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San Diego Newspaper Endorses Pete Buttigieg

From the editorial board of the San Diego Union Tribune: Buttigieg is best suited to beat Trump because of his centrist policies, his military experience, his (admittedly small-scale) executive experience and the enthusiasm he’s inspired, with better fundraising and national polling, bigger campaign crowds and more news coverage than Klobuchar.  He has shown he can manage a national campaign successfully. …

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YouTube Finally Bans Pro-Trump “Jew Coup” Channel

A reminder via the New York Times: To coordinate coverage of President Trump’s trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the White House provided press credentials to the usual mix of American news organizations, including Fox News, Reuters and The New York Times. One media outlet stood out: TruNews, a website aimed at conservative Christians whose founder, a …

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Mulvaney: The GOP No Longer Cares About Deficits

Talking Points Memo reports: Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said the quiet part out loud on Wednesday night. Mulvaney reportedly admitted during a speech at an Oxford Union event in Britain that today’s Republican Party doesn’t honestly care about curtailing the now-staggering deficit when it comes to their preferred policies, according to an audio tape obtained by …

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Elizabeth Warren Raises $5M Since Nevada Debate

CBS News reports: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said Thursday that her presidential campaign has raised more than $5 million since the Democratic primary debate the night before. The seven-figure haul is the latest sign that Warren’s performance in the Wednesday debate in Las Vegas might have been a boon for her campaign, which has scrambled in recent weeks to recover …

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Lawmakers Warned: Russia Is Helping Trump Again

The New York Times reports: Intelligence officials warned House lawmakers last week that Russia was interfering in the 2020 campaign to try to get President Trump re-elected, five people familiar with the matter said, in a disclosure that angered Mr. Trump, who complained that Democrats would use it against him. The day after the Feb. 13 briefing to lawmakers, Mr. …

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Twitter Tests New Way To Flag Lies And Disinformation

NBC News reports: Twitter is experimenting with adding brightly colored labels directly beneath lies and misinformation posted by politicians and public figures, according to a leaked demo of new features sent to NBC News. Twitter confirmed that the leaked demo is one possible iteration of a new policy to target misinformation it plans to roll out March 5. In this …

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Adam Schiff: Pardoning Stone Would Be Impeachable

Raw Story reports: Rep. Adam Schiff suggested that a presidential pardon for Roger Stone would be an impeachable offense. Judge Amy Berman Jackson sentenced the longtime Republican operative to 40 months in prison, saying Stone had lied to Congress and threatened a witness to cover up possible wrongdoing by President Donald Trump — and Schiff sent a warning against a …

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Bloomberg Campaign Spending Nearing Half Billion

Reuters reports: Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg’s campaign spent $409 million through January, with most of the money funding a TV advertising blitz, according to campaign disclosures filed on Thursday. The spending, reported in a disclosure filed with the Federal Election Commission, showed outlays at historic levels for the early stages of the nomination contest to take on Republican President …

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Last Night’s Was Most-Watched Dem Debate In History

Via press release from NBC News: NBC News and MSNBC once again made television history with the most-watched Democratic debate ever, averaging nearly 20 million total viewers across the two networks, according to Nielsen Fast National Data. Last night’s debate was also the top-rated Democratic debate ever in the key A25-54 demo and attracted 13.5 million live stream viewers, surpassing …

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