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2:55 PM ET, February 27, 2016

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New York Times:
Inside the Republican Party's Desperate Mission to Stop Donald Trump  —  The scenario Karl Rove outlined was bleak.  —  Addressing a luncheon of Republican governors and donors in Washington on Feb. 19, he warned that Donald J. Trump's increasingly likely nomination would be catastrophic, dooming the party in November.
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Kristen East / Politico:
Jan Brewer endorses Donald Trump  —  Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Saturday endorsed Donald Trump for president.  —  Trump has made immigration a central issue in his campaign for president, vowing to build a wall along the southern border of the United States and promising to have Mexico pay for it.
David Weigel / Washington Post:
Rubio's verbal assault on Trump continues, joined by seven-figure ad buys  —  OKLAHOMA CITY — It was the biggest crowd Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) had gotten in this state, perhaps a thousand voters filling the floor of a downtown event center to hear him.  And for 10 minutes …
Discussion: Politico
New York Times:
Donald Trump and Chris Christie Start a Bully Bromance  —  Those who have witnessed Gov. Chris Christie's performance both in New Jersey and in the national arena over the past couple of years almost could have seen Friday's sweaty embrace of Donald Trump coming.  Almost.
Kenneth P. Vogel / Politico:
Trump faces wave of big-money attacks  —  A handful of Republican big-money groups on Friday launched hard-hitting ad campaigns targeting Donald Trump that echoed Marco Rubio's Thursday night debate smack-down of the GOP presidential front-runner.  —  The group behind what's expected …
New York Daily News:
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie endorses Donald Trump for president  —  If Donald Trump is good enough for a grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, well he's good enough for the governor of New Jersey.  —  Days after the Klan's former leader David Duke urged his followers to back the real estate mogul …
Discussion: Joe.My.God., The Week and Mediaite
Sahil Kapur / Bloomberg Business:
Chris Christie Delivers Major Blow to Party Elites Resisting Trump
Discussion: Red Alert Politics and WMTW-TV
Lindsey Ellefson / Mediaite:
The ‘Stump for Trump’ Girls Just Said on CNN That Marco Rubio Had ‘A Gay Lifestyle’
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Donald Trump Might Not Keep Paying for His Campaign Himself, Chris Christie Suggests
Discussion: DCWhispers.com and CNN
Brian Beutler / New Republic:   Marco Rubio's Trump Attacks Expose Uncomfortable Truths for the Right
Adam Edelman / New York Daily News:
Donald Trump supported by former KKK leader David Duke: ‘I hope he does everything we hope he will do’
Discussion: CNN and Mediaite
Ben Kamisar / The Hill:   Rubio jokes that Trump may have wet his pants during debate
Olaf Ekberg / The American Mirror:
VIDEO: Bill Clinton snaps at veteran during speech: ‘Shut up and listen to my answer’  —  The long hours and grueling pace of the presidential campaign may be finally catching up with a rapidly aging Bill Clinton.  —  During an appearance in Bluffton, South Carolina on Friday …
Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Sanders puts South Carolina in rear-view mirror  —  AUSTIN — South Carolina is holding its Democratic primary today, but you wouldn't know it just by listening to Bernie Sanders.  —  Jetting off to Austin from Columbia, S.C. this morning — before stops in Dallas and Rochester, Minnesota …
Discussion: Political Wire and Washington Post
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Anne Gearan / Washington Post:
S.C. Democrats head to the polls; Clinton, Sanders head out of state
Justin Fox / BloombergView.com:
Stuff Keeps Getting Cheaper  —  Since 1995, durable goods (cars, televisions, computers and the like) have been getting cheaper in the U.S. That's even as the prices of services and nondurables have mostly kept rising.  —  In the chart above, prices are viewed using 2009 as the base year.
Discussion: Equitable Growth
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
A 16-Year-Old Solves Britain's Immigration Problem  —  The United Kingdom suffers from immigration issues similar to those that afflict the United States.  As a member of the European Union, it is obliged to accept large numbers of unskilled immigrants who find not only Britain's wages …
Bloomberg Business:
Scalia's Death Prompts Dow to Settle Suits for $835 Million  —  Company cites ‘political uncertainties’ in statement  —  Dow had petitioned Supreme Court over $1 billion jury award  —  Dow Chemical Co. said it agreed to pay $835 million to settle an antitrust case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court …
Ashley Young / CNN:
Ex-Mexican President Fox: Donald Trump reminds me of Hitler  — Former Mexican President Vicente Fox on Friday kept up his withering criticism of Donald Trump, saying the GOP front-runner reminds him of Adolf Hitler  — “He has offended Mexico, Mexicans, [and] immigrants.  He has offended the Pope.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Cases for Public Investment  —  One of the annoying aspects of the Sanders/Friedman flap was the assumption of many Sanders supporters that anyone who doesn't accept extravagant economic projections is against a big program of public investment.  Actually, it was destructive as well as annoying …
Discussion: Equitable Growth
 
 
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