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6:25 PM ET, February 12, 2020


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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.
Discussion: Vox, The Hill, IJR, Bloomberg and CNN
‘Blood in the water’: Biden campaign reels after New Hampshire trouncing  —  MANCHESTER, N.H. — Joe Biden limped away from New Hampshire with a devastating fifth-place finish, zero delegates and the viability of his campaign in question.  —  It's a precipitous fall for the former vice president …
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
New York Times:
Elizabeth Warren Rejected ‘You Win, I Lose’ Politics.  Then She Lost in New Hampshire.  —  New Hampshire was the first clean test for the Democratic candidates.  Here's an analysis of the results, and what they mean for the race.  —  So we finally have actual election results from the state of New Hampshire.
Michael Scherer / Washington Post:
Mike Bloomberg wins the Democratic spotlight and the derision of his rivals
Jack Shafer / Politico:
Joe Biden's Campaign About Nothing
Discussion: Breitbart
Elie Mystal / The Nation:
They Rocked New Hampshire—but Pete and Amy Still Can't Win Over Black Voters
Discussion: CNN, Rolling Stone and NPR
New York Times:   Tom Steyer and Bernie Sanders Got Endorsements From Lawmakers on Their Campaigns' Payrolls
Ebony Bowden / New York Post:
The spectacular collapse of Joe Biden as Democratic frontrunner
Discussion: Power Line and Althouse
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 …
Andrew Desiderio / Politico:
Lindsey Graham shuts down calls to investigate DOJ's Roger Stone reversal  —  Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has little interest in investigating the Justice Department's abrupt reversal on a sentencing recommendation for Roger Stone — rebuffing a Democratic demand sparked …
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Trump Congratulates William Barr for Eliminating Justice Department Independence
Ken Meyer / Mediaite:
Intervention Confirmed? …
Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:
The Roger Stone Sentencing Fiasco
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.
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.
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.
Amanda Terkel / HuffPost:
Cable News Just Can't Bring Itself To Admit That Bernie Sanders Won
Discussion: Fox News, New Republic and The Nation
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:   Moderate Democrats Fear Bernie Sanders Could Cost Them the House
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
The media keep falling in love — with anybody but Bernie Sanders
John Judis / Talking Points Memo:   Requiem for Elizabeth Warren's Campaign
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.
Brooke Singman / Fox News:
Iowa Democratic Party agrees to partial recanvass of caucuses  —  The Iowa Democratic Party on Wednesday agreed to a partial recanvassing of last week's chaotic caucuses after requests from Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders, who finished neck-and-neck in the contest.
Discussion: Associated Press, Politico and The Hill
Strong turnout in New Hampshire could ease Democrats' fears of low enthusiasm
Discussion: KTLA
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 …
Nihar Kabinittal / ABC News:
Pentagon officially mum on Trump's suggestion Vindman could face disciplinary action
Adam Behsudi / Politico:
Pentagon set to back Huawei restrictions
Discussion: Reason
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.
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?”
Discussion: The Daily Beast and Contemptor
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 and The Hill
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 …
Discussion: Joe.My.God., Mediaite and The Week
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.
Chris Cillizza / CNN:
Susan Collins' defense of her Trump vote just keeps looking worse and worse … Asked Wednesday morning by CNN's Manu Raju about those comments — made to CBS' Norah O'Donnell following Collins' vote to acquit Trump — the Maine senator said this: … OK.  —  Well, the “actions” Manu is referring to are, among other things, these:
Discussion: The Hill and Raw Story
Hannah Morse / Palm Beach Post:
Exclusive: PBC elections office ‘hacked’ by ransomware in 2016  —  Current Palm Beach County elections supervisor Wendy Sartory Link said she recently learned about a 2016 ransomware attack at the elections office.  —  Weeks before a key election that would usher in Donald Trump as president …
Richard Ruelas / Arizona Republic:
QAnon follower who blocked bridge near Hoover Dam pleads guilty to terrorism charge  —  A man who, motivated by his belief in the wide-ranging conspiracy theory known as QAnon, blocked the bridge near the Hoover Dam with a homemade armored vehicle, has pleaded guilty to making a terrorist threat.
Discussion: Raw Story and Joe.My.God.
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
A Thorn in YouTube's Side Digs In Even Deeper  —  Carlos Maza, a socialist who calls YouTube “deeply unethical and reckless,” is trying to bolster the video site's left wing.  —  Carlos Maza believes that YouTube is a destructive, unethical, reckless company that amplifies bigots and profits off fascism.
Discussion: Gothamist and Twitchy
The Daily Beast:
Accused Yovanovitch ‘Stalker’ Robert Hyde Now Supplying Documents to Congress  —  When asked what he gave the Hill, Robert Hyde told The Daily Beast: “Everything that I had between Lev Parnas and I.”  —  Not long ago, he was accused of tracking a U.S. ambassador from the shadows.
Discussion: The Independent and Raw Story
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Congresswoman Betty McCollum:
McCollum Statement: Hate Speech Makes AIPAC a Hate Group
Discussion: VICE and Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Kate Davidson / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Budget Deficit Grew 25% in First Four Months of Fiscal 2020, Treasury Says
Nahal Toosi / Politico:
Trump weighs tapping nuke envoy to negotiate with Russia
Jonathan Allen / NBC News:
Bloomberg storms to the center of the 2020 presidential fray
Discussion: Politico
Andrew Taylor / Associated Press:
White House tries to assure Congress over withheld money
Discussion: Politico
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
Lee Brown / New York Post:
Coronavirus is a bigger threat than terrorism: World Health Organization
Discussion: Fox News
Nihar Kabinittal / ABC News:
House to vote on resolution that would dissolve Equal Rights Amendment deadline
Discussion: The Hill
Angelo Codevilla / The American Mind:
Abolish CIA & FISA
Discussion: CANNONFIRE
CBC News:
Award-winning journalist Christie Blatchford dead at 68
Discussion: Twelve Thirty Six
Yancey Roy / Newsday:
Amid uproar, Senate Democrats to offer compromise on bail law
Discussion: Gothamist
Yossi Klein Halevi:
The Jewish nightmare of Bernie vs. Trump
Discussion: The Federalist