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2:20 PM ET, February 18, 2020

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Domenico Montanaro / NPR:
Poll: Sanders Leads The Field, Bloomberg Qualifies For His 1st Debate  —  Toggle more options  —  Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has opened up a double-digit lead in the Democratic nominating contest, according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll.  —  Sanders has 31% support nationally …
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Monmouth University Polling Institute:
Only 1 In 4 Voters Firm About Choice  —  Bloomberg, Sanders, and Biden lead field  —  West Long Branch, NJ - Mike Bloomberg, Bernie Sanders, and Joe Biden top the field in Virginia, one of the states that holds their Democratic presidential primary on Super Tuesday.
Reid J. Epstein / New York Times:
Michael Bloomberg Surges in Poll and Qualifies for Democratic Debate in Las Vegas  —  The billionaire will share the stage with his Democratic rivals for the first time on Wednesday night.  He is certain to be a target of onstage criticism.  —  WASHINGTON — Former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg …
Discussion: Mother Jones, Slate, Contemptor and CNN
Washington Post:   Klobuchar scrambles to turn her magic moment into something more
Jonathan Capehart / Washington Post:
Aunt Gloria is still with Biden. But Mom is leaning to Bloomberg.
Jason Sattler / USA Today:
Bloomberg bets his fortune on crushing Trump, whatever the cost in money or democracy
Discussion: The Hill, The Guardian and Fox News
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Bernie Sanders and Mike Bloomberg are both right. The other guy's got issues.
ABC News:
Trump says he's commuted the sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich  —  Blagojevich was expected to be released in 2024.  —  President Donald Trump has commuted the sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.  —  Blagojevich, a Democrat, was convicted in 2011 by a federal jury …
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Adam Edelman / NBC News:
Trump expected to grant clemency to former Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich, ex-NYPD commissioner Bernard Kerik  —  Blagojevich was sentenced in 2011 to 14 years in federal prison on corruption charges related to his solicitation of bribes in an attempt to “sell” Barack Obama's open Senate seat.
Discussion: BuzzFeed News
CNBC:
Trump commutes sentence of ex-Illinois Gov. Blagojevich, pardons ex-NY police commissioner Kerik …
Discussion: Raw Story
Kaitlan Collins / CNN:   Trump commutes sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich
Quint Forgey / Politico:
Trump threatens lawsuits over Mueller probe  —  President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened to file retaliatory lawsuits “all over the place” for damages he claims to have incurred as a result of former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.  —  In a multi-post morning Twitter screed …
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Kevin Johnson / USA Today:
Federal judges' association calls emergency meeting after DOJ intervenes in case of Trump ally Roger Stone
Nihar Kabinittal / ABC News:
Trump maintains online criticism of Roger Stone case, despite AG Barr's plea to stop
Discussion: Vox, Bloomberg and National Review
Brett Samuels / The Hill:
Trump suggests he may sue over Mueller investigation
Discussion: Breitbart and JONATHAN TURLEY
Senator Chris Murphy:
Behind the Scenes of My Trip to Ukraine and Munich  —  I just got back from a return trip to visit President Zelensky in Ukraine and a stop at the important Munich Security Conference in Germany.  As is my habit, on the long plane ride home I wrote a candid, behind-the-scenes summary of my trip.
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Katie Pavlich / Townhall:
Pompeo Responds to Reports Democrats Secretly Met Iran's Javad Zarif
Nihar Kabinittal / Associated Press:
Trump pardons ex-San Francisco 49ers owner DeBartolo Jr.  —  President Donald Trump has pardoned Edward DeBartolo Jr., the former San Francisco 49ers owner convicted in a gambling fraud scandal  —  WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has pardoned Edward DeBartolo Jr. …
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New York Times:
Trump Pardons Former 49ers Owner Edward DeBartolo Jr.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Top intel office lawyer who handled Ukraine whistleblower complaint resigning  —  The top lawyer for the intelligence community, whose decision to block a whistleblower's complaint about President Donald Trump and Ukraine from reaching Congress helped jumpstart the impeachment inquiry, is resigning from his post, officials confirmed.
Discussion: CNN, Talking Points Memo, Axios and The Hill
Tom Nichols / USA Today:
Sanders was ridiculously naive about the Soviet Union.  The Trump ads write themselves.  —  Sanders was amazed at the open ‘self-criticism’ of his Soviet hosts, but they were playing him.  I hope I'm not forced to vote for him to oust Trump.  —  Sen. Bernie Sanders and I don't have a lot in common.
Rebecca Traister / New York Magazine:
The Immoderate Susan Collins After a long career voting across the aisle, why did the Maine senator gamble her legacy on Trump?  —  Photo: Rod Lamkey Jr./SIPA USA/AP Images  —  Last fall, Erik Mercer, a Maine social worker and psychotherapist, saw one of his senators, the Republican Susan Collins …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
David Rutz / Washington Free Beacon:
MSNBC Panelist to NeverTrumper: If You Can't Vote Sanders, Trump Isn't ‘Emergency’ You Say He Is  —  An MSNBC panelist called out NeverTrumper Steve Schmidt Tuesday for declaring President Donald Trump an “emergency” but expressing strong criticism for 2020 Democratic frontrunner Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.).
Discussion: Common Dreams and LewRockwell
Jamelle Bouie / New York Times:
The Trumpian Liberalism of Michael Bloomberg  —  He may be running as the anti-Trump, but when it comes to the politics of racial control, there is a resemblance.  —  Donald Trump is who he is as a politician because of his unapologetically racial vision of the American nation.
Elliot Spagat / Associated Press:
Homeland Security waives contracting laws for border wall  —  SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it will waive federal contracting laws to speed construction of a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.  —  The Department of Homeland Security said waiving procurement regulations …
Discussion: Daily Kos, National Review, IJR and The Hill
Just Security:
Three Dozen Questions for Congress (and News Media) to Ask Attorney General Barr  —  It's time to face the music.  Attorney General William Barr has agreed to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on March 31.  The committee has called for his testimony for almost a year …
Discussion: Washington Examiner
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Quinta Jurecic / The Atlantic:
Imagine If a Democrat Behaved Like Bill Barr
David Crary / Associated Press:
Boy Scouts' future uncertain after bankruptcy filing  —  Barraged with sex-abuse lawsuits, the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday in hopes of working out a potentially mammoth victim compensation plan that will allow the 110-year-old organization to carry on.
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Does Sanders Have A Ceiling?  Maybe.  Can He Win Anyway?  Yes.  —  The Bernie Sanders rally that I attended on the evening before the New Hampshire primary drew a reported 7,500 people — about twice as many as his actual 3,867-vote margin of victory in the primary the next day.
Discussion: Washington Post
Matt Lewis / The Daily Beast:
It's Suddenly Obvious: Amy Klobuchar Is the Democrats' Best Bet  —  ONCE IN LOVE WITH...  The Minnesota senator is the obvious consensus choice.  She'll have some trouble with the Bernie brats, but who wouldn't?  She's a winner.  —  BEAST INSIDE  —  Dear Democrats: Your winning candidate is staring right at you.
Astead W. Herndon / New York Times:
How Elizabeth Warren's Camp Is Seeking to Regain the Spotlight  —  Ms. Warren's campaign and her allies, convinced her message is being ignored, see a path forward — and they say writing her off would be a mistake.  —  RENO, Nev. — A bad month for Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts keeps getting worse.
Ajit Solanki / Associated Press:
India hastily builds wall along slum ahead of Trump visit  —  AHMEDABAD, India (AP) — A half-kilometer (1,640-foot) brick wall has been hastily erected in India's Gujarat state ahead of a visit by U.S. President Donald Trump, with critics saying it was built to block the view of a slum area inhabited by more than 2,000 people.
Clare Sibthorpe / Sky News:
NHS staff can refuse to treat racist or sexist patients under new rules  —  The NHS will soon bar discriminatory patients from non-critical care - powers that currently only cover aggression or violence.  —  Created with Sketch.  —  Sexist and racist patients could be barred from non-emergency care …
Discussion: Twitchy
Mark Hemingway / RealClearInvestigations:
FBI Raids James Biden-Tied Business  —  FBI agents last month raided the home of the CEO of a bankrupt hospital chain and one of its hospitals in Pennsylvania in new signs of trouble for a company central to accusations of influence-peddling by James Biden, brother of former Vice President Joe Biden.
Allyson Chiu / Washington Post:
Obama pushes Trump's button on economy.  Trump responds: ‘Did you hear the latest con job?’  —  On Monday, former president Barack Obama commemorated the 11th anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the $800 billion stimulus, with a tweet, boasting that it paved …
Jake Novak / CNBC:
OpEd: Think Trump is tough on Twitter?  Meet Ambassador Richard Grenell  — Trump has found his ultimate tweeting wingman in U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell.  — As followers of Grenell's Twitter feed already know, it's a strong source of condensed and contentious pro-Trump arguments.
 
 
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Dan Mangan / CNBC:
Trump pardons Michael Milken, face of 1980s insider financial scandals
Peter Nicholas / The Atlantic:
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Joseph Trevithick / The Drive:
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Jennifer Haberkorn / Los Angeles Times:
With Sanders at the top of the ticket, will Democrats keep the House seats they won in moderate districts?
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James Hohmann / Washington Post:
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Carla Marinucci / Politico:
Rural California's delegate gold mine suddenly matters in Democratic primary
Greg Jaffe / Washington Post:
The war in Afghanistan shattered Joe Biden's faith in American military power
Discussion: National Review
Kara Voght / Mother Jones:
Inside the Fight to Topple Lindsey Graham—and Trump's Senate Majority
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