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5:00 PM ET, February 20, 2020

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Washington Post:
After a congressional briefing on election threats, Trump soured on acting spy chief  —  President Trump erupted at his acting director of national intelligence, Joseph Maguire, in the Oval Office last week over what he perceived as disloyalty by Maguire's staff, ruining his chances of becoming …
Discussion: NBC News, Daily Kos, Raw Story and The Hill
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Steve Benen / MSNBC:
As of today, how many jobs does Richard Grenell have?  —  As of this morning, Ric Grenell appears to have at least three different jobs, which is a lot for one unqualified individual.  —  After Donald Trump announced late yesterday that Ambassador Richard Grenell would take over as the acting director …
Ben Weingarten / The Federalist:
Why Richard Grenell As Director Of National Intelligence Is A Loss For The Deep State
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 …
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Dominique Cuce / NBC News:
NBC NEWS AND MSNBC BREAK RATINGS RECORD AGAIN WITH THE MOST-WATCHED DEMOCRATIC DEBATE EVER  —  Averages Nearly 20 Million Television Viewers Across the Two Networks,  —  #1 Dem Debate in History in Both Total Viewers and the Key A25-54 Demo  —  NBC News and MSNBC Now Claim the Top Two Dem Debates Ever
New York Times:
Will Warren's Dominant Debate Performance Boost Her Chances in Nevada and Beyond?  —  Her strong performance helped her raise $2.8 million by night's end.  But the question was whether it was too late to help Ms. Warren's campaign.  —  LAS VEGAS — Senator Elizabeth Warren was raring to go.
John Podhoretz / New York Post:
Nevada Democratic debate was the greatest debate in human history  —  Forget Lincoln and Douglas.  Forget Nixon and Kennedy.  Hell, forget the Athenians and the Melians back during the Peloponnesian War.  Last night's Democratic primary slagfest in Nevada was the greatest debate in all of human history.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Rick Porter / Hollywood Reporter:
TV Ratings: Ninth Democratic Debate Posts Strong Early Numbers
Nihar Kabinittal / ABC News:
Bloomberg seeks to regain footing after uneven debate debut
Dominic Green / Spectator USA:
Bloomberg isn't beaten
Mike Allen / Axios:
Bloomberg's rough debut
Michael Luo / New Yorker:   Warren Makes Her Electability Argument by Skewering Bloomberg at the Democratic Debate
New York Times:
6 Takeaways From the Democratic Debate in Nevada
Discussion: Washington Post and The Week
NBC News:
Full transcript: Ninth Democratic debate in Las Vegas
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 …
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courthousenews.com:
Judge Hands Stone Light Sentence but Scorches Meddling at Justice  —  WASHINGTON (CN) — Roger Stone, a longtime friend and ally of President Donald Trump, was sentenced Thursday to three years and four months in prison, but speculation that the president may hand the self-proclaimed …
CNBC:
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.
Dareh Gregorian / NBC News:
Trump says Roger Stone has ‘very good chance of exoneration’ hours after sentencing  —  The president also attacked the jury forewoman in Stone's criminal case, calling her “totally tainted.”  —  President Donald Trump said his former adviser Roger Stone has “a very good chance of exoneration …
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Roger Stone's sentencing shows what the ‘rule of law’ is all about
Discussion: Townhall and The Guardian
Matthew Cole / The Intercept:
The FBI Is Investigating Erik Prince for Trying to Weaponize Crop Dusters
Discussion: Raw Story
David Taintor / Talking Points Memo:
Roger Stone Is Sentenced
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Dominic Holden / BuzzFeed News:
Trump's Close Ally Roger Stone Was Sentenced To 40 Months In Prison
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 …
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Justine Coleman / The Hill:
Rohrabacher tells Yahoo he discussed pardon with Assange for proof Russia didn't hack DNC email
Discussion: IJR and The Guardian
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 …
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Washington Post:
Coronavirus-infected Americans flown home against CDC's advice  —  In the wee hours of a rainy Monday, more than a dozen buses sat on the tarmac at Tokyo's Haneda Airport.  Inside, 328 weary Americans wearing surgical masks and gloves waited anxiously to fly home after weeks in quarantine aboard …
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.
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.
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
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Martin Gould / Daily Mail:
Ilhan Omar DID marry her brother and said she would ‘do what she had to do to get him “papers” to keep him in U.S.’, reveals Somali community leader  — Ilhan Omar told friends years ago that the man who went on to become her second husband was in fact her brother, DailyMail.com can confirm
Discussion: Power Line and The Gateway Pundit
Sachika Yadav / Mediaite:
Katie Hill Says Biphobia Caused Her Resignation From Congress: ‘I Made the Right Call’  —  Former Democratic Rep. Katie Hill spoke out in an interview on Good Morning America with George Stephanopoulos Thursday morning about her resignation from Congress.  —  When asked if she thought she …
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ABC News:
Former Rep. Katie Hill breaks silence months after resigning from Congress: ‘I made the right call’
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
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, Axios and Law & Crime
 
 
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Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA:
Current Findings  —  Results of Winthrop Poll released on February 21 …
Daniel Lippman / Politico:
Trump to tap Florida official as homeland security adviser
Christopher Bing / Reuters:
U.S. defense agency personal data may have been ‘compromised’: letter
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Top NSC official Victoria Coates reassigned to Energy Department amid “Anonymous” fallout
Discussion: New York Times, Breitbart and The Hill
Mathilde Frot / Jewish News:
Fury as textbook asks how Israel could be seen as ‘long term cause of 9/11’
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Jack Detsch / Al-Monitor:
SDF avoids fight with Trump over budget cut
New York Times:
Elizabeth Warren  —  Will Wilkinson (10/10) — The gloves came off and she slayed.
Discussion: The Week
Kirsten Powers / USA Today:
Face facts, Bernie Sanders is electable
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Trump Job Approval Steady at 49%
Discussion: CNBC, The Daily Caller and Townhall
Sirajuddin Haqqani / New York Times:
What We, the Taliban, Want  —  I am convinced that the killing …