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4:35 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.
Discussion: neo-neocon and The Resurgent
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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.
Dara Lind / Vox:
The government just put out the blueprint for President Trump's immigration crackdown  —  Almost everyone in the US without papers is now a priority for deportation.  —  The Department of Homeland Security is officially putting the sweeping executive orders that President Donald Trump signed …
ProPublica:
Trump Plan: Deport to Mexico Immigrants Crossing Border Illegally, Regardless of Nationality
Discussion: New York Times and Gothamist
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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Breitbart:
Milo Yiannopoulos announced at a Tuesday New York City press conference his decision to resign as Breitbart Tech editor.  —  “Breitbart News has stood by me when others caved,” said Yiannopoulos.  “They have allowed me to carry conservative and libertarian ideas to communities that would otherwise never have heard them.
Discussion: The Resurgent and Joe.My.God.
Ted Johnson / Variety:
Milo Yiannopoulos Resigns From Breitbart News Amid Pedophilia Controversy
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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 …
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Associated Press:
RIOT IN STOCKHOLM SUBURB AFTER DRUG SUSPECT IS ARRESTED
Discussion: IJR
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: Washington Monthly
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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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.
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
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 …
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Reid Wilson / The Hill:
Iowa Republican wants to require ‘partisan balance’ at universities
Discussion: Des Moines Register and RedState
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.
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 …
Simon Carraud / Reuters:
France's Le Pen cancels meet with Lebanon grand mufti over headscarf  —  French far-right National Front presidential candidate Marine Le Pen canceled a meeting on Tuesday with Lebanon's grand mufti, its top cleric for Sunni Muslims, after refusing to wear a headscarf for the encounter.
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 …
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
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
Roger Anthony Essig / SoundCloud:
Comment by Andrew Bush  —  Im starting to believe the rants of fake news when not one of these news stories asks any questions at all about these child sex parties this Milo attended.  He went to multiple parties and watched this happening and even NOW protects all these child rapists.
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 …
Discussion: Political Wire
Hamilton Nolan / The Concourse:
Chill With The “Journalists Are Heroes” Thing  —  Whoa now.  Everyone take a deep breath.  —  Yes, it is true that we live in dangerous and uncertain times.  It is true that our dear president hates the press—not a unique sentiment among presidents, certainly, but unique in its venomous stupidity.
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
Andrew Joseph / STAT:
A boy who can't speak depends on Medicaid.  What happens to him if it's cut?  —  ENTON, Mo. — When Kim and Rich Rankin decided to adopt, they figured they would bring home an older child.  They were almost finished raising seven children, and thought they were done with babies.
Kristina Wong / Breitbart:
EXCLUSIVE: Lawmakers to Request Probe of $418M Arms Sale to Kenya on Obama's Last Day  —  A group of lawmakers is planning to request a congressional investigation of a $418 million U.S. weapons sale to Kenya approved by the Obama administration on its last day in office.
Bryan Bender / Politico:
McMaster's takeaways: Don't lie, don't blame the media, don't rely on an inner circle  —  Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, the president's new national security adviser, knows a thing or two about standing up to the commander in chief and his political confidantes — and the potentially disastrous consequences when you don't.
Wall Street Journal:
A Trump Statistical Trade Trick  —  Officials borrow phony deficit math from liberal protectionists.  —  The Trump Administration's trade policy still isn't clear, but one worrying sign is an effort to recalculate U.S. trade flows to show larger deficits.  This trick, which is borrowed …
Discussion: Cafe Hayek
Andrew Restuccia / Politico:
Trump's nominees gripe the White House isn't protecting them  —  Candidates for top jobs in President Donald Trump's administration are getting spooked after Andrew Puzder's nomination was scuttled, and they fear the White House isn't doing enough to protect them from grueling confirmations …
Discussion: Daily Kos and Political Wire
Kevin Fagan / San Francisco Chronicle:
Ex-spy Plame's big worries: ‘reckless’ president, nuclear weapons  —  When the most famous ex-CIA spy alive is concerned about the world blowing up, there's probably something worrisome in that.  —  Sure, this is the kind of fretting Valerie Plame Wilson has been doing since her cover …
Discussion: alan.com and Raw Story
 
 
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Natasha Geiling / ThinkProgress:
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Associated Press:
Supreme Court rejects Alabama death row appeal
Discussion: Washington Post
Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:
Dem lawmaker: Calling press the enemy is ‘totalitarian tool of dictators’
Discussion: alan.com and TheBlaze
Jonathan Cohn / The Huffington Post:
Here's One Reason Why Trump's Legislative Agenda Is Flailing
Discussion: Vox and Daily Kos
Robert W. Merry / The American Conservative:
The Meaning of Trump  —  The startling nature of Donald Trump's …
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Ashley Lisenby / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
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 Earlier Items: 
The Daily Caller:
EXCLUSIVE: House Dem IT Guys In Security Probe Secretly Took $100K In Iraqi Money
Discussion: RedState and The Gateway Pundit
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Clinton campaign chairman: ‘Forces within the FBI’ may have tried to help Trump win
Discussion: Raw Story
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Inside Trump's SCOTUS strategy
Discussion: RedState
Jodi Enda / CNN:
These Republicans didn't like Trump at first. They do now.
Michael S. Rosenwald / Washington Post:
Mar-a-Lago 3, Camp David 0. With Trump as president, is the rustic Md. retreat doomed?
Discussion: Vox