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6:45 PM ET, February 2, 2016

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Jason Noble / Des Moines Register:
Sometimes, Iowa Democrats award caucus delegates with a coin flip  —  In a couple Democratic caucus precincts Monday, a delegate was awarded with a coin toss.  —  It happened in precinct 2-4 in Ames, where supporters of candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton disputed the results …
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Karen Friar / MarketWatch:
Coin toss broke 6 Clinton-Sanders deadlocks in Iowa — and Hillary won each time  —  While it was hard to call a winner between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders last night, it's easy to say who was luckier.  —  The race between the Democrat presidential hopefuls was so tight …
Sam Lau / Iowa Democratic Party:
Statement from IDP Chair on Tonight's Historically Close Caucus Results  —  DES MOINES—IDP Chair Dr. Andy McGuire released the following statement on tonight's 2016 Iowa Democratic Precinct Caucuses:  —  “Tonight we saw an historically close Iowa Democratic Caucus that featured …
Dan Roberts / Guardian:
Bernie Sanders wants raw vote count released after tight finish in Iowa caucuses  —  Dramatic clash with Hillary Clinton for Democratic presidential nomination is sign public want change, says leftwing senator  —  Bernie Sanders has called on the Democratic party to release a raw vote count …
Jason Clayworth / Des Moines Register:
Caucus turnout: Robust, record-setting and surprising  —  Iowa's 2016 caucus attendance was a doozy.  —  Republicans counted more than 180,000 caucusgoers, topping their 2012 attendance record of 121,503 by an estimated 60,000 people.  —  And while Democratic numbers weren't completely tallied …
Peter Beinart / The Atlantic:
A Tie in Iowa Is a Win for Hillary  —  It sounds like laughable pro-Hillary spin but it's true.  For Hillary Clinton, a virtual tie in Iowa was an accomplishment.  —  That's because, demographically, the Hawkeye State was her worst nightmare.  Among the Democratic Party's three major constituencies …
Discussion: Guardian, Politico and The Daily Beast
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
Why a ‘Virtual Tie’ in Iowa Is Better for Clinton Than Sanders
Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Sanders rally chant: 'She's a liar!'
John Wagner / Washington Post:
Sanders campaign reviewing Iowa caucus totals, says actual result may never be known
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
Why Trump Lost Iowa  —  Evangelicals come through for Cruz.  —  West Des Moines, Iowa  —  All of the televisions in the Sheraton ballroom at Donald Trump's caucus watch party were turned to CNN when the news arrived a little after 9:00 p.m. local time.  With 97 percent of precincts reporting …
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Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Donald Trump Comes Out Of Iowa Looking Like Pat Buchanan  —  On Monday, Iowa voters did something that Republican “party elites” had failed to do for more than seven months: They rejected Donald Trump.  —  Trump received 24 percent of the vote in the Iowa caucuses, placing him closer …
Adrian Carrasquillo / BuzzFeed:
The Effort To Turn Out Latino Voters In Iowa Worked  —  After dismal Latino turnout numbers in Iowa the past two presidential caucuses, early indications suggest that a $300,000 nonpartisan effort to get Hispanics to caucus succeeded in getting record turnout.
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Hunter Walker / Yahoo:
Sarah Palin talks about Trump's Iowa loss and whether they've discussed running together  —  DES MOINES, Iowa — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin ® flew out of Iowa on Tuesday after traveling there to campaign with presidential hopeful Donald Trump.  —  Yahoo News spoke to Palin …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Mollie Hemingway / The Federalist:
13 Quick Takeaways From The 2016 Iowa Caucuses  —  The Iowa caucuses finally took place last night, after months of Democratic and Republican presidential campaigns criss-crossing the state.  Polls were volatile heading into caucus night.  —  1) Ted Cruz, Take a Bow
David Brooks / New York Times:
Donald Trump Isn't Real
James Oliphant / Reuters:
Marco Rubio emerges as champion of battered Republican establishment
Discussion: ThinkProgress, CNN, Vox, Washington Post and TIME
Robert Costa / Washington Post:
Scott Brown to endorse Trump  —  MILFORD, N.H. — Former Massachusetts senator Scott P. Brown, a moderate Republican who two years ago ran for Senate in New Hampshire, will endorse Donald Trump at a rally here Tuesday night, one week before the state's presidential primary.
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Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Christie belittles Rubio as ‘the boy in the bubble’
Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
Here's what to expect in the New Hampshire Republican primary
Discussion: American Power
Alexander Burns / New York Times:
Rivals Look to New Hampshire for a Shot at Breaking Donald Trump's Stride
Discussion: Political Wire
Harper Neidig / The Hill:
Cruz apologizes for spreading rumor about Carson dropping out  —  Iowa Republican caucus winner Ted Cruz on Tuesday apologized to fellow candidate GOP presidential Ben Carson for spreading a rumor that the former neurosurgeon had dropped out of the race.  —  “Last night when our political team saw …
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Rush Limbaugh:
Reagan Conservatism Dominated Iowa
Discussion: The Right Scoop and Truth Revolt
Betsy Reed / The Intercept:
A Note to Readers  —  The Intercept recently discovered a pattern of deception in the actions of a staff member.  The employee, Juan Thompson, was a staff reporter from November 2014 until last month.  Thompson fabricated several quotes in his stories and created fake email accounts …
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Katherine Krueger / Talking Points Memo:   The Intercept Says Ex-Staffer ‘Went To Great Lengths’ To Fake Stories
Tori Floyd / Yahoo! News:
Woman Who Gets Waferless KitKat Demands Lifetime Supply  —  A woman is demanding a lifetime supply of KitKats after she bought a packet of the chocolatey treats without any wafer.  —  Saima Ahmad, 20, a law student from Enfield, north London, purchased a multipack of eight KitKat bars from a supermarket for £2 last month.
Discussion: Fox17 and WCTX-TV
Scott Keyes / ThinkProgress:
Study Finds Republican Voter Suppression Is Even More Effective Than You Think  —  For years, researchers warned that laws requiring voters to show certain forms of photo identification at the poll would discriminate against racial minorities and other groups.
Discussion: Mediaite and Hullabaloo
Ann Zaniewski / Detroit Free Press:
DPS emergency manager Darnell Earley to step down  —  Embattled Detroit Public Schools emergency manager Darnell Earley is leaving his job Feb. 29, according to the governor's office.  —  Gov. Rick Snyder will appoint a transition leader by the end of the month.
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