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Video Surfaces of CPAC Speaker Defending Pedophilia

“Milo Yiannopoulos is about to go mainstream Republican, sort of, grabbing himself a keynote address at next week’s Conservative Political Action Conference,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. “The Washington gathering, known as CPAC, is the premiere event for established conservatives… [...]

Democrats Seek to Stop Impeachment Talk

Politico: “Just a month into Donald Trump’s presidency, Democratic Party leaders are trying to rein in the talk of impeachment that’s animating the grass roots, the product of a restive base demanding deeper and more aggressive investigations into Trump’s ties [...]

Wallace Says Trump Crossed a Line on the Media

Chris Wallace: “Look, we’re big boys. We criticize presidents. They want to criticize us back, that’s fine. But when he said that the fake news media is not my enemy, it’s the enemy of the American people, I believe that [...]

Management Experts See Chaos in the White House

Boston Globe: “Management experts from across the country view Trump’s tumultuous style in the White House as deeply troubling, unlikely to produce the type of helpful internal team debate that can solve difficult problems and well outside the norms of [...]

Bonus Quote of the Day

“We don’t have problems in the West Wing.” — White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, in an interview on NBC News.

Trump May Change the Way Trade Deficit Calculated

“The Trump administration is considering changing the way it calculates U.S. trade deficits, a shift that would make the country’s trade gap appear larger than it had in past years,” the Wall Street Journal reports. “The leading idea under consideration [...]

Priebus Denies Any Contacts with Russia During Campaign

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus “flatly denied any involvement between President Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russian officials,” Politico reports. “Priebus said he’s spoken with high-level intelligence officials in Washington who have instructed him that no such involvement occurred.”

Trump’s Fate Rests with the ‘Trump Curious’

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Trump Budget Uses Optimistic Growth Forecasts

“The Trump administration has drafted preliminary economic growth forecasts in its federal budget planning that rely on assumptions that are far rosier than projections made by independent agencies and most private forecasters,” the Wall Street Journal reports. Stan Collender: “To [...]

Not Very Mavericky

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News Media Enjoys a Trump Bump

The Economist: “The unprecedented nature of political events has kept American eyeballs glued to pages and screens. The pace of change, especially since the election, compels Mr Trump’s fans and foes alike to stay abreast of developments. Many do so [...]

Quote of the Day

“What happened in Sweden Friday night? Did they catch the Bowling Green Massacre perpetrators?” — Chelsea Clinton, on Twitter.

How Trump Uses Leaks to Undermine the Media

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Christie Tells Staff He’s Taking White House Job

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is telling friends and staff he is taking a role with the Trump administration, the New York Post reports. “The GOP governor’s position has not been worked out, but he would not replace ­Reince [.....

Trump’s Remark Puzzles Swedes

“Swedes reacted with confusion, anger and ridicule on Sunday to a vague remark by President Trump that suggested that something terrible had occurred in their country. During a campaign-style rally on Saturday in Florida, Mr. Trump issued a sharp if [...]

Trump Attempts Reset at Campaign-Style Rally

“Nearly a month into a presidency full of missteps, Donald Trump returned Saturday to firmer ground outside of Washington, staging a raucous campaign-style rally here with a throng of adoring supporters who helped sweep him into the White House,” the [...]

Memos Detail New Guidelines for Deportations

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly “has signed sweeping new guidelines that empower federal authorities to more aggressively detain and deport illegal immigrants inside the United States and at the border,” the Washington Post reports. “In a pair of memos, Kelly [...]

FBI Investigating Russian Investments Linked to Trump

The FBI “is pursuing at least three separate probes relating to alleged Russian hacking of the U.S. presidential elections,” Reuters reports. Key takeaway: “This counterintelligence inquiry includes but is not limited to examination of financial transactions by Russian individuals and [...]

Lawmakers Worry Trump’s Rhetoric Hurting U.S.

A growing roster of Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill say they believe President Trump’s pugnacious rhetoric and unpredictable behavior threaten to diminish the United States’ standing around the world, do real damage to fragile diplomatic ­relationships and even weaken [...]

McCain Says Dictators Start By Attacking Press

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) slammed President Trump’s attacks on the media this week by noting dictators “get started by suppressing free press,” CNN reports. “It was a startling observation from a sitting member of Congress against the President of the [...]

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