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11:10 AM 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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Nate Cohn / New York Times:
Why a ‘Virtual Tie’ in Iowa Is Better for Clinton Than Sanders  —  Bernie Sanders is right: The Iowa Democratic caucuses were a “virtual tie,” especially after you consider that the results aren't even actual vote tallies, but state delegate equivalents subject to all kinds of messy rounding rules and potential geographic biases.
Glenn Thrush / Politico:
How Iowa went wrong for Hillary Clinton  —  DES MOINES - Monday night was Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign in miniature - it began with high hopes of a doubt-eradicating victory and ended with that same old anxiety, an inch beyond the jaws of an underdog.
Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
Here's what to expect in the New Hampshire Republican primary  —  BOW, N.H. — The Republican presidential campaign's focus on Iowa is over, so the spotlight on ethanol and evangelicals is out.  —  Now begins an eight-day sprint in New Hampshire that in many ways will be entirely different …
Discussion: American Power
Steven Shepard / Politico:
How pollsters got Iowa wrong  —  Donald Trump led almost all of the polls leading up to Monday night's Iowa caucuses - just ask him.  —  He was in first place in the nine most recently conducted live-interviewer surveys of Republicans, going back three weeks.
Glenn Thrush / Politico:
5 takeaways from the Iowa caucuses  —  Here's one little 2016 tradition that should bite the dust after Monday night: Donald Trump's giddy recitation of the public polling showcasing his supremacy over the lesser, more vulnerable candidates in his party.  —  The Iowa polls …
Stephen Collinson / CNN:
Iowa caucuses: Ted Cruz wins  —  (CNN)Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has won the Iowa Republican caucuses, according to a CNN projection, a huge victory for him and a bitter defeat for Donald Trump in the country's first presidential contest.  —  The victory for Cruz is the first time that the conventional laws …
Hillary Clinton / New York Times:
Iowa Caucus Results  —  Candidates Vote Pct.  Delegates  —  Bernie Sanders Martin O'Malley  —  Other  —  Uncommitted  —  34% reporting  —  Winners called by The Associated Press.  —  *The vote totals for the Iowa Democratic Party are State Delegate Equivalents …
Leigh Ann Caldwell / NBC News:
Cruz Beats Trump in Iowa; Clinton Edges Out Sanders in Historically-Close Caucus  —  Sen. Ted Cruz bested billionaire Donald Trump to win Iowa's Republican caucuses Monday night as Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton eked out a victory in a historically-close race.
Nick Gass / Politico:
Clinton ekes out win in Iowa against Sanders  —  Hillary Clinton narrowly defeated Bernie Sanders in the Iowa caucuses, according to results announced by the state Democratic Party early Tuesday morning — a dramatic finish to a race so close that the Associated Press declined to call …
Patrick Healy / New York Times:
Little Separates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton in Tight Race in Iowa  —  DES MOINES — Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont were locked in an intensely tight race in the Iowa caucuses on Monday as Mrs. Clinton's strong support among women and older voters was matched …
Paul Mirengoff / Power Line:   How badly is Bernie burned?
Politico:
Rubio off to New Hampshire with wind at his back
Sasha Issenberg / Bloomberg Business:
How Ted Cruz Engineered His Iowa Triumph
Discussion: Politico
CNN:
Bernie Sanders' improbable revolution
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and WCTX-TV
Lauren Fox / Talking Points Memo:
Can Marco Rubio Save Republicans From Themselves?
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
2nd-Place Finish Pierces Donald Trump's Mystique, but Another Chance Comes Quickly
New York Times:   Making Choices in Iowa
James Oliphant / Reuters:
Marco Rubio emerges as champion of battered Republican establishment
Discussion: Common Dreams, Vox and The Resurgent
Associated Press:
AP PHOTOS: Winners and Near-Winners of Iowa's Caucuses
Discussion: ABC News and Politico
Allegra Kirkland / Talking Points Memo:
Cruz Calls On Democrats To Support His Campaign In Iowa Victory Speech
Discussion: The Week
Shane Goldmacher / Politico:
Iowa sends New Hampshire a three-man race
Jamelle Bouie / Slate:
What Bernie Sanders Has Already Won
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
BREAKING=> Carson Accuses Cruz Camp of FOUL PLAY - Told Voters Carson Was Dropping Out — WITH PROOF!  —  SCANDAL-  —  Dr. Ben Carson accused the Cruz camp of foul play in the Iowa Caucuses today.  —  Carson said the Cruz camp told voters Carson was dropping out and to support Ted Cruz.
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Tessa Berenson / TIME:
Ben Carson Accuses Ted Cruz of Dirty Tricks at Iowa Caucuses  —  Ben Carson was incensed as the results of Monday night's Iowa caucuses rolled in, accusing the winner of spreading falsehoods about him at caucus sites.  —  Carson's team claimed that Ted Cruz's campaign deliberately sent emails …
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Jeb Spends $2,884 Per Iowa Vote  —  Florida governor Jeb Bush received 5,165 votes in Iowa.  His vote total constitutes 2.8 percent of the Republican turnout, placing him in sixth place in the Iowa caucus.  —  Yet no candidate in either party spent more in the race than Bush.
Discussion: The Week
New York Post:
How long can Hillary Clinton hide in a parallel universe?  —  Hillary Clinton's defense of her seemingly criminal mishandling of the nation's secrets now looks to be pretty much, I live in a parallel universe.  —  The latest: She insists the e-mail story is still in the news only because some …
Bill Chappell / U.S. : NPR:
Groundhog Day: Punxsutawney Phil Did Not See His Shadow  —  A crowd gathered at Gobbler's Knob early this morning, awaiting the emergence of the groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil.  After a tap of a cane on Phil's tree-trunk cage, his door was opened, and the animal emerged.
Discussion: The Atlantic and Joe.My.God.
 
 
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