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5:35 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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Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Why Steve Bannon Might Be the Winner of the GOP's Health-Care Civil War  —  With hours to go before the House is set to (finally) vote on Paul Ryan's health-care bill, the Trump administration is putting a full-court press on recalcitrant Republicans to rally votes.
Axios:
Health care bill might get yanked from House floor  —  The prospect of pulling the Obamacare replacement bill is now a matter of discussion among House leaders, according to sources familiar with the conversations.  As House Speaker Paul Ryan heads to the White House to brief the president …
Discussion: Mother Jones
Asawin Suebsaeng / The Daily Beast:
Bannon Tells Trump: ‘Keep a S**t List’ of Republicans Who Opposed You  —  If TrumpCare dies, the White House won't forget who killed it — and plans on keeping a “s**t list” of Republicans who stood in their way.  —  According to multiple Trump administration officials speaking to The Daily Beast …
Discussion: Raw Story and Politico
Bloomberg:
White House Preparing to Blame Ryan If Health Bill Fails, Official Says  —  But Trump says ‘yes’ when asked if Ryan should remain speaker  —  Legislation advances toward crucial House vote on Friday  —  In public, President Donald Trump is standing by House Speaker Paul Ryan over the Obamacare replacement bill.
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.
Discussion: TVNewser
Mike DeBonis / Washington Post:
GOP health-care bill: House Republican leaders abruptly pull their rewrite of the nation's health-care law  —  House Republican leaders abruptly pulled a Republican rewrite of the nation's health-care system from consideration on Friday, a dramatic acknowledgment that they are so far unable to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
New York Times:
A Brave Front, but Regrets?  On Health Bill, Trump Has a Few  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump, the author of “The Art of the Deal,” has been projecting his usual bravado in public this week about the prospects of repealing the Affordable Care Act.  Privately he is grappling with rare bouts of self-doubt.
CNN:
Ryan visiting Trump, not delivering good news on health care  —  Washington (CNN)House Speaker Paul Ryan is at the White House to brief President Donald Trump on the GOP health care bill, and it is not to deliver good news, a Republican source tells CNN.  —  Efforts on Capitol Hill …
Joe Concha / The Hill:
Fox's Stuart Varney: ‘The Republican Party is a disgrace’
Discussion: RedState
Justin Fishel / ABC News:
Ryan pulls ‘fundamentally flawed’ GOP health care bill following call from Trump
Discussion: Politico
Associated Press:   HOUSE SETS RISKY HEALTH CARE VOTE AFTER TRUMP DEMANDS IT
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
White House: Vote at 3:30; Trump left ‘everything on field’
Discussion: Hot Air, New York Times and Joe.My.God.
Tara Golshan / Vox:
Breitbart wants the Republican health care bill to die
Discussion: ABC News and Breitbart
Breitbart:
Report: Steve Bannon Says American Health Care Act ‘Written by the Insurance Industry’
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Daniel Lippman / Politico:   THE BIG DAY: TRUMP's risky bet, THE STAKES, the vote count …
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
FBI Director Comey visits White House  —  FBI Director James Comey was at the White House on Friday, days after he confirmed his bureau is investigating ties between associates of President Trump and Russia.  —  The White House said Comey visited to attend a “routine interagency meeting,” but did not say with whom he met.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Mediaite
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CNN:
Rick Gates out at America First Policies over Manafort ties to Russia
Discussion: Politico
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
Discussion: Daily Wire, Raw Story and Mediaite
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.
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.
Glenn Garvin / miamiherald:
Hardball political operative Roger Stone finds himself on the receiving end  —  Roger Stone, the legendarily hardball Republican operative who for years has lustily embraced such media epithets as the dapper don of dirty deeds and the undisputed master of the black arts of electioneering …
Nicholas Bagley / The Incidental Economist:
Confusion over essential health benefits  —  The post has been revised to take into account feedback on how best to understand the manager's amendment.  —  Last night, House Republicans released the text of the final manager's amendment to the American Health Care Act …
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 …
Matt Shuham / Talking Points Memo:
House Dems Warn GOP: Repeal Vote Will Be ‘Tattooed To Their Foreheads’  —  House Democrats warned their Republican colleagues against voting for the American Health Care Act on Friday, pointing to the speed with which it was pushed through the chamber and its unpopularity in a recent poll.
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Brady Dennis / Washington Post:
As Trump administration grants approval for Keystone XL pipeline, an old fight is reignited  —  President Trump announced Friday morning the granting of a permit for construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, calling it “the first of many infrastructure projects” that he would approve in order to put more Americans to work.
Discussion: RedState
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David Lazarus / Los Angeles Times:
Column Whatever you do, don't say yes when this chatbot asks, ‘Can you hear me?’  —  CSA Images/Archive / Getty Images  —  It's the most cunning robocall scam I've encountered — and the fact that I've fallen for it more than once tells you how successful it can be.  —  The phone rings.
Discussion: Mashable
 
 
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