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10:35 AM ET, April 8, 2017

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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
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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 …
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 …
Axios:
Bannon's allies are scrambling to save him  —  Steve Bannon's allies both inside and outside the White House are worried Trump is going to fire him.  They're scrambling this afternoon to figure out a way to persuade the president he'd be making a grave mistake.
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
White House frustrated by palace intrigue
Discussion: CNN and 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
Mark Hemingway / Weekly Standard:
Obama Administration Knew Syria Still Had Chemical Weapons, Despite Saying Otherwise  —  DNI James Clapper said as much last February.  —  Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster is announced as national security adviser, Feb. 20, 2017.  —  National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster delivered remarks …
Discussion: Power Line and IJR
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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 …
Fox News:
Syria missile attack: Satellite photos show major damage to airfields
Matthew Rozsa / Salon:
Donald Trump, who's totally not Vladimir Putin's puppet, warned Russia before airstrikes on Syria
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 …
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Reuters:
Chinese state media cheer Xi-Trump meeting, say confrontation not inevitable
Discussion: The Week
David Nakamura / Washington Post:
U.S. and China end summit with 100-day plan to boost trade and cooperation
Discussion: Politico and ABC News
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
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
The media loved Trump's show of military might.  Are we really doing this again?  —  The cruise missiles struck, and many in the mainstream media fawned.  —  “I think Donald Trump became president of the United States last night,” declared Fareed Zakaria on CNN, after firing of 59 missiles …
Discussion: New York Magazine
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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 …
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 …
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 …
Alexandra Alter / New York Times:
As Harassment Claims Hound O'Reilly, His Family Values Book Tops Charts  —  The timing of Bill O'Reilly's latest best-selling book could hardly be more awkward.  —  The book, “Old School,” is billed as a defense of traditional values, and includes advice on how men should treat women respectfully, not as sex objects.
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 …
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
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
 
 
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David Bernstein / Washington Post:
The post-constitutional world of Judge Richard Posner
Discussion: Althouse and Insurance Journal
Thomas Adamson / Yahoo:
‘Pinkwashing’ populism: Gay voters embrace French far-right
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Tom Batchelor / The Independent:
Stockholm attack: Suspect is ‘39-year-old from Uzbekistan who supported Isis online’
Discussion: RT and IJR
Michelle Jamrisko / Bloomberg:
Payroll Gains Slow, U.S. Jobless Rate at Lowest Since 2007
Discussion: The Atlantic
Rebecca Morelle / BBC:
Atmosphere found around Earth-like planet GJ 1132b
Michael Collins / USA Today:
President Trump nominates Tennessee state Sen. Mark Green for Army secretary
Jbrunner / Lawfare:
Of Course there's Evidence Trump Colluded with Russian Intelligence
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Why a 2013 Sean Hannity Tweet is Making the Rounds Today
Discussion: BizPac Review and Mediaite
Peter W. Stevenson / Washington Post:
Sean Spicer's completely avoidable mistake at Friday's briefing
Discussion: Gizmodo
David M. Drucker / Washington Examiner:
Pence joins effort to save ‘safe’ GOP seat from the Democrats
Discussion: Political Wire
Emma Brown / Washington Post:
The cost of Betsy DeVos's security detail — nearly $8 million over nearly 8 months
Discussion: NBC News and Occupy Democrats
Dylan Byers / CNNMoney:
Maggie Haberman: The New York Times reporter Trump can't quit
 

 
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Alexandra Bruell / Wall Street Journal:
A look at the NYT's upheaval over sensitive topics like the Israel-Gaza war and management's push to emphasize neutrality, including via a probe of staff leaks

Elizabeth Jensen / New York Times:
Robert MacNeil, who anchored evening newscasts for over two decades on PBS and delivered evenhanded, non-flashy news with Jim Lehrer, dies at 93

CNN:
Several journalists were injured Friday in an Israeli attack in central Gaza, including Sami Shehada, who lost a leg; he works for Turkish broadcaster TRT

 
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