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2:40 PM ET, February 20, 2020


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Adrian Carrasquillo / Mediaite:
Elizabeth Warren Buys Ad In Sheldon Adelson's Paper Telling Sheldon Adelson How Much He'll Pay Under Her Wealth Tax  —  The morning after Sen. Elizabeth Warren savaged billionaire Mike Bloomberg on stage, possibly giving her flagging campaign new life, she went up with a new ad …
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
Despite His Billions, Bloomberg Busts  —  His rivals were ready.  He was not.  —  You can buy ads and saturate the airwaves with them.  You can buy allies, especially with the right budget.  —  But you can't buy a debate performance, and that's why Mike Bloomberg's on Wednesday night mattered so much.
Kirsten Powers / USA Today:
Face facts, Bernie Sanders is electable  —  It's well past time to bury the ‘Bernie is unelectable’ trope.  He has a better shot than moderate Bloomberg.  —  There has been a mass freak-out among the Democratic establishment as Bernie Sanders' continues to surge in the polls.
Elena Schneider / Politico:
Loathing in Las Vegas: Amy and Pete's resentment boils over  —  Buttigieg and Klobuchar go round for round in Democratic debate  —  LAS VEGAS — Amy Klobuchar made sure there would be no post-debate handshake with Pete Buttigieg.  —  After a series of cutting exchanges during Wednesday's …
New York Times:   Will Warren's Dominant Debate Performance Boost Her Chances in Nevada and Beyond?
John Podhoretz / New York Post:
Nevada Democratic debate was the greatest debate in human history
Discussion: Progress Pond
Mike Allen / Axios:
Bloomberg's rough debut
New York Times:
6 Takeaways From the Democratic Debate in Nevada
Discussion: Washington Post and The Week
Michael Luo / New Yorker:   Warren Makes Her Electability Argument by Skewering Bloomberg at the Democratic Debate
Finally, The Real Elizabeth Warren Steps Up
Discussion: The Bulwark, LGBTQ Nation and Tangle
Becket Adams / Washington Examiner:
Elizabeth Warren won that debate — for Bernie Sanders
Discussion: Vox and Raw Story
Washington Post:
Roger Stone sentenced to 40 months for lying to Congress, witness tampering amid turmoil between Justice Dept. and Trump on penalty  —  A federal judge on Thursday sentenced Roger Stone, President Trump's longtime friend, to serve three years and four months in prison for impeding …
Roger Stone sentenced to over 3 years in prison as judge slams him for ‘covering up for’ Trump  — President Donald Trump's friend Roger Stone was sentenced to more than three years in prison for crimes related to lying to Congress and tampering with a witness.
Tierney Sneed / Talking Points Memo:
Roger Stone Is Sentenced  —  Trump's longtime friend and political adviser, Roger Stone, is currently at his sentencing hearing in front of Judge Amy Berman Jackson.  Federal prosecutors initially suggested that he should serve 7-9 years in prison for false statements to Congress and the other ways …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Judge Hands Stone Light Sentence but Scorches Meddling at Justice
Associated Press:
Trump ally Roger Stone to be sentenced as case roils DOJ
Discussion: Breitbart
George J. Terwilliger III / Washington Post:   I was Barr's deputy attorney general. He did his job in the Roger Stone case.
Roger Stone sentenced to over three years in prison
Cass R. Sunstein / New York Times:
Imagine That Donald Trump Has Almost No Control Over Justice
Discussion: Law & Crime
Mike Allen / Axios:
The new not-normal: Trump expands the boundaries of presidential power
Michael Isikoff / Yahoo News:
Rohrabacher confirms he offered Trump pardon to Assange for proof Russia didn't hack DNC email  —  WASHINGTON — Former California Republican congressman Dana Rohrabacher confirmed in a new interview that during a three-hour meeting at the Ecuadorian Embassy in August 2017 …
Justine Coleman / The Hill:
Rohrabacher tells Yahoo he discussed pardon with Assange for proof Russia didn't hack DNC email
Discussion: IJR, Washington Post and The Guardian
Natasha Bertrand / Politico:
‘All traitors must die’: Feds charge man for threatening whistleblower attorney  —  Federal prosecutors in Michigan have charged a man with making a death threat against one of the attorneys for a whistleblower who initiated the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, according to newly unsealed court records.
Discussion: Raw Story and Axios
Marianne LeVine / Politico:
Sen. Roy Blunt backs Richard Grenell for acting intelligence chief
Discussion: New York Times and Vanity Fair
Washington Post:
Mulvaney says U.S. is ‘desperate’ for more legal immigrants  —  Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney told a crowd at a private gathering in England on Wednesday night that the Trump administration “needs more immigrants” for the U.S. economy to continue growing …
Josh Dawsey / Washington Post:
In speech, Mulvaney says Republicans are hypocritical on deficits  —  Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Wednesday night that the Republican Party is hypocritical when it comes to deficits, according to audio of an overseas speech obtained by The Washington Post.
New York Times:
Germany Shooting Is Deadliest Yet in Upsurge of Far-Right Attacks  —  Nine people died in two bars favored by immigrants in an attack that Chancellor Angela Merkel said had “right-wing extremist, racist motives.”  The suspect and his mother were also found shot dead.
Discussion: NPR
Bill Bostock / INSIDER:
The mass shooter who killed 9 in Germany published a racist manifesto where he identified …
Discussion: VICE, Raw Story and Politico
Germany shooting: ‘Far-right extremist’ carried out shisha bars attacks
Discussion: Slate
Monmouth University Polling Institute:
Sanders Leads with One-Quarter of Vote  —  Projected high Latino turnout boosts poll front-runner  —  West Long Branch, NJ - Bernie Sanders leads the field in California's Super Tuesday primary, despite the fact that only 1 in 4 likely voters currently support him.
Discussion: Political Wire, Politico and The Hill
Craig Timberg / Washington Post:
How conservatives learned to wield power inside Facebook  —  Facebook created “Project P” — for propaganda — in the hectic weeks after the 2016 presidential election and quickly found dozens of pages that had peddled false news reports ahead of Donald Trump's surprise victory.
Ben Collins / NBC News:
Twitter is testing new ways to fight misinformation — including a community-based points system  —  A leaked demo features bright red and orange badges for tweets that have been deemed “harmfully misleading.”  —  Facebook releases trove of data to social science academics to combat hate speech, misinformation
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Trump Job Approval Steady at 49%  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump's job approval remains elevated at 49% in the latest Gallup poll, the same as in the previous poll and up five points from an early January poll conducted before Trump was acquitted by the Senate in his impeachment trial.
Discussion: Townhall and The Daily Caller
Riley de Leon / CNBC:
President Trump's approval rating among small business owners hits all-time high of 64%, survey reveals
Discussion: Breitbart
Jonathan Mattise / Associated Press:
Bolton: Testimony wouldn't have changed impeachment outcome  —  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former national security adviser John Bolton on Wednesday denounced the House's impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump as “grossly partisan” and said his testimony would not have changed Trump's acquittal …
Carol E. Lee / NBC News:
Bolton says his impeachment testimony would not have changed outcome
Discussion: Talking Points Memo, Politico and IJR
New York Times:
Elizabeth Warren  —  Will Wilkinson (10/10) — The gloves came off and she slayed.  Warren sliced Bloomberg's Achilles before he could get off the line, silenced him with his own non-disclosure agreements, and then rained hell on the rest of the field with a combination of vision, policy acumen and biting wit.
Discussion: The Week
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ABC News:
Former Rep. Katie Hill breaks silence months after resigning from Congress: ‘I made the right call’
Discussion: Townhall and The Daily Beast
Rick Porter / Hollywood Reporter:
TV Ratings: Ninth Democratic Debate Posts Strong Early Numbers
Discussion: New York Post
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Apple Weighs Letting Users Switch Default iPhone Apps to Rivals
Jack Detsch / Al-Monitor:
SDF avoids fight with Trump over budget cut
Valerie Richardson / Washington Times:
Secession fever spikes in five states as conservatives seek to escape blue rule
Discussion: Associated Press
ABC News:
FiveThirtyEight Politics Podcast: Bloomberg stumbles in feisty debate
Michael Linden / CNN:
Trump's budget will wreak havoc on the American economy
Discussion: Raw Story
 Earlier Items: 
Austin Jenkins / NW News Network:
In middle of debate, felon voting rights bill dies on floor of Washington Senate
Nihar Kabinittal / ABC News:
EXCLUSIVE: Florida feds knew of New York victim in Epstein indictment 11 years earlier
Discussion: National Review and New York Post
Andrew Ferguson / The Atlantic:
Trump's Beautiful Proposal for Federal Architecture
Rick Wilson / The Daily Beast:
Bill Barr Is Not Quitting—He's Doing Some Weapons-Grade Gaslighting of America
Discussion: Raw Story