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7:25 PM ET, February 20, 2016


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Associated Press:
Clinton wins Nevada caucuses; GOP voting in S. Carolina  —  COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Hillary Clinton pulled out a crucial victory in Nevada's Democratic caucuses Saturday, overcoming an unexpectedly strong surge by Bernie Sanders and potentially easing the anxiety of some of her supporters.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Dara Lind / Vox:
Nevada caucus results 2016: a clear win for Hillary Clinton  —  Hillary Clinton can breathe a huge sigh of relief.  —  Clinton has won the Nevada Democratic caucus.  That's something that was expected for months — but it was suddenly thrown into doubt in the last couple of weeks …
Discussion: ThinkProgress and MSNBC
Colton Lochhead / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Attempt to place Review-Journal obituary for Hillary Clinton prompts report to Secret Service  —  The Las Vegas Review-Journal on Friday reported a possible threat related to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton after a man tried to place an obituary notice for the former secretary of state.
Tim Hanrahan / Wall Street Journal:
South Carolina Republican Primary and Nevada Democratic Caucuses: Latest Updates  —  Democrats headed to the caucuses in Nevada, which are expected to wrap up in the afternoon.  Meanwhile, Republicans hold their South Carolina GOP primary, which finishes at 7 p.m. EST. Here are live updates from the two races.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
CBS News:
Early entrance polls show close race in Nevada Democratic caucuses  —  3:30 p.m.One issue that has come up in the primary and caucus season for the Democratic candidates is whether they will continue to pursue President Obama's policies or whether they will move in another direction.
Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
Clinton wins precinct with lucky ace … As Hillary Clinton battles Bernie Sanders in Saturday's Nevada Democratic caucus, she got help from an unlikely source - a lucky ace.  —  In Las Vegas fashion, ties among caucus-goers are settled by pulling from a deck of cards.
John Wagner / Washington Post:
Clinton defeats Sanders in Nevada caucus vote … LAS VEGAS — Hillary Clinton held off a powerful late challenge from rival Sen. Bernie Sanders in Nevada's Democratic caucus vote Saturday, securing a narrow victory that could help her renew a claim to the mantle of presumptive Democratic nominee.
New York Times:   Hillary Clinton Beats Bernie Sanders in Nevada Caucuses
Caitlin Cruz / Talking Points Memo:
Cruz Campaign Sends SC Mailer Morphing Rubio's And Obama's Faces (PHOTO)  —  Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-TX) latest move in South Carolina is a mailer that merges President Barack Obama's face with that of Cruz's rival Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). … South Carolina state Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter (D) …
Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
Is this it for Jeb Bush?  —  CENTRAL, S.C. — Jeb Bush has been fighting all week to dismiss talk of his demise.  —  But his final South Carolina campaign event here felt bittersweet on Friday night.  Staffers and volunteers hugged warmly, realizing that they had just one more day to convince Republicans to pick their guy.
Discussion: Politico and BuzzFeed
CBS News:
Trump, Cruz, Rubio locked in three-way race in South Carolina
Discussion: The Right Scoop
Bradford Richardson / The Hill:
Bush on joining a Trump ticket: ‘No’
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
ABC News:
Live South Carolina GOP Primary Exit Poll Analysis
John McCormick / Bloomberg Business:
Combative Trump Takes on Boeing, Apple at Close of South Carolina Race
Discussion: Bloomberg Politics
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Kasich's chief strategist: ‘No path forward’ for Jeb Bush
Discussion: The Hill
Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
GOP campaigns trade allegations of dirty tricks in South Carolina
Discussion: ABC News and Yahoo Politics
Andrew Prokop / Vox:
South Carolina Republican primary 2016: poll closing time and what to expect
Discussion: New York Times, NBC News and Hullabaloo
Robby Soave / Hit & Run:
Did Twitter's Orwellian ‘Trust and Safety’ Council Get Robert Stacy McCain Banned?  —  Remember a few days ago, when Twitter elevated anti-GamerGate leader Anita Sarkeesian to its “Trust and Safety Council,” an imperious-sounding committee with Robespierre-esque powers to police discussion on the social media platform?
Datechguy / Da Tech Guy Blog:
The Twitter Star Chamber Suspends Stacy McCain
Discussion: Dean's World and Vox Popoli
Jonathan Levin / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
A trend or just coincidence?  —  Twitter, an invaluable news aggregator …
Discussion: RedState
Scott Eric Kaufman / Salon:
Paul Krugman: For wonks like me, Bernie Sanders is frankly horrifying  —  Sanders is just as delusional when it comes to the economics as those vying for a spot on the GOP ticket  —  Paul Krugman pulled no punches in his Friday New York Times column, claiming that Democratic presidential …
Discussion: Slantpoint and the daily howler
Yamiche Alcindor / New York Times:
Man Captured on Film Being Arrested in a 1963 Protest is Bernie Sanders, His Campaign Says
Katherine Skiba / Chicago Tribune:
Arrest photo of young activist Bernie Sanders emerges from Tribune archives
Steven Hayward / Power Line:
Robert Reich Endorses Ted Cruz  —  Of course he hasn't—Reich is foursquare behind Bernie Sanders.  But this two-minute video making the case for why Cruz is more “dangerous” than Trump presents the best case for Cruz that I can think of.  Cruz “believes the 2nd Amendment guarantees the right to a gun.”
Discussion: National Review
Greg Stohr / Bloomberg Business:
U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Republicans on North Carolina Voting Map  —  The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for a new congressional voting map in North Carolina this year, rejecting a Republican bid to reinstate district lines thrown out by a lower court.
Discussion: AOL
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
North Carolina redistricting delay denied
talia jane:
An Open Letter To My CEO  —  When I was a kid, back in the 90s when Spice Girls and owning a pager were #goals, I dreamed of having a car and a credit card and my own apartment.  I told my 8-year old self, This is what it means to be an adult.  —  Now, seventeen years later, I have those things.
Michael Gove / Coffee House:
Why I'm backing Brexit  —  For weeks now I have been wrestling with the most difficult decision of my political life.  But taking difficult decisions is what politicians are paid to do.  No-one is forced to stand for Parliament, no-one is compelled to become a minister.
Discussion: National Review
Mike Giglio / BuzzFeed:
America Is Now Fighting A Proxy War With Itself In Syria  —  Confusion in the Obama administration's Syria policy is playing out on the ground as U.S.-backed groups begin battling each other.  —  Reporting From  —  Istanbul, Turkey  —  A YPG fighter stands near a wall on the Syria-Turkey border.
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Janell Ross / Washington Post:
This photo of Obama and a little visitor at a Black History Month celebration says a lot
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Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Russian anti-smoking ad: 'Don't be like Obama'
Discussion: JustOneMinute
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NBC News:
Clinton Lead Over Sanders Among Latino Voters Rapidly Narrowing
Discussion: The Atlantic
New York Post:
Two NYPD cops shot in Brooklyn
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The IRS gives up on fighting ‘dark money’
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Discussion: The Week