⚡ Breaking ... More than 1,100 former DOJ officials who served both Republican and Democratic administrations have signed onto a statement calling on Attorney General Bill Barr to resign over his intervention in the Roger Stone case.
President Trump is capitalizing on three years of political, economic and global trends that have exceeded forecasts. He has also benefited from a run of extraordinary good luck.
Trump started the year by killing Iran's top military leader, Qasem Soleimani, in a move — resisted by previous presidents — that imperiled U.S. troops in the Middle East and could have provoked war with Iran.
The bottom line: Trump is enjoying the same lucky breaks in politics that he enjoyed in birth and business.
Even though Bernie Sanders' recent polling has changed the least among top Democrats, he's the biggest winner from Joe Biden's fall since the moderate vote has splintered four ways, Neal Rothschild and Stef Kight write.
Between the lines: Biden has lost his electability aura. He dropped from 29% to 17% in a Morning Consult poll this week that asked Democratic voters who has the best chance of beating Trump.
One key stat: Sanders has lower polling numbers than any of at least the past five primary frontrunners — Democrat or Republican — at this point in the cycle, according to RCP data.
Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, 80, fills out an early Nevada caucus preference card at the East Las Vegas library, ahead of next Saturday's caucuses.
The Government Accountability Office, the Census Bureau's inspector general and some lawmakers doubt whether the U.S. census, which begins its every-10-year count next month, is ready for prime time, AP's Mike Schneider writes.
The Census Bureau plans to try out a lot of new technology, some of it not fully tested:
Cybersecurity is another worry:
The Census Bureau says "all systems are go":
What's next: "Between March 12 and March 20, invitations to participate in the 2020 Census will start arriving in households across the country." (Census Bureau)
Mark Zuckerberg, speaking at a fireside chat at the Munich Security Conference, said that since 2016, Facebook has "played a role in helping to defend the integrity of" more than 200 elections around the world.
Zuckerberg said the majority of the more than 1 million fake accounts Facebook takes down each day aren't connected to state actors interfering with elections. They're spammers.
Zuckerberg said a big Facebook transformation in the last few years has been "from being more reactive about addressing content-type issues to being more proactive":
"Hate speech is a particularly challenging one," he continued. "We have to be able to train A.I. systems to detect ... nuances. Is someone posting a video of a racist attack because they are condemning it ... or are they encouraging other people"
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