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Trump rolls on. Apple versus the U.S. government. Wild weather. And the fight over the Supreme Court. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
A GOP debate like no other last night in Houston, topping a week of hot politics on the road to Super Tuesday. Trump, Cruz and Rubio battling. Sanders and Clinton, digging in on the road to South Carolina and more. Primaries in full throttle. We’ve got Apple battling the FBI over iPhone privacy. A hard standoff on Supreme Court nomination. Mass shootings in Kalamazoo and Kansas. And wild weather across the South. This hour On Point, our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
-- Tom Ashbrook
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Bloomberg Businessweek: The Meticulously Engineered Grassroots Network Behind the Bernie Sanders Revolution -- "The organizers of the current left Democratic insurgency learned from the Dean campaign and borrowed elements from Obama 2008—and Zappos, building an organization that’s the very pinnacle of political organizing. But can it get to the next phase?"
Associated Press: Trump's campaign has spread beyond early-to-vote states — "Donald Trump's unorthodox bid to win the Republican presidential nomination has some distinctly traditional trappings: offices and employees across the country. Trump, the winner in two of the first three states in the presidential primary season, has long been laying the groundwork for more victories in March, when two dozen states go to the polls, new campaign finance reports show."
The Intercept: FBI Director Admits Apple Case Could Be a Game Changer — "Apple is currently fighting at least 12 other government requests to help extract data from locked iPhones, all of which are being pursued by prosecutors citing the All Writs Act, an 18th-century law that directs companies to assist the government as long as doing so doesn’t cause undue burden. That’s very different than simply serving a warrant on a company for information it already has."
This program aired on February 26, 2016.
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