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9:15 AM ET, August 26, 2017

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Mollie Hemingway / The Federalist:
Breaking: Sebastian Gorka Resigns From Trump Administration  —  Sebastian Gorka is resigning his post as Deputy Assistant to President Trump, multiple sources familiar with the situation have told The Federalist.  —  In a blunt resignation letter, the national security and counterterrorism …
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New York Times:
Sebastian Gorka Is Forced Out as White House Adviser, Officials Say  —  Sebastian Gorka, an outspoken adviser to President Trump and lightning rod for controversy, has been forced out of his position at the White House, two administration officials said on Friday.
Discussion: The Guardian and The Last Refuge
Yahoo:
Sebastian Gorka, Bannon protégé, leaves White House post  —  WASHINGTON — Sebastian Gorka, the British-born deputy assistant to President Trump whose unsmiling, dark-bearded visage and plummy English accent made frequent appearances on political talk shows, left his post late Friday.
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Sebastian Gorka, a fiery nationalist and Bannon ally, abruptly exits White House
Discussion: Raw Story
New York Times:
Trump Pardons Joe Arpaio, Who Became Face of Crackdown on Illegal Immigration  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump on Friday pardoned Joe Arpaio, the former Arizona sheriff whose aggressive efforts to hunt down and detain undocumented immigrants made him a national symbol of the divisive politics …
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The Hill:
Trump pardons former Sheriff Joe Arpaio  —  President Trump has pardoned Joe Arpaio, the controversial former sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz., the White House announced Friday night.  —  “Throughout his time as Sheriff, Arpaio continued his life's work of protecting the public from the scourges …
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
If he'll pardon Arpaio, why wouldn't Trump pardon those who ignore Robert Mueller?  —  That President Trump pardoned former Maricopa County sheriff Joe Arpaio surprised no one who'd been paying attention.  On Tuesday, he'd all but said that he was going to do so, soaking up the applause …
Joe Arpaio / Arizona Republic:
Our View: Donald Trump just resurrected Joe Arpaio from irrelevance … CONNECT  —  While America was talking about tearing down monuments that offend historically oppressed people, Donald Trump effectively erected yet another one.  —  His pardon of Joe Arpaio elevated …
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Adam Kelsey / ABC News:
Trump pardons controversial former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio  —  Controversial former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio was pardoned by President Donald Trump on Friday after being found guilty in July on criminal contempt charges stemming from his refusal to stop imprisoning suspected illegal immigrants.
Discussion: Axios and Joe.My.God.
Brandon Carter / The Hill:
McCain blasts Trump over Arpaio pardon
Discussion: RedState and The Gateway Pundit
Megan Cassidy / Arizona Republic:
President Donald Trump pardons former Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Discussion: RedState, WND and Feeds
Abby Phillip / Washington Post:
Trump pardons controversial former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio
Discussion: Fox News and Power Line
Kaili Joy Gray / Shareblue:
Racist Trump pardons racist criminal Joe Arpaio in biggest gift to white supremacists yet
Discussion: Daily Kos and Axios
Shane Harris / Wall Street Journal:
Special Counsel Examines Possible Role Flynn Played in Seeking Clinton Emails From Hackers  —  Mueller probe of potential link between Trump campaign and Russia follows trail of GOP operative's correspondence  —  WASHINGTON—Special counsel Robert Mueller is examining what role, if any …
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NBC News:
Mueller Seeks Grand Jury Testimony from PR Execs Who Worked With Manafort  —  WASHINGTON — Special Counsel Robert Mueller issued grand jury subpoenas in recent days seeking testimony from public relations executives who worked on an international campaign organized by Paul Manafort …
Tony Romm / Recode:
Before Hurricane Harvey, wireless carriers lobbied against upgrades to a national emergency alert system  —  A wonky debate at the FCC has real-life consequences, and public-safety officials aren't happy  —  As Hurricane Harvey bombards Texas, a different, decidedly more political storm …
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ICE:
Joint statement from ICE and CBP regarding Hurricane Harvey
Niall Stanage / The Hill:
The Memo: Trump allies say he needs a GOP scalp  —  Republicans on Capitol Hill lament President Trump's aggressive behavior toward them, but some people in the president's orbit are urging him to up the ante even further.  —  They say that, far from making nice, Trump needs to instill fear …
Discussion: Political Wire
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Washington Post:
Trump considers backing away from Strange in heated Alabama Senate runoff … President Trump is considering backing away from Sen. Luther Strange in a heated Republican primary runoff in Alabama, according to multiple Republicans close to the White House, underscoring the deteriorating relationship between …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
The Hill:
Trump officially bans transgender people from military  —  President Trump signed a presidential memo Friday instructing the Defense Department to stop accepting transgender people who want to enroll in the military.  —  The memo details Trump's previous Twitter announcement last month …
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NBC News:
Trump Likely to End DACA Immigrant Program  —  WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump appears likely to pull the plug on DACA, the Obama-era program allowing young people who came to the U.S. illegally as children to remain here, several government officials said Friday.
Jackson Landers / The Daily Beast:
Protesters Got Christopher Cantwell Arrested, Cops Didn't Even Try … CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia — Police did not seek the warrants that led to the arrest of white supremacist Christopher Cantwell this week, documents reviewed by The Daily Beast show.  —  Cantwell was booked …
Discussion: Splinter and Raw Story
Marin Independent Journal:
San Anselmo's San Domenico School creates stir by removing Catholic statues  —  Removal of a number of statues and other smaller Catholic icons from the campus of San Domenico School in San Anselmo has raised concerns among some parents.  —  In an email to the school's board of directors …
Lydia Wheeler / The Hill:
OSHA removes list of worker fatalities from homepage  —  The Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has removed data on worker fatalities from the homepage of its website.  —  The agency previously included a link on the front page of its website to a list of workers who had been killed on the job.
Discussion: Politico
 
 
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The chosen  —  Ayan Abdi is one of 5,000 refugees at a Kenya camp vying …
Bruce Bawer / Gatestone Institute:
Anti-Semitism in Europe: New Official Report
Discussion: Infowars and MelaniePhillips.com
Jenna Lyons / San Francisco Chronicle:
Man facing charges from pro-Trump rally in Berkeley put in jail
Discussion: Raw Story and Joe.My.God.
Jack Montgomery / Breitbart:
‘Allahu Akbar!’ Brussels Machete Man Shot After Attacking Soldiers
Discussion: Geller Report
Sputnik International:
Moscow Court Begins Second Trial in Absentia Against Browder - Lawyer
Bucyrus Telegraph:
Colonel Crawford statue outside Crawford County courthouse decapitated
Discussion: Daily Wire and The Daily Caller
Ben White / Politico:
Ditching Trump's White House can be a messy affair
Discussion: Political Wire and Axios
 Earlier Items: 
Jeremy Berke / Business Insider:
Richard Spencer stayed at Trump's D.C. hotel while he planned the Charlottesville rally
Discussion: Joe.My.God. and New York Times
Tim Rogers / Fusion:
The U.S. needs to prepare for the possibility that Trump won't leave office peacefully
Discussion: Raw Story
Tammy La Gorce / New York Times:
The Bride, the Groom and the Elephant in the Room
Joe Tacopino / New York Post:
Mnuchin viewed the solar eclipse atop $200B of gold