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1:30 PM ET, February 17, 2017

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David Brooks / New York Times:
What a Failed Trump Administration Looks Like  —  I still have trouble seeing how the Trump administration survives a full term.  Judging by his Thursday press conference, President Trump's mental state is like a train that long ago left freewheeling and iconoclastic, has raced through indulgent …
Discussion: Liberal Values and NBC News
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Silence of the Hacks  —  The story so far: A foreign dictator intervened on behalf of a U.S. presidential candidate — and that candidate won.  Close associates of the new president were in contact with the dictator's espionage officials during the campaign, and his national security adviser …
Evan McMullin / New York Times:
A Party to the Russian Connection
Discussion: Politicus USA
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
A Big Week for Health Care
Discussion: Vox and Lawyers, Guns & Money
Michael Goodwin / New York Post:
Sorry media — this press conference played very different with Trump's supporters  —  MORE FROM:  —  Maybe it's not a coincidence that Barnum & Bailey is folding its tents this year.  After all, how could the circus possibly compete with Donald Trump?  —  The president proved once again that he is the greatest show on earth.
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Asawin Suebsaeng / The Daily Beast:
Journalists Whisper at Trump's Crazy Press Conference: ‘This Is Insane’  —  On Thursday afternoon, President Donald Trump's staff corralled the White House press corps into the East Room of the White House so that he could sing the praises of his new Labor Secretary pick, Alexander Acosta.
John Podesta / Washington Post:
Trump's dangerous strategy to undermine reality
Discussion: Politico
George Prayias / Rush:
Trump Triumphs Over Press
Discussion: Business Insider
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Wall Street Journal:
Jared Kushner Delivers Critique of CNN to Time Warner Executive  —  Trump's son-in-law and adviser complains that coverage has been slanted against the president  —  Jared Kushner, senior White House adviser, has expressed the administration's deep concerns about CNN's news coverage.
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Erin Corbett / Raw Story:
‘Little Jared complaining about me’: Ana Navarro slams Kushner for complaints about her Trump coverage
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Brooke Seipel / The Hill:
Ana Navarro hits Kushner for complaining about CNN: 'Oh, baby boy, I'm so sorry'
Tim Alberta / Politico:
'I'm a Dead Man Walking'  —  None of this feels normal.  The congressman greets me inside his Washington office wearing a wrinkly collared shirt with its top two buttons undone, faded denim jeans and grungy, navy blue Crocs that expose his leather-textured feet.
Discussion: The Week, AOL, Balloon Juice, Raw Story and Axios
CNN:
Officials: Mike Dubke to be named as White House communications director  —  Washington, D.C. (CNN)Crossroads Media founder Mike Dubke is expected to be named as White House Communications Director, two administration officials tell CNN.  —  The appointment is expected to be announced as early as Friday, the officials say.
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Associated Press:
Chaffetz seeks charge of ex-Clinton aide in email inquiry  —  WASHINGTON — The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee, who has refused Democratic requests to investigate possible conflicts of interest involving President Donald Trump, is seeking criminal charges …
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Oliver Holmes / The Guardian:
Suspect in North Korea killing ‘thought she was taking part in TV prank’  —  Indonesian Siti Aisyah, 25, duped and ‘not aware it was assassination attempt by alleged foreign agents’, says head of police  —  An Indonesian woman arrested for suspected involvement in the killing …
Associated Press:
Trump Weighs Mobilizing National Guard for Immigration Roundups  —  THE ASSOCIATED PRESS (GARANCE BURKE)  —  (AP) — The Trump administration is considering a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, including millions living nowhere near …
Discussion: RedState, IJR, Snopes.com and Eschaton
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Teresa Welsh / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Trump wouldn't be first president to mobilize National Guard for immigration enforcement
Discussion: TheBlaze
James Hohmann / Washington Post:
The Daily 202: The price of loyalty to Trump is high and rising  —  THE BIG IDEA: Donald Trump has an unending need to feel like he's in total control of his surroundings.  That helps explain why he's felt so frustrated and lashed out so much over the past month.
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CBS News:
Vice Admiral Robert Harward turns down national security adviser job
Amy Harder / Wall Street Journal:
Senate Set to Confirm Scott Pruitt as EPA Chief  —  Move would likely lead to a rollback of Obama-era climate and environmental regulations  —  WASHINGTON—The Senate is set to confirm Scott Pruitt on Friday to be President Donald Trump's administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency …
Discussion: Axios
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Coral Davenport / New York Times:
E.P.A. Workers Try to Block Pruitt in Show of Defiance
Michael Barthel / Pew Research Center:
For election news, young people turned to some national papers more than their elders  —  Younger Americans have long been less likely to read newspapers than their elders.  But a Pew Research Center survey has revealed a significant twist, at least for certain newspapers with a more national focus …
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Madeline Conway / Politico:
Priebus: Reports of Trump campaign-Russia contact ‘exaggerated’
Discussion: Daily Kos
New York Post:   Bogus Times scoops on Trump, Russia are recycled propaganda
BostonGlobe.com:
Christie says Trump made him order the meatloaf at meal together  —  TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says President Donald Trump made him order meatloaf when they dined together at the White House this week.  —  Christie and his wife, Mary Pat, joined Trump at the White House on Tuesday.
Cristina Marcos / The Hill:
Democrats raise questions about Trump's mental health  —  A growing number of Democrats are openly questioning President Trump's mental health.  —  Rep. Earl Blumenauer  —  (D-Ore.) in a floor speech this week called for a review of the Constitution's procedures for removing a president.
Margaret Brennan / CBS News:
State Dept. carries out layoffs under Rex Tillerson  —  While Rex Tillerson is on his first overseas trip as Secretary of State, his aides laid off staff at the State Department on Thursday.  —  Much of seventh-floor staff, who work for the Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources …
Discussion: RedState
Sydney Brownstone / The Stranger …:
Detained Dreamer's Lawyers Say Government Doctored Document to Justify False Gang Affiliation  —  Daniel Ramirez Medina's lawyers say the government doctored his request to be removed from the Northwest Detention Center's gang unit.  —  Lawyers for Daniel Ramirez Medina, the twice-authorized …
Sheera Frenkel / BuzzFeed:
White House Staff Are Using A “Secure” App That's Really Not So Secure  —  Some senior officials are using a new messaging app that may not be as secure as it claims.  “We would not recommend this app to someone looking for secure messaging,” one expert told BuzzFeed News.
Discussion: Axios
Aram Roston / BuzzFeed:
Betsy DeVos's Brother Is Setting Up A Private Army For China, Sources Say  —  The controversial Blackwater founder says he is setting up bases in two Chinese provinces, but his company says “this does not involve armed personnel.”  —  Red Army soldiers marching.  —  VCG / Getty
 
 
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Yahoo:
Ford not scrapping plans to build Mexico factories: company exec
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Asawin Suebsaeng / The Daily Beast:
Leaked Emails: Dem State Leaders Think Obama's New Organizing Army is ‘Grade A Bulls**t’
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Michael Beckel / Center for Public Integrity:
Lobbyists helped bankroll Donald Trump's transition
Jenna Johnson / Washington Post:
White House: Air Force One will not be used as a ‘prop’ at political rally
Discussion: TheBlaze and The Resurgent
Jen Psaki / CNN:
My unsolicited advice for Sean Spicer, Kellyanne Conway and the team
Discussion: Politico
Cal Thomas / Townhall.com:
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Kathleen Masterson / NPR:
Migrants Choose Arrest In Canada Over Staying In The U.S.
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Paul Sonne / Wall Street Journal:
Pentagon Finds It Has No Records Approving Mike Flynn's Russian-TV Pay
Discussion: The Hill and Daily Wire
Megan McArdle / Bloomberg:
A Sign That Obamacare Exchanges Are Failing
Eliana Johnson / Politico:
Ryan struggles to sell tax reform plan to fellow Republicans
Discussion: Axios and No More Mister Nice Blog
Tara Palmeri / Politico:
White House dismisses 6 over failed background checks
Discussion: Betsy's Page and The Daily Caller
Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook:
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