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7:15 PM ET, February 1, 2016


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W. James Antle III / Washington Examiner:
Cruz rally interrupted by yelling, vomiting man  —  DES MOINES — Ted Cruz didn't get far into his speech at his Iowa caucus eve rally before he got an unwelcome interruption.  —  “God bless Iowa,” Cruz began.  “God bless you!” someone in the audience shouted back.
Sara Jerde / Talking Points Memo:
Trump To Crowd: ‘Knock The Crap Out Of’ Tomato Throwers, I'll Cover Legal Fees  —  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told the crowd gathered at his campaign rally on Monday to “knock the crap” out of anybody who threw a tomato at him.  —  Trump said the event's security staff told …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Hullabaloo
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Steve King: Trump wooed Palin with ‘assets and resources’  —  Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said Monday that Donald Trump won Sarah Palin's presidential endorsement with his vast “assets and resources.”  —  “There aren't very many people who have been able to say no to Donald Trump,” he told MSNBC's Chris Jansing.
Discussion: Politico and Raw Story
Sam Reisman / Mediaite:
Trump Tells Crowd to ‘Knock the Crap Out’ of Protesters, Offers to Pay Legal Fees  —  At a rally Monday afternoon in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Donald Trump told a crowd of supporters that if they happened to see protesters getting ready to lob a tomato, they should “knock the crap out of them.”
Maeve Reston / CNN:
At Ted Cruz event, Phil Robertson calls gay marriage ‘evil’
Sara Jerde / Talking Points Memo:
Palin: Steve King Must've Been ‘Huffing Ethanol’ To Say Trump Bought My Support
Discussion: Political Wire
Sarah Pulliam Bailey / Washington Post:
Donald Trump accidentally put money in the Communion plate at a church in Iowa  —  Republican presidential contender Donald Trump has been looking for ways to reach out to evangelical voters before the GOP primaries.  On Sunday, the businessman and his wife attended church services …
Scott Stump /
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Palin talks Iowa, GOP and controversial PTSD comments  —  Sarah Palin joined TODAY on Monday to talk about the Republican hopefuls in the Iowa caucuses, and she also addressed controversial comments she made on the campaign trail involving PTSD and President Obama.
Juan Williams / The Hill:
Congressional GOP in panic over Trump, Cruz  —  As all political eyes turn to the Iowa caucuses tonight, Donald Trump leads the race for the GOP nomination.  He tops polls in Iowa and nationally.  —  So how can it be that the billionaire real estate mogul does not have a single endorsement …
Mark Savage / BBC:
Adele: Donald Trump ‘had no permission’ to use music  —  Pop star Adele has issued a statement to distance herself from Donald Trump, after he used her music at his rallies.  —  The Republican presidential candidate, whose slogan is “Make America great again”, has recently …
Brian Hiatt / Rolling Stone:
Kid Rock: 'I'm Digging Donald Trump'
Charlie Spiering / Breitbart:   Sarah Palin: 'Wasn't Hard' To Choose Between Donald Trump And Ted Cruz
Fox News:
Official: Withheld Clinton emails contain ‘operational’ intel, put lives at risk  —  EXCLUSIVE: Highly classified Hillary Clinton emails that the intelligence community and State Department recently deemed too damaging to national security to release contain “operational intelligence” …
John R. Schindler / The New York Observer:
BREAKING: Hillary Clinton Put Spies' Lives at Risk  —  It's not the ‘nothing-burger’ Clinton allies have tried to portray — lives are literally at stake  —  For months you've read about EmailGate in this column.  I've elaborated how Hillary Clinton, the apparent Democratic frontrunner …
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Clinton didn't know how to access email by computer, says State official
Discussion: The Week
Hugh Hewitt / Washington Examiner:   Hillary's emails disqualify her from the presidency
Shannen W. Coffin / National Review:
E-mail ‘Did Not Originate with Me’ — Hillary Blames Her Underlings, Again
Glenn Thrush / Politico:
How Clinton is plotting to go after Trump  —  DES MOINES, Iowa — It's tunnel-vision time for Hillary Clinton as she battles Bernie Sanders here — but she's casting some serious side-eye in Donald Trump's direction.  —  After months of laughing off Trump — and assuming his ascent would propel …
Kyle Balluck / The Hill:
Quinnipiac poll: First-time caucusgoers boost Trump, Sanders in Iowa
Discussion: Politico and Outside the Beltway
Ben Schreckinger / Politico:
Trump predicts ‘tremendous’ win in Iowa
Discussion: Political Wire
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Sanders dominating pre-caucus Facebook conversation in Iowa
Dylan Byers / CNNMoney:
A Donald Trump victory could threaten Fox's hold on GOP primaries
Discussion: Hot Air and RealClearPolitics
Jonathan Swan / The Hill:
Koch brothers network ready to oppose Trump  —  INDIAN WELLS, Calif. - Donald Trump is so fiercely opposed by the Koch brothers network that some donors believe the powerful group will intervene to stop the billionaire if it looks like he could win the Republican presidential nomination.
Leigh Ann Caldwell / NBC News:
Koch Brothers' Network Considering Anti-Trump Campaign  —  INDIAN WELLS, California — Most of the 500 wealthy conservatives gathered at a Southern California retreat this week know they want to see a Republican back in the White House, but many don't know what to do with the billionaire who wants to “make America great again.”
Peter Tatchell / Guardian:
I've changed my mind on the gay cake row.  Here's why  —  I profoundly disagree with Ashers Bakery's opposition to same-sex love - but believe the discrimination verdict infringes vital freedoms  —  ike most gay and equality campaigners, I initially condemned the Christian-run Ashers Bakery …
Sarah Larimer / Washington Post:
Woman stops Florida cop for speeding: ‘The reason I pulled you over today ...’  —  When a South Florida woman noticed another driver who she thought was speeding, she followed the car and eventually confronted the man behind the wheel.  —  What makes this traffic stop notable, though, was that she had followed a police officer.
Discussion: CBS Miami, theGrio and miamiherald
Jazz Shaw / Hot Air:
Oops.  Fox News catches Hillary telling story she just heard “yesterday” three weeks earlier  —  What were those poll numbers about Hillary Clinton's honesty and trustworthiness again?  The presumed Democrat frontrunner did a local interview in Iowa yesterday where she was asked yet again …
Discussion: Fox News Insider and Mediaite
Dan Bilefsky / New York Times:
Benoît Violier, Top French-Swiss Chef, Dies at 44  —  LONDON — The French-Swiss chef Benoît Violier, who scaled the heights of gastronomy to preside over a small Swiss restaurant that was named the best in the world in December, has died in what seems to have been suicide, according to the police.
Discussion: Eater and The Week
Brian Potts / Politico:
Obama's hidden climate leverage  —  Over the past six months, President Barack Obama has cemented his climate legacy with the release of the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan and the execution of the Paris climate agreement.  But, as even he admits, neither of those policies …
Ari Levy / CNBC:
Alphabet passes Apple as most valuable firm after hours  —  Google parent Alphabet was set to pass Apple as the most valuable company in the world on Tuesday.  At Monday's after-hours levels (which technically reflect an indication, but not the real-world value), Alphabet's market cap …
Discussion: The Verge
Anthony B. Kim / CNSNews:
Under Obama: U.S. Has Dropped from No. 6 in Economic Freedom to No. 11  —  Millions of people around the world are emerging from poverty thanks to rising economic freedom.  But by sharp contrast, America's economic freedom has been on a declining path over the past decade.
Mark Sappenfield / Yahoo! News:
Why America might elect a president it doesn't like  —  Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have among the highest unfavorability ratings of recent presidential candidates.  Their success shows how US politics is changing.  —  It is possible, perhaps even probable, that this fall's election …
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Robert Draper / New York Times:
Notebook: What Is Marco Rubio After in Iowa?
Discussion: Political Wire
Greg Miller / Washington Post:
‘Eyewash’: How the CIA deceives its own workforce about operations
Discussion: RT and BizPac Review
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
300 Union Plumbers Spent The Weekend Installing Water Filters For Flint Residents For Free
Ben Kesling / BuzzFeed:
Iowa Live Updates: Jeb Downplays Iowa Importance, Trump Slammed For Skipping Debate
Discussion: The Week
Bloomberg Business:
Even Goldman Sachs Has Bailed on Bush
Discussion: Business Insider
Chicago Tribune:
Emanuel job approval hits record low as Chicagoans reject McDonald video explanation
Discussion: Political Wire and Washington Post
Andrew Follett / The Daily Caller:
Obama's Paris Global Warming Treaty Will Cost At Least $12.1 Trillion
Shelly Bradbury /
Police tase cleaning lady at Ooltewah Middle School after mistaking her for burglar
Discussion: PINAC and Raw Story
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Anthony Faiola / Washington Post:
Fear and paranoia lead Finns to form vigilante groups that ‘protect women’ from asylum seekers
Josh Rogin /
The Trump Doctrine Revealed
Discussion: Washington Post
Caitlin Cruz / Talking Points Memo:
Palin: ‘I Never Blamed President Obama’ For My Son's PTSD (VIDEO)
Discussion: Daily Kos
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
U.S. Senator Disenfranchised By Iowa Caucus Rules
Jason Clayworth / Des Moines Register:
Blizzard will miss caucuses, still blanket Iowa Tuesday
Discussion: Mother Jones and
Joe Weisenthal / Bloomberg Business:
BofA: The Oil Crash Is Kicking Off One of the Largest Wealth Transfers In Human History
Ben Schreckinger / Politico:
How Trump Did It  —  What they heard as they ate deli sandwiches …
Discussion: National Review