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4:50 PM ET, April 23, 2017

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Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Nearing 100 days, Trump's approval at record lows but his base is holding  —  President Trump nears the 100-day mark of his administration as the least popular chief executive in modern times, a president whose voters remain largely satisfied with his performance, but one whose base of support …
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Rebecca Ballhaus / Wall Street Journal:
Disapproval of President Donald Trump Grows in Latest WSJ/NBC News Poll  —  The president risks losing the political middle ground, as disapproval outweighs approval by 14 points and independents move away from him  —  Americans have become increasingly dissatisfied with President Donald Trump …
Discussion: Breitbart and Political Wire
Gary Langer / ABC News:
Trump at 100 days: 96 percent of his voters say they'd do it again (POLL)  —  There's no honeymoon for Donald Trump in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll, but also no regrets: He approaches his 100th day in office with the lowest approval rating at this point of any president in polls since 1945 …
Mark Murray / NBC News:
Public Gives Trump Low Marks for First 100 Days: NBC News/WSJ Poll
Washington Post:
President Trump is least popular president at 100-day mark
Discussion: Common Dreams, twitchy.com and Axios
Henry Samuel / Telegraph:
Live Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen win first round of French elections - early polls  —  Live: French election 2017  —  Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen are set to face each other in a May 7 runoff for the French presidency after coming first and second …
Discussion: Hot Air and The Week
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Thomas Adamson / Associated Press:
FRANCE BEGINS PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN TEST FOR POPULISM  —  PARIS (AP) — Amid heightened security, French voters began casting ballots for their next president Sunday in a first-round poll that's seen as a litmus test for the spread of populism around the world and a vote on the future of Europe.
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Yasmeen Serhan / The Atlantic:   Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron Advance
Associated Press:
THE LATEST: EARLY FRENCH COUNT CONTINUES TO SHOW LE PEN LEAD
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Associated Press:
Tight, tense French presidential vote echoes around world
Discussion: Politico and Axios
Daily Mail:   France faces its own EU referendum as far-right Europhobe Marine Le Pen and independent centrist …
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
CNN's Alisyn Camerota: Roger Ailes sexually harassed me  —  For a long time Alisyn Camerota was reluctant to describe the dark side of working at Fox News.  —  She respects many of her former colleagues.  She has close friends who work there.  But she perceives that something has changed …
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Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Bill O'Reilly Is Gone, But Fox News's Legal Nightmare Continues  —  The Murdochs hoped firing Bill O'Reilly would signal a changing culture at Fox News.  “We want to underscore our consistent commitment to fostering a work environment built on the values of trust and respect,” Rupert and his sons …
Derek Hunter / Townhall.com:   Is Ann Coulter The Last Conservative With Guts?
Ramesh Ponnuru / National Review:
Kate Walsh O'Beirne R I P  —  Kate O'Beirne was part of National Review's world before she joined the staff.  When she became the magazine's Washington editor in 1995 her resume already included stints at Senator Jim Buckley's office, the Reagan administration, and the Heritage Foundation.
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Uber's C.E.O. Plays With Fire  —  Travis Kalanick's drive to win in life has led to a pattern of risk-taking that has put his ride-hailing company on the brink of implosion.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Travis Kalanick, the chief executive of Uber, visited Apple's headquarters in early 2015 to meet …
Molly Nagle / ABC News:
After controversial Hawaii comment, Sessions says ‘nobody has a sense of humor’  —  Attorney General Jeff Sessions says people should lighten up about controversial comments he made earlier this week about the state of Hawaii.  —  When asked by ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos …
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Quinn Scanlan / ABC News:
Sessions, unlike Trump, says DREAMers are ‘subject to being deported’
Discussion: Politico and The Week
ABC News:
‘This Week’ Transcript 4-23-17: Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Xavier Becerra
Discussion: Washington Post and Politicus USA
Sean Sullivan / Washington Post:
Trump and his aides take hard line on border wall, as threat of government shutdown looms  —  President Trump and his top aides applied new pressure Sunday on lawmakers to include money for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border in a must-pass government funding bill, raising the possibility of a federal government shutdown this week.
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Heather Caygle / Politico:
House Democrats grow bullish after Trump's stumbles
Discussion: Political Wire and Bloomberg
Associated Press:
Trump heads into tough week with budget, health care battles
Discussion: Politico
Fox News:
North Korea threatens to strike US aircraft carrier to show 'military's force'  —  North Korea threatened Sunday to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military prowess as two Japanese Navy ships joined a U.S. strike group for exercises in the Philippine Sea.
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Yonhap News Agency:
Third U.S. citizen detained in North Korea: sources
Lydia Wheeler / The Hill:
Trump eyeing second Supreme Court seat  —  Talk is already heating up that President Trump could have a chance to appoint a second person to the Supreme Court.  —  Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley  —  (R-Iowa) said this week that another opening could come as soon as this summer …
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Trump's Fake War on the Fake News  —  Seven days before Donald Trump took office, the inauguration festivities got off to a low-key start inside a modest conference room at the Capitol Hill offices of the American Trucking Association.  There, a hundred-odd familiar faces from the Washington set gathered …
Michael Kruse / Politico:
How Trump Succeeds Without Succeeding  —  Earlier this month, 11 weeks after his inauguration, in the aftermath of bungled attempts at instituting a Muslim travel ban and “repealing and replacing” the Affordable Care Act, and in the midst of sinking approval ratings, steady reports …
Gary Peterson / East Bay Times:
Child's Donald Trump question elicits congressman's heartfelt reply  —  U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier's town hall was winding down, and as usual his audience had gotten its money's worth.  —  And not just because it was free.  —  DeSaulnier, D-Concord, treated the audience during a recent event …
Discussion: Fox News Insider and TheBlaze
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Jonah Bennett / The Daily Caller:
Congressman Tells Girl That Trump Is More Dangerous Than A Terrorist
Discussion: Geller Report and SARAH PALIN
 
 
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David Remnick / New Yorker:
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