Lauren Fox

Lauren Fox is a reporter at Talking Points Memo.

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President Barack Obama said it best this week.

When it comes to who gets to appoint Supreme Court justices, the Constitution is pretty freaking clear.

"I'm amused when I hear people who claim to be strict interpreters of the Constitution suddenly reading into it a whole series of provisions that are not there," Obama said.

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As the race for the Republican nomination narrows, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) made his case Saturday for why he was a top-tier candidate.

"Indeed, the screaming you hear now from across the Potomac is the Washington cartel in full terror that the conservative grassroots are rising up," Cruz says.

While the Republican primary in South Carolina was called early for Donald Trump, the race for second place between Cruz and Rubio raged on as Cruz took the stage.

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Donald Trump rolled onto the stage in South Carolina Saturday night with his signature swagger after he was named the winner of the state's primary.

"We won," Trump declared confidently before turning the mic over to his wife and daughter.

Trump took the stage just moments after former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush dropped out of the race, but he said he was not concerned that anyone would beat him even as the field narrows.

"I am going to get a lot of those votes also," Trump said, dismissing pundits who have been gaming out one of his rivals consolidating the anti-Trump vote. "I think we are going to do very very well."

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Can anyone catch him now?

Donald Trump is projected to win the South Carolina primary Saturday night, his second statewide win this month and a troubling sign for Republican leaders who originally hoped Trumpmentum would be a passing fad.

As the Republican primary remains crowded, with Govs. Jeb Bush and John Kasich and Sen. Marco Rubio continuing to battle it out to win the establishment money and electoral support, Trump has consistently broken out among an electorate hungry for a "say-it-like-it-is" Washington outsider.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) conceded defeat Saturday in the Nevada caucus, a contest where his campaign showed promise as it shrunk Clinton's double-digit lead. Ultimately, however, the Sanders campaign fell short of the win.

Sanders said in a statement that he conceded the loss to Clinton over the phone Saturday, but that he plans to continue to fight.

"I am also proud of the fact that we have brought many working people and young people into the political process and believe that we have the wind at our back as we head toward Super Tuesday. I want to thank the people of Nevada for their support that they have given us and the boost that their support will give us as we go forward," Sanders said in a released statement.

In a separate fundraising email to supporters, Sanders pleaded for them to keep his campaign afloat.

"There are 26 primaries and caucuses in the next month, and three straight positive results for our campaign are sure to prompt an over-the-top response from the millionaires and billionaires who are funding our opponent and her many super PACs," the letter said.

Read the full statement below:

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Donald Trump attacked President Barack Obama's decision not to attend Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's memorial service Saturday by calling into question the president's faith.

Trump tweeted Saturday morning that Obama might have attended the service if it had been held in a mosque rather than at the Basilica.

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