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8:20 PM ET, February 8, 2016


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Annie Karni / Politico:
Clinton weighs staff shake-up after New Hampshire  —  Hillary and Bill Clinton are so dissatisfied with their campaign's messaging and digital operations they are considering staffing and strategy changes after what's expected to be a loss in Tuesday's primary in New Hampshire …
Steve Benen / MSNBC:
Clinton responds to rumors about a staff shake-up  —  A report from Politico has caused quite a stir in the political world this afternoon, quoting unnamed figures close to the Clinton campaign who said Hillary and Bill Clinton are “so dissatisfied with their campaign's messaging …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Politico
Jonathan Allen / Reuters:
Woman who accused Bill Clinton of assault to campaign against Hillary presidential run  —  One of the women who has accused former U.S. President Bill Clinton of sexual assault says she has agreed to work for an anti-Clinton political group being formed by a former advisor to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Pressure on Lynch to step aside in Clinton email probe
Discussion: Politico, Instapundit and Hot Air
Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
Bill Clinton Unleashes Stinging Attack on Bernie Sanders
Poll: Trump leads ahead of New Hampshire's vote  —  Washington (CNN)The final CNN/WMUR tracking poll finds Donald Trump continues to lead the Republican race in New Hampshire on the eve of the vote.  —  The field of candidates vying for a second place finish behind him is finally beginning to separate, according to the survey.
Harry Enten / FiveThirtyEight:
Marco Rubio Is In A Precarious Spot In New Hampshire  —  MANCHESTER, N.H. — Marco Rubio benefited from low expectations in Iowa.  How else do you explain finishing third and getting a big bump in the polls?  And before Saturday night's debate debacle, I thought expectations might be getting too high for Rubio in New Hampshire.
Associated Press:
The Latest: Clinton Urging Voters in NH to Brave Snow
Discussion: Politico and ABC News
Bradford Richardson / The Hill:
Trump: I didn't lose Iowa
New York Times:
The Republicans in New Hampshire, Angry and Afraid
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Financial Times:
Bloomberg says he is eyeing 2016 run for the White House  —  Oliver Ralph in London, Demetri Sevastopulo in New Hampshire and Matthew Garrahan in New York  —  Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire media owner and former New York mayor, has stated for the first time that he is considering a run …
Michael Barbaro / New York Times:
Gay Voter to Marco Rubio: ‘Why Do You Want to Put Me Back in the Closet?’  —  MANCHESTER, N.H. - A middle-age gay man confronted Senator Marco Rubio here on Monday over his opposition to same-sex marriage, pointedly asking, “Why do you want to put me back in the closet?”  —  “I don't,” Mr. Rubio replied.
New York Times:
Ego, Envy or Airtime?  Joe Scarborough's Unusual Spat With Marco Rubio  —  MANCHESTER, N.H. — The message from a top producer at MSNBC was blunt: Joe Scarborough, the host of “Morning Joe” on MSNBC, was displeased that Senator Marco Rubio of Florida repeatedly appeared on rival cable news shows …
Kevin Williamson / National Review:
The Uses of Marco Rubio
Discussion: Israel Matzav and Power Line
Mexico won't pay a cent for Trump's ‘stupid wall’  —  What does Mexico think of Donald Trump?  —  CNBC's Hadley Gamble speaks to Mexico's former president Felipe Calderón about Donald Trump's plan to build a wall across the Mexican border.  —  Donald Trump may want to build …
Sara Jerde / Talking Points Memo:
Trump: Yes, I'd Tell Syrian Kids To Their Faces That They Can't Come To The U.S.
Brian Latimer / NBC News:
Former Mexican President: We're Not Paying for a ‘Stupid’ Wall
Discussion: Mock Paper Scissors and AOL
Jeb Bush would ‘eliminate’ Citizens United  —  Washington (CNN)Despite being backed by the monumental Right to Rise super PAC, Jeb Bush said Monday he would “eliminate” the Supreme Court decision that paved the way for super PACs.  —  “If I could do it all again I'd eliminate the Supreme Court ruling” …
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Bush says he'd ‘eliminate’ Citizens United
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
Ted Cruz's Latest Dirty Trick Is Almost Too Much To Be Believed  —  Check out this mailer.  —  Senior Political Reporter, The Huffington Post  —  MANCHESTER, N.H. — Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is out with a deceptive new mailer that masquerades as official government business and promises people there's a …
Sara Jerde / Talking Points Memo:
Christie Keeps Hitting Rubio: Clinton Would ‘Eat Him Alive’ On Debate Stage  —  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday that Democratic presidential candidate Hilary Clinton would eat his rival Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) alive if the two were to go head-to-head in the general election.
Discussion: Political Wire
Caitlin Cruz / Talking Points Memo:
Rubio Slams Media For Pointing Out He Repeated Himself 4 Times In Debate
Discussion: The Slot and
Anita Kumar / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
It was Clinton who required transcripts of her speeches  —  Former secretary routinely demanded a stenographer at paid speeches  —  Contracts indicate Clinton owns transcripts, controls their release  —  Democrat dogged by questions about transcripts days before voting  —  MANCHESTER, N.H.
Les Leopold / The Huffington Post:
Hillary Not Truthful About Wall Street Speaking Fees
Discussion: The Mahablog and NewsBusters
Ta-Nehisi Coates / The Atlantic:
The Enduring Solidarity of Whiteness  —  There have been a number of useful entries in the weeks since Senator Bernie Sanders declared himself against reparations.  Perhaps the most clarifying comes from Cedric Johnson in a piece entitled, “An Open Letter To Ta-Nehisi Coates And The Liberals Who Love Him.”
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Heather Mac Donald / The Marshall Project:
Black and Unarmed: Behind the Numbers  —  For the last year or so, the Washington Post has been gathering data on fatal police shootings of civilians.  Its database for 2015 is now complete.  Commentators have taken the Post's data as evidence that the police are gunning down unarmed blacks out of implicit bias.
Discussion: Power Line, National Review and Vox
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Hacker Plans to Dump Alleged Details of 20,000 FBI, 9,000 DHS Employees  —  A hacker, who wishes to remain anonymous, plans to dump the apparent names, job titles, email addresses and phone numbers of over 20,000 supposed Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) employees, as well as over 9,000 alleged Department …
Rachel Stockman / LawNewz:
EXCLUSIVE: NH Voters Receive Shady, Potentially Illegal ‘Voter Shaming’ Letters  —  New Hampshire voters are now also being targeted by shady ‘voter shaming’ mailers ahead of tomorrow's critical primary election.  What is particularly troubling to some about these letters is that they purport …
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Anders Melin / Bloomberg Business:
Google CEO Pichai Receives Record $199 Million Stock Grant
Discussion: Engadget, The Verge and Mashable
The Local:
Copenhagen terrorist had Quran during attacks
Discussion: Vlad Tepes and Jihad Watch
Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
Trump says he'll return donation from ‘determined white separatist’
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Mediaite
Todd Starnes / Fox News:
NASA bans the word ‘Jesus’
Discussion: The Right Scoop
Isaac Arnsdorf / Politico:
The POLITICO 100: Billionaires dominate 2016
Discussion: Grist, Common Dreams and The Week
Paul Starr / The Atlantic:
Bernie Sanders's Problem With Democrats
Discussion: FiveThirtyEight
 Earlier Items: 
Tevi Troy / Politico:
How Donald Trump Broke the GOP's Music Curse
Discussion: Power Line and Instapundit
Miles Weiss / Bloomberg Business:
Geithner Gets JPMorgan Credit Line to Invest With Warburg Pincus
Discussion: New York Times, Vox and Eschaton
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
As vote nears, a more radical Trump emerges