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5:55 PM ET, December 19, 2015

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David Atkins / Washington Monthly:
An Explanation of What Bernie Sanders Staffers Actually Did and Why It Matters  —  After a spat lasting just over 24 hours, it appears that the top news story of the day is already resolving itself: the DNC has come to an agreement to return voter database access to the Bernie Sanders campaign …
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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.
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.
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.
ABC News:
ABC News Third Democratic Debate: New Hampshire Edition
CNN:
Bernie Sanders and the DNC: It's war
Discussion: Mediaite, WQAD-TV and The Week
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Dem rivalry takes nasty turn
Discussion: ABC News and Politico
Ashley Killough / CNN:
Jeb Bush: ‘Donald Trump is a jerk’  —  Contoocook, New Hampshire (CNN)While Jeb Bush has been railing against Donald Trump all week, he still had more to say on Saturday, uttering perhaps his strongest comments yet about the Republican presidential front-runner.
Oliver Darcy / TheBlaze.com:
Watch the Christmas Parody Infomercial the Ted Cruz Campaign Has Paid to Air During ‘SNL’  —  Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz will air a Christmas-themed parody infomercial during the broadcast of this weekend's “Saturday Night Live.”  —  The ad, which features …
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Benny Johnson / Independent Journal:
Watch the Campy Christmas Infomercial Ted Cruz Is About To Play During SNL
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Trump Doubles Down On Putin Love, Says There's “A Lot Of Truth” To U.S. Killing People  —  “Putin said some very nice things about me, he doesn't know me, but he certainly gave me great compliments the other day, and all I did was respond with a thank you, that's very nice.”  —  Robyn Beck / AFP / Getty Images
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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.”
Oliver Darcy / TheBlaze.com:
Photo of Ben Carson Holding Sign With Two-Word Message Goes Viral: ‘Not Afraid to Say...’  —  A photo of 2016 Republican presidential contender Ben Carson holding a “Merry Christmas” sign went viral Friday evening on Facebook.  —  Carson's post had amassed more than 450,000 “likes” and nearly 32,000 shares at the time of publication.
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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Agence France-Presse:
Angry single men stage anti-Christmas rally in Tokyo  —  Tokyo (AFP) - Anti-Christmas protesters calling themselves “Losers with Women” marched through Tokyo's streets Saturday, bashing the upcoming holiday as a capitalist ploy that also discriminates against singletons.
Discussion: protein wisdom
Elliot Smilowitz / The Hill:
Palin compares GOP establishment to spousal abusers  —  Decrying the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill passed by Congress on Friday, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin wrote an extended analogy comparing establishment Republicans to spousal abusers and Tea Party conservatives to battered wives.
Discussion: Breitbart and Raw Story
 
 
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Katie Pavlich / Townhall.com:
New Poll Shows College Students Reject Absurd “Microagression” Culture, Black Lives Matter
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Leader McConnell warns GOP voters: We need candidates ‘who can win’
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Right name, wrong man: Knoxville veterinarian can't get off no-fly list
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Lip balm with THC mistakenly distributed on JBER
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Michael Randall / Times Herald-Record:
Six protesters taken into custody in anti-CPV power plant demonstration
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