More highlights: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/05/us/politics/what-you-have-missed.html?partner=rss&emc=rss
This is why we have debates
Well that was great. That was one of the best debates I’ve ever watched. The questions were (mostly) good and tough and not stupid, and Chuck Todd and Rachel Maddow did a really good job of steering it without getting in the way. Both candidates were good. Very good. There were a few tough moments, a few tender moments. It was real. . . .
Clinton and Sanders Clash Over Competing Visions for the Democratic Party
Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton had a real argument over how politics works
Clinton AND Sanders! http://www.vox.com/2016/2/5/10921246/democratic-debate-clinton-sanders-winners-losers
Why a tough campaign is GOOD for Hillary, and for the Democrats
As a Bernie skeptic, I feel obliged to share Robert Reich's "Six Responses to Bernie Skeptics" (thanks to LW for the link)
Guess who ALSO received classified information on their personal emails?
The Des Moines Register blasts the Iowa primary caucuses
Once again the world is laughing at Iowa. Late-night comedians and social media mavens are having a field day with jokes about missing caucusgoers and coin flips. That’s fine. We can take ribbing over our quirky process. But what we can’t stomach is even the whiff of impropriety or error. What happened Monday night at the Democratic caucuses was a debacle, period. Democracy, particularly at the local party level, can be slow, messy and obscure. But the refusal to undergo scrutiny or allow for an appeal reeks of autocracy. The Iowa Democratic Party must act quickly to assure the accuracy of the caucus results, beyond a shadow of a doubt. . . .
Has Trump peaked?
Rick Santorum endorses Marco Rubio. Stop the presses! But that's not the funny part
What a jerk
‘Pharma bro’ Shkreli stays silent before Congress, calls lawmakers ‘imbeciles’ in tweet
The 10 Most Punchable Faces of Martin Shkreli