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9:55 AM ET, March 29, 2017


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Ryan Lizza / New Yorker:
How the White House and Republicans Blew Up the House Russia Investigation  —  The evidence is now clear that the White House and Devin Nunes, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, have worked together to halt what was previously billed as a sweeping investigation of Russian interference in last year's election.
Tim Mak / The Daily Beast:
Devin Nunes Could Be Facing an Ethics Probe for Spilling Secrets  —  The controversy surrounding House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes may just be getting started.  Nunes could soon be staring down the barrel of a House Ethics Committee investigation, lawyers familiar with the House's rules tell The Daily Beast.
Rep. Devin Nunes / National Review:
Devin Nunes Should Step Down as Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee  —  Nunes's unforced errors have undermined public faith.  —  Let's begin with two assertions, both of which should be inarguable.  First, no one in Washington is entitled to any position of power or responsibility.
Alex Seitz-Wald / NBC News:
Embattled DNC Asks All Staffers For Resignation Letters  —  Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez has launched a major overhaul of the party's organization, which has been stung by recent crises — and the DNC has requested resignation letters from all current staffers.
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Why Is the Democratic National Committee “Embattled”?
Discussion: Scared Monkeys and Geller Report
Cameron Easley / Morning Consult:
Trump Approval Underwater After GOP's Obamacare Repeal Effort Stalls  —  Voters are souring on President Donald Trump's job performance in the wake of Republicans' failure to get their plan to repeal and replace Obamacare off the ground level.  —  According to a new Morning Consult/POLITICO survey conducted …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Anna Palmer / Politico:
SCOOP: WHITE HOUSE eyeing young lawyers for judgeships — TAX TALK — BANNON reaching out to the Hill on health care — CLINTON jabs TRUMP in SF — ASH CARTER's new job  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  PLAYBOOK SCOOP — The White House Counsel's office is interviewing lawyers in their late 30s …
Discussion: Morning Consult
CBS News:
Republicans blame bill, not Trump, for health care defeat
Discussion: Political Wire
Sam Gustin / Motherboard:
Here's the Data Republicans Just Allowed ISPs to Sell Without Your Consent  —  Financial and medical information.  Social Security numbers.  Web browsing history.  Mobile app usage.  Even the content of your emails and online chats.  —  These are among the types of private consumer information …
Seth Fiegerman / CNNMoney:
Congress just killed your Internet privacy protections
Discussion: Common Dreams
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
The House just voted to wipe away the FCC's landmark Internet privacy protections
Samantha Schmidt / Washington Post:
Two activists who filmed undercover videos of Planned Parenthood charged with 15 felonies  —  The two antiabortion activists who mounted a hidden-camera investigation against Planned Parenthood officials have been charged with 15 felonies for violating the privacy of health-care providers …
Matt Hamilton / Los Angeles Times:
Antiabortion activists face 15 felony charges over undercover videos that targeted Planned Parenthood
Discussion: The Lid and Mother Jones
Sylvan Lane / The Hill:
Ryan: Don't tie Planned Parenthood to government funding fight
Discussion: Politico and Mashable
The Hill:
How North Korea could kill 90 percent of Americans  —  The mainstream media, and some officials who should know better, continue to allege North Korea does not yet have capability to deliver on its repeated threats to strike the U.S. with nuclear weapons.  False reassurance is given …
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Hillary Clinton makes most political remarks since losing election  —  (CNN)Hillary Clinton took the stage at a diversity conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, making her most political comments since losing the 2016 presidential election.  —  “There is no place I'd rather be than here with you …
Paulina Firozi / The Hill:
Clinton defends April Ryan, Rep. Maxine Waters in speech
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Reeling Republicans desperate for a win on Gorsuch  —  Mitch McConnell told his leadership team in private this week what's becoming increasingly obvious on Capitol Hill: Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch probably won't get 60 votes to avoid a filibuster.  —  But the Senate majority leader …
Discussion: Raw Story
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Trump breaks the silent treatment with Schumer: ‘Hello, Chuck’
Discussion: Axios
Daily Mail:
Brexit letter to trigger EU divorce arrives in Brussels  —  Theresa May will finally trigger Article 50 today and start the process of Britain's departure.  —  At 8am, she met her Cabinet in Downing Street and brief her senior team on its contents.  —  At around the same …
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Article 50: UK set to formally trigger Brexit process
Discussion: The Daily Caller
New York Times:
Amid White House Tumult, Pence Offers Trump a Steady Hand  —  WASHINGTON — When some of President Trump's aides were reassuring him over the past few weeks that he had enough votes to pass a health care bill, Vice President Mike Pence was skeptical.  —  Mr. Pence, a Hill-wise former Indiana congressman …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Mediaite
Ashley Parker / Washington Post:
Karen Pence is the vice president's ‘prayer warrior,’ gut check and shield
Jonathan O'Connell / Washington Post:
President Trump's company pursues second Washington hotel  —  President Trump's company is actively seeking to open a second Washington hotel as part of a planned nationwide expansion, potentially creating another venue where he stands to benefit financially from customers doing business in the nation's capital.
Jeremy Kahn / Bloomberg:
Domino's Will Begin Using Robots to Deliver Pizzas in Europe  —  Will use Starship's sidewalk droid in Holland, Germany  —  Adds to Starship's partnerships in food, parcel delivery  —  Starship Technologies, the London-based company that has created six-wheeled self-driving delivery robots …
Niraj Chokshi / New York Times:
2 Black Women Sue Fox News, Claiming Racial Discrimination  —  Fox News, whose chairman, Roger Ailes, was ousted last year after a string of sexual harassment claims, is facing new allegations of discrimination.  —  In a lawsuit filed Tuesday night in State Supreme Court in the Bronx …
Oren Dorell / USA Today:
Trump's business network reached alleged Russian mobsters  —  To expand his real estate developments over the years, Donald Trump, his company and partners repeatedly turned to wealthy Russians and oligarchs from former Soviet republics — several allegedly connected to organized crime …
Joshua Green / Bloomberg:
With Trump Struggling, Wealthy Backers Rush in to Shore Him Up  —  Supporters prepare 10-state television advertizing blitz  —  Campaign comes in wake of failed GOP bid to repeal Obamacare  —  With President Donald Trump trying to find his footing after his failed effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act …
New York Times:
President Trump Risks the Planet  —  That didn't take long.  —  Only 10 weeks into his presidency, and at great risk to future generations, Donald Trump has ordered the demolition of most of President Barack Obama's policies to combat climate change by reducing emissions from fossil fuels.
Scott Bland / Politico:
Trump serves as rocket fuel for Democratic fundraising  —  Democrats are on a torrid fundraising pace in the first months of the Donald Trump era, powered by enraged small donors who are plowing millions of dollars worth of online contributions into campaign and committee treasuries.
Discussion: Political Wire
Tim Molloy / The Wrap:
Bret Easton Ellis: Barbra Streisand, Lena Dunham Shouldn't Blame Trump for Their Own ‘Neuroses’  —  Ellis says “childish meltdowns” by liberals are ruining his dinners out and even hurting his relationship with his boyfriend  —  Bret Easton Ellis says “childish meltdowns” …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
Why Democrats Have a Shot in a Georgia District Dominated by Republicans  —  In a special election, anything can happen.  —  “Anything” may already be happening in the special election in Georgia's Sixth Congressional District, heralded as a key test of whether Democrats can capitalize on President Trump's unpopularity.
Discussion: National Review and Daily Kos
Scoop: BuzzFeed going public in 2018  —  With a blinding spotlight on Snap's IPO, viral powerhouse BuzzFeed is quietly making preparations to go public in 2018, industry sources tell me.  OMG!  —  The widely (and poorly) copied BuzzFeed , which began as a “ great cat site ” …
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Julia Edwards Ainsley / Reuters:
Police union warns Trump ‘sanctuary city’ cuts could risk safety
Discussion: The Hill and Occupy Democrats
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Former Trump University student seeks trial
Discussion: Raw Story
Jessica Estepa / USA Today:
Rep. Maxine Waters claps back at Bill O'Reilly after hair insult
New York Daily News:
NYPD officers accused of using banned chokehold on drug suspect who may have been having seizure
Discussion: The Root and Raw Story
Rodi Said / Reuters:
Islamic State shelling stops work on damaged Syrian dam
Sarah K. Burris / Raw Story:
Notorious Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke gets a new election challenge from Major League Baseball VP
Ekin Karasin / Daily Mail:
Horrifying moment villagers cut open a giant python and discover their missing friend inside …
 Earlier Items: 
Glenn Garner / Out Magazine:
BREAKING: Trump Administration Omits LGBTQ People from 2020 Census
Discussion: Hot Air and NPR
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Leaked DHS Document Is Another Democratic Party Scandal
Discussion: Breitbart
Megan R. Wilson / The Hill:
Schock staffer was FBI informant, court filings reveal
Discussion: Politico
Naomi Jagoda / The Hill:
Republicans vote to block resolutions on Trump's tax returns
Discussion: Political Wire and Axios
Eric Owens / The Daily Caller:
This $56,199-Per-Year Campus Offers ‘Self-Identified White Students’ A Safe Space To Feel Guilty
Discussion: Breitbart
Peter Sullivan / The Hill:
Top House Republicans favor funding key ObamaCare payments