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7:50 PM ET, February 13, 2020

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Nihar Kabinittal / ABC News:
Barr blasts Trump's tweets on Stone case: ‘Impossible for me to do my job’: ABC News Exclusive  —  The attorney general spoke with ABC News Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas.  —  LIVE NOW  —  In an exclusive interview, Attorney General Bill Barr told ABC News on Thursday that President Donald Trump …
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Katie Benner / New York Times:
After Trump's Attacks on Justice Dept., Barr Says He Will Not ‘Be Bullied’  —  The attorney general said that the president's attacks on prosecutors' handling of his friend Roger Stone's sentencing undermine the legal system and the Justice Department.  —  WASHINGTON — Attorney General William P. Barr …
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Everyone is focusing on the wrong part of William Barr's interview  —  Barr telling Trump to stop tweeting allows him to distract attention from more central issues.  —  Attorney General William P. Barr offered his first public comments Thursday since a controversy erupted at the Justice Department this week.
Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller:
Here's What The Lead Roger Stone Juror Said During Jury Selection  — A former Democratic congressional candidate revealed Wednesday that she was the foreperson on the jury that convicted Roger Stone.  — Tomeka Hart said during the jury selection process that she did not …
Washington Post:
Barr pushes back against Trump's criticism of Justice Dept., says tweets ‘make it impossible for me to do my job’  —  Attorney General William P. Barr pushed back hard Thursday against President Trump's criticism of the Justice Department, saying, “I'm not going to be bullied or influenced by anybody.”
Patrick Reis / Rolling Stone:
Roger Stone Knows Trump's Secrets. That's Why He'll Avoid Prison
Discussion: Raw Story
NBC News:
Jessie Liu, ex-U.S. attorney who oversaw Roger Stone case, resigns from Trump administration
Sadie Gurman / Wall Street Journal:   Attorney General Says Tweets Make It Impossible for Him to Do His Job
ABC News:
AG Barr blasts Trump's tweets: ABC News Exclusive
Discussion: Balkinization
LasVegasWeekly.com:
Our 2020 Nevada caucus endorsement: Amy Klobuchar and Joe Biden  —  For all the talk of Democrats being divided along moderate-progressive ideological lines and for all the debate among party candidates on fractious issues like health care and immigration, poll after poll shows that the majority …
Discussion: Joe.My.God., Mediaite and VodkaPundit
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Politico:
Nevada's powerful Culinary Union declines to endorse a 2020 candidate
Discussion: Associated Press and Townhall
Monica Hesse / Washington Post:
You like Amy Klobuchar now? Remember that when your inner sexist starts doubting her.
Discussion: Twitchy, National Review and VICE
Joe Concha / The Hill:
Las Vegas newspaper endorses Biden and Klobuchar, scorches ‘non-starter’ Sanders
Andrew O'Reilly / Fox News:
Powerful Nevada union declines to endorse a candidate in Dem race in major snub to Biden
Discussion: Politico
Froma Harrop / The National Memo:   Bernie Sanders Isn't Doing So Hot
Washington Post:
Only two recent major party nominees have lost both Iowa and New Hampshire
Discussion: The Hill
Peter Nicholas / The Atlantic:
John Kelly Finally Lets Loose on Trump  —  MORRISTOWN, N.J.—Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, the former National Security Council aide and impeachment witness President Donald Trump fired Friday, was just doing his job, former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly told students and guests …
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Brett Samuels / The Hill:
Trump floats halt to officials listening in on calls with foreign leaders
Discussion: Political Wire
New York Times:
Justice Dept. Is Investigating C.I.A. Resistance to Sharing Russia Secrets  —  The prosecutor was assigned by the attorney general to scrutinize the agents and analysts who sought to understand Russia's covert operation to help Donald J. Trump win the 2016 election.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Hunter Walker / Yahoo News:
Documents reveal DNC was ‘intimately involved’ in development of troubled Iowa caucus app  —  While the Democratic National Committee over the last 10 days has tried to distance itself from the troubled app that through the results of the Iowa caucus into disarray, a copy of the contract …
Matt Fuller / HuffPost:
The Big Roadblock For Bernie Sanders' Agenda  —  Moderates shouldn't be too scared of a Sanders presidency when all Republicans and most Democrats in Congress publicly oppose “Medicare for All.”  —  WASHINGTON ― It's no exaggeration to say the biggest flashpoint in the Democratic …
Discussion: Axios and Twitchy
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Bernie Sanders Isn't a Socialist
Discussion: Twitchy
Paul Waldman / Washington Post:
Why Bernie Sanders's fight with a Nevada union really matters
Discussion: CNN, HuffPost and The Hill
Ryan Grim / The Intercept:
Mike Bloomberg Is Hiring So Many Operatives, Local and State Campaigns Are Starving for Help  —  Jennifer Leeper was on her last night of maternity leave with her second boy when Donald Trump was declared winner of the 2016 presidential election.  When she recovered from shock …
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Rebecca R. Ruiz / New York Times:
The Bloomberg Campaign Is a Waterfall of Cash
Discussion: Townhall
Taylor Lorenz / New York Times:
Michael Bloomberg's Campaign Suddenly Drops Memes Everywhere
Alan Fram / Associated Press:
Limbaugh draws bipartisan condemnation for Buttigieg remarks  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh drew bipartisan condemnation Thursday for saying the country won't elect Pete Buttigieg president because he's been “kissing his husband” on stage after debates.
Discussion: NBC News, Joe.My.God. and Breitbart
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Masha Gessen / New Yorker:
The Queer Opposition to Pete Buttigieg, Explained
Discussion: San José Spotlight
Washington Post:
The president's rhetoric has changed the way hundreds of children are harassed in American classrooms, The Post found  —  Left: Students at Royal Oak Middle School in Michigan chant “Build the wall!” the day after the 2016 election.  Students' faces blurred in provided video (Storyful).
Politico:
Senate votes to limit Trump's military authority against Iran  —  The Senate on Thursday passed a resolution limiting President Donald Trump's authority to attack Iran without congressional approval, delivering the president another bipartisan foreign-policy rebuke and flexing its constitutional power over military actions.
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Marisa Schultz / Fox News:
Senate passes measure to curb Trump's war powers in rare bipartisan vote
Discussion: Axios
Mairead McArdle / National Review:   Senate Passes Resolution Limiting Trump's War Powers in Iran
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Hope Hicks to Return to the White House After a Nearly Two-Year Absence  —  President Trump's former communications director will return as an aide to Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and senior adviser.  —  Hope Hicks, a close aide to President Trump who resigned nearly two years ago …
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Trump accused of another quid pro quo, this time with New York  —  President Donald Trump appeared Thursday to link his administration's policies toward New York to a demand that the state drop investigations and lawsuits related to his administration as well as his personal business and finances.
Felix Salmon / Axios:
Judy Shelton vs. Fed independence  —  President Trump hasn't given up on his dream of politicizing the Fed.  After failing to get Herman Cain and Stephen Moore onto the Fed's board of governors, his latest candidate is one of his former campaign advisers, Judy Shelton, who testified in front of the Senate Banking Committee today.
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The Hill:   Republicans expect Trump to withdraw controversial Fed nominee
Bernard Condon / Associated Press:
Trump's story about veteran's comeback was not quite true  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Rankins, a formerly homeless, drug-addicted Army veteran, got a standing ovation at the State of the Union after President Donald Trump described how he turned his life around thanks to a construction job …
Eli Yokley / Morning Consult:
Sanders Cements Front-Runner Status After New Hampshire Win  —  Vermont senator expands lead over Biden to 10 points  —  Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) takes the stage on Tuesday, Feb. 11, in Manchester, N.H. New polling shows the senator cementing his status as the race's front-runner.
Matthew Rozsa / Salon:
President Trump rehires Reince Priebus and Sean Spicer to White House roles  —  Since leaving the West Wing, Spicer competed on “Dancing With the Stars” and Priebus joined the U.S. Navy  —  President Donald Trump has rehired his former chief of staff Reince Priebus and former press secretary …
Discussion: BizPac Review and Joe.My.God.
Adele Ankers / IGN:
NASA Spots ‘Potentially Hazardous’ Asteroid Rapidly Approaching Earth  —  Asteroid alert!  —  NASA has confirmed that an asteroid larger than the tallest man-made structure in the world is currently travelling towards Earth at a speed of almost 34,000 miles per hour.
Discussion: WHDH-TV
 
 
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Marshall Cohen / CNN:
Trump contradicts past denials, admits sending Giuliani to Ukraine
Hamilton Nolan / In These Times:
The Longest Strike in America Needs a Political Savior
Brooke Singman / Fox News:
New Hampshire man arrested after allegedly assaulting pro-Trump teen at polling site
Media Matters for America:
Right-wing media figures try and fail to clock Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's patriotism for Drag Race appearance
Discussion: Breitbart, The Wrap and NB Blog
Jonathan Watts / The Guardian:
Antarctic temperature rises above 20C for first time on record
Discussion: Common Dreams, New York Post and VICE
Alex Kotch / EXPOSEDbyCMD:
Conservative Foundations Finance Push to Kill the CFPB
Discussion: SCOTUSblog
Megan Messerly / The Nevada Independent:
Nevada Democrats reveal Google Forms-based plan for transmitting early vote data, caucus results
Discussion: The National Memo
 Earlier Items: 
Alanna Vagianos / HuffPost:
Michael Bloomberg Quietly Rejoined Clubs That Largely Exclude Women, Minorities
Lachlan Markay / The Daily Beast:
A Top WH Official, a Pentagon Lobbyist, and a ‘Pawn Star’ Tried to Enlist Trump in a West Wing Reality Show
Discussion: Raw Story
Alene Tchekmedyian / Los Angeles Times:
L.A. County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey moves to wipe 66,000 marijuana convictions
Discussion: KTLA and The Hill
Helen Andrews / Claremont Review of Books:
The Law That Ate the Constitution
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Joe Biden to host over 250 donors from Wall Street, big business at NYC fundraisers - here's the guest list
Discussion: New York Post
Wall Street Journal:
Jeff Bezos Buys David Geffen's Los Angeles Mansion for a Record $165 Million