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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump talks with diners while visiting the Chez Vachon restaurant Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Donald Trump cruises to victory in New Hampshire

- The Washington Times

Donald Trump was projected the winner of the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary Tuesday, easily outdistancing his rivals, claiming his first victory and firmly establishing himself as the candidate to beat.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a campaign stop at the Pinkerton Academy Stockbridge Theatre, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, in Derry, N.H. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Bernie Sanders adds momentum with New Hampshire primary win

- The Washington Times

Sen. Bernard Sanders beat Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire’s Democratic presidential primary Tuesday, according to early results, adding even more momentum to the Vermont senator’s run and again calling into question the Clinton campaign’s ability to translate its unrivaled campaign machine into election victories.

In another blow to the Obama administration's regulatory agenda, the U.S. Supreme Court halted the EPA's regulations limiting carbon emissions. (Associated Press)

Supreme Court halts Obama carbon emissions rule

- The Washington Times

The Supreme Court halted the EPA’s major anti-global warming initiative late Tuesday evening, dealing a major blow to President Obama’s hopes of overseeing a green energy transition in his final year in office.

Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, decried his Republican colleagues for what he said is a weak response on clearing funds to fight Zika and the Flint, Michigan, lead-poisoned water problem. (Associated Press)

Democrats say Republicans not serious on Zika, Flint lead

- The Washington Times

Senate Democrats accused the GOP majority Tuesday of paying lip service to lead-poisoned families in Michigan and waffling in its response to the Zika virus that’s threatening U.S. shores, signaling they will use both crises as a prism for each party’s philosophy on federal intervention.

President Barack Obama meets with members of this national security team and cybersecurity advisers in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington,Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. At right is Lisa Monaco, assistant to the president for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama uses budget to bolster his health care legacy

- The Washington Times

President Obama used his final budget proposal Tuesday to try and shore up his health care legacy before he leaves office, tweaking Obamacare’s contentious “Cadillac” tax and enticing holdout states to expand Medicaid even as he targets a devastating heroin epidemic that’s got the attention of both parties.

Supporters wait for Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump to speak during a primary night rally, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)

Donald Trump built a juggernaut and had the media pay for it

Why does the mainstream media heap such scorn and disbelief on Donald Trump over his promise to build a great wall along the border with Mexico — and make Mexico pay for it? After all, Donald Trump has built a winning presidential campaign — and made the media pay for it.

President Obama's record $4 trillion budget proposal inspired a tidal wave of negative reviews from Republican lawmakers.  (Associated Press)

Reckless, irresponsible, nightmare: Here come the reviews of Obama’s 2017 budget

- The Washington Times

“The fact that President Obama has only submitted two budgets on time in his eight years in office clearly demonstrates the importance he places on actually having a budget. It’s ironic that he is quick to use his pen and phone, but slow to put forward a fiscal blueprint,” declares Financial Services Committee Chairman Rep. Jeb Hensarling, one of many Republicans irked by the budget blueprint released Tuesday. Mr. Obama, incidentally, departs the nation’s capital Wednesday for a weeklong jaunt out west that includes fundraising, an appearance on late-night TV and a weekend in Rancho Mirage, California.

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