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6:50 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.
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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 and Politico
Joe Concha / The Hill:
Chris Matthews faces calls for resignation after comparing Sanders victory to Nazi invasion  —  MSNBC's Chris Matthews is under fire after comparing Sen. Bernie Sanders's (I-Vt.) decisive win in the Nevada caucuses to the Nazi invasion of France in 1940, with some on social media calling for the “Hardball” host to resign.
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.
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
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.
nbc15.com:   Buttigieg campaign raises doubt about Nevada results
Associated Press:
The Latest: Trump congratulates Sanders on Nevada caucus win
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Zack Budryk / The Hill:
Biden blames Steyer for drop in South Carolina African American support
Third Way:   Stand up to Bernie or You - and We - All Lose
Fox News:
Trump says Sanders will be Dem nominee ‘unless they cheat him’
Discussion: The Hill and Vox
Domenico Montanaro / NPR:
After The Nevada Caucuses, Bernie Sanders Is The Man To Beat
Janet Hook / Los Angeles Times:   Joe Biden, on the ropes, looks for first win as 2020 campaign moves to South Carolina
Zach Montellaro / Politico:   Buttigieg claims inconsistencies in Nevada results
CNN:
US intelligence briefer appears to have overstated assessment of 2020 Russian interference  —  Washington (CNN)The US intelligence community's top election security official appears to have overstated the intelligence community's formal assessment of Russian interference in the 2020 election …
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Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
Trump makes veiled threat toward Schiff over classified briefing on Russian 2020 election interference  —  President Trump on Sunday made a veiled threat toward House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff, claiming without evidence that the California Democrat had leaked information …
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.
Discussion: Discourse.net
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
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.
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Will Bunch / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Can we talk about the Trump-loving, QAnon-type who slaughtered 10 people in Germany?  —  The virus is spreading worldwide faster than our ability to contain it.  —  No, not that one.  —  I'm thinking about the tragic and shocking events that took place on Wednesday night nearly 4,000 miles away …
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 …
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 …
Fred Backus / CBS News:
CBS News poll: Most voters expect Trump will be reelected  —  Whether or not they're voting for him, 65% of registered voters nationwide think President Trump will definitely or probably be reelected, including more than a third of Democrats who think so.  Republicans are especially optimistic: more than nine in 10 expect him to win.
Discussion: The Hill
CBS News:
Bernie Sanders says he would intervene if China took military action against Taiwan  —  Bernie Sanders outlines when he would use military force as president and says he would meet with Kim Jong Un.  See the 60 Minutes story on Sanders, tonight.  —  Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders …
Discussion: New York Post
Craig Gilbert / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Bernie Sanders opens sizable lead over Democratic field in new Wisconsin poll … (Photo: Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)  —  Bernie Sanders now enjoys a sizable lead in Wisconsin among likely Democratic primary voters, according to a new statewide poll.
Discussion: CNN and Redstate
 
 
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Atyia Collins / WCDC-TV:
Jewish Community Center evacuated after “threatening email” was received
Discussion: Townhall and The Hill
Steve Collinssun / Lewiston Sun Journal:
Susan Collins complains about misleading campaign advertising
Sherman Smith / Topeka Capital-Journal:
Thousands of ballots by eligible voters get tossed. This guy wants to fix that.
Hunter Woodall / The Daily Beast:
NeverTrumpers Never Had a Chance, but Consultants Still Cashed In
New York Daily News:
Mayor de Blasio joins encrypted messaging app Signal, raising legal and ethical questions
Parker Molloy / Media Matters for America:
Why should anyone care what “Never Trump” Republicans think about the Democratic primary?
Stephania Taladrid / New Yorker:
What Bernie Sanders Is Doing Differently to Win Over Latino Voters
 Earlier Items: 
Suhauna Hussain / Los Angeles Times:
They're paid to tweet for Mike Bloomberg. They don't necessarily support him
Discussion: American Greatness and CNN
Jon Levine / New York Post:
Richard Grenell now highest-ranking openly gay official in US government history
Discussion: Twitchy
David Rothkopf / The Daily Beast:
Trump Is Lobotomizing Our Government
Discussion: Raw Story
Wall Street Journal:
Tapping Trump's Anger About 2016 Surveillance, White House Seeks Overhaul of Spying Law
Discussion: The Week
Paula Bolyard / PJ Media Home:
Stunning: A Delusional Socialist Just Blew Away the Democrat Competition in Nevada. Now What?
Discussion: Fox News
Zak Cheney-Rice / New York Magazine:
Oklahoma Will Require Its Schools to Teach the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921