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4:35 PM ET, April 17, 2017


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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 …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
This brutal new poll shows that fewer and fewer people believe Trump's lies  —  THE MORNING PLUM:  —  The 100-day mark of the Trump presidency is approaching, and his aides are worried that the media narrative will depict his historically awful lack of accomplishments with highly unflattering levels of accuracy.
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.
Jena McGregor / Washington Post:
The number of Americans who think Trump keeps his promises is plummeting
Discussion: Political Wire
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: Washington Post, TheBlaze and Politico
Louis Nelson / Politico:
Conway calls on Democratic party leaders to calm violent anti-Trump protesters
Olivia Beavers / The Hill:
Sanders: Dems didn't do enough in Kansas special election
Susan Page / USA Today:
Elizabeth Warren: ‘Fearless’ foe against a charging Donald Trump?
Amie Parnes / The Hill:   Democrats welcome Bernie takeover
North Korea ‘will test missiles weekly’, senior official tells BBC  —  North Korea will continue to test missiles, a senior official has told the BBC in Pyongyang, despite international condemnation and growing military tensions with the US.  —  “We'll be conducting more missile tests on a weekly …
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 …
Russian State TV Says Trump Is More Dangerous Than Kim Jong-Un  —  Russia warns U.S. not to use force unilaterally in dispute  —  Kremlin disillusionment with Trump grows after Syria strike  —  Russian state television has no doubt who is unpredictable enough to bring the world to war …
Discussion: RedState and New York Magazine
The Guardian:
North Korea warns ‘thermonuclear war may break out at any moment’
Discussion: The Hill and Eschaton
Search for suspect in Facebook homicide video widens to 5 states  —  Cleveland, Ohio (CNN)A manhunt for a suspect who authorities said killed an elderly man and then posted the video on Facebook expanded outside Ohio, with authorities calling on residents of nearby states to be on alert.
Financial Times:
US admits Trump tax reforms will be hit by healthcare setback  —  Treasury secretary Mnuchin rejects currency war fears, plans new Syria sanctions  —  Read next … The US Treasury secretary has conceded that the administration's timetable for ambitious tax reforms is set to slip following setbacks …
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.
Amy Howe / SCOTUSblog:
Justice Neil Gorsuch takes the bench, jumps into the fray  —  During his March confirmation hearing, then-Judge Neil Gorsuch repeatedly professed his belief that judges should adhere to the plain language of a law, without considering other factors such as the law's history or what Congress might have intended when it enacted the law.
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Why Gorsuch May Not Be So Genteel on the Bench
Rachel Stockman / LawNewz:
BREAKING: Glenn Beck Countersues Tomi Lahren, Claims She Mistreated Staff, Offended Blaze Audience  —  Glenn Beck, and his conservative network, The Blaze, have filed a counter claim against firebrand conservative news personality Tomi Lahren after she sued the organization for wrongful termination.
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.
Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
White House: Trump still under IRS audit  —  President Donald Trump's tax returns are still under audit, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Monday.  —  Protesters across the country marched over the weekend to push Trump to release his taxes as Tax Day approaches.
Discussion: ABC News
Sarah K. Burris / Raw Story:   Kellyanne Conway begs Democratic leaders to tell protesters to stop because Donald Trump won
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 …
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.
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 …
Eric Trump: ‘The world will be a safer place because of my dad’  —  From Rory McIlroy to Kim Jong-un, Eric Trump talks to Niamh Horan about his famous father and everyday life inside the first family  —  It's slightly hard to grasp the fact that the man sitting opposite …
Discussion: Politico and Shakesville
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 …
Zach Swaim / The College Fix:
University of Wisconsin-Madison offers free tampons in men's bathrooms  —  The University of Wisconsin-Madison is rolling out a new pilot program to provide free menstrual products in several of its campus bathrooms — including some men's restrooms.  —  The public university will offer …
Discussion: TheBlaze and The Daily Caller
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
Rasmussen Reports:
in Politics  —  The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump's job performance.  Fifty percent (50%) disapprove.  —  This is the first time the president's overall approval rating has been back in the 50s in nearly a month.
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United Airlines boots bride and groom traveling to their wedding from half-empty plane
Amy Harder / Axios:
Corporate America isn't backing Trump on climate
Discussion: The Daily Caller
James Hohmann / Washington Post:
The Daily 202: What does Trump have to hide?  Secretive White House unapologetic about clawing back transparency
PR Newswire:
Sinclair Announces the Addition of Boris Epshteyn
Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
100 Days of Horror  —  With Donald Trump's 100th day in office …
Discussion: Fox News Insider and New York Post
Ben White / Politico:
Can the consumer watchdog Trump loathes win an Ohio election?
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Sophia A. McClennen / Salon:
Trump's millennial problem: The snowflakes are becoming a blizzard
Discussion: Red Alert Politics
Susan B. Glasser / Politico:
Does Trump Still Believe in Trumpism?
Matt Flegenheimer / New York Times:
Trump Voters in a Swing District Wonder When the ‘Winning’ Will Start
Discussion: Washington Post and Raw Story