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Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Breitbart's Milo Yiannopoulos resigns following outrage over his past comments about pedophilia  —  Milo Yiannopoulos, the incendiary writer and commentator who helped make Breitbart News a leading organ of the “alt-right,” resigned from the news organization Tuesday after a video …
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David Weigel / Washington Post:
Trump's America will be on vivid display at annual conservative gathering  —  The conservative movement in America now belongs to President Trump.  —  Thousands of activists will arrive in Washington this week for an annual gathering that will vividly display how Trump has pushed …
Discussion: Right Wing Watch
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.
Sophie Gilbert / The Atlantic:
Simon & Schuster's Completely Avoidable Milo Yiannopoulos Disaster
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.
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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.
Wall Street Journal:
Donald Trump Would Reconsider Bannon's Role on National Security Council If Asked, White House Says  —  Press secretary Sean Spicer says president would consider removing strategist if new national security adviser asked  —  WASHINGTON—White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday …
Discussion: Political Wire and Hot Air
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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
Jeremy Herb / Politico:
McMaster needs Senate confirmation to keep 3 stars
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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” …
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Christopher Miller / Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty:   Ukraine Lawmaker Faces ‘Treason’ Inquiry Over Back-Channel Peace Plan
Michael Schwirtz / New York Times:
Ukraine Lawmaker Who Worked With Trump Associates Faces Treason Inquiry
Discussion: Business Insider and Hit & Run
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Poll: Americans overwhelmingly oppose sanctuary cities  —  An overwhelming majority of Americans believe that cities that arrest illegal immigrants for crimes should be required to turn them over to federal authorities.  —  The poll shows that President Trump has broad public support in his effort to crack down on sanctuary cities.
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 …
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 …
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
U.S. Homeland Security employees locked out of computer networks: sources  —  Some U.S. Department of Homeland Security employees in the Washington area and Philadelphia were unable to access some agency computer networks on Tuesday, according to three sources familiar with the matter.
Discussion: Washington Monthly, CNN and Engadget
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 …
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: Progress Pond
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.
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.
Dana Liebelson / The Huffington Post:
School Asks Teachers To Take Down Pro-Diversity Posters, Saying They're ‘Anti-Trump’  —  Now, the students are fighting back.  —  WASHINGTON School administrators in a 93 percent white Maryland county recently asked high school teachers to take down pro-diversity posters from classrooms …
Discussion: Mashable and Raw Story
Greg Bluestein / Political Insider blog:
A lone GOP Georgia congressman holds a rocky town hall meeting  —  Dozens of Republican members of Congress are holding tumultuous town hall meetings across the nation this week as lawmakers return home for a legislative recess many surely dreaded.  But in Georgia, only one GOP legislator hosted an event: Rep. Buddy Carter.
Discussion: twitchy.com
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 …
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
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, Hot Air and TheBlaze
Jodi Enda / CNN:
These Republicans didn't like Trump at first.  They do now.  —  (CNN)In the beginning, they didn't care for Donald Trump.  —  “Trump's a buffoon,” David Searles said before casting a vote for Marco Rubio in the New Hampshire primary.  —  “He scares me,” Rebecca Meyer said before settling on Ben Carson in South Carolina's primary.
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
Eric Owens / The Daily Caller:
These Senators Opposed Vouchers Backer Betsy DeVos But Send Their Kids To Fancypants Private School  —  At least seven of the 46 Senate Democrats who voted against Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump's newly-minted education secretary, currently send or once sent their own children or grandchildren to expensive private schools.
 
 
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Lauren McGaughy / Dallas Morning News:
Aggressive campus anti-rape laws proposed for Texas colleges in wake of Baylor scandal
Jacob Bunge / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Appetite for Organic Food Prompts Jump in Grain Imports; Farmers Cry Foul
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Axios
Caitlin Emma / Politico:
Spicer: Trump believes transgender student protections are a ‘states’ rights issue'
Discussion: The Atlantic and Joe.My.God.
CNN:
Trump's brilliant choice of McMaster
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Wall Street Journal:
A Trump Statistical Trade Trick
Discussion: Cafe Hayek
Kevin Fagan / San Francisco Chronicle:
Ex-spy Plame's big worries: ‘reckless’ president, nuclear weapons
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James Fallows / The Atlantic:
‘With Such a People You Can Then Do What You Please’
Discussion: RedState
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Andrew Joseph / STAT:
A boy who can't speak depends on Medicaid. What happens to him if it's cut?
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Vox
Andrew E. Kramer / New York Times:
California Secession Advocate Faces Scrutiny Over Where He's Based: Russia
Discussion: Daily Wire
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