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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”:
Patricia Mazzei / New York Times:   Sanders's Comments on Fidel Castro Provoke Anger in Florida
Chris Cillizza / CNN:   The 1 thing that might slow down Bernie Sanders is a very, very long shot
David Leonhardt / New York Times:   Bernie Sanders Is Making a Big Mistake
Paul Waldman / Washington Post:
Democrats, stop freaking out about Bernie Sanders
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
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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 …
Natasha Korecki / Politico:
Biden ad: Sanders undermined Obama's reelection  —  Joe Biden's campaign is airing a new digital ad in South Carolina accusing Bernie Sanders of trying to undermine Barack Obama's 2012 reelection by threatening to primary him.  —  “When it comes to building on Barack Obama's legacy …
Discussion: The Hill, The Week and Washington Post
Mark Murray / NBC News:
NBC News poll: Biden holds narrow lead over Sanders in South Carolina
Discussion: The Hill
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Klobuchar's uncompelling argument to stay in the race
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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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: Raw Story
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Susan Collins breaks with Trump over Grenell
Discussion: The Hill
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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Business Insider:
Harvey Weinstein will be in Rikers Island jail until his sentencing next month after a jury found …
Discussion: Reason and INSIDER
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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Alan Gomez / USA Today:
Sanders praises some of Castro's policies, angering Republicans and Democrats in Florida
Discussion: Talking Points Memo, NOQ Report and CNN
Philip Bump / Washington Post:   Who would win a Trump-Sanders election?
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.
Sean Trende / Real Clear Politics:
Unthinkability Bias Comes for the Democrats  —  Voting in the Democratic Primary contest is getting ready to heat up, but the contest itself will be more-or-less over shortly after it begins.  By the end of March, fully two-thirds of the delegates to the national convention will be awarded.
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Amy for America:
From: Justin Buoen, Campaign Manager
Discussion: The Hill
Josh Lederman / NBC News:
Vandalism hits Bloomberg campaign offices across the U.S.
Discussion: The Hill and The Daily Caller
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: Political Wire
Tyler Olson / Fox News:
In Supreme Court dissent, Thomas cites Thomas in arguing to overturn decision authored by Thomas  —  Even by Supreme Court standards, this development takes a minute to wrap your head around.  —  In a dissent to the high court's decision Monday not to hear a tax case, Supreme Court Justice …
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Nihar Kabinittal / Associated Press:   Thomas criticizes a previous high court opinion - his own
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 …
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 …
Chris Sommerfeldt / New York Daily News:
In 2019 speech, Bloomberg mocked Brooklyn father and son who died from heroin as ‘not a good family’  —  Mike Bloomberg poked fun last year at a father and son who died from heroin overdoses at the same Brooklyn party, calling them “not a good family” to laughs from a crowd of business executives, the Daily News has learned.
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.
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
 
 
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Natasha Bertrand / Politico:
Assange fight draws in Trump's new intel chief
ProPublica:
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NBC News:
House struggles to get Hyde records on supposed Yovanovitch surveillance
Discussion: The Hill and Raw Story
Anita Snow / Associated Press:
Crackdown on immigrants who use public benefits takes effect
Wall Street Journal:
Facebook Investigated Suspicious Pro-Sanders Content
Sister Toldjah / Redstate:
Howls of Laughter Erupt After NYT Columnist Paul Krugman Suggests Sanders Is ‘Not a Wannabe Authoritarian’
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