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11:10 PM ET, March 24, 2017

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New York Times:
In Spectacular Defeat for Trump, Push to Repeal Health Law Fails  —  WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders, facing a revolt among conservatives and moderates in their ranks, pulled legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act from consideration on the House floor Friday afternoon …
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Robert Costa / Washington Post:
‘Hello, Bob’: President Trump called my cellphone to say that the health-care bill was dead  —  President Trump called me on my cellphone Friday afternoon at 3:31 p.m. At first I thought it was a reader with a complaint since it was a blocked number.  —  Instead, it was the president calling from the Oval Office.
Matthew Boyle / Breitbart:
Exclusive — Discussion About GOP Replacement to Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House Intensifies in White House, Congress  —  Republican officials in Congress and the White House are now openly discussing finding a GOP replacement to Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as Speaker of the House …
Washington Post:
‘The closer’?  The inside story of how Trump tried — and failed — to make a deal on health care  —  Shortly after House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) unveiled the Republican health-care plan on March 6, President Trump sat in the Oval Office and queried his advisers: “Is this really a good bill?”
Discussion: Political Wire, Politico and Hullabaloo
Kate Bennett / CNN:
Trump unhappy Jared Kushner took a powder on the ski slopes as health care bill floundered  — Aides in Washington toiled all week trying to get the health care reform bill over the finish line  —  Washington (CNN)While the rest of his senior staff scrambled to squeeze votes …
Discussion: Politico and RedState
Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
Republicans Land a Punch on Health Care, to Their Own Face  —  WASHINGTON — At the end of the long day, the alliance of conservative ideologues who once shut down the government over President Barack Obama's health care law could not find the will to repeal it.
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Why Obamacare Defeated Trumpcare  —  With the collapse of the House health-care bill, the cause of repealing Obamacare, a right-wing obsession for seven years and a day, has died.  The flame will never be fully extinguished in the hearts of the true believers — after all …
McKay Coppins / The Atlantic:
Nobody Knew Governing Could Be So Complicated  —  The Republican Party's marquee legislative initiative had just imploded in spectacular, and humiliating, fashion Friday afternoon when Paul Ryan stepped up to a podium on Capitol Hill.  The beleaguered house speaker wasted no time in diagnosing the failure of his caucus.
Aaron Lorenzo / Politico:
Tax reform next?  Maybe not.  —  Republicans' spectacular failure to repeal and replace Obamacare threatens to sabotage another cornerstone of their agenda, tax reform — because of simple math.  —  The GOP was counting on wiping out nearly $1 trillion in Obamacare taxes to help finance …
Discussion: Political Wire and ABC News
Marielturnerktla / KTLA:   Trump Upset Jared Kushner Took Aspen Ski Vacation as Health Care Bill Faltered
Joe Concha / The Hill:
Fox's Stuart Varney: ‘The Republican Party is a disgrace’
Discussion: RedState and Viking Pundit
Asawin Suebsaeng / The Daily Beast:
Bannon Tells Trump: ‘Keep a S**t List’ of Republicans Who Opposed You
Discussion: Raw Story, Hot Air and Politico
Joel B. Pollak / Breitbart:
Health Care Bill's Failure: Just Part of the ‘Art of the Deal’
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
Trump: I never said repeal and replace would come in 64 days
Discussion: ABC News and Mother Jones
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
In a Call to The Times, Trump Blames Democrats for the Failure of the Health Bill
Discussion: Politico
Ezra Klein / Vox:
The failure of the Republican health care bill reveals a party unready to govern
Mike DeBonis / Washington Post:
GOP health-care bill: House Republican leaders abruptly pull their rewrite of the nation's health-care law
Ezra Klein / Vox:
How Paul Ryan played Donald Trump
Axios:
Health care bill might get yanked from House floor
Discussion: Hot Air and Mother Jones
Justin Fishel / ABC News:
Ryan pulls ‘fundamentally flawed’ GOP health care bill following call from Trump
Discussion: Politico and Washington Post
Tim Mak / The Daily Beast:
Devin Nunes Vanished the Night Before He Made Trump Surveillance Claims  —  Hours before the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee announced his shocking claims about the Trump transition team on Wednesday morning, he practically disappeared.  —  Rep. Devin Nunes was traveling …
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
FBI Director Comey visits White House
Discussion: Mediaite and The Gateway Pundit
David Corn / Mother Jones:
Nunes (Kind of) Confesses He Went Off Half-Cocked
Discussion: Hullabaloo, Common Dreams and CNN
CNN:
Rick Gates out at America First Policies over Manafort ties to Russia
Discussion: Politico
Katie Bo Williams / The Hill:
Nunes: Manafort volunteered to interview with Intel panel
Karoun Demirjian / Washington Post:
Manafort volunteered to speak before House Intelligence Committee in its Russia probe
Discussion: Progress Pond
Philip Klein / Washington Examiner:
GOP cave on Obamacare repeal is the biggest broken promise in political history  —  Broken promises are as old as politics itself, and there are many famous examples of them in modern history.  President George H.W. Bush's “read my lips, no new taxes” pledge comes immediately to mind …
Wall Street Journal:
Ex-CIA Director: Mike Flynn and Turkish Officials Discussed Removal of Erdogan Foe From U.S.  —  James Woolsey says he attended a September meeting where other participants, including then-Trump adviser Mike Flynn, talked of moving Fethullah Gulen back to Turkey without going through U.S. extradition process
Dan Alexander / Forbes:
After Promising Not To Talk Business With Father, Eric Trump Says He'll Give Him Financial Reports  —  Eric Trump sits behind a desk on the 25th floor of Trump Tower in New York City, dressed in a slightly less formal version of his father's go-to power uniform—blue suit, white buttoned-down shirt, no tie.
Media Matters for America:
Alex Jones Apologizes For Pizzagate Coverage, Blames Other Media Outlets  —  Conspiracy theorist and radio host Alex Jones was pressured to air an apology for his role in spreading the false “Pizzagate” conspiracy theory, which led to a Jones listener firing a gun inside a Washington, D.C. pizzeria.
Axios:
Mnuchin: Losing human jobs to AI “not even on our radar screen”  —  Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin joined Axios' Mike Allen this morning at the debut of his News Shapers event series to talk about his new role in the Trump Administration.  —  On AI supplanting human jobs …
David Frum / The Atlantic:
The Republican Waterloo  —  Seven years and three days ago, the House of Representatives grumblingly voted to approve the Senate's version of the Affordable Care Act.  Democrats in the House were displeased by many of the changes introduced by Senate Democrats.
Discussion: bradford-delong.com
Katherine Timpf / National Review:
College ‘Diversity Council’ Admits to Posting Fake Racist Flyers On Campus  —  The idea was to encourage ‘dialogue.’  —  The Diversity Leadership Council at Gustavus Adolphus College admits that it — with the help of other social-justice groups — planted fake racist flyers on campus “to educate” people about racism.
 
 
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Federal Register:
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Eric Roston / Bloomberg:
The Hidden Risks of Trump's EPA Cuts: Birth Defects, Bad Air
Bloomberg:
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Discussion: Hot Air and Forbes
Thomas Burrows / Daily Mail:
Terror alert in Lille as ‘gangster’ …
Alex Pfeiffer / The Daily Caller:
Judge Sides With Trump Administration, Refuses To Block Travel Ban
Discussion: Politico, Associated Press and TheBlaze
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Hardball political operative Roger Stone finds himself on the receiving end
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David Lazarus / Los Angeles Times:
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Discussion: Mashable
Jennifer Palmieri / Washington Post:
The Clinton campaign warned you about Russia. But nobody listened to us.
Jennings Brown / The Daily Beast:
The Self-Proclaimed ‘Publicity Whore’ and Fired Jezebel Intern Running Point on Pizzagate
Azi Paybarah / Politico:
Some see ‘cruel irony’ in ouster of city employee who leaked documents tied to Garner case
Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
Tea Party Express backs Trump's ObamaCare bill
Matthew Guariglia / MuckRock:
The same billionaire that funded Trump's campaign bankrolled Milo's college speaking tour
Nicholas Bagley / The Incidental Economist:
Confusion over essential health benefits