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5:50 PM ET, February 9, 2016


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Fox News accidentally reports Donald Trump as the winner in New Hampshire  —  Donald Trump won the New Hampshire primary Tuesday — according to a premature Fox News report.  —  Citing every precinct reporting, Fox News' website accidentally published election results declaring Trump …
CBS News:
CBS News announces Republican debate criteria  —  CBS News is announcing the criteria for the ninth Republican presidential debate, which will take place at the Peace Center in Greenville, South Carolina on Saturday, Feb. 13.  —  In order to qualify for this debate, candidates will have to meet one of the following criteria:
Discussion: CNN, Politico, Mediaite and Washington Post
Donald Trump / WND:
Trump to Savage: Maybe Obama doesn't want to defeat ISIS
Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
Carson to skip his own New Hampshire primary party
Discussion: The Daily Caller and RedState
Jess Bidgood / New York Times:
Bernie Sanders Prevails and G.O.P. Has 3-Way Tie as 3 New Hampshire Towns Vote
Discussion: Telegraph, NBC News and Vox
Katherine Krueger / Talking Points Memo:
Whoops! Fox News Accidentally Declares Trump The Winner In NH
Monica Alba / NBC News:
Bill Stumping for Hillary Clinton: 'Sometimes ... I Wish We Weren't Married'  —  Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton embrace during a campaign stop Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, in Hudson, N.H. Matt Rourke / AP  —  HUDSON, N.H. — In his last appearance …
Pete Williams / MSNBC:
FBI formally confirms its investigation of Hillary Clinton's email server  —  In a letter disclosed Monday in a federal court filing, the FBI confirms one of the world's worst-kept secrets: It is looking into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.  —  Why say this at all, since it was widely known to be true?
Amy Chozick / New York Times:
Hillary Clinton Puzzled by the Phrase ‘Went Viral’  —  Hillary Clinton has mastered the art of the selfie on the campaign trail, but she may still have something to learn when it comes to social media lingo.  —  When a voter approached her at a polling station at Parker Varney School in Manchester …
Michelle Hackman / Vox:
Donald Trump called Ted Cruz a “pussy” — and the media won't repeat it  —  There's no way to skirt the word used to describe Ted Cruz at a Donald Trump rally last night: pussy.  —  Trump was criticizing the Texas senator's unwillingness to support widespread uses of torture when a woman …
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Cruz blocks nominees to the State Department for a third time
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Cruz seeks to raise expectations for Rubio
Washington Post:   Donald Trump defends repeating that vulgar word: ‘It was like a retweet.’
Charlie Spiering / Breitbart:
Marco Rubio Raises Expectations, Predicts Victory in New Hampshire
Discussion: RedState and WCVB
J.K. Trotter / Gawker:
This Is How Hillary Clinton Gets the Coverage She Wants  —  Hillary Clinton's supporters often argue that mainstream political reporters are incapable of covering her positively—or even fairly.  While it may be true that the political press doesn't always write exactly what Clinton would like …
Man accused of tossing gator into Wendy's drive-thru window  —  Tory Dunnan, WPTV Webteam  —  Gator wasn't on the menu but one did make an appearance inside a Wendy's just east of Loxahatchee in Royal Palm Beach.  And it wasn't by choice.  —  A Jupiter man threw it through …
Ben White / Politico:
What Clinton said in her paid speeches  —  NEW YORK — When Hillary Clinton spoke to Goldman Sachs executives and technology titans at a summit in Arizona in October of 2013, she spoke glowingly of the work the bank was doing raising capital and helping create jobs, according to people who saw her remarks.
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Hillary Clinton, Wall Street shill? Here are a few facts.
David Brooks / New York Times:
I Miss Barack Obama  —  As this primary season has gone along, a strange sensation has come over me: I miss Barack Obama.  Now, obviously I disagree with a lot of Obama's policy decisions.  I've been disappointed by aspects of his presidency.  I hope the next presidency is a philosophic departure.
Nancy LeTourneau / Washington Monthly:   David Brooks: Early Adopter
Jeremy Tanner / New York's PIX11:
Rapper DMX found lying ‘lifeless’ in Yonkers hotel parking lot  —  YONKERS, New York - Rapper DMX is recovering after first responders found the rapper's lifeless body in a hotel parking lot Monday night and managed to revive him.  —  DMX, whose legal name is Earl Simmons …
Discussion: KFOR-TV
McKay Coppins / BuzzFeed:
The Anxiety Of Being Marco Rubio  —  MANCHESTER, N.H. — Millions of people watched Marco Rubio's televised tailspin in the opening minutes of last weekend's Republican presidential debate — but what, exactly, they saw depended on the viewer.  —  To rivals, Rubio's reflexive retreat …
Eliza Collins / Politico:
Carson: Being Trump's VP a possibility  —  Ben Carson isn't ruling out being Donald Trump's running mate.  —  “I certainly would sit down and discuss it with him,” Carson said Tuesday when asked by Neil Cavuto on Fox Business Network if he would consider being Trump's vice president.
Discussion: Political Wire
Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:   Carson: I'm open to being Trump's VP
Molly Ball / The Atlantic:
The Kids Are for Bernie  —  RINDGE, New Hampshire—Twenty-three minutes into his typically rambling, hourlong stump speech in the arena here, at a private liberal-arts college on the Massachusetts border—after he had decried the Koch brothers and the prescription-drug companies …
Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
Bernie Sanders is the future of the Democratic Party  —  Whether or not Bernie Sanders wins in New Hampshire, or wins the Democratic nomination outright, he's already won in another, perhaps more important way: His brand of politics is the future of the Democratic Party.
Bob Davis / Wall Street Journal:
The Thorny Economics of Illegal Immigration  —  Arizona's economy took a hit when many illegal immigrants left, but benefits also materialized  —  MARICOPA, Ariz.—After Arizona passed a series of tough anti-immigration laws, Rob Knorr couldn't find enough Mexican field hands to pick his jalapeño peppers.
Jim Woods / The Columbus Dispatch:
Franklin Township man takes his life outside Statehouse  —  A Franklin Township man killed himself outside the front door of the Statehouse Downtown on Monday evening.  —  Authorities were called just after 6 p.m. to a shooting, which occurred up the steps and at the entrance to the Statehouse, on the S. High Street side.
Erick Erickson / The Resurgent:
The Marco Rubio Robot Bull  —  Much of the political press leans left and has zero experience in politics.  Perhaps they graduated Ivy League, did a tour or two at Salon or some lefty blog, then got in on the ground floor at a national media outlet covering politics.
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Ekow N. Yankah / New York Times:
When Addiction Has a White Face
Discussion: Balloon Juice and ACS Blog
Lena H. Sun / Washington Post:
Zika expert: ‘Microcephaly may just be the tip of the iceberg.’
Mark Thoma / The Fiscal Times:
Why the Working Class Is Choosing Trump and Sanders
Sarkis Zeronian / Breitbart:
‘Islamic State Commander’ Found Living As Refugee In Rural German Village
Erin Cox / Baltimore Sun:
Released felons gain right to vote in Maryland following veto override
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Here Are Your Final New Hampshire Poll Results Until 2020
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Here's a Huge and Undercovered Obamacare Success Story
Discussion: Balloon Juice
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