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9:45 AM ET, February 21, 2020

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New York Times:
Lawmakers Are Warned That Russia Is Meddling to Re-elect Trump  —  A classified briefing to House members is said to have angered the president, who complained that Democrats would “weaponize” the disclosure.  —  WASHINGTON — Intelligence officials warned House lawmakers last week that Russia …
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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 …
The Daily Beast:
Russia Is Helping Elect Trump Again, Intel Official Says  —  “Republicans went nuts” when an intelligence official told Congress that Russia was siding with Trump in the election—again.  Then Trump tapped a political ally as his top spy.  —  Intelligence officials briefed House lawmakers …
Reuters:   Kremlin says U.S. allegations Russia is working to re-elect Trump are false
Morning Consult:
The 2020 U.S. Election  —  On a daily basis, Morning Consult is surveying over 5,000 registered voters across the United States on the 2020 presidential election.  Every week, we'll update this page with the latest survey data, offering an in-depth guide to how the race for the White House is shaping up.
Discussion: Salon and Breitbart
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David Siders / Politico:
Bloomberg quietly plotting brokered convention strategy  —  LAS VEGAS — Mike Bloomberg is privately lobbying Democratic Party officials and donors allied with his moderate opponents to flip their allegiance to him — and block Bernie Sanders — in the event of a brokered national convention.
Wall Street Journal:
Democratic Presidential Candidates Ended January Short on Cash  —  Pete Buttigieg and Joe Biden haven't invested in any ads in the crucial Super Tuesday states, data show  —  Four of the top six Democratic presidential campaigns spent heavily ahead of the Iowa caucuses …
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Harry Reid says Sanders needs more than plurality to win Democratic nomination  —  LAS VEGAS — Former Senate majority leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) said Thursday that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) or any presidential candidate should not get the Democratic nomination if they end the primary process …
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Down-ballot Republicans watch with glee as Sanders gains steam
Discussion: The Hill
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Carrie Dann / NBC News:
NBC News/WSJ poll: Sanders gains ground on Biden with black voters nationally
Discussion: Mediaite and The Hill
Joshua Jamerson / Wall Street Journal:   Sanders Running Even With Biden Among Black Voters, WSJ/NBC News Poll Finds
Maggie Severns / Politico:
Warren, Biden and Buttigieg dangerously close to going broke  —  Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren each started the month scraping perilously close to the bottom of their campaign bank accounts, posing an existential threat to their candidacies as the Democratic primary goes national.
Discussion: CNN, Outside the Beltway and Breitbart
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David Ignatius / Washington Post:
The rest of the world is preparing for four more years of Trump
The Daily Beast:
Elizabeth Warren Wanted to Be the Unity Candidate. Now, She's Playing for Keeps
Jonathan Blitzer / New Yorker:
How Stephen Miller Manipulates Donald Trump to Further His Immigration Obsession  —  Donald Trump's senior adviser has been the true driving force behind this Administration's racist agenda.  How far will he go?  —  One afternoon in November, a half-dozen government officials sat …
Trilby Beresford / Hollywood Reporter:
Trump Rips ‘Parasite’ Oscars Win and Brad Pitt in Colorado Rally Rant  —  “How bad were the Academy Awards this year?” he asked at the podium to boos from the crowd.  —  During Thursday's campaign rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado, President Donald Trump criticized the Oscar-winning Korean film Parasite …
Discussion: HuffPost, The Week, The Wrap, CNN and Fox News
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Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Collins won't accept Trump's intel post, vows to stay in Georgia Senate race  —  Trump floated Collins for the job, possibly sparing GOP of brutal Senate fight  —  U.S. Rep. Doug Collins rejected the idea of becoming the permanent director of national intelligence on Friday …
Discussion: National Review, IJR and Raw Story
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Tyler Olson / Fox News:
Trump says he's considering Doug Collins for DNI post; GOP rep says not interested
Discussion: The Hill and New York Post
Scott Morefield / The Daily Caller:
Tucker Carlson Calls For Roger Stone Judge's Impeachment: ‘Democratic Activist Wearing Robes’  —  Fox News host Tucker Carlson called for the impeachment of U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson during a Thursday night “Tucker Carlson Tonight” monologue in which he called her a “Democratic activist wearing robes.”
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Molly Jong-Fast / The Daily Beast:
Roger Stone Judge Amy Berman Jackson: Look Out, America, ABJ Is the New RBG
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Greg B. Smith / The City:
Judge Who Ended Stop-and-Frisk Slams Bloomberg on Past Attempt to ‘Scare Me’  —  In 2013, shortly before Manhattan Federal Judge Shira Scheindlin declared then-Mayor Mike Bloomberg's stop-and-frisk policy unconstitutional, a taxpayer-funded dossier that portrayed her as anti-police surfaced.
Associated Press:
US: Taliban's ‘reduction of violence’ deal to start tonight  —  ISLAMABAD (AP) — The countdown to the signing of a peace agreement between the Taliban and the United States to end the 18 years of war in Afghanistan will begin on Friday night, when the seven-day “reduction of violence” …
Discussion: National Review
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Quint Forgey / Politico:
Pompeo announces ‘understanding’ between U.S. and Taliban
Discussion: CNN, The Hill and Associated Press
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 …
Anand Giridharadas / New York Times:
The Billionaire Election  —  Does the world belong to them or to us?  —  Mr. Giridharadas is the author of “Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World.”  —  Bernie Sanders wants to get rid of them.  Amy Klobuchar is fine with them, but wants them to pay somewhat higher taxes.
Scott Johnson / Power Line:
Omar's reign of terror  —  As of this morning, I can't find a story in the Minnesota media that follows up on the Daily Mail's report that Rep. Ilhan Omar married her brother in 2009 for fraudulent purposes.  It's not breaking news.  We — Preya Samsundar, David Steinberg, and I …
Reid Wilson / The Hill:
Top GOP super PAC spent money on NC Democrat  —  CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The largest super PAC that supports Republican Senate candidates will say in a filing with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) late Thursday it spent millions of dollars to boost a liberal Democratic candidate running …
Jamelle Bouie / New York Times:
The Authoritarian Stamp of Jim Crow  —  We don't have to look overseas to find models that help explain where Trumpism may be taking us.  —  When critics reach for analogies to describe Donald Trump — or look for examples of democratic deterioration — they tend to look abroad.
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation:
KFF Health Tracking Poll - February 2020: Health Care in the 2020 Election  —  Key Findings:  — The U.S. Supreme Court will decide today whether to take up Texas v. United States, which challenges the constitutionality of the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA).
New York Times:
How Bloomberg Bungled a Debate That He Had Been Prepped For  —  Michael Bloomberg's campaign advisers had anticipated tough debate questions on stop-and-frisk and nondisclosure agreements.  The former mayor's performance left his team rattled.  —  Michael R. Bloomberg had put in the hours …
 
 
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Edward Luce / Financial Times:
Lloyd Blankfein: ‘I might find it harder to vote for Bernie than for Trump’
Catie Edmondson / New York Times:
Ocasio-Cortez Builds Progressive Campaign Arm to Challenge Democrats
Discussion: The Hill
ProPublica:
Republican National Committee Obscured How Much It Pays Its Chief of Staff
Oliver Milman / The Guardian:
Revealed: quarter of all tweets about climate crisis produced by bots
Washington Post:
The Democratic race is now Sanders against the field, and a contested convention possibly awaits the party
 Earlier Items: 
Bloomberg:
Trump Ads Will Take Over YouTube's Homepage on Election Day
Kevin Collier / NBC News:
DOD communications hub reports likely data breach
Discussion: Raw Story
Bloomberg:
Trump Stews Over McCabe But Is Wary of Driving Barr to Resign
Laura Reiley / Washington Post:
China could purchase much less U.S. farm product than thought, new USDA estimate suggests
Discussion: The Week
Monmouth University Polling Institute:
Sanders Leads with One-Quarter of Vote
Discussion: Washington Post, Politico and The Hill