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3:05 PM ET, February 9, 2016


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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: Politico, Mediaite and Washington Post
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Trump calls Cruz a ‘pussy’  —  Donald Trump echoed a supporter during a rally on the eve of the New Hampshire primary Monday night who called his Republican presidential rival Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) a “pussy.”  —  Trump was touting his hardline stance against terrorists from the Middle East …
Katherine Krueger / Talking Points Memo:
Whoops!  Fox News Accidentally Declares Trump The Winner In NH  —  Fox News accidentally reported Donald Trump as the winner in New Hampshire's Republican primary on Tuesday morning - more than six hours before the polls closed.  —  With all precincts reporting, Fox published results showing Trump winning …
Discussion: TVNewser, The Week and Mediaite
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 …
Politico:   Fox News accidentally reports Donald Trump as the winner in New Hampshire
Washington Post:
Donald Trump defends repeating that vulgar word: ‘It was like a retweet.’
Discussion: Political Wire
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Cruz seeks to raise expectations for Rubio
Jeremy Diamond / CNN:
Trump repeats vulgar word audience member uses to describe Cruz
Rich Noyes / NewsBusters:
Network News Disses Ted Cruz After Surprise Iowa Victory
Discussion: RedState and The Daily Caller
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
New Hampshire Should Bring Clarity to Republican Race
Discussion: NBC News and Taylor Marsh
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?
Kasie Hunt / NBC News:
Bernie Sanders Suddenly Looking and Sounding Like a Front-Runner
Discussion: Liberal Values and The Atlantic
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 …
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.
Charlie Spiering / Breitbart:
Marco Rubio Raises Expectations, Predicts Victory in New Hampshire
Discussion: RedState and WCVB
Financial Times:
Michael 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  —  You have viewed your allowance of free articles.  If you wish to view more, click the button below.
Jess Bidgood / New York Times:
Bernie Sanders Prevails and G.O.P. Has 3-Way Tie as 3 New Hampshire Towns Vote
Discussion: Vox, Politico and Outside the Beltway
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
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 …
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.
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 …
Sam Reisman / Mediaite:
Trump's Son Says Waterboarding ‘No Different’ Than ‘What Happens in Frat Houses Every Day’  —  Donald Trump's son, Eric Trump, appeared on Fox's On the Record Monday night to explain that waterboarding not only wasn't torture — it was basically tantamount to frat house shenanigans.
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Donald Trump Jr.: 'I Can't Even Have An Opinion' As ‘Son Of A Billionaire’
Discussion: Daily Kos and BuzzFeed
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.
Nirmala George / Associated Press:
INDIAN SCIENTISTS STUDY CHUNK THAT FELL FROM SKY, KILLED MAN  —  NEW DELHI (AP) — Scientists are analyzing a small blue object that plummeted from the sky and killed a man in southern India, after authorities said it was a meteorite.  —  The object slammed into the ground at an engineering college …
Discussion: Althouse
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The Kids Are for Bernie
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Why the Working Class Is Choosing Trump and Sanders
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Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
Carson to skip his own New Hampshire primary party
Discussion: RedState and Towleroad
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