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12:15 PM ET, February 24, 2020


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David Leonhardt / New York Times:
Bernie Sanders Is Making a Big Mistake  —  It has to do with respect.  —  The last four presidents — Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump — are four very different politicians.  But they have one crucial similarity: They all tried to appeal to voters who weren't obvious supporters.
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.
Kyle Kondik / New York Times:   Would Bernie Sanders Be a Drag on Vulnerable Democrats?
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
John Daniel Davidson / The Federalist:   Obama Didn't Just Help Create Trump, He Also Helped Create Bernie Sanders
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
Scott Johnson / Power Line:
Stalin's last laugh  —  Has Bernie Sanders ever lavished …
Discussion: Washington Post and The Dispatch
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 …
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 …
Stephanie Saul / New York Times:
Tom Steyer Stirs More Debate Over Payments in South Carolina
Discussion: NBC News and The Week
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
Jennifer Epstein / Bloomberg:   Joe Biden Unveils $640 Billion Housing Plan Before South Carolina Vote
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.
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: The Week
Elisha Fieldstadt / NBC News:
Katherine Johnson, NASA mathematician depicted in ‘Hidden Figures,’ dead at 101  —  Johnson “was an American hero and her pioneering legacy will never be forgotten,” NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine wrote on Twitter.  —  Katherine Johnson, one of the NASA mathematicians depicted in …
Nihar Kabinittal / ABC News:   Katherine Johnson, mathematician and real-life subject of ‘Hidden Figures,’ dies at 101
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:
Discussion: Althouse
Wall Street Journal:
Weinstein Convicted of Third-Degree Rape and First-Degree Criminal Sexual Act  —  Hollywood producer found not guilty of predatory sexual assault and first-degree rape  —  Harvey Weinstein was found guilty of third-degree rape and first-degree criminal sexual act but acquitted …
Shayna Jacobs / Washington Post:
Harvey Weinstein trial verdict: Guilty on two charges, acquitted on others, in the disgraced movie producer's New York sexual assault case  —  NEW YORK — Harvey Weinstein was found guilty of sexual assault in a New York court Monday, the first conviction to emerge from the dozens …
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
Eli Clifton / Responsible Statecraft:
Trump's new acting Director of National Intelligence conducted undisclosed work for Hungary's far-right government  —  An investigation by Responsible Statecraft has found that President Trump's newly installed acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, knowingly provided …
Discussion: Daily Kos
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
US intelligence briefer appears to have overstated assessment of 2020 Russian interference
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 …
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 …
Juan Perez Jr / Politico:
How Sanders would provide free child care and early education for all
Discussion: VICE and Raw Story
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 …
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 and Mediaite
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 …
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Jamie Grierson / The Guardian:
UK to ban neo-Nazi Sonnenkrieg Division as a terrorist group
Andrew Feinberg / The Independent:
Inside the troubled Bernie Sanders campaign, from Russian bots to American trolls
Discussion: Big League Politics
Tarini Parti / Wall Street Journal:
Michael Bloomberg Aims to Improve in His Second Democratic Debate
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Natalie Andrews / Wall Street Journal:
Texas House Race Tests Democratic Voters' Appetite for Liberal Insurgents
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
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Associated Press:
UN study: 1 of every 3 Venezuelans is facing hunger
Rana Foroohar / Financial Times:
Coronavirus is speeding up the decoupling of global economies
Megan McArdle / Washington Post:
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