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8:00 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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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.
John Wagner / Washington Post:
Accord reached after Sanders sues the DNC over suspended access to critical voter list
ABC News:
ABC News Third Democratic Debate: New Hampshire Edition
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Dem rivalry takes nasty turn
Discussion: ABC News and Politico
CNN:
Bernie Sanders and the DNC: It's war
Discussion: U.S. Uncut, Mediaite and Gizmodo
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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Jennifer Kliese / WKOW 27:
East Towne Mall closed; Police search for gunman  —  UPDATE (WKOW) — East Towne Mall is closed because of the shooting incident earlier this afternoon.  —  Madison police investigators are processing the scene.  Witnesses say several young men were involved in a fight in the middle of the mall.
Discussion: WBAY-TV
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.
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
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
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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Awr Hawkins / Breitbart:
Sheriff Joe Arpaio: Executive Order or Not, 'I'm Not Surrendering the Guns'  —  On December 18, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio referenced President Obama's pending executive action on gun control and said executive order or not, guns will not be surrendered.
New York Post:
Muslim cabby fined for not allowing woman up front  —  A Muslim taxi driver refused to let a woman ride up front with him as her family piled into his yellow cab at Penn Station — later claiming that his religion forbids him from being that close to a female stranger.
Discussion: Western Journalism
 
 
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Kevin Cirilli / Bloomberg.com news:
Cruz Says He'd Tap Jeff Sessions for His Cabinet
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Daily Mail:
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Doubts About Saudi Arabia's Antiterrorism Coalition
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After a somber start to his vacation, President Barack Obama arrived …
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Erika Christakis / The Atlantic:
The New Preschool Is Crushing Kids
Katie Pavlich / Townhall.com:
New Poll Shows College Students Reject Absurd “Microagression” Culture, Black Lives Matter
Discussion: Hot Air and Red Alert Politics
Hugh G. Willett / Knoxville News-Sentinel:
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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