Bernie takes the W

Sen. Bernie Sanders edged out Pete Buttigieg in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday night. Sen. Amy Klobuchar surged to a third-place finish. Up next is the Nevada caucuses [Politico].

Former Vice President Joe Biden finished in 5th place in New Hampshire. His campaign team is starting to panic [Politico].

Pete Buttigieg currently has one more delegate than Bernie Sanders. It takes 1,991 delegates to win the nomination [NPR].

Andrew Yang and Sen. Michael Bennett both dropped out of the Democratic presidential race after finishing far behind the pack in New Hampshire [NBC News].

President Donald Trump easily won the Republican primary in New Hampshire [NBC News].


Justice Department

Four career federal prosecutors quit the Roger Stone case after senior Justice Department officials intervened to recommend a more lenient sentence for Stone after President Trump complained [New York Times].

Attorney General William Barr intervened last month to help change the government's sentencing recommendations for President Trump's national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. Senior Justice Department officials changed the recommendation from six months in jail to just probation for Flynn [NBC News].

President Trump also abruptly pulled the nomination of former U.S. attorney for D.C. Jessie Liu to a Treasury Department post abruptly on Tuesday. Liu oversaw the criminal investigation into former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe [Axios].

Democrats in Congress have few weapons available to counter Trump's intervention in the Roger Stone case [Politico].


2020 election

Most Americans say they expect President Trump to be re-elected in 2020 [Monmouth University].


Election security

Senate Republicans blocked three election security-related bills on Tuesday [The Hill].


Economy

U.S. household debt topped $14 trillion for the first time ever as Americans ramped up their borrowing to buy homes or refinance mortgages [Bloomberg].


Coronavirus

Chinese officials say the outbreak may be over by April [Reuters].

The virus has killed more than 1,100 people and infected more than 45,000 [CNN].