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7:55 PM ET, February 12, 2020

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Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Attorney General William Barr to testify before House Judiciary Committee  —  Attorney General William Barr has accepted an invitation to testify to the House Judiciary Committee on March 31, ending a year-long standoff that began when the panel first demanded his testimony in the aftermath …
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Bob Bauer / New York Times:
Trump and Barr Are Out of Control  —  The prosecutor who quit over the Roger Stone sentencing is sending a powerful message about political weaponization.  —  Mr. Bauer was a White House counsel in the Obama administration.  —  The resignation of a Justice Department prosecutor over the sentencing of Roger Stone is a major event.
Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:
The Roger Stone Sentencing Fiasco  —  Some Justice Department personnel handled it questionably, but Trump's reaction was worse.  —  The first thing to grasp about the Roger Stone sentencing fiasco is that Stone, even accepting the worst plausible gloss on his crimes, is a 67-year-old nonviolent first offender.
Discussion: Politico, Washington Post and Redstate
Ken Meyer / Mediaite:
Intervention Confirmed? …
CNN:
Stone juror says she ‘stands with’ the prosecutors
Discussion: Raw Story and KTLA
Brian Slodysko / Associated Press:
Bloomberg once blamed end of ‘redlining’ for 2008 collapse  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — At the height of the 2008 economic collapse, then-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the elimination of a discriminatory housing practice known as “redlining” was responsible for instigating the meltdown.
Discussion: Washington Post
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Jamie Lovegrove / Post and Courier:
SC's Joe Cunningham slams Bernie Sanders' ‘socialism’ ahead of 2020 Democratic primary  —  COLUMBIA — U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham, one of only two Democratic congressmen from South Carolina, forcefully rebuked U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday, jolting the state's “First in the South” …
Discussion: The Hill and Political Wire
Max Boot / Washington Post:
Bernie Sanders is a risk we can't run at this moment of national peril  —  When you're on a ship that's sinking, it's not time to rhapsodize about how someday you'll build a super-yacht with all the amenities.  Nor is it time to debate who will command that imaginary vessel.
New York Times:
After New Hampshire, What Comes Next for Elizabeth Warren?
Discussion: Rolling Stone
Nihar Kabinittal / ABC News:
Democrats face their biggest challenge yet — it's anyone's race at this point: OPINION
Amanda Terkel / HuffPost:
Cable News Just Can't Bring Itself To Admit That Bernie Sanders Won
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:   Moderate Democrats Fear Bernie Sanders Could Cost Them the House
Jack Shafer / Politico:
Joe Biden's Campaign About Nothing
Discussion: Breitbart
Politico:
‘Blood in the water’: Biden campaign reels after New Hampshire trouncing
Brianne Pfannenstiel / Des Moines Register:
Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Troy Price to resign after caucus chaos  —  Troy Price resigned his position as chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party on Wednesday as the organization grapples with the fallout of a botched caucus process that has left the party and state reeling.
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Cameron Joseph / VICE:
EXCLUSIVE: Harry Reid Says It's Time to Kill Off the Iowa Caucus  —  LAS VEGAS — Harry Reid is done with Iowa.  —  The former senate majority leader, who remains a powerful force in the Democratic Party, led off a lengthy interview with VICE News by declaring the end of the Iowa Caucuses.
CNN:
Strong turnout in New Hampshire could ease Democrats' fears of low enthusiasm
Discussion: KTLA
Andrew J. Tobias / Plain Dealer:
Jim Jordan's name comes up during Statehouse testimony on OSU abuse victims bill  —  COLUMBUS, Ohio — ​U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan's name came up Tuesday during a Statehouse hearing on a bill that would pave the way for victims of former Ohio State University doctor Richard Strauss to sue the university for damages.
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Liz Roscher / Yahoo Sports:
Rep. Jim Jordan accused of participating in OSU sexual abuse cover-up by ex-wrestler
Discussion: Raw Story and Joe.My.God.
Culinary Union Local 226:
STATEMENT by Geoconda Argüello-Kline  —  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  —  MEDIA CONTACT: BKhan@culinaryunion226.org ▪ (702) 387-7088  —  STATEMENT by Geoconda Argüello-Kline:  —  The Culinary Union is Nevada's union and largest immigrant organization with members who come …
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Megan Messerly / The Nevada Independent:
Culinary Union condemns ‘vicious attacks’ by Sanders supporters after receiving hostile calls, tweets  —  The politically powerful Culinary Union is punching back at supporters of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who have lashed out at the union after it began distributing a one-pager to members warning …
Andrew O'Reilly / Fox News:
Nevada's powerful Culinary Union says members were ‘viciously attacked’ by Sanders' supporters
Discussion: Associated Press
Media Matters for America:
Rush Limbaugh: “Mr. Man Donald Trump” will “have fun” with Pete Buttigieg because he kisses his husband  —  CNN legal analyst on multiple resignations at the DOJ: “Is Fox News calling the shots?”
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Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
Rush Limbaugh: ‘Mr. Man’ Trump Will ‘Have Fun’ With ‘Gay Guy’ Buttigieg Kissing His Husband
Discussion: Joe.My.God. and Contemptor
Spencer Ackerman / The Daily Beast:
Army Isn't Investigating Lt. Col. Vindman, Despite Trump's Tweets  —  But that could change in a hurry.  Retired officers tell The Beast that the officer who testified about Trump's attempts to pressure Ukraine isn't out of professional danger yet.  —  The Army officer and former National …
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Nihar Kabinittal / ABC News:
Pentagon officially mum on Trump's suggestion Vindman could face disciplinary action
Todd Stacy / Alabama Daily News:
New Alabama poll shows tight race for U.S. Senate  —  MONTGOMERY, Ala. - With less than three weeks to go until the primary election on March 3, a new Alabama Daily News poll shows a tight race among Republican contenders for the U.S. Senate.  —  According to the survey of likely Republican voters …
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Joe.My.God.
Kate O'Keeffe / Wall Street Journal:
Education Department Investigating Harvard, Yale Over Foreign Funding  —  Officials accuse schools across U.S. of soliciting funds from foreign governments, companies known to be hostile to the country
Discussion: CNN, New York Times and The Hill
Andrew Taylor / Associated Press:
White House tries to assure Congress over withheld money  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — A key White House figure in delaying aid to Ukraine last year reassured lawmakers Wednesday that the Trump administration realizes it is required under the law to spend money approved by Congress.
Discussion: Politico and The Hill
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Julio Rosas / Townhall:
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Labels Trump's Budget Plan as Racist
Discussion: Redstate
Katherine Rosman / New York Times:
The Chaos at Condé Nast  —  The memoirs of Dan Peres and other ex-employees of the magazine company reveal mess behind the gloss of the aughts.  —  It's a high-class but increasingly common problem: being a former magazine editor in a digitized world that cares little about whose name used to be on top of a defunct masthead.
Mark Niquette / Bloomberg:
Bloomberg Seeks to Move Past the ‘Stop and Frisk’ Controversy  — Former New York mayor says comments don't reflect how he lives  — Sanders surrogate Ocasio-Cortez says policy hurt her family  —  Michael Bloomberg sought Wednesday to move past a controversy about comments he made in 2015 …
Discussion: The Root, Mediaite and NewsOne
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Jonathan Allen / NBC News:
Bloomberg storms to the center of the 2020 presidential fray
Discussion: Politico
Jamil Smith / Rolling Stone:
This Primary's Real Loser Is Diversity  —  2020 is showing us why the push to end presidential campaigns before significant numbers of voters who aren't white even get to vote must end now  —  It shouldn't be difficult to determine who is winning this.  Bernie Sanders is the only candidate …
Discussion: Washington Post, The Guardian and Vox
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Sonam Sheth / Business Insider:
Trump repeatedly asked Reince Priebus if Wisconsin badgers are ‘mean to people,’ how they ‘work,’ and what they eat, according to a new book  — When Reince Priebus was the White House chief of staff, President Donald Trump often subjected him to questioning about badgers …
CNN:
Yovanovitch warns that the State Department is in trouble  —  Washington (CNN)Retired Ambassador Marie “Masha” Yovanovitch — a highly respected career diplomat who unwittingly became one of the central figures in the impeachment drama — warned about the degradation of the State Department …
Discussion: Raw Story
Franco Ordoñez / NPR:
Kushner Seeks To Revive Trump's Overhaul For Immigration System  —  Jared Kushner has been quietly trying to resurrect discussions to overhaul the U.S. immigration system, multiple people familiar with the conversations have told NPR.  —  President Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law …
 
 
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Elliot Hannon / Slate:
Trump Cuts Scheduled Federal Pay Raise, Citing “Serious Economic Conditions” in the Country
Discussion: Joe.My.God. and Common Dreams
Congresswoman Betty McCollum:
McCollum Statement: Hate Speech Makes AIPAC a Hate Group
Discussion: VICE and Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Hannah Morse / Palm Beach Post:
Exclusive: PBC elections office ‘hacked’ by ransomware in 2016
Kate Davidson / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Budget Deficit Grew 25% in First Four Months of Fiscal 2020, Treasury Says
Richard Sisk / Task & Purpose:
Neo-Nazi group membership may not get you booted from the military, officials say
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Daniel Dale / CNN:
Fact check: Trump falsely claims ‘redemption money’ from immigrants is paying for border wall, baffling experts
Discussion: Raw Story
 Earlier Items: 
Akbar Shahid Ahmed / HuffPost:
Ilhan Omar Pitches A New ‘Progressive Baseline’ For U.S. Foreign Policy
Discussion: Common Dreams
Chris Cillizza / CNN:
Susan Collins' defense of her Trump vote just keeps looking worse and worse
Discussion: Raw Story, Vox and The Hill
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
A Thorn in YouTube's Side Digs In Even Deeper
Discussion: Twitchy
Richard Ruelas / Arizona Republic:
QAnon follower who blocked bridge near Hoover Dam pleads guilty to terrorism charge
Discussion: Raw Story and Joe.My.God.
Yossi Klein Halevi:
The Jewish nightmare of Bernie vs. Trump
Discussion: The Federalist
The Daily Beast:
Accused Yovanovitch ‘Stalker’ Robert Hyde Now Supplying Documents to Congress
Discussion: The Independent and Raw Story