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12:50 PM ET, December 19, 2015

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John Wagner / Washington Post:
Accord reached after Sanders sues the DNC over suspended access to critical voter list  —  The presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont filed a lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee on Friday, arguing that the party had unfairly suspended the campaign's access to key voter information.
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Some Big Picture Thoughts on the Sanders/DNC Derp War  —  For most of today I was preoccupied trying to resolve some management issues at TPM.  So I barely had enough time to keep tabs on the Sanders/DNC story through headlines and the barest skimming of articles.
CNN:
Bernie Sanders and the DNC: It's war  —  Devine: DNC trying to “shut down biggest” grassroots campaign this year  — The fight between Bernie Sanders and the DNC is a proxy battle over the future of the Democratic Party, with Sanders representing a progressive wing disenchanted with Clinton …
Discussion: Mediaite
Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Sanders gets the fight he wanted  —  Bernie Sanders has turned months of private grumbling into public accusations that the party establishment is doing everything in its power to elect Hillary Clinton president.  —  He's not the first to level that charge.  In fact, he's late to that party.
Elliot Smilowitz / The Hill:
DNC, Sanders reach deal restoring access to voter data  —  The Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign overnight Friday night reached an agreement on voter data access, after a day of acrimony between the sides.  —  Even in the wake of a deal …
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Dem rivalry takes nasty turn  —  The long-simmering notion among many grassroots liberals that the national party is in the tank for Hillary Clinton spilled into public view on Friday, as a nasty fight between Bernie Sanders and the Democratic National Committee tore into the open.
Discussion: Political Wire
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Clinton Spox: Sanders Camp Was ‘Stealing Data,’ ‘Like Kids in a Candy Store’
Discussion: USA Today and ABC News
The Hill:
Sanders sues Democratic Party
Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox News Poll: Trump jumps, Cruz climbs, Carson sinks in GOP race  —  Donald Trump, a candidate even Republicans once considered a side show, increases his lead yet again in the nomination race, according to the latest Fox News national poll.  —  The poll also finds Ted Cruz ticking up, Marco Rubio slipping, and Ben Carson dropping.
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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Trump Lead Grows Nationally; 41% of His Voters Want to Bomb Country From Aladdin; Clinton Maintains Big Lead
Jana Kasperkevic / Guardian:
Poll: 30% of GOP voters support bombing Agrabah, the city from Aladdin
New York Post:
Students at Lena Dunham's college offended by lack of fried chicken  —  Students at an ultra-liberal Ohio college are in an uproar over the fried chicken, sushi and Vietnamese sandwiches served in the school cafeterias, complaining the dishes are “insensitive” and “culturally inappropriate.”
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Leader McConnell warns GOP voters: We need candidates ‘who can win’  —  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Friday warned Republican voters to steer clear of nominating Tea Party candidates who can't win in next year's general election.  —  “The way you have a good election year …
Discussion: Hot Air
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Katie Pavlich / Townhall.com:
New Poll Shows College Students Reject Absurd “Microagression” Culture, Black Lives Matter  —  A new scientific poll sanctioned by Young America's Foundation and conducted by Inc./Woman Trend shows the majority of college students reject the “microaggression,” politically correct culture plaguing campuses around the country.
Discussion: Red Alert Politics
Associated Press:
After a somber start to his vacation, President Barack Obama arrived in Hawaii on Saturday to celebrate Christmas and ring in his final year as president.  —  Air Force One carrying Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and daughters Malia and Sasha landed at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam …
Discussion: Politico, NBC News and Mail.com
Benjamin Oreskes / Politico:
GOP gobsmacked by Trump's warm embrace of Putin  —  Four years ago Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee, stood before the American public and definitively stated that Russia was America's biggest “geopolitical foe.”  —  This week, the far-and-away Republican poll leader Donald Trump gave Vladimir Putin …
Matt Grubs / KRQE-TV:
Governor's post-party call to police: Call off your officers  —  This story has been updated to include a written statement from the Governor's Office, and quotes from an interview Governor Martinez gave to KRQE News 13 on Friday evening.  —  SANTA FE (KRQE) — Governor Susana Martinez …
Erika Christakis / The Atlantic:
The New Preschool Is Crushing Kids  —  Step into an American preschool classroom today and you are likely to be bombarded with what we educators call a print-rich environment, every surface festooned with alphabet charts, bar graphs, word walls, instructional posters, classroom rules …
New York Times:
Doubts About Saudi Arabia's Antiterrorism Coalition  —  One of the greatest weaknesses in the American-led fight against the Islamic State is the lack of competent regional forces to join in defeating the militants, especially on the ground.  Saudi Arabia's plans to organize a military coalition …
Discussion: Sputnik International
Michael Randall / Times Herald-Record:
Six protesters taken into custody in anti-CPV power plant demonstration  —  SLATE HILL - Actor James Cromwell held his fist in the air defiantly as he sat in the entrance to the Competitive Power Ventures power plant construction site and led fellow protesters in a chant Friday morning.
Discussion: Gothamist and Associated Press
Jessica Chasmar / Washington Times:
Students, faculty protest Donald Trump with yellow stars marked ‘Muslim’ at Univ. of San Diego  —  A religious studies professor at the University of San Diego is responding to anti-Muslim rhetoric by leading a silent protest on campus where students and faculty don yellow stars marked “Muslim.”
 
 
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