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8:35 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
CBS News:
Trump, Cruz, Rubio locked in three-way race in South Carolina  —  7 p.m.Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and and Marco Rubio are locked in a three-way race, far ahead of the rest of the pack, according to CBS News exit polling.  —  6:09 p.m. Forty-one percent of voters said Trump is running …
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) …
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.
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: The Hill and Politico
Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
Clinton wins precinct with lucky ace
Bradford Richardson / The Hill:   Bush on joining a Trump ticket: ‘No’
Jeremy Diamond / CNN:
Trump cites story of general who dipped bullets in pigs' blood to deter Muslims
Caitlin Cruz / Talking Points Memo:   Jeb Bush Laughs Off The Idea Of Joining A Donald Trump Ticket (VIDEO)
John McCormick / Bloomberg Business:
Combative Trump Takes on Boeing, Apple at Close of South Carolina Race
Discussion: Bloomberg Politics
Patrick O'Connor / Wall Street Journal:
In Football-Mad South Carolina, Rubio Offers the Greatest Pander of All
Discussion: RedState and Florida Politics
Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
GOP campaigns trade allegations of dirty tricks in South Carolina
Andrew Prokop / Vox:
South Carolina Republican primary 2016: poll closing time and what to expect
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, MSNBC and New York Times
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.
John Wagner / Washington Post:
Clinton defeats Sanders in Nevada caucus vote
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?
Jonathan Levin / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
A trend or just coincidence?  —  Twitter, an invaluable news aggregator …
Discussion: RedState
Datechguy / Da Tech Guy Blog:
The Twitter Star Chamber Suspends Stacy McCain
Discussion: Dean's World and Vox Popoli
Janell Ross / Washington Post:
This photo of Obama and a little visitor at a Black History Month celebration says a lot  —  For 3-year-old Clark Reynolds, Thursday began like most others.  —  Morning preparations gave way to hours at school and then a visit to his mother's office to change into a suit and tie.
Discussion: Scripting News and The Week
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
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
North Carolina redistricting delay denied  —  Without an explanation, the Supreme Court on Friday night left intact a lower court decision that had forced the North Carolina legislature to draw up a new election district map for congressional seats, to cure “racial gerrymandering” in two of its districts.
Greg Stohr / Bloomberg Business:
U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Republicans on North Carolina Voting Map
Discussion: AOL
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.
Discussion: Sputnik International
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
Daily Mail:
Teenage Afghan migrant, 16, ‘rapes worker at Belgian asylum centre two weeks after attending a course on how to treat Western women’  —  A teenage Afghan immigrant has been charged with raping a female worker at an asylum seekers' centre in Belgium, authorities said, prompting outrage from anti-immigrant politicians.
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
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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
Discussion: Gothamist and Weasel Zippers
Washington Post:
The IRS gives up on fighting ‘dark money’