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#pnut4prez: Everyone Claims Victory In Iowa, Except The American People…
Many candidates had reason to celebrate the Iowa results. Ted Cruz celebrated because he actually won. Donald Trump celebrated because no one thought he would get this far when he started. Rubio celebrated because he defied the pollsters and leads the pack among establishment Republicans.
Meanwhile, Clinton celebrated because technically she didn’t lose Iowa (although, it was really, really close) and Bernie celebrated because, conceptually, he didn’t lose either (it came down to a coin toss in some areas and he is only one delegate behind Hillary). Both parties feel months away from unifying behind a candidate.
Brexit: Is It Really A Thing? UK PM David Cameron and EU Council President Donald Tusk unveiled a draft treaty that they’ve been working on to allay some of Britain’s concerns of overreach by Brussels (EU capital) while keeping the bloc’s second largest economy in the union. Cameron needs to get the 27 other countries to sign off on the new treaty by a February 18 summit in Brussels.
So, what’s in this treaty? Part “tidying up,” part window dressing and part meaningful reform, the treaty aims to water down the UK’s appeal to EU migrant workers by giving it the right to an “emergency brake” on migrant benefits. It also clarifies the UK’s stance vis-a-vis the euro zone (the UK still uses the Pound Sterling) and makes it easier to block new EU legislation. Let’s hope the UK public buy it.