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8:20 PM ET, March 27, 2017

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Jake Tapper / CNN:
Nunes says he was on WH grounds day before revealing Trump surveillance info  —  Washington (CNN)It has been something of a mystery, the whereabouts of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes on the day before his announcement that he saw information suggesting that communications …
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Eli Lake / Bloomberg:
Devin Nunes Explains His White House Visit  —  For the last few days, much of Washington has been obsessed with what Representative Devin Nunes did last Tuesday evening.  That was the night before Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, made the explosive allegation …
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Boris Epshteyn Named in July FISA Application; Did Nunes Obstruct Justice?  —  On November 7th, I reported at Heat Street that the FBI had obtained a FISA warrant covering the Trump campaign's ties to Russia.  —  I reported that the FISA warrant had been granted after an earlier …
Amber Phillips / Washington Post:
Devin Nunes is making it very hard for Republicans to claim they can run an impartial investigation on Russia  —  From the perspective of impartiality, one of the problems with Congress investigating Russia's meddling in the U.S. election and whether President Trump's circle had anything to do with it is Congress itself.
Katie Bo Williams / The Hill:
Storm builds around Intel chair after secret White House tripNEW!
Discussion: Political Wire
Karoun Demirjian / Washington Post:
Nunes admits meeting with source of Trump surveillance documents on White House grounds
Discussion: USA Today and Towleroad
Rebecca Ballhaus / Wall Street Journal:   White House's Online Visitor Logs Remain Offline Under Trump
Kevin Johnson / USA Today:
Intel chair Nunes met source of new surveillance documents at White House
Discussion: Raw Story and Daily Kos
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
After health care fiasco, Trump's next move may be even more disastrous  —  THE MORNING PLUM:  —  Now that the GOP plan to wipe out Obamacare lies in smoking ruins, President Trump is mulling a new and fiendishly clever scheme: allow the law to collapse, or even further undermine …
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Mike DeBonis / Washington Post:
Paul Ryan: House Republicans will continue their push for health-care reform this year  —  House Speaker Paul D. Ryan told Republican donors Monday that he intends to continue pushing for an overhaul of the nation's health-care system by working “on two tracks” as he also pursues other elements of President Trump's agenda.
Axios:
GOP scrambles to defuse shutdown bomb  —  A top Republican with close ties to the White House tells me that after the GOP failure on healthcare, a government shutdown — looming when a continuing resolution runs out April 28 — is “more likely than not... Wall Street is not expecting a shutdown and the markets are unprepared.”
Discussion: Daily Mail and New York Magazine
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Jeremy Binckes / Salon:
Republicans are facing another government shutdown, and they may not be able to stop it
Discussion: Politico, AOL, Axios and Associated Press
Axios:   Scoop: Trump wants to make tax reform and infrastructure a package dealNEW!
Shushannah Walshe / ABC News:
ANALYSIS: After defeat, 3 paths ahead for President TrumpNEW!
Discussion: Politico and Associated Press
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Trump's Approval Rating Drops to New Low of 36%  —  President Donald Trump's job approval rating fell to 36% for the three-day period of March 24-26, following Republican House leaders' failed effort to pass a new healthcare bill that would have replaced the Affordable Care Act.
CNN:
First on CNN: Border wall ask: $1 billion for 62 miles  —  Washington (CNN)The Trump administration wants the first $1 billion of border wall funding to cover 62 miles — including replacing some existing fencing along the southern border.  —  The $999 million requested by the White House …
Discussion: Business Insider and Axios
New York Times:
Senate Committee to Question Jared Kushner Over Meetings With Russians  —  Senate investigators plan to question Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and a close adviser, as part of their broad inquiry into ties between Trump associates and Russian officials or others linked to the Kremlin …
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James Hohmann / Washington Post:
The Daily 202: How Trump's presidency is succeeding
Discussion: Business Insider and Raw Story
Associated Press:
The Latest: Senate intel panel confirms Kushner's offer
Discussion: Politico and ABC News
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Dems delay Senate panel vote on Supreme Court nominee  —  Democrats are delaying for one week an initial committee vote on Neil Gorsuch, President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court.  —  Sen. Chuck Grassley  —  (R-Iowa), the chairman of the committee, said Democrats had requested …
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Elana Schor / Politico:
Gorsuch's path to 60 votes closing fastNEW!
Discussion: CNN and Hot Air
Meghan Keneally / ABC News:
AG Jeff Sessions takes aim at sanctuary cities, says DOJ will cut funding  —  Attorney General Jeff Sessions made a surprise appearance at today's White House press briefing, slamming cities that are working to actively ignore the federal law to turn over people who are living in the country illegally.
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Sessions says grants to be withheld from sanctuary cities
Discussion: ABC News and TheStreet
Alex Lockie / Business Insider:
DICK CHENEY: ‘No question’ Russia meddled in the US election, and it could be ‘an act of war’  —  In a wide-ranging speech at the Economic Times' Global Business Summit on Monday, former US Vice President Dick Cheney spoke unequivocally about Russia's meddling in the 2016 US presidential election.
Discussion: IJR, Raw Story and Political Wire
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Morgan Chalfant / The Hill:
Cheney: Russian election interference could be ‘act of war’
Discussion: Newsmax and AOL
David Cochrane / CBC News:
Liberals to announce marijuana will be legal by July 1, 2018  —  Provinces will have right to decide how marijuana is distributed and sold, CBC News has learned  —  The Liberal government will announce legislation next month that will legalize marijuana in Canada by July 1, 2018.
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Iain Marlow / Bloomberg:   Trudeau to Legalize Marijuana by July 2018, CBC Reports
Steven Shepard / Politico:
Democrats burned by polling blind spot  —  As they investigate the forces behind the party's stunning losses in November, Democrats are coming to a troubling conclusion.  The party didn't just lose among rural white voters on Election Day, it may have failed to capture them in its pre-election polling as well.
Discussion: Axios
Cynthia Kroet / Politico:
Germany didn't receive NATO invoice from Trump: government  —  There is no ‘debt account at NATO,’ says German government spokesman.  —  A spokesman for the German government on Monday denied media reports that U.S. President Donald Trump handed a multibillion-euro invoice to Chancellor Angela Merkel …
Maureen Dowd / Vanity Fair:
Elon Musk's Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse  —  Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley's latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him.  And he thinks you should be frightened too.  Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field …
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David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
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Chicago Tribune:
Man shot by ICE agent serving arrest warrant on Northwest Side
Discussion: Washington Post
Paul Bedard / Washington Examiner:
Another record haul for House GOP, building ‘shock and awe’ warchest
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Steven Mufson / Washington Post:
Trump's budget owes a huge debt to this right-wing Washington think tank
Adam Bernstein / Washington Post:
Roger Wilkins, civil rights champion in government and journalism, dies at 85
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Andrew Kaczynski / CNN:
WikiLeaks denies Roger Stone's claim of backchannel to the group
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Mediaite
Emily Heil / Washington Post:
Melania Trump to make a rare Washington appearance this week
Discussion: New York Magazine and AOL
Justin Glawe / The Daily Beast:
U.S. Attorney's Office Under Investigation After 700 Lawyers Were Spied On in Prison