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10:20 AM ET, February 24, 2016

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Jim Tankersley / Washington Post:
There's a very good reason for Rubio and Cruz not to destroy Trump  —  It has long been tempting to look at the rise of Donald Trump as a textbook case of what economists call a “collective action problem.”  It's what happens when a group of people fail to work together, for selfish individual reasons …
Discussion: National Review
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Eliza Collins / Politico:
Trump crashes Glenn Beck's caucus speech  —  Donald Trump crashed the Nevada caucus location at which conservative talk show host Glenn Beck was speaking Tuesday night on behalf of Ted Cruz.  —  MSNBC was broadcasting a live look at the caucus site, Palo Verde High School in Summerlin …
Katie Zezima / Washington Post:
Shouts of ‘liar’ are taking their toll on Ted Cruz's campaign  —  Ted Cruz's presidential bid is in turmoil after repeated allegations of unsavory campaign tactics by his Republican rivals, leading some key supporters to call for a shake-up in the candidate's message and strategy a week ahead of the crucial Super Tuesday primaries.
Shane Goldmacher / Politico:
Trump shatters the Republican Party  —  After winning three of the first four nominating contests, Donald Trump hasn't just hijacked the Republican Party but fractured it newly into three.  —  The populist billionaire's rise to the pinnacle of Republican politics has upended what had been decades …
Discussion: Washington Post and The Week
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
In Nevada caucuses, Trump gets a third straight win … LAS VEGAS — Donald Trump convincingly won the Nevada presidential caucuses here Tuesday evening, the Associated Press projected, accelerating his march to the Republican nomination as his top two rivals fell short here despite aggressive campaigning in the closing days.
Maeve Reston / CNN:
Trump scores big win in Nevada  —  Las Vegas (CNN)Donald Trump notched a resounding win in the Nevada caucuses Tuesday, channeling the roiling anger of Republican voters against the establishment and sweeping almost every category of the electorate to build his dominance in the delegate count.
Shane Goldmacher / Politico:
Trump wins Nevada caucuses  —  Donald Trump trounced his rivals in the Nevada caucuses on Tuesday, notching his third consecutive victory and giving the Manhattan mogul even more momentum heading into Super Tuesday next week, when voters in a dozen states will cast their ballots.
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Rubio: 'You Don't Win The Nomination By How Many States You Win' (VIDEO)  —  Following another second-place finish in the Nevada GOP caucus, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) argued Wednesday that candidates don't win presidential primaries simply by winning individual states.
Discussion: Political Wire
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Rivals No More, Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush Talk and Agree to Meet
Discussion: Political Wire and Politico
Wall Street Journal:
Adelsons Cast Their Ballots in Las Vegas, but Keep Cards Close
CNN:
First on CNN: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to endorse Ted Cruz for president
Discussion: Politico and Politichicks.com
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Caucus chaos in Nevada
Discussion: Vox, NPR and Guardian
Terrence Dopp / Bloomberg Business:
Rubio Needs a Win, Though No Promises on Nevada
David M. Drucker / Washington Examiner:
Caucus chaos in Nevada as voters report instances of possible fraud
Discussion: LifeNews.com
Bloomberg Business:
Ted Cruz Asks U.S. Judge to Reject Texas Eligibility Challenge
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Alana Abramson / ABC News:
First Reports From GOP Nevada Caucuses Indicate Chaos, Confusion
Discussion: Yahoo Politics
Eric Bradner / CNN:
Clinton's Wall Street wobbles
BostonGlobe.com:
Massachusetts voters must stop Donald Trump
President Barack Obama / SCOTUSblog:
A Responsibility I Take Seriously  —  The Constitution vests in the President the power to appoint judges to the Supreme Court.  It's a duty that I take seriously, and one that I will fulfill in the weeks ahead.  —  It's also one of the most important decisions that a President will make.
David M. Herszenhorn / New York Times:
G.O.P. Senators Say Obama Supreme Court Pick Will Be Rejected  —  WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leaders said Tuesday that there would be no confirmation hearings, no vote, not even a courtesy meeting with President Obama's nominee to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, all but slamming shut …
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Bernie Sanders / Yahoo Politics:
Sanders calls Senate obstruction a ‘racist effort to delegitimize’ Obama
Discussion: Hot Air and Politico
Melissa Pamer / KTLA:
Car Salesman Killed in Crash During Corvette Test Drive at Ontario CarMax; Driver Arrested  —  A used car salesman was killed when a red Corvette crashed during a test drive in Ontario, and the prospective car buyer was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter Tuesday afternoon, police said.
Discussion: myfox8.com, fox8.com and fox13now.com
Isaac Arnsdorf / Politico:
Mega-donors shy away from fight with Trump  —  As Donald Trump picks up momentum, the chances of a well-funded assault to block him from the Republican presidential nomination are dramatically dwindling, according to interviews with about a dozen donors and operatives who are appalled by the billionaire real estate showman's campaign.
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Mark Murray / NBC News:
Clinton Outspends Sanders in Super Tuesday States
Discussion: NBC News, Taylor Marsh and Hullabaloo
Nick Gass / Politico:
Melania Trump: ‘I followed the law’ as immigrant  —  Melania Trump is defending her husband's campaign, particularly his outspoken rhetoric on immigration and what critics have perceived as a harsh tone directed toward women.  —  “I followed the law,” Trump said in an interview …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and The Week
Matt Taibbi / Rolling Stone:
Morning Blow: How Joe and Mika Became Trump's Lapdogs  —  Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski should be herded into a rocket and shot into space for their brown-nosing of Trump  —  All-time great comedian Harry Shearer, the man who brought us voices from The Simpsons and cucumber-hoarding …
Discussion: Mediaite and Slate
Sarah Ferris / The Hill:
TurboTax: Most uninsured escaped ObamaCare penalty  —  Nearly three in four people who lacked health insurance last year were exempt from the penalty under ObamaCare, according to data from the tax-filing software TurboTax.  —  A total of 70 percent of people filed an exemption …
Discussion: TaxVox
Daily Mail:
The torture of watching my husband choose between his beliefs and his old friend the PM: Daily Mail columnist SARAH VINE's intensely personal account of a momentous decision  —  For months, I had known the storm was coming.  I first raised the subject with my husband Michael Gove last summer …
 
 
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David Smith / Guardian:
Tony Blair admits he is baffled by rise of Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn
Discussion: Business Insider and Politico
Lynn Vavreck / New York Times:
Measuring Donald Trump's Supporters for Intolerance
Luigi Zingales / New York Times:
Donald Trump, Crony Capitalist
Congressman Justin Amash / Independent Journal …:
Why I Trust Ted Cruz
 Earlier Items: 
Eliza Collins / Politico:
Clinton: ‘Why is there one standard for me and not for everybody else?’
Jon Meyer / WNEP-TV:
Nurse Accused of Helping with Surgery While Drunk
Discussion: WTVR-TV
Timothy B. Lee / Vox:
Study: lottery winners' neighbors tend to spend themselves into bankruptcy
Discussion: Daily Mail and Mother Jones
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Judge won't block proof-of-citizenship for new voters
Discussion: Salon and Hullabaloo
Spencer S. Hsu / Washington Post:
U.S. judge orders discovery to go forward over Clinton's private email system