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Justin Wm / Washington Post:
Donald Trump's ‘schlonged’: A linguistic investigation  —  In a long campaign that's far from over, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's comment in Grand Rapids, Mich., that Hillary Clinton — former first lady, former U.S. senator, former secretary of state, woman — “got schlonged” …
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Eli Stokols / Politico:
Jeb Bush: Trump's potty mouth helps Clinton  —  BERLIN, N.H. — Jeb Bush blasted Donald Trump's off-color comments about Hillary Clinton, telling reporters he has stretched the limits of political incorrectness too far and threatens to allow the likely Democratic nominee to play the victim.
Joel B. Pollak / Breitbart:
Hillary Clinton Fan Threatens Mosque; Media Blame Trump  —  The mainstream media are reporting that a Bay Area plumber who allegedly planned to bomb a California mosque was a Donald Trump supporter-though he explicitly supported Hillary Clinton.  —  On Sunday, police arrested 55-year-old William Celli …
Josh Haskell / ABC News:
Clinton Takes Shot at Trump: 'Shouldn't Let Anybody Bully His Way to the Presidency'
Jenna Johnson / Washington Post:
Donald Trump says Clinton's bathroom break during the debate is ‘too disgusting’ to talk about
Rick Hampson / USA Today:
Donald Trump has dominated, but mostly hasn't yet changed American politics
Discussion: whorunsGov
Peter Sullivan / The Hill:
HHS watchdog launches fetal tissue investigation  —  The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (IG) will investigate federal oversight of fetal tissue research in the wake of controversial undercover videos targeting Planned Parenthood.
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Associated Press:
Support for legal abortion at highest level in 2 years  —  1 photo  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Support for legal abortion in the U.S. has edged up to its highest level in the past two years, with an Associated Press-GfK poll showing an apparent increase in support among Democrats and Republicans alike over the last year.
Discussion: RH Reality Check and Hit & Run
Jenna Portnoy / Washington Post:
Virginia to end concealed carry reciprocity with other states  —  RICHMOND — Attorney General Mark R. Herring (D) plans to announce Tuesday that Virginia will no longer recognize concealed carry handgun permits from 25 states that have reciprocity agreements with the commonwealth.
Tax Policy Center home:
An Analysis of Donald Trump's Tax Plan  —  This paper analyzes presidential candidate Donald Trump's tax proposal.  His plan would significantly reduce marginal tax rates on individuals and businesses, increase standard deduction amounts to nearly four times current levels, and curtail many tax expenditures.
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Bernie Becker / Politico:
Analysis undercuts Trump's claim that his tax plan would cost him
Discussion: Bloomberg.com news
Justin Thompson-Gee / WDJT-TV:
Police: Woman Chants “ISIS is good, ISIS is great” During Sex  —  An 82-year-old woman called Brown Deer Police Sunday night requesting police because she heard someone chanting, “ISIS is good, ISIS is great” while having sex.  —  The incident took place in the 4400 block of Dean Road.
David Frum / The Atlantic:
The Great Republican Revolt … The angriest and most pessimistic people in America aren't the hipster protesters who flitted in and out of Occupy Wall Street.  They aren't the hashtavists of #BlackLivesMatter.  They aren't the remnants of the American labor movement or the savvy young dreamers …
Discussion: New Republic and Booman Tribune
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
How Marco Rubio Could Lose All the Key Early States and Still Win  —  People who make bets on the presidential election give Marco Rubio a slight edge for the Republican nomination.  But there's a catch: The same betting markets show that he's an underdog in all of the early states, and not favored in any of the Super Tuesday states.
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Marc Caputo / Politico:
Three-state poll: Crowded field helps Trump, harms Rubio as Cruz surges
CNN:
FIRST ON CNN: Secret Service agent's gun, badge stolen near White House  —  Honolulu, Hawaii (CNN)A Secret Service agent's gun, badge, radio, handcuffs and flash drive were stolen in broad daylight Monday near the agency's headquarters in Washington, according to a police report and sources briefed on the incident.
Charlie Spiering / Breitbart:
Obama Goes Golfing After Terrorist Attack In Afghanistan Kills Six American Soldiers  —  President Obama is on vacation in Hawaii, where he was informed of a terrorist attack in Afghanistan that killed six American service members.  —  The attack was carried out by a suicide bomber …
Molly Beck / madison.com:
GOP lawmaker on concealed carry: ‘Law-abiding citizens can help clean our society of these scumbags’  —  The shooting of a man inside East Towne Mall on Saturday during a busy holiday shopping afternoon prompted a Republican lawmaker to criticize gun-free zones and call on average citizens to “help clean our society of these scumbags.”
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Only six GOP candidates likely to make next debate stage  —  The next Republican debate criteria could shrink the debate stage to just six candidates, potentially pushing John Kasich, Carly Fiorina and Rand Paul out of the main event and into the undercard debate, POLITICO has learned.
Discussion: The Right Scoop
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline:
Netflix Sets ‘Mindhunter’ Drama Series From David Fincher & Charlize Theron  —  The House of Cards executive producer/director David Fincher is expanding his Netflix portfolio with a second drama series, Mindhunter, we have learned.  Like House of Cards, which Fincher developed with Kevin Spacey …
Discussion: Engadget and The Verge
New York Times:
Sued Over Old Debt, and Blocked From Suing Back  —  Clifford Cain Jr., a retired electrician in Baltimore, was used to living on a tight budget, carefully apportioning his Social Security and pension benefits to cover his rent and medication for multiple sclerosis.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Daily Mail:
Saudi authorities close down shop selling traditional camel urine drinks... after discovering the owner had been filling the bottles with his own bodily waste  —  Saudi authorities have closed down a shop selling traditional camel urine drinks after discovering the owner had been filling the bottles with his own bodily waste.
Discussion: Jihad Watch and The Gateway Pundit
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Talk radio rallies around Ted Cruz  —  Conservative talk radio likes to flirt with Donald Trump, but its hosts are showing their commitment to Ted Cruz.  —  With a month left until the Iowa caucuses, attacks on the ascendant 2016 contender have nudged his talk radio supporters back into line …
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Fiorina Slams Cruz Campaign, Iowa Radio Host Over “Full Vagina” Comment  —  “V as in victor.”  —  Scott Olson / Getty Images  —  w.soundcloud.com  —  Carly Fiorina on Tuesday slammed Iowa radio host Steve Deace, a prominent surrogate for Ted Cruz' presidential campaign the state …
Discussion: Jezebel
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
McCain Goes Beastmode On Trump Over Putin Praise: He's A Putin Propagandist  —  McCain says Putin is “a bully and thug and to pay a compliment to this KGB apparatchik murderer is something that I just can't find in anyway plausible and is incomprehensible.”  —  Win Mcnamee / Getty Images
Discussion: Mediaite
KPNX:
AZ lawmaker who believes Earth 6,000 years old leads education panel  —  An Arizona lawmaker who believes the Earth is 6,000 years old is the new chairwoman of the state Senate committee that oversees education-related legislation.  —  Republican Sen. Sylvia Allen of Snowflake has a gift …
David A. Graham / The Atlantic:
Barack Obama Blames the Messenger  —  For a guy who rose to the presidency in large part by relying on his abilities as a communicator, Barack Obama seems to have little regard for messaging.  The president evinces a view of public relations as a distasteful business—one that is necessary …
Discussion: Vox, NPR and Young Conservatives
Jon Austin / Daily Express:
Climate change shock: Burning fossil fuels ‘COOLS planet’, says NASA  —  BURNING fossil fuels and cutting down trees causes global COOLING, a shock new NASA study has found.  —  GETTY  —  Fossil fuel burning gives of aerosols which reflect sunlight  —  Major theories about what causes temperatures …
Dave Shiflett / Wall Street Journal:
Another Time, Another Trump  —  I was hired to write his first ‘campaign book,’ when he was out on a lark.  Here's what I learned about him.  —  Having written Donald Trump's first “campaign book,” the slightly revered and seldom quoted “The America We Deserve” (2000), I have been asked by …
Discussion: alan.com
 
 
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Annie Karni / Politico:
Clinton donors say Sanders is raising more than the front-runner
Scott Eric Kaufman / Salon:
“The O'Reilly Factor” goes full conspiratorial, questions “the timing” of Chelsea Clinton's pregnancy
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Nicolas Cage / Reuters:
Nicolas Cage returns stolen Mongolian dinosaur skull he bought at gallery
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AccuWeather:
Warmest Christmas Eve on record to unfold across eastern US
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Mitch Smith / New York Times:
Grand Jury Declines to Indict Anyone in Death of Sandra Bland