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4:10 PM ET, February 24, 2017

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Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
White House Bars Times and 2 Other News Outlets From Briefing  —  WASHINGTON — Journalists from The New York Times and two other news organizations were prohibited from attending a briefing by President Trump's press secretary on Friday, a highly unusual breach of relations between the White House and its press corps.
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CNNMoney:
White House blocks news organizations from press briefing  —  CNN & others blocked from White House media briefing  —  CNN and other news organizations were blocked Friday from a White House press briefing.  —  There was no immediate explanation from the White House.
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
White House hand-picks select media for briefing  —  The White House blocked a number of news outlets from covering spokesman Sean Spicer's question-and-answer session on Friday afternoon.  —  Spicer decided to hold an off-camera “gaggle” with reporters inside his West Wing office instead …
Louis Nelson / Politico:   Trump tweets anger at FBI while White House scrambles to contain fallout
Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
Trump escalates his feud with the media
Discussion: RedState
Paul Demko / Politico:
Exclusive: Leaked GOP Obamacare replacement shrinks subsidies, Medicaid expansion  —  A draft House Republican repeal bill would dismantle the Obamacare subsidies and scrap its Medicaid expansion, according to a copy of the proposal obtained by POLITICO.  —  The legislation would take down …
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Chris Massie / CNN:
GOP Rep. Mo Brooks says town hall protests may prevent Obamacare repeal  —  (CNN)Republican Rep. Mo Brooks said Thursday that protests at town halls around the country might prevent Republican lawmakers from repealing the Affordable Care Act.  —  “I'll tell you, Toni, there are a …
Vox:   Study: ACA enrollees' costs would spike under Republican plans
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Bannon vows a daily fight for ‘deconstruction of the administrative state’  —  The reclusive mastermind behind President Trump's nationalist ideology and combative tactics made his public debut Thursday, delivering a fiery rebuke of the media and declaring that the new administration …
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Brad Reed / Raw Story:
‘Massive scandal’: Ex-DOJ spokesman says Reince Preibus must resign after calling FBI about Russia
Discussion: Washington Free Beacon and CNN
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
The Trump White House just inflicted a serious wound on itself
NBC News:
Republicans in Congress Are Still Looking for Direction from Trump
Gabrielle Bluestone / The Slot:
Here's a Picture of the Crowd Lined Up Outside CPAC to See Donald Trump Speak  —  NATIONAL HARBOR, MD—A few minutes into his CPAC speech Friday, esteemed and honest president Donald J. Trump said people were so excited to hear him speak that, “There are lines that go back six blocks.
Lili Bayer / The Forward:
Exclusive: Senior Trump Aide Forged Key Ties To Anti-Semitic Groups In Hungary  —  When photographs recently emerged showing Sebastian Gorka, President Donald Trump's high-profile deputy assistant, wearing a medal associated with the Nazi collaborationist regime that ruled Hungary during World War II …
Christopher Ingraham / Washington Post:
Republican lawmakers introduce bills to curb protesting in at least 18 states  —  Since the election of President Trump, Republican lawmakers in at least 18 states have introduced or voted on legislation to curb mass protests in what civil liberties experts are calling “an attack on protest rights throughout the states.”
Samantha Schmidt / Washington Post:
He yelled ‘Get out of my country,’ witnesses say, and then shot 2 men from India, killing one  —  A 51-year-old man faces first-degree murder charges after shooting three men in an Olathe, Kan., bar Wednesday night, police say, reportedly telling two of them, local Garmin engineers from India, to “get out of my country.”
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Tara Golshan / Vox:
Full transcript: President Trump's CPAC speech  —  President Donald Trump spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday, delivering a freewheeling speech in a style familiar from his time on the campaign trail.  —  Trump touted his election victory, took a couple of swings …
Discussion: New York Magazine and Cafe Hayek
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Callum Borchers / Washington Post:
Donald Trump's CPAC speech proves it: He's totally obsessed with the media
Discussion: Occupy Democrats
Soumya Karlamangla / Los Angeles Times:
Why therapists are having such a hard time talking about Trump  —  Therapists such as Dr. Arlene Drake, who practices in West L.A., say that many of their patients are talking about President Trump, presenting a challenge for a group of professionals who have been trained not to expose their own political beliefs.
Discussion: MichelleMalkin.com and The Week
Josh Rogin / Washington Post:
State Department writes anti-leak memo, which promptly leaks  —  The State Department legal office prepared a four-page memo for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warning of the dangers of leaking by State Department employees.  It promptly leaked, to me.  That's only the latest sign …
Los Angeles Times:
A state senator is removed from the chamber for her comments about Tom Hayden and Vietnam  —  After trying to make a statement about the late Tom Hayden and his opposition to the Vietnam War, Sen. Janet Nguyen (R-Garden Grove) was removed from the floor of the state Senate on Thursday …
Matthew Continetti / Washington Free Beacon:
The New Nationalism in America  —  Decades of intellectual and political activity preceded the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980.  William F. Buckley Jr. founded National Review in 1955.  A little less than a decade later, National Review publisher William Rusher helped orchestrate Barry Goldwater's presidential nomination.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Reuters:
White House may boost recreational marijuana enforcement: spokesman  —  The administration of President Donald Trump may ramp up enforcement of federal laws against recreational marijuana use, a White House spokesman said on Thursday, setting up potential conflicts in states where the drug is legal.
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Leon Neyfakh / Slate:
Everyone Needs to Stop Passing Along Facebook Rumors About ICE Checkpoints  —  New Yorkers were sharing a bracing message on Facebook on Thursday: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents had set up checkpoints at subway stations in the Bronx and were demanding that people show their papers.
Discussion: CBS New York and AOL
New Yorker:
Trump, Putin, and the New Cold War  —  What lay behind Russia's interference in the 2016 election—and what lies ahead?  —  1. SOFT TARGETS  —  On April 12, 1982, Yuri Andropov, the chairman of the K.G.B., ordered foreign-intelligence operatives to carry out “active measures” …
Cristina Marcos / The Hill:
Trump hears ‘lock her up’ chants at CPAC  —  NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The crowd attending President Trump's speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday delivered a familiar chant: “Lock her up!”  —  The cries came after Trump briefly mentioned Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton
Discussion: RedState and Western Journalism
Margaret Illis / Dow Jones Newswires:
“We don't feel like [Leonard Lance's] voting for us anymore, we feel like he's voting for his party”  —  Paid organizers?  “I wouldn't even know how to find them,” said Margaret Illis, 55 years old, who was among the town-hall rookies.  She said her 23-year-old son taught her how to use Twitter so she could follow Mr. Trump's tweets.
Discussion: The Week and Political Wire
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Sarah K. Burris / Raw Story:
Marsha Blackburn claims out of state people infiltrated her town hall — records seem to show she's lying
Discussion: The Week
Thomas E. Ricks / Foreign Policy:
Hey, General McMaster: Does your strategy canon have space for works by women, Asians or Africans?  —  Our new National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster's reading list is interesting, but it entirely lacks works by women, or non-Westerners, for that matter.  —  What might McMasterites miss out on?
Discussion: RedState
 
 
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Alan M. Dershowitz / The Hill:
I will leave the Democrats if Keith Ellison is elected its chairman
Andrew Kaczynski / CNN:
Rep. Peter King says he's refusing to do town halls because angry protesters ‘diminish democracy’
Discussion: The Week
Frank Witsil / USA Today:
Retail chain Family Christian plans close after 85 years
Discussion: TheBlaze and AOL
Peggy Noonan / Wall Street Journal:
Washington Still Reels From the Quake of 2016
Tampa Bay Times:
Rep. Charlie Crist divorcing his wife, Carole
Discussion: Washington Post
Tim Devaney / The Hill:
Trump signs executive order on regulatory reform
Discussion: CNBC, ABC News, The Week and IJR
Gregory Smith / providencejournal.com:
Providence police: Man posing as Uber driver sexually assaulted girl, 15
Discussion: WPRO-AM and Associated Press
 Earlier Items: 
Steve Barnes / Reuters:
Arkansas lawmaker wants to strip Clintons' name from airport
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Trump Badly Losing His Fights With Media
Axios:
Source: Gary Cohn says no go on House border adjustment tax
Discussion: Business Insider
Dalibor Rohac / Washington Post:
My country had its own Trump. Here's how we beat him.
Francis Wilkinson / Bloomberg:
Yes, Mass Deportations Are Coming. And We Know Why.
Eliza Collins / USA Today:
Where in the world is Sarah Palin? Her political star is fading
Discussion: IJR and AOL
 

 
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