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2:30 AM ET, February 21, 2017


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Roxane Gay is Spelled With One “N”:
All I really need to say:  —  In canceling Milo's book contract, Simon & Schuster made a business decision the same way they made a business decision when they decided to publish that man in the first place.  When his comments about pedophilia/pederasty came to light, Simon & Schuster realized …
Discussion: Al Jazeera English
USA Today:
Could Milo Yiannopoulos now lose his lucrative book deal?  —  If you troll a black comedian on Twitter, attack feminists and liberal Democrats in toxic terms and trash women who use birth control, you can get a lucrative book deal.  If you seem to condone sex between men and boys — and it's on tape — could you lose your book deal?
Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:
Breitbart employees threaten to leave over Yiannopoulos  —  Employees at Breitbart News are reportedly prepared to leave the company if Milo Yiannopoulos is not fired.  —  A senior editor at the publication told The Washingtonian that “at least a half dozen” employees are prepared to leave.
The Daily Beast:
CPAC Disinvites Milo Yiannopoulos, Despite His Attempt at Contrition
Thomas E. Ricks / Foreign Policy:
Last man standing: McMaster for NSA?  —  I think Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster will be the next national security advisor.  Like Vice Adm. Bob Harward, General David Petraeus reportedly has withdrawn over the issue of being able to bring in his own staff.  And Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg …
Discussion:, Washington Post and Axios
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Trump Chooses H.R. McMaster as National Security Adviser  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump picked Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, a widely respected military strategist, as his new national security adviser on Monday, calling him “a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience.”
Dan Merica / CNN:
Trump's aides don't want to admit the President is golfing  —  West Palm Beach (CNN)President Donald Trump has made visiting his Florida golf courses a near every-weekend habit in the first month of his administration, and his aides are trying to obscure whether Trump is actually golfing during the visits.
Mar-a-Lago: Trump's Winter White House takes over Palm Beach  —  Palm Beach, Florida (CNN)President Donald Trump, a newcomer to the White House, is still developing his relationship with the people of Washington.  But that's far from the case with the people of Palm Beach …
Matthew Nussbaum / Politico:
White House reverses on Trump's golf game
Discussion: ABC News, Hullabaloo and Political Wire
Edward Price / Washington Post:
I didn't think I'd ever leave the CIA.  But because of Trump, I quit.  —  Edward Price worked at the CIA from 2006 until this month, most recently as the spokesman for the National Security Council.  —  Nearly 15 years ago, I informed my skeptical father that I was pursuing a job with the Central Intelligence Agency.
Milo Yiannopoulos / Facebook:
I am a gay man, and a child abuse victim.  —  I would like to restate my utter disgust at adults who sexually abuse minors.  I am horrified by pedophilia and I have devoted large portions of my career as a journalist to exposing child abusers.  I've outed three of them, in fact -\-\ three more than most of my critics.
J.D. Durkin / Mediaite:
BREAKING: Milo Yiannopoulos Disinvited From CPAC Over Pedophilia Commentary
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Milo Yiannopoulos disinvited from CPAC slot amid tape controversy
Discussion: ABC News and The Week
New York Times:
From an Anchor's Lips to Trump's Ears to Sweden's Disbelief  —  PALM BEACH, Fla. — On Friday night, Fox News aired an alarming six-minute segment in which the host, Tucker Carlson, interviewed a documentary filmmaker about a crisis of violence in Sweden ignited by the recent wave of Muslim migration.
Fox News:
Trump may have been unclear, but Sweden experiencing a migrant crime wave
Lena H. Sun / Washington Post:
Trump energizes the anti-vaccine movement in Texas  —  AUSTIN — The group of 40 people gathered at a popular burger and fish taco restaurant in San Antonio listened eagerly to the latest news about the anti-vaccine fight taking place in the Texas legislature.
Jeb Lund / Esquire:
Dispatches from the Saturday night Trump rally.  —  If people told you that MAGA hats come 25 percent off when you look peevish and 50 percent off when you're already wearing a sneer, the line snaking out of the airport hangar and a quarter mile down S. Apollo Blvd. in Melbourne, Florida …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Chauncey DeVega / Salon:
Obama pollster Cornell Belcher on the failures that led to President Trump: “What happens to a centrist Democrat who can't hold the Obama coalition?”  —  Trump didn't “remake the electorate,” argues leading Democratic pollster.  Instead, Hillary and her party blew it
Lia Eustachewich / New York Post:
Pope says texting at the dinner table could lead to war  —  Pope Francis delivers a speech during a visit at the Roma Tre University.  —  More On:  —  Pope Francis wants youngsters to BRB from their cell phones at the dinner table, warning that the lack of face-to-face communication with adults could result in “war.”
Greg Jaffe / Washington Post:
For a Trump adviser, an odyssey from the fringes of Washington to the center of power  —  Sebastian Gorka at the International Special Training Center's Military Assistance Course in Germany.  For him, the terror threat is rooted in Islam and “martial” parts of the Koran that he says predispose some Muslims to acts of terror.
Chris Johnson / Washington Blade:
Trump admin to rescind trans student protections: source  —  Despite pleas from parents of transgender children and LGBT employees, the Trump administration is set Tuesday to rescind Obama-era guidance to schools barring discrimination against transgender students and ensuring they have access …
Discussion: Advocate
Kelly Mclaughlin / Daily Mail:
Is Putin the world's real richest man?  After 17 years in power, Russian leader has a ‘$200 billion fortune, 58 planes and helicopters and 20 palaces and country retreats’  — One of the most quoted guesses of the 64-year-old's net worth is Political analyst Stanslav Belkovsky's 2007 estimation of $40billion
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Le Pen Gains in French Polls as Security Concerns Win Voters  —  Macron trips up with comments on France's colonial past  —  French risk premium rises as Le Pen's chances improve  —  Marine Le Pen gained ground on her rivals for the French election as she benefits from concerns about security …
Discussion: Hot Air and France 24
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Trump's Former Aide Concedes There Was No Voter Fraud In New Hampshire  —  Corey Lewandowski is not reading from the same script.  —  In a rare bit of message contradiction within the ranks, Donald Trump's first campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, conceded there was no evidence …
Discussion: CNN, The Hill and Mediaite
Alex Griswold / Mediaite:
'I Don't Know What You're Referring To': NBC's Katy Tur Doesn't Remember Obama Promising Putin ‘Flexibility’  —  When a Republican congressman on MSNBC brought up a 2012 incident where President Barack Obama was caught on a hot mic promising to give Russia's Vladimir Putin a little more …
Andy Banker /
Vandals target historic Jewish cemetery in University City  —  UNIVERSITY CITY, MO (KTVI) - Investigators with the University City Police Department are working to determine who knocked over or damaged dozens of headstones at a local Jewish cemetery.  —  Police would not say if they considered …
Discussion: Hot Air and TheBlaze
Chris White / LawNewz:
Woman Says No ‘Trump Supporters’ Roommate Ad Meant to Protect Her Home From ‘Bigots’  —  A 23-year-old woman who lives near Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. posted an advertisement for a roommate recently that specifically lists a number of house rules, including no pets and no meat products.
Discussion: Daily Wire and Hot Air
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Fox News:
Study: Venezuelans lost 19 lbs. on average over past year due to lack of food
Discussion: TheBlaze
Adelle Nazarian / Breitbart:
Democrats Invoke 25th Amendment, Question Trump's Mental Health
Robby Soave / Hit & Run:
Alt-Right Leader Richard Spencer Crashed a Student Libertarian Conference and Was Shunned
Discussion: TheBlaze
Cristina Marcos / The Hill:
Dem rep to file lawsuit over controversial police painting
Discussion: RedState and Hot Air
 Earlier Items: 
Vitaly Churkin, Russia's ambassador to UN, dies suddenly at 64
Steve Berman / The Resurgent:
The Hill reported Monday morning: … I'm still smarting …
Hilary Clarke / CNN:
Insults fly as UK Parliament debates Donald Trump's visit
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / USA Today:
Trump and the crisis of the meritocracy: Glenn Reynolds
Discussion: Rush
Rob Shimshock / The Daily Caller:
College Writing Center Declares American Grammar A ‘Racist,’ ‘Unjust Language Structure’
Patricia Sullivan / Washington Post:
Va. Democrats to challenge GOP state lawmakers in each district Clinton won
Discussion: Political Wire and Balloon Juice
Nick Corasaniti / New York Times:
Joe Piscopo Considers Running for Governor of New Jersey. No Joke.