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Scoop in @nickschmidle's 10k-word nuanced profile of Mike Flynn, tracing his rise and fall.

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Populist Trump when alone with his club members: 'You are the special people'

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via The Atlantic http://ift.tt/1aNUXMQ

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It's costing a fortune to protect the Trump family #ococ

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Senior NSC aide fired on Friday after publicly lacing into Trump, Kushner, Bannon at think-tank event this wk -

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Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images The question that remains, of course, is the motive. Why on earth would any campaign for president be in constant, secret touch…

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RT @blakehounshell: Trump’s Cabinet is being frozen out of key decisions

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One of the ways I've talked about social on smartphones is that smartphones themselves are a social platform in a way that the desktop web was not. Every app has an icon on the home screen, so it's quicker to switch apps than switch tabs in the same app. Every app has push notifications, and access to your address book, and your photo library. So, it's much easier to use multiple apps on a phone than on the web. This makes it much easier for apps to take off, but they can look like fireworks - burning brightly and then disappearing. Each social app is trying to capture some piece of psychology or of Maslow's hierarchy and encapsulate it in a few interaction mechanics, and each one is trying to find some angle that's unique enough to break out but not so unique that it becomes a fad. They're also trying to fund a mechanic that can't entirely co-opted by Facebook (live video is another good example here). Not many have managed all of this.

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RT @stephmerry: Was ‘Weird Al’ the real star all along? Such a great profile by @geoffedgers:

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If you want to see today's bananas, but can't imagine torturing yourself for over an hour…

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‘I’m a Dead Man Walking’ — Mark Sanford bares his soul to @TimAlberta

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The EPA has posted a mirror of its entire website as it existed the day before Trump took office: #thanksEPA

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What you need to know about the enemies of the American people the president warned you about:

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In all, 48 JCCs in 27 states and one Canadian province received nearly 60 bomb threats during January, according to the JCCA, an association of JCCs. Most were made in rapid succession on three days: January 9, 18 and 31. A number of JCCs, including Orlando's, received multiple threats. In a statement, the FBI said the bureau and the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division are "investigating possible civil rights violations in connections with threats to Jewish Community Centers across the country."

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The managing director of Mar-a-Lago bluntly calls the presidency a value-add for new members.

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The reporter who asked the softball Melania question at Trump's press conference was 19. His TV network was made up.

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