***Live Updates*** Super Bowl 50: Panthers v. Broncos

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When the Carolina Panthers battle the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has a chance to become the second player after Marcus Allen to win the Heisman Trophy, college football national title, MVP, and the Super Bowl. All that stands in his way is Denver’s dominant top-ranked defense. Though Carolina is 4-0 this season against top-five defenses, top-ranked defenses are 9-2 in Super Bowls. Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will try to ride off into the sunset with a Super Bowl victory like John Elway did, but the windy conditions in San Francisco may cause some problems for The Sheriff. For all the deserved hype that Carolina’s top-ranked offense has received, their defense has been undervalued. And Manning must avoid throwing interceptions that have haunted him throughout the season. If Manning turns the ball over, this will be a repeat of the Broncos-Seahawks Super Bowl matchup in which Seattle thrashed Denver. The Broncos defense will have to contain Newton, but the key may be how well Denver’s defense can stifle Panthers tight end Greg Olsen, Newton’s top target. Something tells me, though, that the game may well rest on whether Panthers wide receiver Ted Ginn, a “feast or
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Watch: Joe Montana, Dwight Clark Recreate ‘The Catch’ With a Bit of a Twist

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CBS aired an updated version of “The Catch” where San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Dwight Clark came down with Joe Montana’s third-down pass to dethrone the Dallas Cowboys in the 1982 NFC Championship Game. This time, “The Catch” was done out of an airplane. The ball traveled significantly more than the original six-yard pass from Montana and was done with the players parachuting into the stadium and fighting off defenders into the end zone. Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent
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Sanders on Hillary Wall Street Ties: It’s a ‘Fact,’ Not a Smear

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Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), said his criticisms of rival Hillary Clinton’s ties to Wall Street are not a smear as Clinton has charged but a “fact.” Partial transcript as follows: DICKERSON: You have talked a lot about the donations Hillary Clinton receives from the financial service sector. In the most recent debate, she called that an artful smear. What is your response to that? SANDERS: It’s a fact. When in the last reporting period her super PAC received $25 million and $15 million came from Wall Street, what is the smear? That is the fact. DICKERSON: Well, she says you can’t point to a single vote that she changed or an opinion that she changed. Can you? SANDERS: Yes, I know. Nobody who takes — or has a super PAC, nobody who gets money, whether it’s Republican or Democrat, from the pharmaceutical industry, from the fossil fuel industry, from Wall Street, there’s never been a politician in history who said, that money influences me. It’s just people are throwing millions ever dollars into the campaign, but there’s no reason why they’re throwing that money into the campaign. I think, you know,
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Marco Had to Get Bigger Venues for His Crowds in NH — and They’re Still Overflowing Today

After last night’s debate, Marco was up early — and so were more than 1,000 New Hampshirites, who showed up in Londonderry to hear what he had to say. We’re at Londonderry HS where a @marcorubio pancake breakfast for 200 is now muffins and fruit for more than 1,000. pic.twitter.com/OESKOnPt0L — Katie Thompson WMTW (@KThompson_WMTW) February…
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Andrea Mitchell: ‘Stunning’ Hillary Has Lost The Base And The Woman Vote

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Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” reporter and commentator for NBC News and host of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Report,” Andrea Mitchell said it was “stunning” Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton ” has lost the base,” and also that she’s lost women. Mitchell said, “The party has moved. This is — it reminds me of 1972, actually. And she has lost the base. And she’s lost the women. And that is what is so stunning here in New Hampshire. And they are really — they can’t figure out how to combat that. So, to try to attract young women, who she lost by such extraordinary numbers in Iowa and in the polling so far. Here, she brings in women senators who by definition are part of the establishment and there’s no female Marco Rubio. You have to be an older woman to become a senator, because the deck is so stacked against you. That’s just the reality. So you’ve got women senators, you’ve got Madeline Albright, who, you know, to validate her foreign policy credentials and criticize his. But, these people — and the frustration of Madeline Albright and of Hillary Clinton, is why don’t these young women realize what we
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