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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
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.
Nick Gillespie / Hit & Run:
CPAC Organizer Tries To Pawn Off Milo Yiannopoulos as “Libertarian”
Discussion: Mediaite and TheBlaze
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.
Dara Lind / Vox:
The government just put out the blueprint for President Trump's immigration crackdown
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
Jeremy Herb / Politico:
McMaster needs Senate confirmation to keep 3 stars
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Bryan Bender / Politico:
McMaster's takeaways: Don't lie, don't blame the media, don't rely on an inner circle
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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Michael Schwirtz / New York Times:
Ukraine Lawmaker Who Worked With Trump Associates Faces Treason Inquiry
Discussion: Business Insider and Hit & Run
Christopher Miller / Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty:   Ukraine Lawmaker Faces ‘Treason’ Inquiry Over Back-Channel Peace Plan
Betsy Woodruff / The Daily Beast:
Why Is Facebook Helping Fund CPAC?  —  A pillar of famously-liberal Silicon Valley is underwriting Washington's biggest gathering of conservatives.  —  Sources with direct knowledge of the matter tell The Daily Beast that Facebook made a six-figure contribution to CPAC …
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 …
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
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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
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
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 …
Amy Bushatz / Military.com:
Federal Hiring Freeze Suspends Some Army Child Care Programs  —  A federal civilian hiring freeze ordered by President Donald Trump has forced at least two Army bases to indefinitely suspend some child care programs.  —  Officials at Fort Knox, Kentucky, notified families Feb. 17 of the suspension …
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Raw Story
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 …
Katherine Gregg / providencejournal.com:
Lincoln Chafee defends Trump, criticizes Raimondo and does not rule out return to politics  —  Former U.S. senator, Rhode Island governor and presidential candidate Lincoln D. Chafee has emerged from political nowhere land with a series of radio and TV appearances, weeks after the last settlement in the 38 Studios lawsuit he initiated.
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: alicublog and Progress Pond
Ariel Edwards-Levy / The Huffington Post:
Most Trump Voters Say The Media Is Their Enemy  —  Many Americans are similarly hostile toward their political rivals.  —  A narrow majority of President Donald Trump's supporters agree with him that the media is their enemy, a new HuffPost/YouGov survey finds, although most Americans overall don't feel similarly.
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.
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
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.
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
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 …
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.
 
 
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Jessie Hellmann / The Hill:
Trump officials weigh fate of birth-control mandate
Eric Owens / The Daily Caller:
These Senators Opposed Vouchers Backer Betsy DeVos But Send Their Kids To Fancypants Private School
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
Liam Dillon / Los Angeles Times:
Storm brings record rainfall, gusts up to 199 mph and flooding to Northern California
Discussion: The Verge and KTLA
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
Discussion: Raw Story and alan.com
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James Fallows / The Atlantic:
‘With Such a People You Can Then Do What You Please’
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Andrew E. Kramer / New York Times:
California Secession Advocate Faces Scrutiny Over Where He's Based: Russia
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