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12:10 PM 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.
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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 …
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.
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
Discussion: RedState, 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
Washington Post:
Warplanes return to Syrian town devastated by chemical attack  —  BEIRUT — Residents of the Syrian town devastated by a chemical-weapons attack last week said that warplanes had returned to bomb them Saturday as Turkey described a retaliatory U.S. assault as “cosmetic” unless it removed President Bashar al-Assad from power.
Discussion: ThinkProgress, CNN, ABC News and IJR
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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 …
John Hayward / Breitbart:
Pentagon: Russia May Have Directly Participated in Syrian Chemical Weapons Attack
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 …
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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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Alyssa Madruga / Fox News:
Expert: Watch to see if Kim Jong-Un goes into hiding after Syria strike  —  The U.S. bombardment of a Syrian airbase just outside of Homs Friday was likely seen by North Korea as a clear warning that President Trump will use his military if United States interests are at risk.
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
CNN:
Trump, Xi have ‘candid,’ ‘positive’ talks in Florida
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Inside the failed secret mission to save the filibuster  —  A week before Republicans gutted the filibuster to put Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court, nine senators gathered in John McCain's office to see whether they could save the Senate from spiraling further into disrepair.
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Elana Schor / Politico:
Senate confirms Gorsuch to Supreme Court
Elana Schor / Politico:
Bipartisan pitch to save filibuster gets 61 senators' endorsement
Discussion: Political Wire
John Sharp / al.com:
Rebekah Mason suggested closure of DMV offices in majority black counties, report shows  —  Governor Robert Bentley's former top advisor and secret paramour Rebekah Mason led a politically-motivated effort in 2015 to close 31 driver's license offices in mostly black counties, a move that embarrassed the state and was later reversed.
Discussion: Political Wire, WTVM-TV, NPR and WHNT-TV
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
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 …
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 …
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 …
 
 
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