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7:35 AM ET, February 22, 2017

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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
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Associated Press:
Conservative forces clash in Trump's early days  —  Milo Yiannopoulos represented the conservative movement's struggle with powerful and conflicting forces in the early days of Donald Trump's presidency, even before he lost his job and speaking slot in this week's Conservative Political Action Conference.
Discussion: Politico
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Breitbart's Milo Yiannopoulos resigns following outrage over his past comments about pedophilia
Nick Gillespie / Hit & Run:
CPAC Organizer Tries To Pawn Off Milo Yiannopoulos as “Libertarian”
Discussion: Mediaite
Ben Howe / The Atlantic:
Milo Yiannopoulos and the Church of Winning
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, Engadget and CNN
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New York Times:
New Trump Deportation Rules Allow Far More Expulsions
David Nakamura / Washington Post:
Trump administration issues new immigration enforcement policies, says goal is not ‘mass deportations’
Jeremy Herb / Politico:
McMaster needs Senate confirmation to keep 3 stars  —  President Donald Trump's new national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, needs Senate confirmation to remain a three-star general in his new post.  —  His job, like virtually all those in the West Wing of the White House, doesn't need Senate approval.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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Wall Street Journal:
Donald Trump Would Reconsider Bannon's Role on National Security Council If Asked, White House Says
Discussion: Bloomberg, Hot Air and Political Wire
Luis Martinez / ABC News:
How H.R. McMaster's military rank could affect his role as national security adviser
Discussion: Politico
CNN:
Trump's brilliant choice of McMaster
Bryan Bender / Politico:
McMaster's takeaways: Don't lie, don't blame the media, don't rely on an inner circle
ABC News:
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Discussion: Politico
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Greg Bluestein / Political Insider blog:
A lone GOP Georgia congressman holds a rocky town hall meeting
Discussion: twitchy.com
Paulina Firozi / The Hill:
Activists place ‘Refugees Welcome’ banner on Statue of Liberty pedestal  —  Activists unfurled a “Refugees Welcome” banner on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty on Tuesday afternoon.  —  The National Park Service said the banner was placed just before 1 p.m., and rangers took …
Discussion: TheBlaze
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NBC New York:
‘Refugees Welcome’ Banner Unfurled at Statue of Liberty
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Mediaite
CNN:
Sweden: Riots erupt in Stockholm neighborhood  — US President Donald Trump earlier suggested immigrants in Sweden were to blame for an increase in crime  —  Stockholm, Sweden (CNN)Riots broke out in a predominantly immigrant neighborhood of Stockholm Monday night, as residents clashed …
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Max Bearak / Washington Post:
Riots erupt in Sweden's capital just days after Trump comments
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 …
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: Raw Story and Mashable
Michael Schwirtz / New York Times:
Ukraine Lawmaker Who Worked With Trump Associates Faces Treason Inquiry  —  Prosecutors in Ukraine are investigating whether a member of Parliament committed treason by working with two associates of President Trump's to promote a plan for settling Ukraine's conflicts with Russia.
Discussion: Hit & Run and Business Insider
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Christopher Miller / Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty:
Ukraine Lawmaker Faces ‘Treason’ Inquiry Over Back-Channel Peace Plan
Discussion: Business Insider and Raw Story
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Donald Trump, Pseudoauthoritarian  —  Donald Trump is an authoritarian by instinct.  He displays the classic traits of an authoritarian personality — a man obsessed with domination and humiliation, and unable to tolerate cognitive dissonance.  (Guidance for Trump's presidential daily brief directs …
John Bresnahan / Politico:
'They're trying to turn Elizabeth into a boogeyman'  —  Republicans need a new campaign villain — and Elizabeth Warren is looking increasingly like their choice.  —  With Barack Obama and Harry Reid out of office and Nancy Pelosi toiling deep in the minority, Republicans are in search …
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.
Discussion: BizPac Review, TheBlaze and Hot Air
Fox News:
Louisiana woman hailed as a hero for stopping man from beating police officer  —  Authorities said a Louisiana woman “made a big difference” Sunday when she jumped on a suspect's back to save a police officer from a brutal beatdown.  —  Vickie Williams-Tillman, 56, was being hailed as a hero, The Advocate reported.
Discussion: Faithwire, TheBlaze and IJR
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: Raw Story and ThinkProgress
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 …
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
These are the American people Trump calls enemies of the American people  —  Thomas Gibbons-Neff, a fourth-generation military man, deployed twice to Afghanistan.  The second time, as a 22-year-old Marine corporal in 2010, he led an eight-man infantry team into combat.
Discussion: The Hill and TheBlaze
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.
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.
Tony Rizzo / Kansas City Star:
Columbia man charged with plotting Islamic State terror attack on Kansas City  —  A Columbia man is accused of plotting a Presidents Day jihadist terrorist attack on buses, trains and a train station in Kansas City.  —  Robert Lorenzo Hester Jr., 25, was charged in U.S. District Court …
Discussion: kplr11.com and Hot Air
 
 
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Jessie Hellmann / The Hill:
Trump officials weigh fate of birth-control mandate
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Associated Press:
NYC medical examiner says more study needed in death of Russian diplomat
Discussion: Political Wire
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Storm brings record rainfall, gusts up to 199 mph and flooding to Northern California
Discussion: The Verge and KTLA
Brad Reed / Raw Story:
WATCH: GOP senator jeered after ducking travel ban question from Afghan man who served with US troops
Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:
McConnell: ‘Winners make policy, losers go home’
James Fallows / The Atlantic:
‘With Such a People You Can Then Do What You Please’
Discussion: Blue Mass Group and RedState
Art Swift / Gallup:
Putin's Image Rises in US, Mostly Among Republicans
Discussion: Hot Air, TheBlaze and Washington Post
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Donald Trump's unbroken streak of falsehoods now stands at 33 days