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  1. Trumpists Seem Ready to Erase Jeff Sessions From Movement HistoryThe cold war between the president and the attorney general is now extending to denials that Session ever contributed anything.
  2. Trump’s Immigration Chaos: Incompetence or Deliberate Trolling?Trump aide Stephen Miller’s sloppy policy rollouts could be the result of his inexperience and paranoia, or maybe he just loves taunting liberals.
  3. Trump Could Accidentally Help Save Angela Merkel’s JobTrump’s attacks on Merkel might backfire. Maybe he should embrace those foreign leaders he would destroy.
  4. Chaos on the Border, Chaos in TrumplandThe messy and confusing implementation of the president’s wishes on border policy resembles nothing so much as the travel-ban nightmare.
  5. Trump’s Scary Lurch Into Book-BanningEfforts to stop publication of Michael Wolff’s book don’t reflect well on a president whose support for the First Amendment was already suspect.
  6. Robert Mercer Quits Hedge Fund, Sells Breitbart StakeRobert Mercer’s personal politics were beginning to draw unwanted attention to his hedge fund.
  7. Steve Bannon’s Dubious Plan to Purge Senate RepublicansIt’s hard to tell whether it’s just talk or a real threat.
  8. Alabama GOP Senate Preview: A Strange Struggle in a Pro-Trump StateDonald Trump went to Alabama to pull his candidate across the finish line to victory in a GOP Senate runoff. But it’s not looking good for Big Luther.
  9. Milo’s Big Wing-Nut Hootenanny in Berkeley Turning Out to Be a ShamYiannopoulos’s big conservative event in Berkeley is melting into disorganized chaos, not antifa-baiting provocation. It will probably be canceled.
  10. World Upside Down: Breitbart News Prefers Ryan to Trump on Dreamers DealTrump’s most reliable media allies are comparing his DACA deal to Bush 41 raising taxes, and even prefer their longtime target Paul Ryan’s position.
  11. Trump’s Immigration Flip-FlopHis astonishing (if shaky) deal with Democrats is a miniature version of the immigration reform efforts that divided the GOP in the recent past.
  12. Why Trump Supporters Might Not Care That He’s Not Getting Anything DoneIt’s widely assumed conservatives will punish the GOP in 2018 for a poor record in Congress. Don’t count on it.
  13. The Alabama Senate Race Is a Sprint to the RightIn most any other state, the richly funded Luther Strange would go after Senate runoff opponent Roy Moore as a dangerous fanatic. But not in Alabama.
  14. Breitbart News Will Try to Force Trump to Be Trump, Whether He Likes It or NotYou can expect Breitbart News to intensify its efforts to get Trump to stay “populist”, even if it mean repudiating key family members and advisers.
  15. Could Trump Hold Dreamers Hostage for Border-Wall Funding?The administration may be forced by the courts to cancel protection for Dreamers. So it could be time for a grand bargain to get border-wall funding.
  16. Bannon on the Outside Could Be Even More DangerousWhile Bannon’s rivals in the administration will be happy to see him go, he could cause the White House immense problems as a free agent.
  17. Trump Planning Steel Tariffs To the Horror of Most of His CabinetReturning to one of the “America First” preoccupations of his campaign, Trump is on the brink of imposing steel tariffs on China and other countries.
  18. money money money
    Did Steve Bannon Really Make $32 Million From Seinfeld?(Maybe not, according to The New Yorker.)
  19. What Would It Be Like If Ted Cruz Had Become President?In all the talk about Trump becoming “normal” or “centrist,” it is illuminating to realize how little would have changed if Ted Cruz had defeated him.
  20. fact check
    Sean Penn Confirms: Steve Bannon was a ‘Bitter Hollywood Wannabe’ in the ’90sSean Penn says his one-time collaborator Steve Bannon is a “conniving hateful bloated punk who despises mankind.”
  21. The Dead Are Walking As Talk of Renewed GOP Health-Care Negotiations Fills D.C.We all thought Donald Trump and Paul Ryan had buried health care as a GOP agenda item for 2017. Now there are reports talks have improbably resumed.
  22. Zut Alors: Bannon’s Taste for Franco-FascistsFor all the efforts being made to normalize Stephen Bannon, evidence keeps coming out of rather alien influences on the president’s chief strategist.
  23. Steve King, the Nativist Who Just Comes Right Out and Says ItWhile some on the populist right endlessly profess their belief in the equality of all races, religions, and cultures, King doesn’t bother.
  24. Breitbart Keeps Turning Up the Heat on Paul RyanEven as administration figures rallied around the GOP health plan, Trump’s fans at Breitbart used it as fresh ammunition in its war on the Speaker.
  25. Is Trump Taking Over Conservatism, or Is Conservatism Absorbing Trump?The evidence ahead of a key right-wing conference suggests that it’s the right that’s moving.
  26. Steve Bannon Sees Himself As Thomas Cromwell. Will His Head End Up on a Spike?Henry VIII’s powerful adviser did change history. But he also came to a bad end.
  27. What Is Stephen Miller’s Job, Anyway?The culprit in the travel-ban chaos seems to be this young policy adviser. But it’s hard to say why he’s in the position to do this kind of damage.
  28. How Should Political Journalists Handicap Elections?Steve Bannon has called out the “elite press” for misjudging the 2016 race. Is now the right moment to take a lesson?
  29. Paul Ryan–Hating Breitbart Reporter Joins White House StaffAs the Trump team works on an agenda with the Speaker, its staff will soon include a writer who has accused him of selling out America.
  30. last night on late night
    Seth Meyers Looks Closer at Trump and Bannon“Well, we gave him a chance. Bye, chance!”
  31. InfoWars’ Alex Jones, King of All Trolls, Relishes His Moment“My life’s purpose has been completed,” said a misty-eyed Jones. “I will continue on. But for now, I realize, I have won.”
  32. today in donald trump
    Trump Campaign Manager Stephen Bannon Charged With Domestic Violence in 1996His ex-wife said he pressured her not to show up in court so the case would be dropped.
  33. Trump’s Honey Badger CampaignWith the hiring of Stephen Bannon to head up his campaign, Trump’s now proclaimed his campaign will live or die in defiance of conventional wisdom.
  34. The Nastiest Comments on Trump’s New Campaign Chief Are Coming From the RightEveryone’s a bit taken aback, but anti-Trump conservatives are beside themselves.
  35. america's sweetheart
    Sarah Palin Commissioned an Epic Full-Length Movie About HerselfShe is like a zebra getting killed by a lion?
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