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6:50 PM ET, February 21, 2017

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Alan Gomez / USA Today:
Homeland Security unveils sweeping plan to deport undocumented immigrants  —  The Department of Homeland Security issued a sweeping set of orders Tuesday that implement President Trump's plan to increase immigration enforcement, placing the vast majority of the nation's 11 million undocumented immigrants at risk of deportation.
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New York Times:
New Trump Deportation Rules Allow Far More Expulsions  —  WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday released a set of documents translating President Trump's executive orders on immigration and border security into policy, bringing a major shift in the way the agency enforces the nation's immigration laws.
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
DHS cancels Obama policies, orders agents to expand deportations
Matt Lewis / The Daily Beast:
Why Conservatives Fell for Milo Yiannopoulos  —  A few years ago, conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly sat alone at a booth at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) exhibition area.  —  Hundreds and probably thousands of peoplemost of them youngstampeded past her, not giving her so much as a glance or even recognizing her.
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Sophie Gilbert / The Atlantic:
Simon & Schuster's Completely Avoidable Milo Yiannopoulos Disaster  —  On Monday, when videos reemerged on social media in which the Breitbart News senior editor Milo Yiannopoulos seemed to condone sexual relationships between adult men and teenagers below the age of consent, the overwhelming response was one of outrage.
Breitbart:   The following remarks were delivered by Milo Yiannopoulos at a Tuesday press conference in New York City.
Brad Reed / Raw Story:
WATCH: GOP senator jeered after ducking travel ban question from Afghan man who served with US troops  —  DON'T MISS STORIES.  FOLLOW RAW STORY!  —  An Afghan man who served alongside American troops in Afghanistan tried confronting Sen. Chuck Grassley (R - IA) during a town hall meeting …
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Greg Bluestein / Political Insider blog:
A lone GOP Georgia congressman holds a rocky town hall meeting
Discussion: twitchy.com
CNN:
Trump's brilliant choice of McMaster  — Peter Bergen: In his selection of H.R. McMaster for national security adviser, Donald Trump made a brilliant choice  — He says McMaster will need to draw on his vast capabilities as Pentagon mulls options on fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria
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Luis Martinez / ABC News:
How H.R. McMaster's military rank could affect his role as national security adviser
Discussion: Politico
Bryan Bender / Politico:
McMaster's takeaways: Don't lie, don't blame the media, don't rely on an inner circle
Max Bearak / Washington Post:
Riots erupt in Sweden's capital just days after Trump comments  —  Just two days after President Trump provoked widespread consternation by seeming to imply, incorrectly, that immigrants had perpetrated a recent spate of violence in Sweden, riots broke out in a predominantly immigrant neighborhood …
Facebook:
To see more from Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect on Facebook, log in or create an account. … Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect  —  Statement of Steven Goldstein, Executive Director of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, on President Trump's acknowledgment of Antisemitism today:
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Michael Brendan Dougherty / The Week:
The arrogant thinking of liberal sports writers  —  “Today, sports writing is basically a liberal profession, practiced by liberals who enforce an unapologetically liberal code,” writes Bryan Curtis at The Ringer.  He's right.  —  You can see it in the way sportswriters police a consensus …
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Natasha Bertrand / Business Insider:
Trump's lawyer has told 4 different stories about the Russia-Ukraine ‘peace plan’ debacle  —  President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, was at the center of a bombshell New York Times report published Sunday that said he hand-delivered a “peace plan for Russia and Ukraine” …
Ben Collins / The Daily Beast:
Tucker Carlson Couldn't Debate the Anti-Trump Organizer He Wanted, So This Actor Stepped In  —  Fox News' Tucker Carlson had a hard time booking Olga Lexell, the creator and co-organizer of the nationwide Not My President's Day protests on Monday.  —  So, after repeated refusals …
Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:
McConnell: ‘Winners make policy, losers go home’  —  (R-Ky.) on Tuesday pushed back on protesters at a speech in Kentucky, declaring that “winners make policy and losers go home.”  —  Speaking in Lawrenceburg, Ky., McConnell was met by nearly 1,000 protesters, some of whom chanted “No ban …
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Donald Trump's unbroken streak of falsehoods now stands at 33 days  —  Donald Trump has been president for all or part of 33 days.  He has averaged four falsehoods or misleading statements a day(!) in that time.  There hasn't been a single day of Trump's presidency in which he has said nothing false or misleading.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Art Swift / Gallup:
Putin's Image Rises in US, Mostly Among Republicans  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans see Russian President Vladimir Putin in a better light than two years ago.  Twenty-two percent now say they have a favorable opinion of Putin, up from 13% in 2015 and the highest percentage with a favorable view of the Russian leader since 2003.
Discussion: Washington Post
Christina Dugan / People.com:
David Cassidy Reveals He Is Battling Dementia: ‘A Part of Me Always Knew This Was Coming’  —  David Cassidy is battling dementia.  —  The 66-year-old actor, widely known for his starring role as Keith Partridge on the 1970s series The Partridge Family, reveals to PEOPLE that he is fighting the memory loss disease.
David Brooks / New York Times:
This Century Is Broken  —  Most of us came of age in the last half of the 20th century and had our perceptions of “normal” formed in that era.  It was, all things considered, an unusually happy period.  No world wars, no Great Depressions, fewer civil wars, fewer plagues.
Liam Dillon / Los Angeles Times:
Storm brings record rainfall, gusts up to 199 mph and flooding to Northern California  —  A man walks through floodwaters Monday in Salinas.  Forecasters issued flash flood warnings throughout the Bay Area and elsewhere in Northern California.  (Nic Coury / Monterey County Weekly)
Discussion: The Verge and KTLA
James Fallows / The Atlantic:
‘With Such a People You Can Then Do What You Please’  —  Are Donald Trump's latest attacks on the press really that bad?  Are they that out-of-the-ordinary, given the famous record of complaints nearly all his predecessors have lodged?  (Even George Washington had a hostile-press problem.)
Discussion: RedState
Tod Leonard / sandiegouniontribune.com:
Wiggins: WNBA's ‘harmful’ culture of bullying, jealousy  —  Candice Wiggins, La Jolla Country Day alumni and WNBA Woman of the Year recently described the WNBA as a “very very harmful” culture where she was bullied throughout her 8-year career.  —  Candice Wiggins had what many would consider a dream career in the WNBA.
Andrew E. Kramer / New York Times:
California Secession Advocate Faces Scrutiny Over Where He's Based: Russia  —  YEKATERINBURG, Russia — This provincial Russian city, about 1,000 miles east of Moscow, is about as unlikely a place as any to find the leader of one of the more unlikely political causes to arise in opposition to President Trump.
Discussion: Daily Wire
Steve Phillips / New York Times:
Move Left, Democrats  —  The Democratic National Committee will choose its next leader on Saturday, and when it does it should choose a leader who will resist the pressure to pursue the wrong white people.  Hundreds of articles have been written about the imperative of attracting more support …
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money and Rush
Noah Barkin / Reuters:
Exclusive: White House delivered EU-skeptic message before Pence visit - sources  —  In the week before U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visited Brussels and pledged America's “steadfast and enduring” commitment to the European Union, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon met with a German diplomat …
Pat Rynard / Iowa Starting Line:
Senator Mark Chelgren Aims To Purge Democrats From Iowa Universities  —  The party affiliation on your voter registration card could block you from employment at Iowa's state universities were a newly proposed bill by Senator Mark Chelgren to become law.  Senate File 288, proposed …
Associated Press:
NYC medical examiner says more study needed in death of Russian diplomat  —  NEW YORK - The cause and manner of death of Russia's ambassador to the United Nations needs to be studied further, the city medical examiner said Tuesday, a day after the diplomat fell ill at his office at Russia's U.N. mission and died at a hospital.
Discussion: Political Wire
 
 
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Fred Imbert / CNBC:
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Caitlin Emma / Politico:
Spicer: Trump believes transgender student protections are a ‘states’ rights issue'
Discussion: The Atlantic and Joe.My.God.
Molly J. McGrath / Los Angeles Times:
Op-Ed Fighting voter ID laws in the courts isn't enough. We need boots on the ground
Wall Street Journal:
A Trump Statistical Trade Trick
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The Seattle Times:
Jay Inslee for president? Governor's profile is on the rise
Kristina Wong / Breitbart:
EXCLUSIVE: Lawmakers to Request Probe of $418M Arms Sale to Kenya on Obama's Last Day
Kevin Fagan / San Francisco Chronicle:
Ex-spy Plame's big worries: ‘reckless’ president, nuclear weapons
Discussion: alan.com and Raw Story
 Earlier Items: 
Roger Anthony Essig / SoundCloud:
Comment by Andrew Bush
Jonathan Cohn / The Huffington Post:
Here's One Reason Why Trump's Legislative Agenda Is Flailing
Discussion: Vox and Daily Kos
Andrew Joseph / STAT:
A boy who can't speak depends on Medicaid. What happens to him if it's cut?
Robert W. Merry / The American Conservative:
The Meaning of Trump  —  The startling nature of Donald Trump's …
Discussion: Power Line and Maggie's Farm
Hamilton Nolan / The Concourse:
Chill With The “Journalists Are Heroes” Thing
Jodi Enda / CNN:
These Republicans didn't like Trump at first. They do now.