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4:25 PM ET, January 25, 2016


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Glenn Thrush / Politico:
Exclusive: Obama on Iowa, Clinton, Sanders and 2016  —  Barack Obama, that prematurely gray elder statesman, is laboring mightily to remain neutral during Hillary Clinton's battle with Bernie Sanders in Iowa, the state that cemented his political legend and secured his path to the presidency.
David Axelrod / New York Times:
The Obama Theory of Trump  —  It was so obvious, I'm embarrassed I missed it.  —  Like most of the other talking heads on TV, I was haughtily dismissive of Donald Trump's candidacy.  “It's apparently open mike day in the Republican campaign for president,” I tweeted last June …
Discussion: Horizons, Political Wire and Politico
Full transcript: POLITICO's Glenn Thrush interviews President Barack Obama on Iowa, 2016, and the choice between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders  —  This interview was conducted on Jan. 22, 2016 in the Oval Office.  It has been edited only slightly, to remove crosstalk.
Yamiche Alcindor / New York Times:
Lawyer for Walter Scott Family Switches Sides to Endorse Bernie Sanders  —  The lawyer for the family of Walter L. Scott, who was fatally shot by a police officer in South Carolina, is withdrawing his support from Hillary Clinton and endorsing Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont on Monday afternoon.
Hillary Clinton deserves Democratic nomination
Paul Starr / Politico:
I Get Sanders' Appeal. But He's Not a Credible President.
CBS News:
Poll: Sanders edges Clinton in Iowa, leads big in New Hampshire
Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
Hillary Clinton Stumbles
Discussion: The Mahablog
Timothy Cama / The Hill:
Supreme Court upholds electricity demand rule  —  The Supreme Court sided with federal regulators Monday, upholding a rule meant to incentivize efforts to reduce electricity demand.  —  The court ruled that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) did not exceed the authority Congress gave …
Greg Stohr / Bloomberg Business:   Sentences for Young Murderers Limited by U.S. Supreme Court
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Supreme Court: Bar On Automatic Life Without Parole For Juvenile Homicide Applies To Past Sentences
Discussion: SCOTUSblog and The Week
Local News:
MU Interim Chancellor to hold conference regarding charges filed against MU assistant professor  —  Melissa Click was captured on video attempting to force reporters out of protest space  —  Jessica Quick, Meteorologist & Digital Content Director,  —  COLUMBIA, Mo. -
Jason Hancock / Kansas City Star:
MU professor Melissa Click, who called for ‘muscle’ to remove reporter, charged with assault
Discussion: Hot Air
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Rick Perry endorses Ted Cruz  —  Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is endorsing Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential primary, Perry told POLITICO in an interview Sunday night.  —  Perry, who also sought the GOP nomination before dropping out in September, said he now sees the race as one that is between Cruz …
Tim Murphy / Mother Jones:
This New Yorker Cover Perfectly Explains the Problem With Donald Trump  —  For the third time since he entered the presidential race last summer, Donald Trump is the subject of a New Yorker cover: … That's Teddy Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, George Washington, John F. Kennedy …
CORRECTED — Michael Goldfarb: Trump is the Politics of ‘Fear, Paranoia, Nativism’
Discussion: Mediaite
The Likelihood of Recent Record Warmth  —  Abstract  —  2014 was nominally the warmest year on record for both the globe and northern hemisphere based on historical records spanning the past one and a half centuries1,2.  It was the latest in a recent run of record temperatures spanning the past decade and a half.
Damian Carrington / Guardian:
Record hot years near impossible without manmade climate change - study
Tennessean investigation finds inappropriate text messages  —  Tennessee Republican leaders were told of a potential sexual harassment complaint about House Majority Whip Jeremy Durham's behavior about a week before an unprecedented House GOP caucus meeting to decide the fate of his leadership role …
Donald Rumsfeld:
At 83, I Decided to Develop an App  —  I've done business, politics, and war.  Now I'm trying my hand at mobile gaming.  —  Among the things one learns as time passes is that everyone has to age, but not everyone has to get old.  One of the best ways to stay young is to keep learning.
Kenneth P. Vogel / Politico:
Ben & Jerry's founder unveils new 'Bernie's Yearning' ice cream flavor  —  Supporters of Bernie Sanders could soon sample the sweet taste of victory, not only in Iowa and New Hampshire, but also from a pint from one of Vermont's most famous ice-cream makers, the co-founder of Ben & Jerry's.
Ros Krasny / Bloomberg Business:
Clinton Confident There'll Be No Need for Bloomberg to Run  —  In two-billionaire contest with Trump, Sanders says he'd win  —  New York Times reported former NY mayor may run as independent  —  Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton said she'll save former …
Discussion: Politico and Bloomberg Politics
Bradford Richardson / The Hill:
Clinton vows to win nomination to keep Bloomberg out of race
Discussion: Instapundit
Steve Deace / Facebook:
Those of you that have known me for a long time, know that I like to be right more than anything else.  I get paid to do this because I'm right more often than not (I've virtually predicted the right outcome of every meaningful election in Iowa since I started in the 2008 cycle).
Carrie Napolean / Chicago Tribune:
Councilman jailed on murder charges sworn in to office behind bars  —  East Chicago Councilman Robert Battle  —  Post-Tribune  —  East Chicago City Councilman Robert Battle took the oath of office Friday from behind bars at the Porter County Jail.  —  Battle was reelected to his council seat …
Ryan Lizza / New Yorker:
The Duel  —  Donald Trump has a rule at his rallies: for the fifty minutes before he takes the stage, the only music that can be played is from a set list that he put together.  The list shows a sensitive side, mixing in Elton John's “Tiny Dancer” and music from “Cats” and “The Phantom of the Opera.”
Discussion: Washington Post and Althouse
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Daniel Bethencourt / Detroit Free Press:
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Donald Rumsfeld: Donald Trump has ‘touched a nerve in our country’
Discussion: RedState and Politico
Nick Gass / Politico:
Trump to Cruz: Settle eligibility question or ‘get out’ of the race
Blake Neff / The Daily Caller:
‘I Lift, Bro’: Prof MELTS DOWN About Conservative Event, Tries To Pick Fights With Students
 Earlier Items: 
Caitlin Cruz / Talking Points Memo:
Bush Praises Michigan Guv For His Handling Of Flint Water Crisis
Discussion: The Week
Fox News:
New ISIS video shows Paris attackers committing prior atrocities, threatening UK
Discussion: Hot Air and Washington Free Beacon
Jenna Johnson / Washington Post:
Trump's closing Iowa message: ‘I get along with people’
Discussion: Daily Kos