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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
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
Washington Post:
Democrats fear backlash from criticizing Sanders — and defeat if they don't
Discussion: NBC News, Breitbart, Vox and Bloomberg
Josh Lederman / NBC News:
Vandalism hits Bloomberg campaign offices across the U.S.
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
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.
Griff Witte / Washington Post:
In Cold War travels, Bernie Sanders found much to admire behind enemy lines.  Now that's a problem for his campaign.
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  —  Sen. Susan Collins broke with President Donald Trump's decision to replace his acting director of national intelligence with U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, deeming the longtime GOP operative inexperienced for the critical position.
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: The Daily Beast and Raw Story
Gene Maddaus / Variety:
Harvey Weinstein Taken to Bellevue Hospital With Chest Pains  —  Harvey Weinstein was taken to Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan on Monday after complaining of chest pains, according to his representative.  —  Weinstein was supposed to be transferred to the jail on Rikers Island, but was diverted to Bellevue.
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Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:   Making Sense of the Harvey Weinstein Verdict
New York Times:
Harvey Weinstein Is Found Guilty on Two Counts: Live Updates
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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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.
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: Washington Post, 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.
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 …
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 and TheBlaze
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.
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 …
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, Political Flare and BBC
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 …
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.
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
William Saletan / Slate:
The Voters Freaked Out by Socialism  —  Socialism doesn't freak out Democratic voters the way it freaks out other Americans.  That's a problem.  —  For the past month, the centrist Democrats running against Sen. Bernie Sanders have begged Democratic voters not to nominate him.
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
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 …
Natasha Bertrand / Politico:
Assange fight draws in Trump's new intel chief  —  Attorneys for Julian Assange, who is fighting a U.S. extradition request on espionage and computer hacking charges, plan to introduce evidence in the WikiLeaks founder's extradition hearing involving President Donald Trump's new intel chief Richard Grenell.
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
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.
 
 
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Frank Shyong / Los Angeles Times:
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Stacey Walker / The Gazette:
Iowa is first-in-the-nation for voter disenfranchisement
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
McConnell, Looking to Energize Social Conservatives, Forces Votes on Abortion
Discussion: The Daily Signal
Politico:
Trump sending coronavirus budget request to Congress
Theodore Schleifer / Vox:
Silicon Valley asked Elizabeth Warren to help with a fundraiser.  She said no — but only eventually.
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Katie Notopoulos / BuzzFeed News:
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Sean Trende / Real Clear Politics:
Unthinkability Bias Comes for the Democrats
ProPublica:
The FBI Is Investigating Massive Embezzlement of Border Patrol Union Funds
 Earlier Items: 
NBC News:
House struggles to get Hyde records on supposed Yovanovitch surveillance
Discussion: The Hill and Raw Story
Tyler Olson / Fox News:
In Supreme Court dissent, Thomas cites Thomas in arguing to overturn decision authored by Thomas
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
Bernie Sanders Is Making a Big Mistake
Martin Pengelly / The Guardian:
HR McMaster to publish book that may pose headaches for Trump
Discussion: The Week