Read Federal election filings reveal chief backer of pro-Warren super PAC (TheHill)

The overwhelming majority of funds donated to a super PAC supporting Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) presidential bid came from a sole donor, according to new Federal Election Commission filings. 

Karla Jurvetson, a wealthy doctor in California, donated an eye-popping $14.6 million to Persist PAC, a group that sought to revive Warren’s faltering campaign in February.

The funds from Jurvetson made up the lion’s share of the roughly $15.1 million the super PAC raised last month in its efforts to boost Warren, who, prior to the group’s formation, had stumbled after third- and fourth-place finishes in Iowa and New Hampshire.

Read James Clyburn wasn't responsible for the Biden surge. So what was? by Kevin DrumKevin Drum (Mother Jones)
The green dot is February 29, the date of the South Carolina primary. Biden had gained a point or two before that, but he only really started to skyrocket shortly after the primary. So it’s safe to say that his big victory in South Carolina was the proximate cause of his early March takeoff. But what was responsible for Biden’s South Carolina win in the first place?

Biden went up a lot more, but he was taking votes away from Steyer, Warren, Buttigieg, and Klobuchar.
For now, the debate still seems the most likely cause. That’s a little unusual, since conventional wisdom says that debates don’t move public opinion much, but maybe this was an exception. 

Perhaps it was more the fact that the electorate just didn’t know or trust the Steyer, Buttigieg, and Klobuchar centrist crowd enough to vote for them with time running out. As a result the old tried-and-true guy you know pulls in all the people. He didn’t really need an inciting incident other than the looming election. Following the debate without anything else to use to make a decision on, the choice was *fait accompli*.
Annotated on March 07, 2020 at 08:57PM

Watched "Face the Nation" on March 1, 2020 from

On this "Face the Nation" broadcast moderated by Margaret Brennan:

Read Pete Buttigieg is ending his presidential bid by Chelsea Janes (Washington Post)
Pete Buttigieg, the 38-year-old former mayor of South Bend, Ind., who saw a meteoric rise from virtual unknown to top-tier contender and became the first openly gay candidate to make a high-profile presidential run, ended his campaign Sunday as he confronted the reality that his prospects of victory had all but collapsed.
Listened to The Daily: Why Russia Is Rooting for Both Trump and Sanders from New York Times

The Russian government is again trying to meddle in the presidential election. In doing so, they’re working to aid two very different candidates.

Listened to The Daily: The South Carolina Debate from New York Times

The emergence of Senator Bernie Sanders as the front-runner for the Democratic nomination made him a target as other candidates questioned his electability.

Listened to The Daily: Michael Bloomberg’s Not-So-Secret Weapon from New York Times

The media tycoon and former New York mayor has paid his way into a position of influence in the Democratic Party. But can he buy a presidential nomination?

Listened to The Field: An Anti-Endorsement in Nevada | The Daily from New York Times

The state’s largest labor union has fought hard for health care. And now it’s fighting Bernie Sanders.

Liked a tweet by jess_mc (Twitter)
Listened to The Daily: What Happened to Kamala Harris? from New York Times

We followed the candidate to South Carolina to understand how she went from top-tier, front-runner status to the middle of the pack.

Watched The PBS NewsHour/POLITICO Democratic Debate from YouTube

Looking for the debate's start? Jump to 4:29:38.

The PBS NewsHour and POLITICO are hosting the sixth Democratic debate on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. The debate will feature Andrew Yang, former Vice President Joe Biden, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer and Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

Live stream schedule:
3:00 p.m. ET/Noon PT
Join us for a look at the last few months of the race to the 2020 nomination.

7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT
Our special pre-show begins hosted by PBS NewsHour's Lisa Desjardins.

8:00 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT
The debate begins.

Started watching about 30 minutes into the debate, but the presentation circled around and played it all again.
Watched Rebuild America: Join Mike Bloomberg’s 2020 Presidential Campaign from YouTube
Mike Bloomberg announces 2020 candidacy for president of the United States. Join Mike at
I haven’t been seeing any political ads at all lately, so I have to go to YouTube to see what’s apparently playing everywhere else.