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8:10 PM ET, February 12, 2020


 Top Items: 
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 …
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
‘Really shocking’: Trump's meddling in Stone case stuns Washington  —  President Donald Trump's post-impeachment acquittal behavior is casting a chill in Washington, with Attorney General William Barr emerging as a key ally in the president's quest for vengeance against the law enforcement …
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.
Stone juror says she ‘stands with’ the prosecutors
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA, Raw Story and KTLA
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:   Moderate Democrats Fear Bernie Sanders Could Cost Them the House
New York Times:
After New Hampshire, What Comes Next for Elizabeth Warren?
Discussion: Rolling Stone
Ken Meyer / Mediaite:
Intervention Confirmed? …
Amanda Terkel / HuffPost:
Cable News Just Can't Bring Itself To Admit That Bernie Sanders Won
Nihar Kabinittal / ABC News:
Democrats face their biggest challenge yet — it's anyone's race at this point: OPINION
Jack Shafer / Politico:
Joe Biden's Campaign About Nothing
Discussion: Breitbart
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
The media keep falling in love — with anybody but Bernie Sanders
‘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.
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.
Strong turnout in New Hampshire could ease Democrats' fears of low enthusiasm
Discussion: 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
Mark Niquette / Bloomberg:
Bloomberg Seeks to Move Past the ‘Stop and Frisk’ Controversy
Discussion: The Root, NewsOne and NPR
Jonathan Allen / NBC News:
Bloomberg storms to the center of the 2020 presidential fray
Discussion: Politico
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.
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 …
Culinary Union Local 226:
STATEMENT by Geoconda Argüello-Kline  —  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  —  MEDIA CONTACT: ▪ (702) 387-7088  —  STATEMENT by Geoconda Argüello-Kline:  —  The Culinary Union is Nevada's union and largest immigrant organization with members who come …
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?”
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 …
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
Elliot Hannon / Slate:
Trump Cuts Scheduled Federal Pay Raise, Citing “Serious Economic Conditions” in the Country  —  In public, President Donald Trump likes to boast about—and usually inflate—the performance of the American economy on his watch.  He picks through the numbers to take credit for everything …
Discussion: Joe.My.God. and Common Dreams
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
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.
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: Mediaite, Washington Post and Vox
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 …
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
Congresswoman Betty McCollum:
McCollum Statement: Hate Speech Makes AIPAC a Hate Group  —  As a Member of Congress and the vice-chair of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, I believe defending human rights and freedom are foundational to our national security and our democracy.
Discussion: VICE and Jewish Telegraphic Agency
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Franco Ordoñez / NPR:
Kushner Seeks To Revive Trump's Overhaul For Immigration System
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
Andrew Taylor / Associated Press:
White House tries to assure Congress over withheld money
Discussion: Politico and The Hill
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 and Gothamist
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