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Sanders narrowly beats Buttigieg to win New Hampshire, Klobuchar surges; disappointing night for Biden, Warren

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Sanders edges out Buttigieg in New Hampshire, as Klobuchar comes in third; disappointing performance for Biden, Warren
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., narrowly won the New Hampshire primary Tuesday night, catapulting the 78-year-old self-described democratic socialist to the front of the still-crowded Democratic presidential primary field.

Sanders had been leading top rival Pete Buttigieg and several other candidates as results came in throughout the evening, though only by a fraction of his 22-point margin of victory over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 New Hampshire primary. Buttigieg, meanwhile, touted his strong second-place finish as a sign that his campaign was “here to stay.”

New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary came days after Sanders won the popular vote in the botched Iowa caucuses. Buttigieg took home more delegates from that contest, however.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., speaks at her election night party, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., speaks at her election night party, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

At the same time, Buttigieg wasn’t the only Democrat standing between Sanders and the nomination. A late-surging Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar landed in third place in New Hampshire as votes continued rolling in.

In a disappointing night for both of them, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren will finish fourth and former Vice President Joe Biden will finish fifth — even worse than his fourth-place finish in Iowa. The development was especially problematic for Warren, a known quantity in the New England political world who had long polled ahead of Klobuchar nationally. Click here for more on our top story.

Other developments in the 2020 presidential race
– Voter analysis: How Sanders won New Hampshire
Andrew Yang drops out
Ex-Goldman CEO issues warning about Sanders
– Democracy 2020: Full coverage.

Trump taunts Roger Stone prosecutors who ‘cut and ran’ from case
President Trump sounded off on Twitter on the four Justice Department (DOJ) attorneys who quit the Roger Stone case on Tuesday and accused them of cutting and running for political reasons.

“Who are the four prosecutors (Mueller people?) who cut and ran after being exposed for recommending a ridiculous 9 year prison sentence to a man that got caught up in an investigation that was illegal, the Mueller Scam, and shouldn’t ever even have started? 13 Angry Democrats?” Trump tweeted.

The four prosecutors withdrew from their posts on Tuesday in what appeared to be a dramatic protest just hours after senior leaders at the DOJ said they would take the extraordinary step of overruling the prosecutors’ judgment, by seeking a lesser sentence for Stone. Click here for more.

Siba, the standard poodle, competes for Best in Show during the 144th Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Siba, the standard poodle, competes for Best in Show during the 144th Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Standard poodle is best in show at Westminster
Primped and poised, Siba the standard poodle owned the ring. Even with the crowd at Madison Square Garden chanting for a popular golden retriever, the statuesque Siba strutted off with best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club on Tuesday night.

Adorned with black puffs and pompoms, the 3-year-old Siba was the absolute picture of what many see as the epitome of a show dog.

Not everyone shared that view. As judge Bob Slay studied Siba in the best-of-seven final ring, a fan shouted out: “No way, Slay, no way!” Slay stuck by what he saw. Click here for more.
 
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