everything that we're working for.”  —  Immigration & Politics Reporter, The Huffington Post  —  Dolores Huerta, a civil rights leader …
Colton Lochhead / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Attempt to place Review-Journal obituary for Hillary Clinton prompts report to Secret Service  —  The Las Vegas Review-Journal on Friday reported a possible threat related to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton after a man tried to place an obituary notice for the former secretary of state.
Abby Phillip / Washington Post:
Clinton defeats Sanders in Nevada; black voter support appears decisive  —  LAS VEGAS — Hillary Clinton held off a powerful late challenge from rival Sen. Bernie Sanders in Nevada's Democratic caucus vote Saturday, securing a narrow victory that helps the former secretary of state regain momentum …
Discussion: TalkLeft and graphics.latimes.com
New York Times:
Hillary Clinton Beats Bernie Sanders in Nevada Caucuses  —  LAS VEGAS — Buoyed by the support of enthusiastic workers in the city's big casinos, Hillary Clinton defeated Senator Bernie Sanders in the Nevada caucuses on Saturday, thwarting his momentum and proving to an anxious Democratic Party …
Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
Is this it for Jeb Bush?  —  CENTRAL, S.C. — Jeb Bush has been fighting all week to dismiss talk of his demise.  —  But his final South Carolina campaign event here felt bittersweet on Friday night.  Staffers and volunteers hugged warmly, realizing that they had just one more day to convince Republicans to pick their guy.
Discussion: The Hill and Politico
John McCormick / Bloomberg Business:
Combative Trump Takes on Boeing, Apple at Close of South Carolina Race
Associated Press:
Cruz, Rubio, Clinton Bids Get Million-Dollar Boosts
Discussion: Politico, ABC News and abc11.com
Associated Press:
AP News Guide: Clinton Wins Nevada; Trump Takes SC
Discussion: Politico and abc11.com
Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
Clinton wins precinct with lucky ace
John Wagner / Washington Post:
Clinton defeats Sanders in Nevada caucus vote
Jeremy Diamond / CNN:
Trump cites story of general who dipped bullets in pigs' blood to deter Muslims
Ben Gittleson / ABC News:
John Kasich Chills in Northeast as Rivals Sweat in South
Patrick O'Connor / Wall Street Journal:
In Football-Mad South Carolina, Rubio Offers the Greatest Pander of All
Discussion: RedState
Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
GOP campaigns trade allegations of dirty tricks in South Carolina
Robby Soave / Hit & Run:
Did Twitter's Orwellian ‘Trust and Safety’ Council Get Robert Stacy McCain Banned?  —  Remember a few days ago, when Twitter elevated anti-GamerGate leader Anita Sarkeesian to its “Trust and Safety Council,” an imperious-sounding committee with Robespierre-esque powers to police discussion on the social media platform?
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Scott Eric Kaufman / Salon:
Paul Krugman: For wonks like me, Bernie Sanders is frankly horrifying  —  Sanders is just as delusional when it comes to the economics as those vying for a spot on the GOP ticket  —  Paul Krugman pulled no punches in his Friday New York Times column, claiming that Democratic presidential …
Discussion: Slantpoint and the daily howler
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Janell Ross / Washington Post:
This photo of Obama and a little visitor at a Black History Month celebration says a lot  —  For 3-year-old Clark Reynolds, Thursday began like most others.  —  Morning preparations gave way to hours at school and then a visit to his mother's office to change into a suit and tie.
Discussion: Scripting News and The Week
Steven Hayward / Power Line:
Robert Reich Endorses Ted Cruz  —  Of course he hasn't—Reich is foursquare behind Bernie Sanders.  But this two-minute video making the case for why Cruz is more “dangerous” than Trump presents the best case for Cruz that I can think of.  Cruz “believes the 2nd Amendment guarantees the right to a gun.”
Discussion: National Review
talia jane:
An Open Letter To My CEO  —  When I was a kid, back in the 90s when Spice Girls and owning a pager were #goals, I dreamed of having a car and a credit card and my own apartment.  I told my 8-year old self, This is what it means to be an adult.  —  Now, seventeen years later, I have those things.
Mike Giglio / BuzzFeed:
America Is Now Fighting A Proxy War With Itself In Syria  —  Confusion in the Obama administration's Syria policy is playing out on the ground as U.S.-backed groups begin battling each other.  —  Reporting From  —  Istanbul, Turkey  —  A YPG fighter stands near a wall on the Syria-Turkey border.
Discussion: Sputnik International
Caitlin Cruz / Talking Points Memo:
Jeb Bush Laughs Off The Idea Of Joining A Donald Trump Ticket (VIDEO)  —  Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) definitely isn't planning to join a hypothetical Donald Trump ticket, according to video surfaced by The Hill.  —  “No,” Bush told a reporter in South Carolina who asked if he would serve …
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Bradford Richardson / The Hill:   Bush on joining a Trump ticket: ‘No’
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
North Carolina redistricting delay denied  —  Without an explanation, the Supreme Court on Friday night left intact a lower court decision that had forced the North Carolina legislature to draw up a new election district map for congressional seats, to cure “racial gerrymandering” in two of its districts.
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Greg Stohr / Bloomberg Business:
U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Republicans on North Carolina Voting Map
Discussion: AOL
 
 
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