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David Friedman Relies on the ‘Hey, I Was Just Demagoguing ’ Defense

In what is becoming a common Team Trump tactic, the nominee for ambassador to Israel says obnoxious remarks during the campaign should not matter now.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Has Some Interesting Accommodations on His First Trip Abroad

He confirmed his attendance late to a G20 session, so he’s staying at a health clinic miles from his counterparts.

New Travel Ban Will Resolve Some, But Not All, of Trump’s Legal Problems

The administration hopes a revised travel ban can cure its legal problems. But Trump’s expressed desire to discriminate against Muslims won’t go away.

Donald Trump Thinks He’s Good at Being President

Yesterday’s press conference proves Trump overestimates his competence as commander-in-chief.

The White House Mole

In this week’s diary on life in Trump’s America: What if Donald Trump isn’t being blackmailed by Vladimir Putin? Plus: Stephen Miller, with sympathy.

Chris Christie Brags That Trump Made Him Eat Meatloaf at the White House

Everyone else ordered from the menu, but the president said, “Chris, you and I are going to have the meatloaf.”

Flynn Reportedly Made False Statements to the FBI – But He Won’t Face Charges

His faulty memory and misinterpretation of the word “sanctions” could save him from felony charges.

Jared Kushner Takes Trump’s Complaints About CNN to Time Warner Executive

Ana Navarro doesn’t seem upset about getting “under President Daddy-in-Law’s skin.”

Trump’s Pick to Replace Flynn as National Security Adviser Turns Down the Job

A friend of retired Vice Admiral Robert Harward said he called the offer “a sht sandwich.”

10 Things We Learned at President Trump’s First Solo Press Conference

Highlights from the president’s 77-minute tirade about how dishonest the media is — and how racist he isn’t.

HUD Official Hears ‘You’re Fired’ After Trump Criticism Surfaces

Shermichael Singleton was preparing for confirmation by Ben Carson, whose campaign he had previously worked on.

Trump Ends the Presidential Press Conference As We Know It

In a remarkable 80-minute presser, Trump did not try to reach people with a message via the media; the message itself was to mistrust the media.

Report: Border Officials Will Push Trump Away from Wall, Toward a Fence

One official told CNN that “you never want to have a barrier in place that will obstruct your vision.”

Mick Mulvaney’s Job Will Be a Nightmare

With no time to spare and no margin for error, the new OMB director must somehow give Congress guidance after resolving his differences with Trump.

Kremlin Tells State Media to Cut Back on Pro-Trump Propaganda

Last month in Russia, Trump received more media attention than Putin.

Trump Says He’s the Least Racist (and Anti-Semitic) Person You’ve Ever Seen

The president then asked a black reporter if she were friends with the black caucus – and denied the existence of recent anti-Jewish hate crimes.

The Battle Over Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court Nomination Begins Next Month

The first hearings for Scalia’s seat --- now vacant for more than a year --- will begin March 20.

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