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8:00 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
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
New York Times:
Mr. Trump's ‘Deportation Force’ Prepares an Assault on American Values  —  The homeland security secretary, John Kelly, issued a remarkable pair of memos on Tuesday.  They are the battle plan for the “deportation force” President Trump promised in the campaign.
Discussion: TheBlaze
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Dustin Volz / Reuters:
U.S. Homeland Security employees locked out of computer networks: sources
Discussion: Washington Monthly, Engadget and CNN
New York Times:
New Trump Deportation Rules Allow Far More Expulsions
ProPublica:
Trump Plan: Deport to Mexico Immigrants Crossing Border Illegally, Regardless of Nationality
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
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 …
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:
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
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
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
Reid Wilson / The Hill:
Democrats face fierce urgency of 2018  —  Near a nadir of political power, Democrats across the country say their comeback must begin with key races next year — and warn that failure to make big gains in state races in 2018 will doom them to another decade in the minority in Washington.
William McGurn / Wall Street Journal:
Stop Chuck Todd Before He Tweets Again  —  If Twitter is hurting Trump, what is it doing to credibility of the press?  —  Among the commentariat, it is an article of faith that Donald Trump's fondness for Twitter only damages himself and his presidency.  —  That may turn out to be right …
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 …
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.
 
 
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Chuck Schumer / Washington Post:
Jeff Sessions must recuse himself from the Flynn investigation
Discussion: Daily Kos
Ben Terris / Washington Post:
Beto O'Rourke is a Mexico-loving liberal in Texas. Can he really beat Ted Cruz?
Tony Rizzo / Kansas City Star:
Columbia man charged with plotting Islamic State terror attack on Kansas City
Discussion: kplr11.com and Hot Air
Jessie Hellmann / The Hill:
Trump officials weigh fate of birth-control mandate
Eric Owens / The Daily Caller:
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 Earlier Items: 
Associated Press:
NYC medical examiner says more study needed in death of Russian diplomat
Discussion: Political Wire
Liam Dillon / Los Angeles Times:
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’
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