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Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Trump's Longtime Lawyer Says He Paid Stormy Daniels Out of His Own Pocket  —  Michael D. Cohen, President Trump's longtime personal lawyer, said on Tuesday that he paid $130,000 out of his own pocket to a pornographic-film actress who had once claimed to have had an affair with Mr. Trump.
Mike Walters / The Blast:
Stormy Daniels Warns Trump & Lawyer: You Breached Our Agreement, Now I'm Free to Talk!  —  Stormy Daniels has suddenly changed her position and is ready to spill all the tea regarding her alleged affair with Donald Trump, and it all has to do with the president's personal attorney allegedly breaching …
Orin Kerr / Reason:
Did Trump's Lawyer Pay Stormy Daniels Out of His Own Pocket?  —  This isn't the biggest story in the world, but I was interested in the statement by Trump's personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, about the payments made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels.  A month ago, the Wall Street Journal broke the story that began:
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Democrats must be ready to take this drastic step against Trump  —  THE MORNING PLUM:  —  If you read through the coverage of the battle over the “dreamers,” you'll come away with the impression that we are locked in a conventional Washington standoff, in which two opposing sides …
Andrew Restuccia / Politico:
Third White House official resigns after being told he wouldn't qualify for full clearance  —  National Economic Council official George David Banks departed amid increasing scrutiny of the Trump administration's decision to let multiple staffers work on interim clearances.
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David Nakamura / Washington Post:
Amid Rob Porter controversy, Trump declares he's ‘totally opposed to domestic violence’
Discussion: Political Wire
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Scoop: Trump endorses 25-cent gas tax hike
Discussion: CNBC, Politico and Joe.My.God.
Erica Werner / Washington Post:
Trump's military parade would cost between $10 million and $30 million, White House budget director says
Discussion: The Week
Cristiano Lima / Politico:
Trump: ‘I am totally opposed to domestic violence of any kind’
Discussion: ABC News and Washington Post
Brett Samuels / The Hill:
Schiff: We're not going to revise Democratic memo
Discussion: CNN, Politico and Talking Points Memo
CBS News:
Police respond to report of shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Florida — live updates  —  CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. — Authorities are responding to reports of a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.  —  The Broward Sheriff's Office said there are reports of victims.
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Rebekah Entralg / ThinkProgress:
What we know about the school shooting in Broward County, Florida  —  Police in Broward County, Florida responded to a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  —  The Broward County Sheriff's office said it was “working a developing incident regarding a report of active shooter.”
Hans Morgenstern / WSVN-TV:
BSO: active shooter at large at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High; at least 20 injured
BostonGlobe.com:
Read the text of Elizabeth Warren's speech to Native American group  —  Read the prepared text of the speech Senator Elizabeth Warren gave to Native Americans on Wednesday.  —  Thank you for having me here today.  —  I want to start by thanking Chairwoman Andrews-Maltais for that introduction.
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BostonGlobe.com:
Warren addresses claims of Native American heritage  —  WASHINGTON - Senator Elizabeth Warren made a surprise appearance at the National Congress of American Indians Wednesday morning, forcefully responding to President Trump's derisively calling her “Pocahontas” and addressing her claims …
Discussion: RedState and Political Wire
Lisa Rein / Washington Post:
Veterans Affairs chief Shulkin, staff misled ethics officials about European trip, report finds  —  Veterans Affairs Secretary David J. Shulkin's chief of staff doctored an email and made false statements to create a pretext for taxpayers to cover expenses for the secretary's wife on a 10 …
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Donovan Slack / USA Today:
VA Secretary David Shulkin misused government resources, agency watchdog report says
Discussion: Washington Press and Daily Kos
The Intercept:
In Leaked Chats, WikiLeaks Discusses Preference for GOP Over Clinton, Russia, Trolling, and Feminists They Don't Like  —  On a Thursday afternoon in November 2015, a light snow was falling outside the windows of the Ecuadorian embassy in London, despite the relatively warm weather …
Courtney Tanner / Salt Lake Tribune:
Utah's Republican chairman slams Mitt Romney and his expected Senate bid, compares him to Hillary Clinton  —  The Utah Republican Party chairman blasted Mitt Romney's anticipated Senate run, hitting him for “essentially doing what Hillary Clinton did in New York” — campaigning in a state he hasn't spent much time in.
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Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:   Democrats, here's how to win over the newly independent, ex-Republicans
Gabriel Sherman / Vanity Fair:
“A Death Match”: As Kelly Twists, a Chaotic Search for a New Chief of Staff Engulfs the West Wing  —  Different factions are pushing their own candidates: Javanka wants Cohn, Hannity pushed Wayne Berman, Trump wanted Mulvaney or Barrack.  But who would take the job?
Discussion: Raw Story
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Steven Shepard / Politico:
Poll: GOP gains on generic ballot, Trump approval ticks upward  —  Republicans have erased the Democratic advantage on the generic congressional ballot in a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll that, for the first time since April, also shows President Donald Trump's approval rating equaling …
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Public Policy Polling:
Democrats Lead by 8 Points On Generic House Ballot Nationally
Discussion: Politicus USA and Political Wire
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Bipartisan Senate group says they have immigration deal  —  A bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday said they have reached an immigration deal as lawmakers try to break through a gridlocked floor debate.  —  “It's going to be ready today.  It's going to be ready today,” Sen. Tim Kaine
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Erin Kelly / USA Today:
Adam Schiff: There is ‘ample evidence’ of collusion between Trump campaign, Russians  —  WASHINGTON — There is “ample evidence” that the Trump campaign colluded with Russians, but only special counsel Robert Mueller can decide if it's enough to prove a crime beyond a reasonable doubt …
NBC Washington / NBC4 Washington:
3 Hurt After Driver Tried to Enter NSA Campus  —  The FBI believes there is no link to terrorism, a representative said  —  Several Hospitalized After Shooting at NSA in Fort Meade  —  Three people, including a police officer, were injured after authorities say a driver tried to enter …
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CBS News:
EPA's Scott Pruitt got waiver to fly business class on foreign carrier from Italy to U.S.  —  WASHINGTON — EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has been under fire for frequently flying in first and business class at taxpayer expense.  CBS News has learned more about one of those flights …
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Emily Atkin / New Republic:
Here are some of the threats that allegedly require Scott Pruitt to fly first class.
Discussion: The Week
Shawn Musgrave / Politico:
Kelli Ward touts endorsement from fake-news site  —  It looked as if Arizona Senate candidate Kelli Ward had scored a big endorsement: On Oct. 28, she posted a link on her campaign website and blasted out a Facebook post, quoting extensively from a column in the Arizona Monitor.
Christian Caryl / Washington Post:
Christopher Steele is a hero - and Americans owe him their thanks … Christopher Steele, the former British spy whose claims about Donald Trump's ties with Russia hold center stage in Washington right now, drives Republicans crazy.  They have recommended that the Department of Justice open a criminal investigation into his work.
Gabriel Rossman / Weekly Standard:
Open Letter to the Bruin Republicans Who Invited Milo Yiannopoulos to UCLA  —  This is a bad idea.  —  Editor's note: On February 13, UCLA's college Republican group, the Bruin Republicans, announced that they would be hosting Milo Yiannopoulos on campus to give a talk titled “10 Things I Hate About Mexico.”
Discussion: abc7.com, Reason and National Review
 
 
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Ed Kilgore / New York Magazine:
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Scott Waldman / Scientific American:
Trump's Science Advisor, Age 31, Has a Political Science Degree
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Amos Harel / Haaretz:
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Kyle Smith / National Review:
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