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Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Mike Bloomberg prepares media onslaught against Democratic front-runner Bernie Sanders  — Mike Bloomberg's presidential campaign plans to unleash its cash-flush media operation against Bernie Sanders in the wake of the Vermont senator's resounding victory in the Nevada caucuses.
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Public Policy Polling:
South Carolina Looks Like A Two Person Race  —  PPP's newest poll of Democratic primary voters in South Carolina finds it looking like a two person race, with only Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders reaching double digits in their support.  Biden gets 36% to 21% for Sanders, with Elizabeth Warren at 8% …
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
Eli Yokley / Morning Consult:
Sanders Rises as Primary Voters Grow More Confident About His Chances Against Trump  —  32% say Sanders is their first choice to take on Trump in November  —  Getty Images / Morning Consult illustration by Samantha Elbouez  — Democratic primary voters increasingly believe Sanders …
Josh Lederman / NBC News:
Vandalism hits Bloomberg campaign offices across the U.S.
Michael Gerson / Washington Post:
A Trump-Sanders election would destroy our politics  —  It is a sad, strange experience to witness the destruction of American political institutions right before your eyes.  From one perspective, this has come in a swift, confusing rush of events.  From another, it has seemed to unfold in slow motion.
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Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Sanders winds up boosting Trump on foreign policy
Paul Waldman / Washington Post:
Democrats, stop freaking out about Bernie Sanders
Washington Post:
Richard Grenell's paid consulting included work for U.S. nonprofit funded mostly by Hungary  —  Two years before President Trump nominated him to become ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell wrote an op-ed about Nigeria's highly charged 2015 presidential race, a move that drew notice from Nigerian media.
Discussion: Raw Story
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Burgess Everett / Politico:
Susan Collins breaks with Trump over Grenell
Discussion: The Hill
Eli Clifton / Responsible Statecraft:
Trump's new acting Director of National Intelligence conducted undisclosed work for Hungary's far-right government
Discussion: Raw Story
Patricia Mazzei / New York Times:
Sanders's Comments on Fidel Castro Provoke Anger in Florida  —  Bernie Sanders told “60 Minutes” that it would be “unfair” to say “everything is bad” about Cuba's Communist revolution.  —  MIAMI — Cuban exiles and Democrats in Florida on Monday angrily rejected comments …
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Marc Caputo / Politico:
Florida Dems in uproar after Sanders' Cuba comments  —  MIAMI — Bernie Sanders says he's the Democrat best-equipped to defeat Donald Trump in November.  —  But Florida Democrats insist he's the worst-equipped after Sanders's refusal Sunday night to thoroughly condemn the Cuban Revolution.
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
If Democrats Aren't Terrified of Bernie, They're Not Paying Attention  —  Watching the Brexit debacle from afar, it seemed impossible to understand how the Labour Party could know full well it needed to win a national election in order to prevent an irreversible setback, yet harness itself to Jeremy Corbyn …
New York Times:
Harvey Weinstein Is Found Guilty on Two Counts: Live Updates  —  Mr. Weinstein is guilty of criminal sexual act in the first degree and rape in the third degree.  —  RIGHT NOW Harvey Weinstein is guilty of criminal sexual act in the first degree and rape in the third degree.  —  Here's what you need to know:
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Gene Maddaus / Variety:   Harvey Weinstein Taken to Bellevue Hospital With Chest Pains
Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:   Making Sense of the Harvey Weinstein Verdict
Scott Bixby / The Daily Beast:
Bernie Staffer Mocked Warren's Looks, Pete's Sexuality on Private Twitter Account  —  The private Twitter account of a newly promoted campaign staffer indicates that at least some of Sen. Bernie Sanders' most toxic support is coming from inside the house.  —  During the most recent presidential …
Discussion: Twitchy
Ronald J. Hansen / Arizona Republic:
Arizona congressional candidate suspends campaign after heroin overdose  —  (Photo: via Chris Taylor Republican For Arizona CD1 website)  —  Chris Taylor, a Safford city councilman who is running for Congress, overdosed on heroin last week and since has suspended his campaign.
Dave Jamieson / HuffPost:
The Young Turks' Progressive Founder Urged His Staff Not To Unionize  —  In a tense meeting with employees, Cenk Uygur argued that a union doesn't belong at a small news network struggling to make profits.  —  Top leadership at the progressive news network The Young Turks held an all-staff meeting …
Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
“Phil Is Doing His Best to Give Bernie His Due”: After a Sanders Surge and a Matthews Gaffe, MSNBC Prepares to Pivot  —  With Bernie rally coverage, Bernie-friendly guests, and a mandate to “seek out more smart, pro-Sanders voices,” the cable net confronts a new reality: “He's winning,” says a source.
Politico:
Why Senate Dems aren't freaking out about Bernie  —  House Democrats are warning of a down-ballot bloodbath and centrists are freaking out.  But Bernie Sanders' colleagues have a more placid take on the rise of democratic socialist: Bernie can beat Donald Trump.
Discussion: The Hill and Breitbart
Jim VandeHei / Axios:
The evidence doesn't back Democrats' panic that Bernie can't win - Axios  —  Virtually every national and swing state poll shows Sanders tied with or beating Trump.
Discussion: Bern Notice and National Review
Ben Conarck / Miami Herald:
A Miami man who flew to China worried he might have coronavirus.  He may owe thousands  —  After returning to Miami last month from a work trip in China, Osmel Martinez Azcue found himself in a frightening position: he was developing flu-like symptoms, just as coronavirus was ravaging the country he had visited.
James Hamblin / The Atlantic:
You're Likely to Get the Coronavirus  —  In May 1997, a 3-year-old boy developed what at first seemed like the common cold.  When his symptoms—sore throat, fever, and cough—persisted for six days, he was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Hong Kong.  There his cough worsened, and he began gasping for air.
Discussion: The Week
CNN:
Bloomberg called Warren ‘scary’ and vowed to ‘defend the banks’ in closed-door 2016 event  —  Warren drags Bloomberg: He's an arrogant billionaire  —  (CNN)Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg said at a private event in 2016 that his presidential campaign platform would have been to …
CNBC:
DOW PLUNGES 1,000 POINTS  —  Matrix's Katz: You want to buy into the dips and the coronavirus uncertainty  —  Stocks fell sharply on Monday, with Dow Jones Industrial Average losses reaching 1,000 points at midday.  The number of coronavirus cases outside China surged …
New York Times:
Sanders Says He'll Attract a Wave of New Voters.  It Hasn't Happened.  —  Bernie Sanders has so far prevailed by expanding his appeal among traditional Democratic voters, not by driving record turnout.  —  CHARLESTON, S.C. — It is the most politically provocative part …
Heidi Przybyla / NBC News:
Cardiology director says there's one heart measure Sanders could disclose but isn't  —  Exclusive: By releasing one simple indicator of his heart health, Sanders could address lingering questions, the president of the American College of Cardiology says.  —  WASHINGTON — Democratic …
Discussion: New York Post
George Prayias / The Rush Limbaugh Show:
Overhyped Coronavirus Weaponized Against Trump  —  RUSH: Folks, this coronavirus thing, I want to try to put this in perspective for you.  It looks like the coronavirus is being weaponized as yet another element to bring down Donald Trump.  Now, I want to tell you the truth about the coronavirus.
Jamie Ross / The Daily Beast:
Trump Speaks to Massive Indian Crowd, Mispronounces Almost Everything  —  TONGUE TWISTER  —  President Donald Trump addressed a massive public rally early Monday in India, where he showered the country and its prime minister with praise—but repeatedly struggled with his pronunciation.
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA, BBC and Political Flare
Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller:
Here's What The Lead Roger Stone Juror Wrote In Her Jury Questionnaire  — The lead juror at Roger Stone's trial said in a written questionnaire that she was “not sure” whether she posted online about the Russia investigation, though her Twitter feed shows that she posted multiple stories about the probe.
Discussion: Redstate
Margalit Fox / New York Times:
Katherine Johnson Dies at 101; Mathematician Broke Barriers at NASA  —  She was one of a group of black women mathematicians at NASA and its predecessor who were celebrated in the 2016 movie “Hidden Figures.”  —  They asked Katherine Johnson for the moon, and she gave it to them.
Discussion: io9, IJR, Observer, The Week and Rolling Stone
Paul Wood / Spectator USA:
Andy Khawaja: ‘The whistleblower’  —  This article is in The Spectator's March 2020 US edition.  Subscribe here.  —  It's after 2 a.m. in Club 38, a nightspot in an old railway shed in Beirut.  The DJ is in the cab of a rusty train.  Lights sweep across a dense crowd below.
Discussion: Raw Story
Stacey Walker / The Gazette:
Iowa is first-in-the-nation for voter disenfranchisement  —  All eyes have been on Iowa since the debacle of this year's caucuses.  The contrast between the whiteness of the Hawkeye State and the diversity of the Democratic Party's voting base has been stark, and with the organizational catastrophe following …
Annie Karni / New York Times:
Trump's Doctor Thought He Had a Ticket to Congress.  It Hasn't Been So Easy.  —  Ronny Jackson is one of 15 candidates in a crowded Republican primary.  And the White House hasn't gone out of its way to help.  —  WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Dressed in cowboy boots and jeans …
YouTube:
Sanders Senior Advisor Chuck Rocha: How we got 73% of Latinos … Bernie Sanders' Senior Advisor Chuck Rocha reacts to his boss' Nevada victory and lays out the campaign's plans for South Carolina and Super Tuesday.  —  About Rising:  —  Rising is a weekday morning show with bipartisan hosts …
NBER:
Does Race Matter for Police Use of Force?  Evidence from 911 Calls  —  NBER Working Paper No. 26774  —  NBER Program(s):Law and Economics Program, Labor Studies Program … You may purchase this paper on-line in .pdf format from SSRN.com ($5) for electronic delivery.  —  Access to NBER Papers
 
 
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Discussion: The Week