AP Photo/ Jacquelyn Martin THE WEEK 1. Voting starts in New Hampshire primary Voting began early Tuesday in New Hampshire’s presidential primary. A snowstorm hit the state on Monday, threatening to complicate the balloting. Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) won two of the three tiny districts that voted at midnight. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas,… More 10 things you need to know today: February 9, 2016
AP Photo / Steven Senne TPM LIVEWIRE Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) said Monday that he’d “eliminate” the Supreme Court’s ruling on Citizens United that helped make super PACs popular, CNN reported. “If I could do it all again I’d eliminate the Supreme Court ruling,” Bush reportedly told CNN host… More Bush: I’d ‘Eliminate’ The Supreme Court’s Citizens United Ruling
THE HUFFINGTON POST ‘In The 21st Century, It’s Becoming Harder Than Ever…’ ‘In The 21st Century, It’s Becoming Harder Than Ever…’ Getty Would-Be Donors ‘Frozen In Place’… ‘It Was Bizarre, Man’… Christie: ‘I Think A Lot Of Checks Are Being Ripped Up’… Precarious In NH… Gay Voter To Rubio: ‘Why Do You Want To Put… More MARCOBOT DOES IT AGAIN!
ADDICTING INFO Donald Trump’s son, Eric Trump, wants to be just like daddy. And, truth be told, normally there would be nothing wrong with that, except for the fact that his dad is none other than Donald Trump. So – maybe it’s not his fault per say for this latest slip up of his (it… More Trump’s Son Tries His Hand At Politics: Waterboarding ‘No Different’ Than Being A Frat Boy (VIDEO)
Alex Wong/Getty Images VOX One of the most frequently cited statistics coming out of last week’s Iowa caucuses was the number of young Democrats — 84 percent — who threw themselves behind Bernie Sanders, according to NBC’s exit polls. The margin of Sanders’s victory among this youngest set came as a surprise, but it confirmed… More One expert explains what the media gets wrong about young voters
CBS Screenshot THE NATIONAL MEMO Donald Trump is sounding very odd, for the eve of the New Hampshire primary: He’s trying to sound conciliatory, and undo some of the most horrendous statements he’s made during this campaign. During a TV appearance Monday, Trump fired back at a comment Jeb Bush made over the weekend, slamming… More Endorse This: Trump Says Okay, McCain Is A Hero For Getting Caught!
Credit Matt Cowan/Getty Images North America Right-wing political outrage over what, now? Remember a few decades ago the Right was livid that Black Panthers were patrolling their neighborhoods with guns and rifles because of drug dealers and corrupt police? Remember when the GOP passed restrictive gun laws to halt “vigilantism” in Black neighborhoods and the… More Beyoncé’s Halftime Show Inspires Ridiculous Criticism
AP Photo / Shawn Thew TPM LIVEWIRE President Barack Obama said Sunday in a very lighthearted interview that he’s working on improving the White House’s wireless Internet connection for the next first family. Obama, speaking with his wife, Michelle, told CBS News’ Gayle King that they were trying to improve the estate’s WiFi before leaving… More Obama To The Next First Family: We’re Working On Fixing The WiFi
Senator Ted Cruz of Texas speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (Gage Skidmore/Flickr) THE RAW STORY We found ourselves this week talking about two very different guys, both born in Canada, who skated to triumph thanks to their fans. If you follow hockey, you have already guessed the name of one of them: John… More Bill Moyers: Ted Cruz is America’s ‘God Squad’ bully-boy goon
MATT ROURKE/ASSOCIATED PRESS THE HUFFINGTON POST His debate performance gave even his supporters pause. With a solid debate performance over the weekend and a strong showing in New Hampshire Tuesday, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio had a chance to put the rest of the GOP establishment on borrowed time. However, there is a real danger for Rubio… More Marco Rubio’s Struggle To Be More Than A Talking Point Machine