Bloomberg campaign writes off Biden — TALLAHASSEE — Mike Bloomberg's campaign said the Democratic presidential race is down to a two-man contest — and Joe Biden isn't one of the men in the mix. — The former vice president's fortunes have plummeted so much since his back-to-back losses …
Stephen Miller's Uncle Donates To Pro-Refugee Group As 'Wedding Gift' To Nephew (Hayley Miller/HuffPost)
Hayley Miller / HuffPost:
Stephen Miller's Uncle Donates To Pro-Refugee Group As ‘Wedding Gift’ To Nephew — The Trump administration's immigration policies, spearheaded by Miller, are “a danger to everybody in our country,” David Glosser told HuffPost. — Stephen Miller, the senior White House adviser behind …
Buttigieg and super PAC improperly coordinated on Nevada ads, watchdog group says (Michelle Lee/Washington Post)
Michelle Lee / Washington Post:
Buttigieg and super PAC improperly coordinated on Nevada ads, watchdog group says — A campaign-finance watchdog group has filed a complaint alleging the presidential campaign of Pete Buttigieg improperly coordinated with VoteVets, a super PAC supporting the campaign of the former mayor of South Bend, Ind.
Tom Kludt / Vanity Fair:
Fox Has Been “More Fair”: Why Bernie's Team Has Had It With MSNBC — The liberal network's talk of “digital brown shirts” and Fidel Castro admiration has Sandersworld seeing red. (More like “MSDNC,” says Glenn Greenwald). The blowback is classic Sanders-campaign ref-working—and a sign of a deepening Democratic divide.
Gary He / Eater:
The Lavish Spreads of Mike Bloomberg's Food-Filled Campaign — Billionaire presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg is enticing voters with unprecedented amounts of free food and booze — and not the cheap stuff, either — Last week, on the first day of early voting in North Carolina …
Harper Neidig / The Hill:
Judge refuses to delay Stone sentencing — A federal judge on Tuesday refused to delay Roger Stone's sentencing amid the fallout over the Trump administration's decision to intervene in the case against the president's longtime ally. — The sentencing will move forward on Thursday …
Myah Ward / Politico:
Trump pardons former 49ers owner charged in fraud gambling scandal — Deputy White House press secretary Hogan Gidley announced that President Donald Trump has granted a full pardon to Edward DeBartolo Jr. — President Donald Trump on Tuesday granted a full pardon to Edward DeBartolo …
Trump claims he knows identity of anonymous administration official who penned scathing tell-all (Andrew O'Reilly/Fox News)
Andrew O'Reilly / Fox News:
Trump claims he knows identity of anonymous administration official who penned scathing tell-all — President Trump on Tuesday claimed he knows the identity of the anonymous administration official who penned a scathing tell-all about his White House but said he won't reveal the name publicly.
James B. Comey / Washington Post:
Justice is supposed to be blind. Bill Barr can't see that. — James B. Comey is a former director of the FBI and former deputy attorney general. — Recent events have prompted a lot of talk about the Justice Department and threats to its credibility. Many alumni of the department believe …
David Lyons / Sun-Sentinel:
On Presidents Day, Jeb Bush urges return to civility in politics … Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush told a Presidents Day audience of investors and money managers that it's time for a return to civility in the nation's politics. And the man who was ousted early from the Republican primaries …
Their Pastor Endorsed Bloomberg. Some Harlem Congregants Say That Was A Mistake (Jake Offenhartz/Gothamist)
Jake Offenhartz / Gothamist:
Their Pastor Endorsed Bloomberg. Some Harlem Congregants Say That Was A Mistake — Last week, former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg found himself standing once again before black clergy, seeking forgiveness for past sins. Hours earlier, an audio recording of him crudely defending stop and frisk had surfaced online.
April Glaser / NBC News:
Kickstarter workers vote to form first union in tech industry — The historic vote comes amid growing discontent among employees at technology companies such as Google, Amazon and Microsoft, who have started to organize. — Employees at crowdfunding platform Kickstarter voted Tuesday to form a union …
Mark Sanford / New York Times:
Why Do My Fellow Republicans Make Excuses for Trump's Deficits? — He is driving the country to financial ruin. And his own party is letting it happen. — Mr. Sanford is a former candidate for the 2020 Republican presidential nomination. — People have a tragic flaw: Sometimes we want others to do the thinking for us.
New York Times:
Trump Commutes Corruption Sentence of Governor Rod Blagojevich of Illinois — The president also pardoned Bernard Kerik, the former New York City police commissioner, and Edward DeBartolo, a former owner of the San Francisco 49ers. — WASHINGTON — President Trump commuted the 14-year prison sentence …
Putin officially fires top political aide Vladislav Surkov — In an order posted to the Kremlin's official website, Russian President Vladimir Putin has freed political advisor Vladislav Surkov from his duties. The order is effective immediately. — Reports of the top Putin aide's resignation …
Howard Koplowitz / al.com:
Alabama lawmaker's bill would force men to get vasectomies at 50 — A state representative from Birmingham filed a bill Thursday that would require Alabama men to get a vasectomy once they reach 50 years old or father three children, “whichever comes first.”
Charlie Warzel / New York Times:
Mike Bloomberg Is Hacking Your Attention — Shamelessness and conflict equal attention. Attention equals power. — Mr. Warzel is an Opinion writer at large. — Mike Bloomberg and his presidential campaign respect the fundamental equation governing the modern internet: Shamelessness and conflict equal attention.
This latest trick from the Trump administration is one of the most despicable yet (Catherine Rampell/Washington Post)
Catherine Rampell / Washington Post:
This latest trick from the Trump administration is one of the most despicable yet — SAN FRANCISCO — After Yolanda was raped, she ran. — She ran from the basement where her attacker had trapped her for three hours. She ran until she found her way to a police station …
IRS quietly deletes guideline that Fortnite virtual currency must be reported on tax returns (Brian Fung/CNN)
Brian Fung / CNN:
IRS quietly deletes guideline that Fortnite virtual currency must be reported on tax returns — Washington, DC (CNN Business)For months leading up to this tax season, a section of the IRS's website advised players of Fortnite, the popular online video game, that their use of in-game virtual currency could be subject to federal taxes.
Laura Bassett / GQ:
Why Is Bloomberg's Long History of Egregious Sexism Getting a Pass? — The surging Democratic presidential candidate has fielded some 40 sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuits brought against him and his organizations over decades. — In December 2015, employees at Everytown for Gun Safety …