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Steven Shepard / Politico:
Poll: Support for Obamacare is rising  —  The 2010 health care law is becoming more popular, even as it heads toward the chopping block — further complicating efforts by President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans to repeal and replace it.  —  While both Trump and Republicans …
Discussion: The Hill and The Week
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The Hill:
Republicans at risk in 2018 steering clear of town halls
Greg Bluestein / Political Insider blog:
A lone GOP Georgia congressman holds a rocky town hall meeting
Discussion: twitchy.com
Laurie Penny / Pacific Standard:
On the Milo Bus With the Lost Boys of America's New Right  —  What happens when a movement of gamers recognizes they're not players, but pawns?  —  Have you heard the one about the boy who cried Fake News?  —  This is a story about truth and consequences.
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Ryan Lizza / New Yorker:
How Alt-Right “Fellow-Traveller” Milo Yiannopoulos Cracked Up the Right  —  Editor's note: on Tuesday afternoon, Milo Yiannopoulos resigned as an editor at Breitbart News.  —  On Monday afternoon, shortly before he learned that he had been disinvited from the annual Conservative Political Action Conference …
David Weigel / Washington Post:
Trump's America will be on vivid display at annual conservative gathering
Discussion: Right Wing Watch and The Root
The Hill:
Ellison holds edge in DNC race  —  As Democrats head to Atlanta this weekend to vote on their party's next chair, the race to lead the Democratic National Committee chair is coming down to its two leading candidates.  —  Rep. Keith Ellison (Minn.) has the edge over former Labor secretary Tom Perez …
Discussion: Politico
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Louis Nelson / Politico:
Trump on DNC race: Ellison ‘predicted early that I would win!’
Discussion: Axios
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 …
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Associated Press:
Conservative forces clash in Trump's early days
Discussion: Politico
Nick Gillespie / Hit & Run:
CPAC Organizer Tries To Pawn Off Milo Yiannopoulos as “Libertarian”
Discussion: Mediaite
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
I Ignored Trump News for a Week.  Here's What I Learned.  —  I spent last week ignoring President Trump.  Although I am ordinarily a politics junkie, I didn't read, watch or listen to a single story about anything having to do with our 45th president.  —  What I missed, by many accounts …
The Hill:
Trump steps up deportation push  —  The Trump administration on Tuesday released a pair of memos outlining aggressive enforcement of immigration laws, potentially resulting in millions of deportations if the White House puts muscle and money behind the policies.
Discussion: The Federalist
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David Nakamura / Washington Post:
Trump administration issues new immigration enforcement policies, says goal is not ‘mass deportations’
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 …
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 EAGnews.org
Tracy Jan / Washington Post:
With NAFTA in Trump's crosshairs, Mexico's border factories brace for the unknown  —  EL PASO — If you sleep on a memory foam mattress, chances are good that its fabric cover was made here in a small factory in this desert border town on the westernmost edge of Texas.
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Ben Terris / Washington Post:   Beto O'Rourke is a Mexico-loving liberal in Texas. Can he really beat Ted Cruz?
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
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Man sentenced for vandalizing Trump's Hollywood star  —  A Los Angeles man was sentenced Tuesday for destroying President Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  —  James Lambert Otis, 53, pleaded no contest to one felony count of vandalism stemming from the incident last October, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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
NBC News:
Poll: Majority of Americans Worried About War, Feel Favorably Toward NATO  —  Nearly two-thirds of Americans, divided sharply along party lines, are worried that the United States will become engaged in a major war in the next four years, according to results from the latest NBC News|  SurveyMonkey poll.
Discussion: Political Wire
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: The Resurgent, Faithwire, TheBlaze and IJR
Washington Post:
100 days of Trump claims  —  Throughout President Trump's first 100 days, the Fact Checker team will be tracking false and misleading claims made by the president since Jan. 20.  —  Jump to the full list  —  In the days so far, we've counted 132 false or misleading claims.  —  Highlight claims about:
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.
Helene Fouquet / Bloomberg:
Le Pen Wins Over Women Voters Who Feel Left Behind in France  —  Anti-EU candidate attracted 2 million women voters since 2012  —  Nationalist vows to defend France's freedom against Islamists  —  French women are starting to picture their next president as a divorced mother of three.
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 …
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.
Noah Smith / Bloomberg:
The Myth of the U.S. Immigration Crisis  —  With the rise of Donald Trump, anti-immigrant sentiment has reached levels not seen in decades in the U.S. Anger against illegal immigration and fear of refugees, previously confined to the fringes of the Republican base, are now at the center of public dialogue.
Discussion: NBC News
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.
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 …
 
 
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Moriah Balingit / Washington Post:
Trump administration poised to change transgender student bathroom guidelines
Discussion: Fox News
Andrew Restuccia / Politico:
Cabinet picks clash with White House over hiring
Ed Kilgore / New York Magazine:
Trump Is Unpopular, But Not As Unpopular As Liberals Think
Jana Winter / The Daily Beast:
Why America Can't Spot Dirty Bombs
Discussion: The Resurgent
Madison Park / CNN:
More than 200 protesters indicted on rioting charges from Inauguration Day
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Avi Selk / Washington Post:
Trump's 3,000 websites — and what they say about his rise to power
Discussion: Daily Kos and Mashable
ABC News:
Serena Marshall talks to voters at Rep. Dave Brat's (R-VA) town hall
Discussion: Politico and The Week
 Earlier Items: 
Rafi Schwartz / Fusion:
Activists just put a giant ‘REFUGEES WELCOME’ sign on the Statue of Liberty
Jessie Hellmann / The Hill:
Trump officials weigh fate of birth-control mandate
Amy Bushatz / Military.com:
Federal Hiring Freeze Suspends Some Army Child Care Programs
Discussion: Raw Story and ThinkProgress
Katherine Gregg / providencejournal.com:
Lincoln Chafee defends Trump, criticizes Raimondo and does not rule out return to politics
Jeremy Herb / Politico:
McMaster needs Senate confirmation to keep 3 stars
Discussion: ABC News and The Daily Caller
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
U.S. Homeland Security employees locked out of computer networks: sources
Discussion: Washington Monthly, Engadget and CNN