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10:05 AM ET, February 26, 2017

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Julie K. Brown / miamiherald:
Slain SEAL's dad wants answers: 'Don't hide behind my son's death'  —  When they brought William “Ryan” Owens home, the Navy SEAL was carried from a C-17 military plane in a flag-draped casket, onto the tarmac at Dover Air Force Base, as President Donald Trump, his daughter, Ivanka, and Owens' family paid their respects.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Raw Story
Brooke Seipel / The Hill:
Perez fires back at Trump: I'll be your worst nightmare  —  Tom Perez fired back at President Trump on Saturday after the president offered the newly elected Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairman a mock-congratulatory tweet.  —  “Call me Tom.  And don't get too happy,” tweeted Perez …
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David Weigel / Washington Post:
Thomas Perez elected the first Latino leader of Democratic Party  —  ATLANTA — Former labor secretary Thomas Perez was elected the first Latino chair of the Democratic National Committee on Saturday, narrowly defeating Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) at the end of a contentious battle over the fate …
Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Perez elected DNC chairman
Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
Democrats Elect Thomas Perez, Establishment Favorite, as Party Chairman
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Perez appoints Ellison deputy DNC chair
Discussion: Raw Story
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
DNC chair vote: live coverage
Maquita Peters / NPR:
Trump Will Be First President In 36 Years To Skip White House Correspondents Dinner  —  President Trump announced Saturday afternoon that he would break from a decades-old tradition and skip the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner scheduled for April 29.
Discussion: CNN, The Resurgent and IJR
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The Hill:
Trump: I won't attend White House correspondents' dinner
Carrie Dann / NBC News:
Trump's Job Approval Stands at Just 44 Percent as Partisan Splits Reign  —  Trump's Approval Falls Into Negative Territory 0:54  —  President Donald Trump's job approval rating stands at just 44 percent — a record low for a newly inaugurated commander-in-chief — and half of Americans …
Discussion: Political Wire
Brooke Seipel / The Hill:
Breitbart gets exclusive interview with Trump  —  Breitbart has snagged an exclusive interview with President Trump scheduled for Monday afternoon in the Oval Office, according to a report by Axios on Saturday.  —  Breitbart's Washington editor Matthew Boyle is slated to conduct the interview, Axios reported.
Pat Rynard / The Daily Beast:
Iowa Lawmakers Face Rage-Filled Recess  —  So much for “Iowa Nice.”  —  Rowdy town hall forums are the new normal in the Hawkeye state.  Contentious scenes of older, grey-haired Iowans lobbing hostile questions at Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst made national news this week.
NEWS.com.au:
Australian children's author Mem Fox detained by US border control: ‘I sobbed like a baby’  —  BEST-SELLING Australian author Mem Fox may never return to the United States after being detained by immigration officials at Los Angeles Airport, saying she has never been “treated with such disdain”.
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Bonnie Malkin / The Guardian:
Australian children's author Mem Fox detained by US border control: ‘I sobbed like a baby’
Discussion: Raw Story and ABC
Ashley Parker / Washington Post:
Trump's Cabinet has to work as a cleanup crew  —  After President Trump said that deporting undocumented immigrants was “a military operation,” Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly, speaking in Mexico, clarified that there would be “no use of military force in immigration operations.”
Dnexon / Lawyers, Guns & Money:
The Gorka Dissertation, Part II  —  In my prior post, I tried to make clear that you don't need to get very far—less than twenty pages, in fact—into Gorka's dissertation to recognize its academic shoddiness.  Something like 7% of it is a cut-and-paste job from an earlier article.
Sarah Kliff / Vox:
Leaked report suggests millions could lose coverage under GOP health proposal  —  Republican replacement plans for Obamacare would lead to significant declines in the number of Americans with health insurance coverage, according to an analysis presented Saturday at the National Governors Association and obtained by Vox.
Julia Harte / Reuters:
Kuwait could pay up to $60,000 for party at Trump Hotel in Washington  —  The Kuwaiti government could pay up to $60,000 to President Donald Trump's hotel in Washington for a party on Saturday that will be an early test of Trump's promise to turn over profits from such events to the U.S. Treasury.
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NPR.org:
Kuwait Celebration At Trump Hotel Raises Conflict Of Interest Questions
Discussion: BizPac Review and Balloon Juice
Oliver Darcy / Business Insider:
Gretchen Carlson in talks to join MSNBC, sources say  —  Gretchen Carlson, who settled a multi-million lawsuit late last year against former Fox News chief Roger Ailes, is in talks with MSNBC to join the network, sources familiar with the matter told Business Insider.
Kyle Smith / New York Post:
Meet the terrorist behind the next women's march  —  The Women's March on Washington in January 21st.  —  Getty Images  —  MORE FROM:  —  Here's the left's next great idea for bringing down President Trump: another women's march.  Which means another public instance of Trump haters shouting slogans …
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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Carole Cadwalladr / Observer:
Revealed: how US billionaire helped to back Brexit
Discussion: Political Wire
Chris Tomlinson / Breitbart:
Farage at CPAC: 2016 Was The Beginning of a Great Global Revolution
Discussion: Western Journalism
Evan Perez / CNN:
National security adviser: Term ‘radical Islamic terrorism’ isn't helpful
Discussion: New York Magazine and Mediaite
BuzzFeed:
Churches Are Readying Homes And Underground Railroads To Hide Immigrants From Deportation Under Trump
Discussion: Axios and AOL
Robin McKie / Observer:
Biologists say half of all species could be extinct by end of century
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Reuters:
France's Hollande fires back at Trump over Paris comments
Eliana Johnson / Politico:
Sources: U.S. considers quitting U.N. Human Rights Council
Discussion: American Thinker
 Earlier Items: 
Jorge Bonilla / NewsBusters:
Jorge Ramos: U.S. Is ‘Our Country, Not Theirs’
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Benjamin Weiser / New York Times:
Lynne F. Stewart, Lawyer for Omar Abdel Rahman, Unexpectedly Outlives Him
Discussion: twitchy.com
Heather Caygle / Politico:
House Democrats plan to troll Trump at big speech
Discussion: BizPac Review and The Daily Caller
Peter Holley / Washington Post:
Thousands of furious Trump fans can't stop visiting a website that pretends Clinton won
Discussion: The Hill
Patrick Svitek / The Texas Tribune:
O'Rourke on Cruz challenge in 2018: “I really want to do this”
Discussion: Off the Kuff