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Caitlin Owens / Axios:
The conservative health care problem  —  Even before the Senate health care bill is released, conservatives already want to amend it.  Sen. Ted Cruz may try to amend the bill to let insurers sell health plans that don't comply with Affordable Care Act rules — but Majority Leader Mitch McConnell …
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Peter Suderman / Hit & Run:
The Senate GOP's New Health Care Bill Is Just Obamacare, But Less Of It  —  When congressional Republicans began drafting health care legislation at the beginning of the year, critics worried that the result would not be the repeal and replace of Obamacare that the GOP had long promised.
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Here comes the Senate GOP's health bill.  It's a cruel and cynical shell game.  —  THE MORNING PLUM:  —  President Trump has privately described the GOP repeal-and-replace bill that recently passed the House as “mean,” and he said he hopes the Senate version has more “heart.”
Veronica Stracqualursi / ABC News:
The Note: Trump's ‘poor’ choice of words raises eyebrows  —  WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY  — Time to show their work: Senate Republicans share their health care draft this morning after negotiating it behind closed doors.  The bill is expected to roll back Medicaid expansions but more gradually …
Discussion: Politico
Brian Beutler / New Republic:
The Media Bias Toward “New” News Helped the GOP Hide Its Secret Health Care Plan
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
GOP senator: I would not call this ‘ObamaCare repeal’
Discussion: RedState
Sarah Kliff / Vox:
The Better Care Reconciliation Act: the Senate bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, explained
Veronica Stracqualursi / ABC News:
Senate health bill met with protests, mixed reactions
Discussion: Axios and Politico
Bloomberg:
Trump Said to Not Have Recordings of Conversations With Comey  —  President Donald Trump doesn't have recordings of his conversations with then-FBI Director James Comey, according to a person familiar with the matter, capping weeks of speculation about whether such tapes exist.
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Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:
Gingrich: Trump was trying to ‘rattle’ Comey with tapes claim  —  Former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) said he thinks President Trump was trying to “rattle” former FBI Director James Comey by suggesting there might be recordings of their conversations.  —  “I think he was, in his way …
CNN:
Intel chiefs tell investigators Trump suggested they refute collusion with Russians  — Coats and Rogers said interactions with Trump about the Russia investigation were odd, uncomfortable  —  (CNN)Two of the nation's top intelligence officials told Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team …
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Amber Ferguson / Washington Post:
Whipped cream dispenser explodes, killing French Instagram fitness model
Discussion: The Guardian
New York Times:
Kamala Harris Was Silenced.  Then She Silenced Us.  —  Last week, Senator Kamala Harris, a Democrat from California, made headlines when Republican senators interrupted her at a hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee while she interrogated Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Trump Turns an Iowa Rally Into a Venting Session  —  CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — President Trump said on Wednesday that he was crafting legislation to bar new immigrants from receiving welfare for at least five years.  He announced the proposal in a conquering-hero-returns speech in Iowa …
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Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:
Trump: 'I just don't want a poor person' in top economic roles
Discussion: Daily Wire
Robert Fife / Globe and Mail:
Canadian elite special forces sniper makes record-breaking kill shot in Iraq  —  OTTAWA BUREAU CHIEF — The Globe and Mail (includes correction)  —  A sniper with Canada's elite special forces in Iraq has shattered the world record for the longest confirmed kill shot in military history at a staggering distance of 3,540 metres.
Zoe Tillman / BuzzFeed:
“Pizzagate” Gunman Is Sentenced To Four Years In Prison  —  Edgar Maddison Welch, who brought loaded guns into a DC pizza restaurant in response to the “Pizzagate” internet conspiracy theory, was sentenced on Thursday to four years in prison. … Edgar Maddison Welch, the North Carolina man …
Discussion: Mediaite
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Ryan J. Reilly / HuffPost:
‘Pizzagate’ Conspiracy Theorist Who Shot Up D.C. Restaurant Sentenced To 4 Years
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Joe.My.God.
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Hugh Hewitt to Host Show on MSNBC  —  MSNBC is expanding weekend news with live programming until 9 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday nights, TVNewser has learned.  —  As part of the expansion, conservative radio talk show host and MSNBC contributor Hugh Hewitt is getting a half hour show, airing Saturdays at 8 a.m. ET.
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Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
MSNBC Gives Conservative Radio Host Hugh Hewitt a Show
CNN:
Some House Democrats says it's time for Pelosi to go  —  (CNN)A small group of House Democrats are publicly saying it's time for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to step aside as the face of the party ahead of the 2018 midterms following Tuesday night's disappointing loss in a special election for a Georgia House seat.
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Tara Golshan / Vox:
After 4 special election losses, panic is setting in on the left
Discussion: Axios and CNBC
Aarati Soman / Facebook:
Giving People More Control Over Their Facebook Profile Picture  —  Part of our goal in building global community is understanding the needs of people who use Facebook in specific countries and how we can better serve them.  In India, we've heard that people want more control over their profile pictures …
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Heather Kelly / CNNMoney:
Mark Zuckerberg explains why he just changed Facebook's mission
The Local:
Germany spied on the White House over years: report  —  Germany's foreign intelligence service long spied on numerous official and business targets in the United States, including the White House, Spiegel weekly reported Thursday.  —  The magazine said it had seen documents showing …
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Associated Press:
Trump's tease of possible Comey tapes fits familiar pattern
Discussion: Politico
Travis Gettys / Raw Story:
WATCH: Morning Joe panel slams ‘dear leader’ Trump with horrifying 2-minute mashup of his Iowa lies  —  DON'T MISS STORIES.  FOLLOW RAW STORY!  —  A “Morning Joe” panel examined President Donald Trump's lie-filled rally in Iowa, where his supporters cheered each falsehood and jeered when he attacked the media.
Discussion: Washington Times
Chris Francescani / ABC News:
2 Cosby holdouts prevented guilty verdict, juror says  —  In an exclusive interview with ABC News, a juror in the Bill Cosby sexual assault case said that after dozens of hours of grueling deliberations in a tiny room, 10 of the 12 jurors agreed he was guilty on two counts.
Human Rights Watch:
Yemen: UAE Backs Abusive Local Forces  —  Resolve ‘Disappearances’, Grant Access to Detention Sites  —  (Beirut) - The UAE supports Yemeni forces that have arbitrarily detained, forcibly disappeared, tortured, and abused dozens of people during security operations, Human Rights Watch said today.
Discussion: Associated Press and Just Security
Robert Snell / Detroit News:
Genital mutilation scandal widens to include mothers  —  Detroit — Two mothers were indicted Wednesday and accused of participating in a widening conspiracy that ended with their daughters' genitalia allegedly mutilated by a doctor.  —  The indictment expanded the nation's …
Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:
A Cyberattack 'the World Isn't Ready For'  —  NEWARK — There have been times over the last two months when Golan Ben-Oni has felt like a voice in the wilderness.  —  On April 29, someone hit his employer, IDT Corporation, with two cyberweapons that had been stolen from the National Security Agency.
Julia Manchester / The Hill:
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Discussion: Axios and Raw Story
 
 
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Spare Me The Principles Lecture
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Trump: Russian interference is ‘all a big Dem HOAX!’
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Derek Hawkins / Washington Post:
Wisconsin lawmakers advance bill to suspend or expel students who disrupt campus speakers
Discussion: Daily Wire and TheBlaze
Derrek Asberry / Post and Courier:
Charleston RiverDogs: ‘Our intent was not to offend anyone’ by poking fun at Tim Tebow
Alan Pyke / ThinkProgress:
D.C. cops used ‘rape as punishment’ after Inauguration Day mass arrests, lawsuit says
Discussion: Raw Story
John Kass / Chicago Tribune:
Column: What to do with a broken Illinois: Dissolve the Land of Lincoln
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Charlie Mahtesian / Politico:
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