The FBI in Flint. The agency is investigating lead contamination of the Michigan city’s water supply, along with other U.S. government organizations, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Detroit. Darnell Earley, Detroit Public School’s emergency manager who had come under fire for his role in the crisis, announced today that he’s stepping down. (Paul Egan and Ann Zaniewski, Detroit Free Press)
Scott Brown Backs Trump. The former Massachusetts senator, who also ran for Senate in New Hampshire, will put his support behind Donald Trump at a rally in New Hampshire tonight—a week before the state’s presidential primary. The endorsement may serve as a boost for the real-estate mogul, who on Monday night came second in the Iowa caucuses. (Daniel Strauss, Politico)
Growing Concern in Libya. Secretary of State John Kerry said “the last thing in the world you want is a false caliphate with access to billions of dollars of oil revenue” at a conference of global leaders who were meeting about the Islamic State’s presence in the Middle East. He called for more security training and other international military support for Libya. (Bradley Klapper, Associated Press)
White House Meeting. Paul Ryan met with President Obama for the first time since he took over as Speaker of the House today. Though little is likely to come from the meeting, the leaders, who were joined by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, discussed Puerto Rico’s debt crisis, criminal-justice reform, the opioid epidemic, and Obama’s trade deal. (Amber Phillips, The Washington Post)
Tomorrow in One Paragraph: President Obama visits the Islamic Society of Baltimore, marking his first visit to a U.S. mosque since he took office. Donald Trump makes his way to Arkansas, while Ted Cruz heads to New Hampshire—where Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, and Chris Christie are also campaigning. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are in the Granite State, too, where they’ll participate in a town hall hosted by CNN at 8 p.m. ET. Rick Santorum heads to South Carolina, where Bill Clinton is also stumping for Hillary.
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“Rather, his triumph resulted from identifying those voters, relentlessly pursuing them, ridding the campaign of rivals for their support, and surviving a vicious home stretch in which a convergence of opposing forces attempted to steal what his team felt was rightfully theirs.” National Review’s Tim Alberta and Eliana Johnson on Ted Cruz’s win in Iowa.
‘Running While Female.’ New York magazine’s Rebecca Traister on the lessons Hillary Clinton has had to learn about running for president as a woman, starting with the race in Iowa.
San Bernardino’s Woes. The city’s police department is perhaps best known for leading the heroic search for the terrorists who killed 14 people in December, but the department is being “savaged by budget cuts, rattletrap equipment, crushing workloads, and sunken morale.” (Michael Wines, The New York Times)