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8:35 AM ET, April 8, 2017

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Josh Dawsey / Politico:
Bannon and Kushner hold sit-down in attempt to bury the hatchet  —  Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner, two warring senior White House aides, had a bury-the-hatchet meeting ordered by President Donald Trump, after arriving at Mar-a-Lago this week.  —  The sit-down, which was confirmed …
Discussion: Balloon Juice and Axios
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New York Times:
Trump Fires Warning Shot in Battle Between Bannon and Kushner  —  WASHINGTON — As he grappled on Thursday with his first major decision involving military action, a fed-up and frustrated President Trump turned to his two top aides and told them he had had enough of their incessant knife-fights in the media.
Discussion: Business Insider
Wall Street Journal:
Donald Trump Considering Major Shake-up of Senior White House Team  —  The president is said to be unhappy with the infighting among his top aides  —  WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump is considering a major shake-up of his senior White House team, a senior administration official said Friday.
David Ferguson / Raw Story:
DON'T MISS STORIES.  FOLLOW RAW STORY!  —  Even as the White House furiously tries to tamp down rumors that it is torn by inner strife and teetering on the verge of firing adviser Stephen Bannon, President Donald Trump's far-right supporters have launched a hashtag campaign calling for the ouster …
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
White House frustrated by palace intrigue  —  The White House is increasingly frustrated by the never-ending stream of stories about palace intrigue, warring internal factions and imminent staff shake-ups.  —  Administration officials say these “false narratives” — which they say are driven …
Discussion: Raw Story
Travis Gettys / Raw Story:
Alex Jones brands Jared and Ivanka ‘enemies of the republic’ after Trump ally blames them for Syria strike
Discussion: Joe.My.God. and Washington Times
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Trump's Syria Strike Is Latest Sign of Steve Bannon's Waning Influence
New York Times:
Syria Strike Puts U.S. Relationship With Russia at Risk  —  WASHINGTON — The American military strike against Syria threatened Russian-American relations on Friday as the Kremlin denounced President Trump's use of force and the Russian military indicated it would suspend an agreement …
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Fox News:
Syria missile attack: Satellite photos show major damage to airfields
NBC News:
Trump's Options for North Korea Include Placing Nukes in South Korea  —  The National Security Council has presented President Trump with options to respond to North Korea's nuclear program — including putting American nukes in South Korea or killing dictator Kim Jong-un …
Discussion: Washington Examiner and RedState
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David Nakamura / Washington Post:
U.S. and China end summit with 100-day plan to boost trade and cooperation  —  PALM BEACH, Fla. — The United States and China wrapped up a two-day presidential summit here by announcing a 100-day plan to improve strained trade ties and boost cooperation between the rival nations.
Discussion: Politico and ABC News
Reuters:
Chinese state media cheer Xi-Trump meeting, say confrontation not inevitable  —  Chinese state media on Saturday cheered the meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping as one that showed the world that confrontation between the two powers was not inevitable.
Discussion: The Week
Josh Dawsey / Politico:
Inside Trump's three days of debate on Syria
Discussion: ABC News
CNN:
Trump, Xi have ‘candid,’ ‘positive’ talks in Florida
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Naomi Martin / Dallas Morning News:
Tomi Lahren sues Glenn Beck, The Blaze for wrongful termination  —  Tomi Lahren, the young incendiary conservative commentator, is suing her former boss, Glenn Beck and his media firm, The Blaze, for wrongful termination involving her pro-choice comments.  —  According to Lahren's suit …
The Texas Tribune:
Here's where Texans in Congress stand on Trump's Syrian airstrikes  —  Texans in Congress mostly backed President Donald Trump's recent airstrikes in Syria, according to a Tribune survey of the delegation.  —  WASHINGTON - In the immediate aftermath of President Donald Trump ordering airstrikes …
Discussion: Bloomberg and Politico
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Matthew Rozsa / Salon:
Donald Trump, who's totally not Vladimir Putin's puppet, warned Russia before airstrikes on Syria
Sputnik International:
Putin Considers US Attack in Syria Aggression Against Sovereign State - Kremlin
Discussion: Informed Comment and The Atlantic
Enrique Krauze / New York Times:
Will Mexico Get Half of Its Territory Back?  —  MEXICO CITY — The United States invasion of Mexico in 1846 inflicted a painful wound that, in the 170 years that followed, turned into a scar.  Donald Trump has torn it open again.  —  Among the many lies that he has constructed …
Discussion: Breitbart
CNN:
Japanese scientists want to be first to drill into the Earth's mantle  —  (CNN)Humans have been to the Moon and explored almost every corner of the planet — but there's one place they have never been.  —  A group of Japanese scientists said they plan to be the first group to successfully drill …
Helena Horton / Telegraph:
Nigel Farage and other right-wing populists turn on Donald Trump after missile strikes  —  Many former Donald Trump supporters have turned on the President after his decision to retaliate against the Assad regime for its chemical weapons attack.  —  Nigel Farage, Milo Yiannopoulos Katie Hopkins …
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Susan B. Glasser / Politico:
President Not-Obama  —  Is this the week Donald Trump found a foreign policy?
Discussion: IJR, Hit & Run and Weekly Standard
BuzzFeed:
Trump's Most Die-Hard Media Defenders Turn On Him After Strikes On Syria
Elana Schor / Politico:
Bipartisan pitch to save filibuster gets 61 senators' endorsement  —  Sixty-one senators urged their party leaders to preserve the filibuster for legislation on Friday, backing the procedural tool after Republicans scrapped the minority's power to block Supreme Court nominees.
Discussion: Political Wire
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Elana Schor / Politico:
Senate confirms Gorsuch to Supreme Court
NBC4 Washington:
Man Accidentally Shoots Himself at NRA Headquarters: Police  —  The employee suffered a minor wound to his lower body and was taken to a hospital for treatment, according to Fairfax county police  —  A National Rifle Association employee accidentally shot himself while doing firearms training …
Discussion: The Hill and Talking Points Memo
Sam Levin / The Guardian:
Google accused of ‘extreme’ gender pay discrimination by US labor department  —  Allegations of possible employment violations emerge at court hearing as part of lawsuit to compel company, a federal contractor, to provide compensation data … Google has discriminated against its female employees …
Tom Batchelor / The Independent:
Stockholm attack: Suspect is ‘39-year-old from Uzbekistan who supported Isis online’  —  Hijacked lorry hit pedestrians at shopping centre in Swedish capital  —  Everything we know so far about the Stockholm attack  —  Stockholm attack: Witnesses tell of terror as truck ploughs into crowd
Discussion: RT and IJR
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Lucas Tomlinson / Fox News:
Russian warship steams toward US destroyers that launched Syria strikes  —  A Russian warship entered the eastern Mediterranean Friday and was heading toward the area where two U.S. Navy destroyers launched missile strikes into Syria, Fox News has learned.  —  The Russian frigate …
 
 
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