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2:25 PM ET, February 23, 2020


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Jennifer De Pinto / CBS News:
CBS News poll: In South Carolina, Biden's lead narrows, with Sanders and Steyer on his heels  —  The contest in South Carolina looks very different heading into its final week than it did last fall.  Joe Biden (28%) has only a single-digit lead with Bernie Sanders (23%) now right behind him.
Ryan Lizza / Politico:
Sanders eviscerates conventional wisdom about why he can't win  —  LAS VEGAS — On Saturday in Nevada, Bernie Sanders laid waste not just to his five main rivals but also to every shard of conventional wisdom about the Democratic presidential primaries.  —  You could see the dominoes …
Washington Post:
As Bernie Sanders's momentum builds, down-ballot Democrats move to distance themselves  —  Former astronaut Mark Kelly, the Democratic Party's hope for flipping a U.S. Senate seat in Arizona, tried to do no harm this month when he was asked about Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Megan Messerly / The Nevada Independent:
Buttigieg's campaign alleges numerous errors in caucus vote-counting  —  Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg's campaign, in a letter sent to the Nevada State Democratic Party just before midnight on Sunday, is alleging numerous errors in how early vote totals were folded into the Caucus Day process.
Discussion: Fox News and UPI
New York Times:
Nevada Caucuses 2020: Live Results  —  Bernie Sanders has won the Nevada caucuses, according to The Associated Press.  For the latest updates, follow our live blog.
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Here is Democrats' last chance to get this right  —  Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) racked up an impressive win in the Nevada caucuses, crushing his opponents and expanding his support to older voters and Hispanics.  Unless Democrats manage to alter the race swiftly and dramatically …
Discussion: The Atlantic, Politico and HuffPost
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
Bernie Sanders Romps in Nevada.  Is He Unstoppable?  —  Some lessons from NeverTrump for PleaseNotBernie.  —  With Bernie Sanders romping in Nevada, we come to it again.  The insurgent candidate, armored against normal political forces and equipped with a passionate following, leads a field of more conventional party politicians.
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Fox News:
Trump says Sanders will be Dem nominee ‘unless they cheat him’
Discussion: The Hill and Vox
Janet Hook / Los Angeles Times:   Joe Biden, on the ropes, looks for first win as 2020 campaign moves to South Carolina
Third Way:   Stand up to Bernie or You - and We - All Lose
Zach Montellaro / Politico:   Buttigieg claims inconsistencies in Nevada results
Your 2020 Nevada Democratic caucus results
Domenico Montanaro / NPR:
After The Nevada Caucuses, Bernie Sanders Is The Man To Beat
New York Times:
Bernie Sanders Wins Nevada Caucuses, Strengthening His Primary Lead
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and TheStreet
Matt Viser / Washington Post:
Bernie Sanders decisively wins Nevada caucuses
Discussion: Fox News
Bob Brigham / Raw Story:
MSNBC panel disparages Nevada voters for picking Bernie Sanders: ‘Sounds a lot like political suicide’
Discussion: NB Blog
David Rothkopf / The Daily Beast:
Trump Is Lobotomizing Our Government  —  Trump's national security adviser has made clear that he sees his job as serving as a kind of human cocktail of drugs for the erratic president—part palliative, part sedative.  —  BEAST INSIDE  —  For just over a century, since America arrived …
Discussion: Raw Story and ABC News
Washington Post:
Responding to news of Russian interference, Trump sends chilling message to U.S. intelligence community
Washington Post:
Coronavirus cases spike in Italy, China says most new infections limited to Hubei, South Korea declares ‘red alert’  —  The latest novel coronavirus figures from China suggest that the outbreak remains worst in locked-down Hubei province, where 630 new cases and 96 more deaths were reported Saturday evening.
Stephania Taladrid / New Yorker:
What Bernie Sanders Is Doing Differently to Win Over Latino Voters  —  On President's Day, Daniel Parra met a group of friends at Eldorado High School, in East Las Vegas.  The Bernie Sanders campaign was holding a soccer tournament there that a friend of Parra's had posted about on Snapchat.
Yahoo News:
Latinos, Sanders's secret weapon in Nevada, could make him unstoppable on Super Tuesday
Discussion: BuzzFeed News
New York Times:
How Bernie Sanders Dominated in Nevada
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Wall Street Journal reporters protest ‘sick man’ headline in Wall Street Journal  —  The Wall Street Journal's China staff is urging the newspaper to apologize for a headline that prompted the Chinese government to expel three of its journalists this week.  —  The email from the Journal's China bureau …
Joshua Geltzer / Politico:
The Lost 110 Words of Our Constitution  —  The 14th Amendment says states that infringe the vote must lose representation in Congress.  It's time to make this happen. Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images … The U.S. Constitution is famously short—a mere 7,591 words, including its 27 amendments.
Discussion: Instapundit
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
We have entered the Trump Unbound era — and journalists need to step it up.  —  When Donald Trump was elected, the media spent months figuring out how to cover a far-from-ordinary presidency.  —  Some will argue that many journalists never rose to that challenge — that they normalized Trump …
New York Times:
How a Neighbors' Feud in Paradise Launched an International Rape Case  —  The fashion executive Peter Nygard has clashed for years with his neighbor in the Bahamas, the billionaire Louis Bacon.  The latest development is a lawsuit saying Mr. Nygard sexually exploited teenage girls.
New York Daily News:
Mayor de Blasio joins encrypted messaging app Signal, raising legal and ethical questions  —  Mayor de Blasio has joined the 21st century — and found a way to hide his communications.  —  Hizzoner joined encrypted messaging app Signal over the weekend.  The tech lets users send disappearing messages …
Ian Millhiser / Vox:
Justice Sotomayor warns the Supreme Court is doing special favors for the Trump administration  —  The ordinary rules no longer apply when the Trump administration shows up in court.  —  The Supreme Court voted along ideological lines Friday evening to allow a Trump administration rule …
Discussion: Slate and Lawyers, Guns & Money
Ephrat Livni / Quartz:   Justice Sotomayor calls out the US Supreme Court in a sharp dissent
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Parker Molloy / Media Matters for America:
Why should anyone care what “Never Trump” Republicans think about the Democratic primary?
Suhauna Hussain / Los Angeles Times:
They're paid to tweet for Mike Bloomberg. They don't necessarily support him
Jon Levine / New York Post:
Richard Grenell now highest-ranking openly gay official in US government history
Discussion: Twitchy
Dan Diamond / Politico:
White House to ask Congress for emergency coronavirus funding
Discussion: The Hill, Balloon Juice and Slate
Wall Street Journal:
Tapping Trump's Anger About 2016 Surveillance, White House Seeks Overhaul of Spying Law
Discussion: The Week
 Earlier Items: 
Paula Bolyard / PJ Media Home:
Stunning: A Delusional Socialist Just Blew Away the Democrat Competition in Nevada. Now What?
Zak Cheney-Rice / New York Magazine:
Oklahoma Will Require Its Schools to Teach the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921
Adam Kredo / Washington Free Beacon:
EXCLUSIVE: Pompeo Reveals Trump Admin's Wide-Ranging Plan to Combat Iran, Deal Death Blow to Nuclear Deal
Nihar Kabinittal / ABC News:
Couple allegedly drove 2 teenage boys on bikes off the road for their Trump flag