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2:00 PM ET, January 16, 2017


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Adam Goldman / New York Times:
F.B.I. Arrests Wife of Killer in Orlando Mass Shooting  —  WASHINGTON — The wife of the man who carried out a deadly terrorist attack in Orlando, Fla., has been arrested in connection with the mass shooting, a law enforcement official said Monday.  —  Noor Salman was taken into custody …
CBS News:
Noor Salman, widow of Orlando massacre shooter Omar Mateen, arrested in San Francisco  —  The widow of Omar Mateen, the shooter in the Orlando nightclub massacre, has been arrested in San Francisco, sources tell CBS News.  —  Noor Salman is facing charges of aiding and abetting …
Discussion: CBS New York, The Week and CBS Miami
Mike Arroyo / Fox News:
FBI arrests wife of Orlando nightclub killer Omar Mateen  —  The FBI on Monday arrested the wife of the gunman in the Pulse Nightclub massacre on charges connected to the shooting rampage, investigators confirmed to Fox News.  —  The June 2016 shooting, seen as the deadliest in modern U.S. history …
Robert Costa / Washington Post:
Trump vows ‘insurance for everybody’ in Obamacare replacement plan  —  President-elect Donald Trump said in a weekend interview that he is nearing completion of a plan to replace President Obama's signature health-care law with the goal of “insurance for everybody,” while also vowing …
Caleb Howe / RedState:
Health Insurance “For Everybody” and the “Government Will Pay” Says “Republican” Donald Trump.  AGAIN.  —  This should not be big, surprising, new news.  But somehow it is. … - Excerpt from Washington Post interview with Donald Trump, published yesterday, Sunday the 15th of January, 2017.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
The Case for Not Being Crybabies  —  Last week I watched a conversation on MSNBC in which the anchor asked a guest whether it wasn't a problem that Buzzfeed had published the Trump ‘dossier’ because this would now give Trump some credibility in dismissing any reporting he didn't like as “fake news”.
Jack Shafer / Politico:
Trump Is Making Journalism Great Again  —  Donald Trump and his forthcoming presidency may be the greatest gift to Washington journalism since the invention of the expense account.  His unorthodox approach to politics and governance has vaporized the standard, useful, yet boring script for reporting on a new administration's doings.
Oliver Laughland / The Guardian:
Talk radio hosts and bloggers may benefit from White House press move
Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:
WH Correspondents' board responds to Trump on media access
Washington Times:
Monica Crowley to forgo post in Trump White House  —  GOP foreign policy adviser Monica Crowley said Monday she will relinquish the senior job she'd been poised to take in the Trump White House.  —  Ms. Crowley, who had been tapped to be senior director of strategic communications …
Justin Huggler / Telegraph:
Germany hits out at Donald Trump after he labels Nato ‘obsolete’ and threatens car makers with 35pc tariffs  —  The German government has said it is “concerned” after Donald Trump described Nato as “obsolete”.  —  It came as German car manufacturers also rounded on the President-elect warning …
Discussion: New York Times, Hot Air and Reuters
Rainer Buergin / Bloomberg:
Trump Calls NATO Obsolete and Dismisses EU in German Interview
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Dem dilemma: Stand with Lewis?  —  Once Donald Trump responded to John Lewis's “illegitimate president” attack, the question wasn't whether Trump's pushback would cause a Twitter furor.  It would.  The question was how many Democrats, beyond those who occupy the left-most wing …
Discussion: Washington Post
Adriana Cohen / Boston Herald:
Not much legitimate about more Dems bashing Trump
Discussion: Instapundit
Wall Street Journal:
More Democratic Legislators Plan on Sitting Out Trump's Swearing-In
Discussion: Daily Wire and Political Wire
Lydia Wheeler / The Hill:
Trump expanding Scottish golf course after vow of no new foreign deals: report  —  A multi-million dollar expansion of President-elect Donald Trump  —  's golf resort in Scotland is reportedly underway just days after his attorneys said no new foreign deals would be made.
Mary Papenfuss / The Huffington Post:
Donald Trump Expanding Scottish Golf Resort After Vowing Not To Make New Foreign Deals
Discussion: ThinkProgress and
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
John Lewis ‘a racist pig,’ Gwinnett commissioner writes on Facebook  —  On the Saturday before Martin Luther King Jr. Day, one of Gwinnett County's highest elected officials took to his personal Facebook page to call United States Rep. John Lewis “a racist pig.”
The White House:
Statement by the President on the One-Year Anniversary of Implementation Day Under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action  —  Today marks the one-year anniversary of the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) - a deal that has achieved significant …
Discussion: The Guardian and Business Insider
Steve Neavling / Motor City Muckraker:
Audio: Mayor Fouts compares black people to ‘chimps,’ ridicules women  —  Join us on Facebook for exclusive stories in metro Detroit.  —  Warren Mayor Jim Fouts used the n-word, compared black people to “chimps” and called old women “dried-up c**ts” in new audio recordings obtained exclusively by Motor City Muckraker.
Yamiche Alcindor / New York Times:
In Trump's Feud With John Lewis, Blacks Perceive a Callous Rival  —  Days before his inauguration, President-elect Donald J. Trump is engaged in a high-profile feud with some of the country's most prominent African-American leaders, setting off anger in a constituency already wary of him after a contentious presidential campaign.
Bryan Wendland / KUSA-TV:
Congressman Coffman leaves frustrated crowd  —  AURORA - When Berthie Ruoff arrived at the Aurora Central Library to meet with Congressman Mike Coffman, she was hopeful to find encouraging answers about the impending changes to the Affordable Care Act.  —  “My husband passed away …
Esme Cribb / Talking Points Memo:
GOPer Who Vowed To Stand Up To Trump Flees Constituents At Community Event
Discussion: Occupy Democrats
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Matthew Sheffield / Salon:
The alt-right eats its own: Neo-Nazi podcaster “Mike Enoch” quits after doxxers reveal his wife is Jewish
Discussion: Mediaite and Raw Story
Michiko Kakutani / New York Times:
Obama's Secret to Surviving the White House Years: Books
Discussion: Political Wire
Jason Sokol / New York Times:
Which Martin Luther King Are We Celebrating Today?
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
A hellscape of lies and distorted reality awaits journalists covering President Trump
Kurt Schlichter /
Obama Fades Away As Trump Laughs At His Enemies
 Earlier Items: 
New York Post:
Discussion: Gothamist and The Guardian
Jessica Sidman / Washingtonian:
The Shaw Bijou Has Closed
Pan Pylas / Associated Press:
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Tom Boggioni / Raw Story:
Kellyanne Conway: Details of Russia investigation should be kept secret ‘to protect the public’
Lauren Dezenski / Politico:
Warren joins thousands in defense of Obamacare in Boston