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1:40 PM ET, February 24, 2020

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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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Pilar Melendez / The Daily Beast:
Harvey Weinstein Hauled Off to Jail in Cuffs After Guilty Verdict  —  A jury found him guilty of first-degree criminal sex act and third-degree rape, bringing his watershed trial in New York City to an end.  —  Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein—once revered as one of Hollywood's …
Associated Press:
Harvey Weinstein found guilty in landmark #MeToo moment  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein was convicted Monday of rape and sexual assault against two women and could be sent to prison for decades, sealing his dizzying fall from powerful Hollywood studio boss to archvillain of the #MeToo movement.
Discussion: Gothamist
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 …
CBS New York:
Harvey Weinstein Trial: Guilty On 2 Counts, Not Guilty Of More Serious Charges
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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.
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Chris Cillizza / CNN:
Bernie Sanders' disastrous answer on ‘60 Minutes’  —  (CNN)Bernie Sanders, the clear front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, was asked over the weekend how much his various plans would cost if implemented.  He didn't know. … Here's the exchange between Sanders and Anderson Cooper on “60 Minutes”:
Anderson Cooper / CBS News:
Bernie Sanders on being the Democratic frontrunner and taking on Donald Trump
Chris Cillizza / CNN:   The 1 thing that might slow down Bernie Sanders is a very, very long shot
Tyler Olson / Fox News:
Bloomberg launches broadside against Sanders on gun control
Discussion: Breitbart
John Daniel Davidson / The Federalist:   Obama Didn't Just Help Create Trump, He Also Helped Create Bernie Sanders
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 …
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Fred Hiatt / Washington Post:   How Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders both reject the reality of climate change
NBC News:
Biden to grab second in Nevada, above threshold to win delegates, NBC News projects
Discussion: The Hill, TheBlaze and MSNBC
Jennifer Epstein / Bloomberg:   Joe Biden Unveils $640 Billion Housing Plan Before South Carolina Vote
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.
Discussion: Raw Story
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.
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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: Observer, The Week and Rolling Stone
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Elisha Fieldstadt / NBC News:   Katherine Johnson, NASA mathematician depicted in ‘Hidden Figures,’ dead at 101
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
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 …
BBC:
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.
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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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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David Harsanyi / National Review:
Claims of Russian Election Meddling Are Still a Scam
 
 
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Josie Ensor / Telegraph:
Syria, where the world collectively lost its humanity
Patrick O'Donnell / Plain Dealer:
Ohio graduates won't have to be “proficient” in math or English, under state superintendent's plan
Discussion: Joanne Jacobs
Jennifer Kabbany / The College Fix:
VIDEO: Heather Mac Donald defends due process, debunks 1-in-5 rape stat as hostile crowd shrieks in protest
Siena College Research Institute:
‘Blue’ NY Supports 6 Leading Democrats Over Trump By 14-25 Points;
New York Times:
National Security Wiretap System Was Long Plagued by Risk of Errors and Omissions
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Nihar Kabinittal / Associated Press:
White House readying coronavirus response request
Discussion: The Hill
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 and Daily Kos
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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: POLITICUSUSA and The Hill
Rana Foroohar / Financial Times:
Coronavirus is speeding up the decoupling of global economies
Kyle Kondik / New York Times:
Would Bernie Sanders Be a Drag on Vulnerable Democrats?
Discussion: Sabato's Crystal Ball
John Bowden / The Hill:
Sanders won't attend AIPAC conference, accuses it of providing platform for ‘bigotry’
Washington Post:
Meet the anti-Greta: A young YouTuber campaigning against ‘climate alarmism’
Discussion: HEATED and Mediaite