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Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Manafort worked to ‘benefit Putin government’: report
Discussion: ABC News, RedState and Joe.My.God.
Toby Melville / Reuters:
Assailant shot, policeman stabbed and several injured in UK parliament incident  —  A policeman was stabbed inside the perimeter of Britain's parliament building on Wednesday, an assailant was shot outside and several people lay bleeding on a nearby bridge, Reuters witnesses and officials said.
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Tim Sculthorpe / Daily Mail:
HOW PARLIAMENT HAS BEEFED UP SECURITY TO PROTECT AGAINST A TERROR ATTACK  —  Extra Metropolitan Police firearms officers are regularly put on detail around the grounds of the Houses of Parliament in the aftermath of terror attacks.  —  Following the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris two years ago …
Discussion: New York Times and Hot Air
The Guardian:
Parliament attack: man shot after police officer stabbed at House of Commons - live updates
Discussion: CNN, Towleroad and New York Magazine
Danny Boyle / Telegraph:
Watch | Live: Westminster bridge
Emily Shapiro / ABC News:   Incident near UK Houses of Parliament being treated as terrorism: police
Wall Street Journal:
A President's Credibility  —  Trump's falsehoods are eroding public trust, at home and abroad.  —  If President Trump announces that North Korea launched a missile that landed within 100 miles of Hawaii, would most Americans believe him?  Would the rest of the world?
Axios:
Why deductibles would rise under the GOP health care plan  —  Health care is complicated, as the president has discovered.  But here is one thing that is not so complicated: if people have modest means and limited tax credits, and coverage is expensive, they will mostly buy health plans with lower premiums — and high deductibles.
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Charles Ornstein / ProPublica:
We Fact-Checked Lawmakers' Letters to Constituents on Health Care  —  When Louisiana resident Andrea Mongler wrote to her senator, Bill Cassidy, in support of the Affordable Care Act, she wasn't surprised to get an email back detailing the law's faults.  Cassidy, a Republican who is also a physician, has been a vocal critic.
Discussion: STAT and Vox
Josh Barro / Business Insider:   Republicans lied about healthcare for years, and they're about to get the punishment they deserve
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Democrats accuse Gorsuch of hiding his legal views  —  Senate Democrats accused Neil Gorsuch of not being forthcoming with his views Wednesday, sparking a quick backlash from Republicans who said Democrats were holding the Supreme Court nominee to an unfair standard.
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Glenn Thrush / New York Times:
'I'll Criticize Judges,' Trump Says, Hours After a Scolding for Doing Just That  —  WASHINGTON — Not even a public scolding from Judge Neil M. Gorsuch could get President Trump to stop bashing federal judges.  —  Hours after Mr. Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court declared during Senate …
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
While Gorusch was testifying, the Supreme Court unanimously said he was wrong
Erin McPike / IJR:
Trump's Diplomat  —  “I didn't want this job.  I didn't seek this job.”
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Poll: By 2 to 1 margin, registered voters reject Comey  —  FBI Director James Comey is unpopular across the political spectrum, according to a new poll that finds voters have a negative opinion of Comey by a more than two-to-one margin.  —  According to data from a Harvard-Harris Poll survey …
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New York Times:
Why People Continue to Believe Objectively False Things
Discussion: The National Interest
Derek Hawkins / Washington Post:
Ex-Colo. GOP leader said only Democrats committed voter fraud.  Now he's charged with voter fraud.  —  The 2016 election was just a month away when Steve Curtis, a conservative radio host and former Colorado Republican Party chairman, devoted an entire episode of his morning talk show to the heated topic of voter fraud.
Discussion: FOX31 Denver and Raw Story
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Blair Miller / TheDenverChannel.com:
Former Colorado GOP chairman Steven Curtis charged with voter fraud
Discussion: Politicus USA and Political Wire
Steven Shepard / Politico:
Poll: Approval wanes for GOP health bill  —  Support for the GOP proposal to repeal and replace the 2010 health care law is fading, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll conducted just before an expected House vote on the legislation.  —  Voters are divided on the measure …
Discussion: Common Dreams, AOL and The Daily Caller
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Jon Reid / Morning Consult:
Voters Want GOP to Hit Brakes on Health Care Overhaul as Support Dips
Discussion: The Hill, Political Wire and AOL
Scott Wong / The Hill:
Trump, GOP struggle to find healthcare votes  —  House Republican leaders on Tuesday struggled to pick up votes for their ­ObamaCare repeal-and-replace bill, even after President Trump visited Capitol Hill to sell the plan.  —  With only a day before a scheduled vote on the House floor, the White House and Speaker Paul Ryan
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Susan E. Rice / Washington Post:
Susan Rice: When the White House twists the truth, we are all less safe  —  Susan E. Rice was national security adviser from 2013 to 2017 and U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations from 2009 to 2013.  —  Last week, the British intelligence agency GCHQ took the rare step of debunking as …
Alexander Burns / New York Times:
Eyeing Trump's Budget Plan, Republican Governors Say ‘No, Thanks’  —  Gov. Matt Bevin of Kentucky was unrestrained in his praise for President Trump: Opening for him at a rally on Monday, Mr. Bevin, a conservative Republican, echoed Mr. Trump's “America First” slogan and only gently noted the nagging divisions in their party.
Discussion: Raw Story
Lachlan Markay / The Daily Beast:
Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn Didn't Sign Trump's Ethics Pledge  —  The White House's former top national security official did not sign an ethics pledge ostensibly required of all Trump administration appointees barring them from ethically questionable lobbying activities, The Daily Beast has learned.
Discussion: Political Wire
Washington Post:
New poll: only 3% of Trump voters regret their vote  —  Within weeks of the November 2016 U.S. presidential election, social media posts expressing voters' second thoughts began trending.  While some Donald Trump voters felt he was backtracking on initial hard-line positions …
Elizabeth Cohen / CNN:
Grieving father: 'I don't play Trump songs anymore'  —  Man who attended 45 rallies now opposes Trump  — GOP health care bill would end the requirement that addiction, mental health treatment be covered under Medicaid  —  (CNN)Last year, Kraig Moss sold the equipment for his construction business …
Joe Concha / The Hill:
Chelsea Clinton to get lifetime achievement award  —  Chelsea Clinton will be honored with a Variety's lifetime achievement award next month, the magazine announced Tuesday.  —  The 37-year-old former first daughter, a vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, is rumored to be eyeing a run …
Discussion: RedState and The Daily Caller
Jennifer Haberkorn / Politico:
House Obamacare repeal DOA in the Senate  —  Forget the House GOP's troubles passing a health care bill.  The party's bigger problem looms in the Senate.  —  Mitch McConnell is being tasked with fixing what GOP senators and House members say is a flawed Obamacare repeal proposal …
Marc Fisher / Washington Post:
Labor nominee Acosta cut deal with billionaire guilty in sex abuse case  —  There was once a time — before the investigations, before the sexual abuse conviction — when rich and famous men loved to hang around with Jeffrey Epstein, a billionaire money manager who loved to party.
Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Democrats gripped by special election performance anxiety  —  Money is flooding into Democrat Jon Ossoff's campaign.  The national party has started running focus groups on his behalf.  Thousands of volunteers have flocked to his team to help him win his April special election for a vacant Atlanta-area congressional seat.
 
 
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Mark Hensch / The Hill:
White House jumper caught on fence: report
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Mike Hayes / BuzzFeed:
A Russian Lawyer Involved In A US Prosecution Mysteriously Plunged From His Apartment Window
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Washington Post:
Secret Service asked for $60 million extra for Trump-era travel and protection, documents show
New York Post:
Cops searching for well-dressed man in fatal Midtown stabbing
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Judy Kurtz / The Hill:
Trump, Cruz joke about sending lawmakers into space
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Financial Times:
European markets join selling as Trump trade falters
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How a Trump Turnabout on Gay Rights Hurts Republicans
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The “Technical” Amendment That Could Affect Millions of Veterans' Health Coverage
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Chris Tomlinson / Breitbart:
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Richard Pollock / The Daily Caller:
Rep. Louie Gohmert, an outspoken House Republican from Texas …
Anne Barnard / New York Times:
U.S. Airstrike in Syria Is Said to Kill Dozens of Civilians
Bloomberg:
Payless Is Said to Be Filing for Bankruptcy as Soon as Next Week
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Kristina Peterson / Wall Street Journal:
Ryan's Leadership Is Tested by GOP's Civil War on Health Bill
Discussion: Breitbart, Infowars and Raw Story
New York Times:
Why Letting Go, for Trump, Is No Small or Simple Task
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