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10:35 AM ET, February 24, 2020


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Gabriel Debenedetti / New York Magazine:
No You Drop Out: Why Bernie's Rivals Are All Stubbornly Staying in the Race  —  The chatter started up again, stronger than ever, before caucus sites even opened across Nevada on Saturday.  First it was in the form of whispers among campaign strategists and donors, and as the week wore …
Sanders sends Democratic establishment into panic mode  —  LAS VEGAS - Moderate Democrats watched in horror as Bernie Sanders soared to a landslide victory in Nevada.  —  It wasn't the win that was surprising — it was the walloping Sanders gave his opponents, his ability to dominate among Latino voters …
Discussion: The Week and Twitchy
Fred Hiatt / Washington Post:
How Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders both reject the reality of climate change  —  The survival of our planet as we know it is in danger.  —  We have at hand a bipartisan, rigorous plan to address that danger.  —  And now it is more than possible that we will end up with two presidential candidates …
Discussion: Informed Comment
NBC News:
Biden to grab second in Nevada, above threshold to win delegates, NBC News projects
Discussion: TheBlaze and MSNBC
ABC News:
The Note: Divided field makes it easier for Sanders to conquer Democratic Party
Discussion: Associated Press and The Hill
Stephanie Saul / New York Times:
Tom Steyer Stirs More Debate Over Payments in South Carolina
Discussion: NBC News and The Week
Jennifer Epstein / Bloomberg:   Joe Biden Unveils $640 Billion Housing Plan Before South Carolina Vote
Washington Post:
Bernie Sanders, powered by diverse liberal coalition, forces a reckoning for Democrats
Discussion: Associated Press, Politico and The Hill
Jamie Lovegrove / Post and Courier:   Clyburn insists he is still deciding among 3 candidates for SC 2020 primary endorsement
Reuters:   Buttigieg courts South Carolina black voters with his veteran status
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Let's get to the memos.  —  1. The Jessie Liu memo: Shortly before withdrawing the nomination of the former D.C. U.S. attorney for a top Treasury role, the president reviewed a memo on Liu's alleged misdeeds, according to a source with direct knowledge.
Trump wants fewer people on his team — but more loyalists
Discussion: The Week and Raw Story
Taj Mahal: US President Donald Trump visits the ‘monument of love’ in Agra  —  US President Donald Trump is visiting the historic Taj Mahal in the northern Indian city of Agra.  —  This is the second stop in Mr Trump's 36-hour long trip, which is his first official visit to India.
Discussion: Political Flare and Raw Story
Anita Kumar / Politico:
India rolls out the MAGA carpet for Trump
Discussion: Associated Press and UPI
Kaitlan Collins / CNN:
Trump's chief of staff doesn't attend India trip because of cold, sources say
Discussion: Raw Story
Anderson Cooper / CBS News:
Bernie Sanders on being the Democratic frontrunner and taking on Donald Trump  —  Coming off his win in the Nevada caucuses, Bernie Sanders talks about Michael Bloomberg, Donald Trump, Democratic socialism, and what he would do if elected president.  —  Bernie Sanders had an impressive win last night in the Nevada caucuses.
Scott Johnson / Power Line:
Stalin's last laugh  —  Has Bernie Sanders ever lavished …
Discussion: Washington Post
Paul LeBlanc / CNN:
Sanders says 'it's unfair to simply say everything is bad' with Fidel Castro's Cuba
Discussion: The Bulwark and National Review
Kyle Kondik / New York Times:
Would Bernie Sanders Be a Drag on Vulnerable Democrats?  —  Fears of a potential party wipeout may be overstated.  But it's not hard to understand their theoretical basis.  —  Mr. Kondik is the managing editor of Sabato's Crystal Ball.  —  Swing-district House Democrats don't agree …
David Leonhardt / New York Times:   Bernie Sanders Is Making a Big Mistake
David Edwards / Raw Story:
Nevada GOP activist reveals how he ‘caucused for Bernie’ to help Trump win: ‘It would be a dream election’
Discussion: Redstate
John Daniel Davidson / The Federalist:   Obama Didn't Just Help Create Trump, He Also Helped Create Bernie Sanders
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 …
Sophia Tesfaye / Salon:
Russian meddling is real — but Republicans have broader plans to ruin our elections  —  GOP doesn't want to hear about Russian interference, and is busy wrecking American elections at ground level  —  Ever since the 2016 election, the U.S. intelligence community has consistently claimed …
David Harsanyi / National Review:
Claims of Russian Election Meddling Are Still a Scam
Jonathan Cohn / HuffPost:
Bernie Sanders Rolls Out $1.5 Trillion Plan For Free, Universal Child Care  —  It's the latest early childhood plan from a 2020 Democratic candidate — and it could be the biggest.  —  Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Monday rolled out a plan under which the federal government would make child care …
Washington Post:
Meet the anti-Greta: A young YouTuber campaigning against ‘climate alarmism’  —  The German teen is the newest face of the Heartland Institute's effort to promote what it calls ‘global warming realism.’  —  For climate skeptics, it's hard to compete with the youthful appeal of global phenomenon Greta Thunberg.
Discussion: HEATED
Nihar Kabinittal / ABC News:
Katherine Johnson, mathematician and real-life subject of ‘Hidden Figures,’ dies at 101  —  Johnson helped pave the way for NASA achievements.  —  NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped pave the way for the first American astronaut to successfully orbit the Earth, died Monday morning at the age of 101, according to NASA.
Elisha Fieldstadt / NBC News:   Katherine Johnson, NASA mathematician depicted in ‘Hidden Figures,’ dead at 101
Julia Belluz / Vox:
“We are at a turning point”: The coronavirus outbreak is looking more like a pandemic  —  Health experts say it's time to prepare for worldwide spread on all continents.  —  During the last two months, as the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak spiraled into a global threat …
New York Times:
D.C. Prosecutors' Tensions With Justice Dept. Began Long Before Stone Sentencing  —  Months of strain date back to the investigation into the former F.B.I. official Andrew McCabe and growing fears of political interference.  —  WASHINGTON — In the days before they filed the sentencing recommendation …
Discussion: Washington Post and Raw Story
Washington Post:
Live updates: Coronavirus cases surge globally as Italy confirms fifth death; China delays National People's Congress  —  China's leaders on Monday postponed the biggest event on their political calendar, the National People's Congress, as the country's battle against the deadly coronavirus outbreak disrupts …
Discussion: The Week
Rana Foroohar / Financial Times:
Coronavirus is speeding up the decoupling of global economies  —  Beijing's opacity in handling the epidemic highlights the risks of doing business in China  —  Coronavirus has put a spotlight on the economic decoupling of China and some developed countries.
Martin Pengelly / The Guardian:
HR McMaster to publish book that may pose headaches for Trump  —  Donald Trump is trying to stop the publication of a book by his third national security adviser, John Bolton, but he will soon have to contend with a volume published by his second.  —  Lt Gen HR McMaster will publish Battlegrounds …
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Ryan Cooper / The Week:
Tyranny is fueling the coronavirus pandemic
Discussion: The Atlantic
Justin McCarthy / Gallup:
Support for Congressional Incumbents Is Highest Since 2012
Discussion: The Hill
Associated Press:
UN study: 1 of every 3 Venezuelans is facing hunger
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Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Sanders needs to explain his voting record on immigration
Spencer Ackerman / The Daily Beast:
Bloomberg Killed the Best Chance at Justice for the 9/11 Attacks
Discussion: Washington Post
Katelyn Polantz / CNN:
Judge Amy Berman Jackson says no to Roger Stone's attempt to remove her from his case