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6:25 PM ET, February 25, 2017

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Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
DNC chair vote: live coverage  —  Live updates on the Democratic National Committee chair vote in Atlanta.  —  After the first balloting, Perez falls a single vote short of winning.  The race will proceed to a second ballot.  —  Perez received 213.5 votes, one ballot short of the 214.5 threshold to win.
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David Weigel / Washington Post:
Tom Perez elected as first Latino leader of Democratic Party  —  ATLANTA — Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez was elected as the first Latino chair of the Democratic National Committee on Saturday, defeating Rep. Keith Ellison at a contentious party meeting in Atlanta.
Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
Democrats Elect Thomas Perez, Establishment Favorite, as Party Chairman  —  ATLANTA — Former Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez was elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee on Saturday, narrowly defeating Representative Keith Ellison of Minnesota to take the helm of a still-divided party stunned …
Discussion: Power Line
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Perez wins bid to lead Democratic Party  —  ATLANTA - Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez has defeated Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) to become the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee in a blow to Sen. Bernie Sanders  —  (I-Vt.) and the progressive wing of the party.
Discussion: Geller Report and Political Wire
Daily Mail:
‘Keep fighting, I will be with you every step of the way’: Hillary surfaces in extraordinary three-minute address to Democrats - which begs the question: Is she running AGAIN?  — Hillary Clinton released a three-minute pep talk addressed to Democrats, in conjunction with their meeting in Atlanta, Georgia
Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Perez elected DNC chairman  —  ATLANTA — Tom Perez, the former Labor secretary for President Barack Obama, was elected as the Democratic National Committee's new chairman on Saturday, replacing interim chair Donna Brazile after a rollicking four-month race and a chaotic final day of voting.
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Perez appoints Ellison deputy DNC chair
Discussion: Raw Story
Daniel Strauss / Politico:
Buttigieg drops out of DNC chair race
Discussion: IJR
Ryan Struyk / ABC News:
Top Democrats poised to choose next party chair
Discussion: Associated Press and twitchy.com
David Weigel / Washington Post:
Democrats brace for backlash as they vote on new party chairman
Carrie Dann / NBC News:
Majority of Americans Say Congress Should Probe Contact Between Trump, Russia: Poll  —  About half of Americans believe that Congress should investigate whether Donald Trump's presidential campaign had contact with the Russian government in 2016, while only a quarter say that lawmakers …
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Ricky Young / sandiegouniontribune.com:
Issa calls for special prosecutor on Russian interference in election
Discussion: RedState
DN.SE:
Fake Sweden expert on Fox News - has criminal convictions in US, no connection to Swedish security  —  Fox News continues to focus on the debate about how immigration is breaking Sweden.  One guest last night, described as a “Swedish defense and national security advisor” …
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Adam Taylor / Washington Post:
Who is Nils Bildt?  Swedish ‘national security advisor’ interviewed by Fox News is a mystery to Swedes
Discussion: The Hill and Politicus USA
New York Times:
Immigration Agents Discover New Freedom to Deport Under Trump  —  In Virginia, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents waited outside a church shelter where undocumented immigrants had gone to stay warm.  In Texas and in Colorado, agents went into courthouses, looking for foreigners who had arrived for hearings on other matters.
Discussion: The Atlantic and BizPac Review
Max Greenwood / The Hill:
White House rejects DHS research on travel ban: report  —  The White House is dismissing a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) intelligence report rebuffing President Trump's claims that citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries pose an increased terror threat, the Wall Street Journal reported late Friday.
Discussion: Liberal Values
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Benjamin Weiser / New York Times:
Lynne F. Stewart, Lawyer for Omar Abdel Rahman, Unexpectedly Outlives Him  —  When Omar Abdel Rahman died last Saturday while serving a life sentence for a 1995 conviction in a plot to blow up New York City landmarks, it came as little surprise that the nearly universal view of him as a dangerous terrorist …
Discussion: twitchy.com
Peter Holley / Washington Post:
Thousands of furious Trump fans can't stop visiting a website that pretends Clinton won  —  It's just over a month into Hillary Clinton's historic presidency, and Milo Yiannopoulos works as a Starbucks barista, the Koch brothers have fled the country and the first woman to occupy the Oval Office is the sober …
Discussion: The Hill
Patrick Svitek / The Texas Tribune:
O'Rourke on Cruz challenge in 2018: “I really want to do this”  —  U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-El Paso, is sailing toward a 2018 Senate campaign, an uphill battle that would pit the little-known congressman against one of the state's most prominent Republicans in the unpredictable era of President Donald Trump.
Heather Caygle / Politico:
House Democrats plan to troll Trump at big speech  —  House Democrats are seizing on President Donald Trump's first major speech to Congress Tuesday as an opportunity to troll the new president in prime time.  —  Many of the same Democrats who boycotted Trump's inauguration are choosing …
New York Times:
Trump Ruled the Tabloid Media.  Washington Is a Different Story.  —  WASHINGTON — The White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, has taken to slapping journalists who write unflattering stories with an epithet he sees as the epitome of low-road, New York Post-style gossip: “Page Six reporter.”
Discussion: Mediaite
Danielle Lerner / Courier-Journal:
Muhammad Ali Jr. detained by immigration at Fla. airport  —  The son of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was detained for hours by immigration officials at a Florida airport, a family friend told the Courier-Journal.  —  Muhammad Ali Jr., 44, and his mother Khalilah Camacho-Ali …
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Jeff Caplan / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Trinity's transgender wrestler wins with pin, advances to championship  —  CYPRESS  —  Mack Beggs' first pin of the Class 6A state girls wrestling championship came in Saturday morning's semifinal match, launching the transgender grappler from Euless Trinity High School into the championship match in the 110-pound weight class.
Olivia Nuzzi / New York Magazine:
Scenes from the Breitbart CPAC Luau (Featuring Dog the Bounty Hunter, Among Other Luminaries)  —  Nigel Farage, Dog the Bounty Hunter and James O'Keefe walk onto a boat.  —  But not just any boat.  Specifically, the Spirit of Mount Vernon, a three-story monstrosity of casino-style carpeting …
 
 
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Jorge Bonilla / NewsBusters:
Jorge Ramos: U.S. Is ‘Our Country, Not Theirs’
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Associated Press:
Sacramento police warn of social networking robbery trend
Discussion: AMERICAN DIGEST
Mary Hanbury / Business Insider:
Since the election, 3,600 Trump-branded products have been dropped from online stores
Discussion: Raw Story
Joe Concha / The Hill:
Washington Post hires John Podesta as columnist
Discussion: Hot Air
Phil Cross / KOKH:
AG's office confirms Pruitt used private email for state business
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Daily Kos
Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D. / Breitbart:
Witches Unite to Cast ‘Binding Spell’ on Trump and Followers
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 Earlier Items: 
Numbers / Pew Research Center:
Most Americans continue to oppose U.S. border wall, doubt Mexico would pay for it
Ynetnews:
Violent attack on two Jews outside Paris
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Los Angeles Times:
Great white sharks spotted off two Orange County beaches; swimming ban in effect
Michael Todd / Mercury News:
Santa Cruz police: Homeland Security misled city with ‘gang’ raids that were immigration related
Discussion: Eschaton
Christine Burroni / Page Six:
Leslie Jones makes fun of white women supporting Black Lives Matter
David Gasten / American Thinker:
Joy Villa, the woman who wore the pro-Trump dress at the 2017 …
Discussion: Digital Music News
Sarah K. Burris / Raw Story:
Anderson Cooper calls out Donald Trump for hypocrisy: You cite anonymous sources all the time