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Weekly Digest

The following front-page stories received the most comments during the preceding week.

Bernie Sanders appeared headed to a decisive victory in the Democratic presidential caucuses in Nevada on Saturday, and early returns showed Joe Biden landing a second-place finish that would give his struggling campaign new hope. At 7:30 p.m. Eastern Saturday, MSNBC declared Sanders the projected winner of the state. Early results had Sanders at 44%, followed by Joe Biden at 21%, Pete Buttigieg at 15% and Elizabeth Warren at 13%.


Democrats and the Media are describing the federal infectious-disease bureaucracy as rudderless and ill-prepared for the coronavirus threat because of budget cuts and ham-handed leadership by President Donald Trump. That's a distorted picture. For starters, Trump hasn't succeeded in cutting the budget. The Trump Administration proposed cuts but Congress ignored them and increased financing instead. read more


Six Democratic candidates on the debate stage tried to stop the momentum of the seventh, frontrunner Bernie Sanders, hitting him hard on the cost of his proposals, his record on guns and his recent comments about Fidel Castro on "60 Minutes." Even Sanders joked about the attacks, noting, "I'm hearing my name mentioned a little bit tonight. I wonder why."


Conservative religious pundits on Fox News recoiled in outrage on Sunday after a left-leaning guest suggested that Jesus Christ was "more of a socialist" than a capitalist. read more


U.S. stock markets are down again in early trading as coronavirus fears continue to hit economists forecasts for growth, and a number of technology companies began to note the impact of the outbreak in their trailing earnings and future results. read more


Brian Barrett: The point of Kremlin interference has always been to find democracy's loose seams, and pull. read more


Next term the justices will hear oral argument in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, a challenge by several foster parents and Catholic Social Services to the city's policy of cutting off referrals of foster children to CSS for placement because the agency would not certify same-sex couples as foster parents. read more


Greyhound, the nation's largest bus company, said Friday it will stop allowing Border Patrol agents without a warrant to board its buses to conduct routine immigration checks. The company's announcement came one week after The Associated Press reported on a leaked Border Patrol memo confirming that agents can't board private buses without the consent of the bus company. Greyhound had previously insisted that even though it didn't like the immigration checks, it had no choice under federal law but to allow them. read more


Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday accused Bernie Sanders of seeking an unfair "advantage" in the Democratic primary with his about-face on the question of how many delegates a candidate must amass before clinching the party's presidential nomination. read more


In an address to a large crowd on his visit to India, Donald Trump committed the diplomatic faux pas of praising the U.S. relationship with Pakistan. "Our relationship with Pakistan is a very good one. Thanks to these efforts, we are beginning to see signs of big progress with Pakistan," Trump said. Carol Lee of NBC News notes, "The Indian government is likely to bristle at Trump's expression of support for Pakistan while on Indian soil, given longtime tensions between the two countries, particularly over control of Kashmir." read more


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