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10:00 PM ET, March 31, 2017


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Fox News:
Intelligence official who ‘unmasked’ Trump associates is ‘very high up,’ source says  —  The U.S. intelligence official who “unmasked,” or exposed, the names of multiple private citizens affiliated with the Trump team is someone “very well known, very high up, very senior in the intelligence world,” a source told Fox News on Friday.
NBC News:
Michael Flynn's Immunity Request Rejected By Senate Intelligence Committee  —  The Senate Intelligence Committee turned down the request by former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's lawyer for a grant of immunity in exchange for his testimony, two congressional sources told NBC News.
David Nakamura / Washington Post:
Trump's White House struggles to get out from under Russia controversy  —  President Trump entered his 11th week in office Friday in crisis mode, his governing agenda at risk of being subsumed by escalating questions about the White House's conduct in the Russia probe — which the president called a “witch hunt.”
Austin Wright / Politico:
Schiff slams White House after reviewing controversial intelligence  —  Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Friday he still has deep concerns about the Trump administration's handling of classified intelligence following a trip to the White House to review key documents for himself.
Discussion: The Atlantic, ABC News and The Hill
Kimberley A. Strassel / Wall Street Journal:
What Devin Nunes Knows
Discussion: Breitbart and Just Security
Morgan Chalfant / The Hill:
Five questions investigators want to ask Michael Flynn
Katie Bo Williams / The Hill:
Senate intel panel declines Flynn immunity offer ‘at this time’: report
Discussion: Occupy Democrats, Deadline and RedState
New York Times:
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner Still Benefiting From Business Empire, Filings Show  —  Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, President Trump's daughter and son-in-law, will remain the beneficiaries of a sprawling real estate and investment business still worth as much as $741 million …
New York Times:
White House Releases Staff Financial Disclosures  —  The Trump administration is releasing the financial disclosure forms from members of the White House staff.  Follow along as we discover what they reveal.  —  The disclosures include the complicated assets of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner …
Darren Samuelsohn / Politico:
Bannon earned more than half a million dollars from entities tied to GOP donors  —  Steve Bannon, a top adviser to President Donald Trump, earned more than half a million dollars last year from entities linked to a pair of major conservative donors, according to documents released …
Matea Gold / Washington Post:
Stephen Bannon earned nearly $1 million last year, more than half from Mercer entities
Discussion: Mediaite
Jenna Johnson / Washington Post:
Ahead of release of financial disclosures, Trump administration brags about how many wealthy people it has
Discussion: Political Wire
Mike Allen / Axios:
1 big thing: Trump, baffled and brooding  —  Trump, during an opioid and drug abuse listening session Wednesday n the Cabinet Room with Chris Christie, Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos / AP's Evan Vucci  —  President Trump brought his chaos …
Sarah Kliff / Vox:
An Obamacare adviser walks into the Trump White House...  Multiple sources tell me that former Obama adviser Zeke Emanuel was at the White House Thursday, meeting with staff about what comes next on health care.  I'm told the meeting included a discussion of funding for reinsurance …
Discussion: The Hill and Morning Consult
Senator Claire McCaskill:
Gorsuch: Good for Corporations, Bad for Working People  —  This is a really difficult decision for me.  I am not comfortable with either choice.  While I have come to the conclusion that I can't support Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court—and will vote no on the procedural vote and his confirmation …
Associated Press:
Democratic Supreme Court opposition grows; Schumer warns GOP
Discussion: Politico, Breitbart, Power Line and ABC News
Joanna L. Grossman / Vox:
Vice President Pence's “never dine alone with a woman” rule isn't honorable.  It's probably illegal.  —  An employment lawyer weighs in.  —  “I don't work with women.  If they're attractive, I'm too tempted.  And if they're not attractive, what's the point?”
National Review:
Pence and Prudence  —  Traditional Christians face a double standard.
Jason Easley / Politicus USA:
Rachel Maddow Explains How Mike Pence Is Going To Go Down With Trump For Russia Scandal
Anita Kumar / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
1 in 3 voters give President Trump a grade F  —  WASHINGTON  —  After more than two months in office, America's new president, Republican Donald Trump, got a grade of F from 1 in 3 voters, according to a new McClatchy-Marist Poll.  —  By contrast, the same number graded predecessor Democrat …
Richard Greenberg / NBC News:
Obama Officials Made List of Secret Russia Probe Documents To Protect Them … LATEST POSTS FROM INTEL DESK  —  Obama administration officials were so concerned about what would happen to key classified documents related to the Russia probe once President Trump took office that they created …
Tom Winter / NBC News:
Did Giuliani Try to Cut Deal Between U.S. and Turkey for Iranian?
Discussion: Raw Story
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
The GOP's Favorite Health-Care Idea Is to Stick It to Mothers  —  The single most unifying idea to change Obamacare among conservatives is to eliminate the law's “essential health benefits.”  These burdensome mandates of which treatments insurance has to cover make Obamacare too expensive, conservatives say.
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
The road to single-payer health care
Discussion: Instapundit
New York Times:
‘Penis Seat’ Causes Double Takes on Mexico City Subway  —  A seat in a subway car in Mexico City's metro system caused a stir earlier this year.  There were awkward glances.  Visible discomfort.  Baffled looks.  Some laughs.  And of course, the inevitable pictures from passenger's camera phones.
Discussion: Althouse
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Grassley asks State for details on Clinton's security clearance  —  (R-Iowa) is asking the State Departments for details on the security clearances of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton  —  and her top aides.  —  Grassley, who chairs the Judiciary Committee, sent a letter this week …
Discussion: Raw Story
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
The latest attempt to validate Trump's wiretapping claim?  An Obama official who left in 2015.  —  It has been tricky for President Trump and his allies to retroactively figure out how to explain his tweets about then-President Barack Obama wiretapping Trump Tower.
Stephanie Coontz / New York Times:
Do Millennial Men Want Stay-at-Home Wives?  —  Millennials, generally defined as people born between 1982 and 2000, were supposed to be the generation that forged what has been called “a new national consensus” in favor of gender equality.  Indeed, in February the prominent Columbia professor …
Caitlin Dewey / Washington Post:
GOP lawmaker: The Bible says ‘if a man will not work, he shall not eat’  —  One lawmaker is citing a godly reference to justify changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-Tex.) recently quoted the New Testament to question the strength of current work requirements.
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Republicans' views of blacks' intelligence, work ethic lag behind Democrats at a record clip  —  Over the last two decades, there has never been a bigger divide between white Republicans and Democrats when it comes to views of the intelligence and work ethic of African Americans, according to the new General Social Survey.
Peter Holley / Washington Post:
After ‘classy’ N.C. restaurant bans kids, critics fume — and reservations surge  —  The final straw was a little girl using an iPad with the volume on high, a device her parents refused to turn down despite repeated requests from the staff at Caruso's, an upscale Italian restaurant in Mooresville, N.C.
Discussion: Mother Jones, TheBlaze and
Ruth Sherlock / Telegraph:
Exclusive: The most powerful Briton in America on what it's really like in Donald Trump's White House  —  Sebastian Gorka is one of Donald Trump's closest advisers and the most influential Briton in the White House.  Here he speaks with Ruth Sherlock about how to defeat Islamic State and the …
Discussion: Business Insider
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Andrea Peyser / New York Post:
Nikki Haley is kicking anti-Semites in the UN to the curb
Michael Kranish / Washington Post:
Stephen K. Bannon, architect of anti-globalist policies, got rich as a global capitalist
Discussion: Forbes
Dan Merica / CNN:
Joe Biden indirectly knocks Clinton's failed campaign
David Ferguson / Raw Story:
You're the puppet: Spicer revives Trump's unhinged attacks on Clinton as Russia scandal grows
Discussion: CNN
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American Citizen Trapped in ICE Jail
Discussion: The Slot
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D.C. is among the first in nation to require child-care workers to get college degrees
 Earlier Items: 
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Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Judge approves $25 million Trump University settlement
Discussion: Washington Monthly
The Guardian:
Michael Flynn: new evidence spy chiefs had concerns about Russian ties
Discussion: Raw Story
Stacy Cowley / New York Times:
Student Loan Forgiveness Program Approval Letters May Be Invalid, Education Dept. Says
Discussion: Daily Kos and Common Dreams
Shannon Dooling / WBUR:
ICE Arrests Green Card Applicants In Lawrence, Signaling Shift In Priorities
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