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On North Korean border, Pence tells CNN US will drop ‘failed policy’  —  Panmunjom, South Korea (CNN)With North Korean soldiers standing less than 100 feet behind him at the Korean Demilitarized Zone, Vice President Mike Pence told CNN that Pyongyang should understand that the Trump …
Claudia Rosett / The Hill:   Trump juggles the foreign policy balls Obama dropped
Anna Fifield / Washington Post:
Pence tells North Korea not to test American resolve, offering Syria and Afghanistan strikes as examples
Sarah K. Burris / Raw Story:
Kellyanne Conway begs Democratic leaders to tell protesters to stop because Donald Trump won  —  DON'T MISS STORIES.  FOLLOW RAW STORY!  —  In a Monday interview with “Fox and Friends,” White House counselor Kellyanne Conway begged Democratic leaders to stop the flood of protests that were held over the weekend.
Discussion: Business Insider
Susan Page / USA Today:
Elizabeth Warren: ‘Fearless’ foe against a charging Donald Trump?
Louis Nelson / Politico:
Conway calls on Democratic party leaders to calm violent anti-Trump protesters
Discussion: Daily Kos
The Huffington Post:
Hillary Clinton's Campaign Turns Over Email List To DNC
Discussion: Political Wire and Shakesville
Amie Parnes / The Hill:   Democrats welcome Bernie takeover
Eric Heisig / Plain Dealer:
Facebook shooting victim's son says Cleveland man was father of nine, grandfather of 14  —  A Cleveland man was gunned down on Sunday afternoon.  The shooting was broadcast on Facebook Live.  Police are searching for the suspect, Steve Stephens.  (Jane Morice/
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Facebook issues statement after murder suspect shares video of shooting in Cleveland [Updated]
Clevelandpolice / Cleveland Division of Police:
Homicide Suspect - Armed and Dangerous Steve Stephens
White House bounces into spring with 139th annual Easter Egg Roll  — The White House Easter Egg Roll gives each first lady the opportunity to put her thumbprint on the event  —  (CNN)Eggs will roll — nearly 18,000 of them — Monday at the White House.  —  First lady Melania Trump …
Jim Norman / Gallup:
Majority in US No Longer Thinks Trump Keeps His Promises  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump's image among Americans as someone who keeps his promises has faded in the first two months of his presidency, falling from 62% in February to 45%.  The public is also less likely to see him as a …
In Travis County custody case, jury will search for real Alex Jones  —  Highlights  —  Alex Jones and his ex-wife, Kelly, will be locked in a child custody trial the next two weeks in Austin.  —  Alex Jones' lawyers will make the case that their client should not be judged by his on-air persona.
Numbers / Pew Research Center:
Public Dissatisfaction With Washington Weighs on the GOP  —  Ryan job rating at 29%; Republicans view their party as divided  —  Nearly three months after the Republican Party took control of the White House and Congress, the public gives low job ratings to the president and even lower ratings to the speaker of the House.
Discussion: Politico
Jennifer Smith / Daily Mail:
A picture perfect moment!  Barack and Michelle Obama pose on billionaire David Geffen's superyacht during day out with Oprah, Bruce Springsteen and Tom Hanks in French Polynesia  — Since leaving the White House, they have also visited Palm Springs, Hawaii and toured the Caribbean
Discussion: IJR, Althouse and The Gateway Pundit
Jerome Hudson / Breitbart:
Good Friday: Obamas Join Winfrey, Springsteen, Hanks on David Geffen's Yacht
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Handicapping The Georgia 6 Special Election  —  If the polls are right, then Democrat Jon Ossoff will receive by far the most votes in Georgia's 6th Congressional District, which is holding a special election to replace former U.S. Rep. Tom Price on Tuesday.
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
This brutal new poll shows that fewer and fewer people believe Trump's lies
Discussion: Raw Story and Political Wire
Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
Donald Trump's big problem is he doesn't know what he's talking about  —  At least it's one of his problems.  —  Donald Trump doesn't know what he's talking about.  This became clear when he said he realized dealing with North Korea was “not so easy” after 10 minutes with the Chinese president.
Thomas Wood / Washington Post:
Racism motivated Trump voters more than authoritarianism or income inequality  —  During the 2016 presidential campaign, many observers wondered exactly what motivated voters most: Was it income?  Authoritarianism?  Racial attitudes?  —  Let the analyses begin.
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Matt Flegenheimer / New York Times:
Trump Voters in a Swing District Wonder When the ‘Winning’ Will Start  —  BENSALEM, Pa. — One after another, the gamblers totter along the twisting walkway, bathed in artificial purple light — burdened, at least occasionally, by the instinct that they should have known better.
Discussion: Raw Story
Carter Page Went to Moscow With a Tape of Donald Trump Offering Treason For Hacking  —  Sources with links to the intelligence community say it is believed that Carter Page went to Moscow in early July carrying with him a pre-recorded tape of Donald Trump offering to change American policy …
Discussion: Raw Story
Financial Times:
Former Trump aide advises Chinese tycoon on building contracts  —  Manafort courted by billionaire Yan Jiehe on access to $1tn US infrastructure boost  —  Read next … Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, who has deep ties to Russia, is offering advice to a Chinese billionaire …
Discussion: RedState
Brian Beutler / New Republic:
Why We Shouldn't Celebrate Trump's “Centrism”  —  It blinds us to the ways in which the institutions constraining Trump are themselves flawed.  —  Donald Trump's recent policy reversals, and reports that he's exasperated with right-wing advisers like chief strategist Steve Bannon in favor …
Discussion: LewRockwell
Tegna / KHOU-TV:
Bride and groom booted off United flight in Houston  —  A bride and groom headed to Costa Rica for their wedding got kicked off their United flight out of Houston on Saturday afternoon. … A bride and groom headed to Costa Rica for their wedding got kicked off their United flight out of Houston on Saturday afternoon.
Maria Sacchetti / Washington Post:
ICE immigration arrests of noncriminals double under Trump  —  Immigration arrests rose 32.6 percent in the first weeks of the Trump administration, with newly empowered federal agents intensifying their pursuit of not just undocumented immigrants with criminal records, but also thousands …
Susan B. Glasser / Politico:
Does Trump Still Believe in Trumpism?  —  He's been called “the leading conservative intellectual to make the case for Donald Trump,” his work dubbed “the intellectual source code for Trumpism,” and many other names besides.  —  During the 2016 campaign, Michael Anton was an anonymous pamphleteer making …
Discussion: New York Magazine
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Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
100 Days of Horror  —  With Donald Trump's 100th day in office …
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Ben White / Politico:
Can the consumer watchdog Trump loathes win an Ohio election?
Zach Swaim / The College Fix:
University of Wisconsin-Madison offers free tampons in men's bathrooms
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MSNBC: Border Wall Even More Problematic Because Birds and Bats Might Not Be Able To Fly Over It
Discussion: Hot Air
Washington Times:
Haitians get word of Trump crackdown, slow flow to border by 97%
Sophia A. McClennen / Salon:
Trump's millennial problem: The snowflakes are becoming a blizzard
Discussion: Red Alert Politics
Tara Palmeri / Politico:
Trump learning to love Bush aides
Discussion: Washington Post
Kurt Schlichter /
Trump Won't Be Punked By Foreign Dirtbags Like Obama Was
Steven A. Cook / Foreign Policy:
RIP Turkey, 1921 - 2017  —  Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn't just win …
Discussion: The Guardian