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10:30 AM ET, February 15, 2020

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Michael Kranish / Washington Post:
Mike Bloomberg for years has battled women's allegations of profane, sexist comments  —  NEW YORK — As Mike Bloomberg celebrated his 48th birthday in 1990, a top aide at the company he founded presented him with a booklet of profane, sexist quotes she attributed to him.
Washington Post:
Roger Stone asks for new trial in sealed motion, one day after Trump accused jury forewoman of bias  —  Defense attorneys for Roger Stone demanded a new trial Friday, one day after President Trump suggested that the forewoman in his friend's case had “significant bias.”
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Raw Story
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Ruth Marcus / Washington Post:
William Barr has energetically played the role of presidential wingman
The Daily Beast:
‘Disturbing’: Federal Judge Blasted DOJ for Leaving McCabe in ‘Limbo’
Discussion: Raw Story
Eric Boehlert / PRESS RUN:
Trump unleashed — does the press know how to handle his authoritarian ways?
Discussion: Washington Post
New York Times:
Barr Installs Outside Prosecutor to Review Case Against Michael Flynn, Ex-Trump Adviser
Colin Kalmbacher / Law & Crime:   Ethics Complaint Against AG Barr Filed with DOJ Inspector General
Sally Yates / Washington Post:
Trump thinks the Justice Department is his personal grudge squad
Lisa Monaco / Just Security:   The Soul of the Justice Department: Who Must Stand Up For It Now
Andrew Feinberg / The Independent:   I spoke to experts on authoritarian rule about Trump's behavior this week. …
David M. Herszenhorn / Politico:
State Department keeps quiet as Pompeo meets Lavrov in Munich  —  MUNICH — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference on Friday in an encounter the American side apparently wanted to keep under wraps.
Washington Post:
As impeachment trial ended, federal prosecutors took new steps in probe related to Giuliani, according to people familiar with case  —  As the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump drew to a close in Washington earlier this month, federal prosecutors in New York contacted witnesses …
Courtney Subramanian / USA Today:
USA TODAY/Ipsos poll: For voters, Bernie Sanders outranks other Democrats - and Trump - on values, empathy  —  WASHINGTON - Is Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders likable enough to win the White House?  A new USA TODAY/Ipsos poll released Friday suggests a lot of voters think so.
HuffPost:
Trump's 29th Trip To Mar-a-Lago Brings Golf Tab To 334 Years Of Presidential Salary  —  The president often brags about not taking a paycheck, but his golf hobby has now cost taxpayers $133.8 million.  —  President Donald Trump returned to Mar-a-Lago on Friday evening for the 29th golf-related trip …
Discussion: Raw Story
Lauren Villagran / El Paso Times:
‘Somebody is making money off those ladders’: Smugglers use ‘camouflage’ ladders to cross border wall  —  Perhaps the quickest way around a billion-dollar wall is over it.  —  Smugglers in Juárez have engineered camouflage hook-and-ladders made of rebar that blend in so well with the border wall …
Discussion: Joe.My.God., HuffPost and Raw Story
Emily Jane Fox / Vanity Fair:
“I Want to Be Really F—king Clear”: The Epic, Inconceivable, Totally Predictable Fall of Michael Avenatti  —  From hyperaggressive Trump antagonist, cable-news superstar, and possible presidential candidate to convicted felon (in the current case, he could be sentenced to 40 years in prison) …
Discussion: TheBlaze and The Week
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New York Times:
Bill de Blasio Endorses Bernie Sanders  —  The New York City mayor, who was briefly a presidential candidate himself, is scheduled to campaign with Mr. Sanders in Nevada ahead of the caucuses there next week.  —  Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York, whose brief presidential campaign failed …
Discussion: Breitbart, Mediaite and Bloomberg
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Paul Sonne / Washington Post:
U.S. military isn't investigating Vindman, top Army official says  —  The top civilian official in the U.S. Army said the service isn't investigating Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, days after President Trump told reporters that the military may look into disciplining the former National Security Council official …
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Sarah Quinlan / Arc Digital:
Donald Trump Taught Me A Lot (Though Not On Purpose)  —  A NeverTrump conservative on how the Trump presidency changed her opinions of Republicans, Democrats, the media, and herself  —  Even as a NeverTrump conservative who thinks Donald Trump is unfit for office, I have to admit there are certain things for which I owe him thanks.
New York Times:
Border Patrol Will Deploy Elite Tactical Agents to Sanctuary Cities  —  Agents from a special tactical team that normally confronts smugglers on the border are being sent to sanctuary cities across the country.  —  The Trump administration is deploying law enforcement tactical units …
Michael R. Pompeo / United States Department of State:
The West Is Winning  —  SECRETARY POMPEO: Well, good morning, everyone.  It's great to be with you all.  —  Foreign dignitaries, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, members of Congress, who are with us here today, it's my honor to be here this morning.  It's great to be back at the Munich Security Conference.
Greg Jaffe / Washington Post:
William Taylor Jr., a key impeachment witness, quietly returns home to Trump's Washington  —  Seven days after his closed-door testimony in the House impeachment hearings — seven days after his face was plastered across every screen in America — William B. Taylor Jr. found himself in Mariupol …
Terrence McCoy / Washington Post:
He showed me a lawless border town.  Then masked gunmen killed him in front of his family.  —  RIO DE JANEIRO — What do you say about a death as horrific as this?  What do you say about a man who was murdered by two masked intruders inside his home, in front of his family, while they ate dinner?
CNN:
Dozens of accusers emerge after Andrew Yang's wife reveals sexual assault  —  The following piece contains explicit descriptions of sexual abuse allegations that may be disturbing to some readers.  —  (CNN)Emilia Heckman trusted Dr. Robert Hadden.  —  A fashion model in her late 20s …
Discussion: The Hill
Nancy Scola / Politico:
Bloomberg's meme spree prompts changes in Facebook, Instagram rules  —  Presidential contender Mike Bloomberg's spree of often-surreal social media memes is having one concrete impact — it prompted Facebook to make another change Friday in its rules for paid political content.
Thomas Barrabi / Fox Business:
Trump's Daytona 500 appearance could include lap in presidential limo  —  Trump is planning to take a lap in the presidential car known as “The Beast”  —  President Trump's appearance at the Daytona 500 on Sunday may feature a guest appearance from the presidential limousine known as “The Beast.”
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
The future of local newspapers just got bleaker.  Here's why we can't let them die.  —  It's been a particularly rough couple of months for those who care about local journalism — which should be every American citizen.  —  Warren Buffett sold his 31 newspapers in January, a powerful vote of no confidence in their financial future.
Catie Edmondson / New York Times:
White House Memo Justifying Suleimani Strike Cites No Imminent Threat  —  A new report sent to Congress about the drone strike that killed Iran's top general contradicted the original justification the administration provided.  —  WASHINGTON — The White House told Congress on Friday …
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Washington Post:
White House memo on Soleimani strike makes no mention of imminent threat
Discussion: Axios
Peter Hamby / Vanity Fair:
The Grim Logic of Money Makes Bernie and Bloomberg the Only Candidates Who Matter  —  Only two candidates (and possibly, Mayor Pete) can muster the huge sums necessary for Super Tuesday and beyond.  But zombie candidacies may slog on.  —  The feel-good days of the presidential primary season …
 
 
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Associated Press:
Man upset he can't bring cutout of Donald Trump to dialysis
George F. Will / Washington Post:
The Senate's self-degradation is even more depressing than Trump's misbehavior
Michelle L. Price / Associated Press:
Nevada's lone black congressman backs Biden before caucuses
Kayla Tausche / CNBC:
White House considering tax incentive for more Americans to buy stocks, sources say
Discussion: The Hill and Joe.My.God.
WJXT-TV:
Man accused of driving van into GOP tent says he's thankful no one was hurt
Discussion: Breitbart and Redstate
Gabrielle Fonrouge / New York Post:
Judge takes rare step to help serve elusive Ghislaine Maxwell with lawsuit
Eric Schmitt / New York Times:
Russians Pressure U.S. Forces in Northeast Syria
 Earlier Items: 
Washington Post:
Trump mocks the faith of others. His own religious practices remain opaque.
Rob Arthur / MIT Technology Review:
Pollsters got it wrong in the 2016 election. Now they want another shot.
Foreign Policy:
Pompeo Aims to Cut Funds for Program Honoring Envoy Killed in Benghazi
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Mercury News:
Amy Klobuchar will change the tone of national politics
Discussion: The Hill
Ruy Teixeira / Washington Post:
No, radical policies won't drive election-winning turnout
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Washington Post:
She pushed Trump to exit the Paris climate agreement and roll back environmental rules.
Discussion: Axios and The Week