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4:30 PM ET, February 2, 2016

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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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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 …
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 …
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
James Oliphant / Reuters:
Marco Rubio emerges as champion of battered Republican establishment  —  DES MOINES (Reuters) - Texas Senator Ted Cruz was victorious in the first Republican nomination contest of the 2016 White House race, but there was another big winner in Iowa on Monday night: Florida Senator Marco Rubio and the Republican establishment.
Discussion: ThinkProgress, TIME and Vox
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
Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
Trump breaks 15-hour Twitter silence
Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
Here's what to expect in the New Hampshire Republican primary
Discussion: American Power
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Christie belittles Rubio as ‘the boy in the bubble’
David Brooks / New York Times:
Donald Trump Isn't Real
William Whalen / Fox News:
Trump fever has broken. Cruz out-organized him. Here's what's next
Discussion: Hot Air
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Peter Weber / The Week:
Sorry, Bernie: A tie in Iowa is still a win for Hillary
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
Associated Press:
Clinton takes Iowa, beating back Sanders' strong challenge
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Sanders: We may look into a recount
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 …
Discussion: The Last Refuge, The Week and Politico
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Jane C. Timm / NBC News:
Ted Cruz Apologizes to Ben Carson For Spreading Word He Quit Race
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
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
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Candace Smith / ABC News:
Jeb Bush and the Perils of High Expectations
Paul Egan / Detroit Free Press:
FBI joins Flint drinking water investigation  —  The FBI is now investigating the contamination of Flint's drinking water, a man-made public health catastrophe, which has left an unknown number of Flint children and other residents poisoned by lead and resulted in state and federal emergency declarations.
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 …
Travis / Uber Global:
Celebrating Cities: A New Look and Feel for Uber  —  Have you ever looked at someone's hairstyle and thought “oh my, you peaked in the 1990s?”  Well that's a bit how I feel about Uber's look today.  It's not just that we were young and in a hurry when we replaced our red magnet logo with today's black badge four years ago.
 
 
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