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Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to President Trump, is a counterterrorism adviser. (Associated Press via The Washington Free Beacon)

Sebastian Gorka, Trump’s counterterrorism adviser, glad to take media flak

World War II bomber pilots liked to say that taking flak proved you had arrived at the target. By any measure, Sebastian Gorka, a counterterrorism adviser to President Trump, is in the eye of an unprecedented flak storm from liberal press outlets. The enemy fire proves he must be doing something right.

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Philip Bilden withdraws as Trump’s choice for Navy secretary

- Associated Press

President Donald Trump’s choice to be secretary of the Navy, businessman Philip Bilden, said Sunday he was withdrawing from consideration for the post, citing concerns about privacy and separating himself from his business interests.

President Donald Trump makes a toast during a dinner reception for the annual National Governors Association winter meeting Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the State Dining Room of the White House, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Trump toasts nation’s governors at White House black-tie ball

- Associated Press

President Donald Trump toasted the nation’s governors Sunday night, welcoming state leaders to a black-tie ball at the White House ahead of discussions about his plans to repeal and replace the so-called Obamacare law.

Why should he indulge his enemies? Trump wins praise for skipping White House Correspondents Dinner

- The Washington Times

President Trump is winning some accolades for his decision not to attend the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, just over eight weeks away. The jumbo gala attracts over 2,600 “correspondents” — including celebrities, lobbyists, PR mavens, military brass and other high-profile folk. Squealing fans and spectators wait for sightings; there is considerable coverage of the event’s red carpet walk.

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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2016 file photo, former President George W. Bush speaks in Washington. Bush said Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, "we all need answers" on the extent of contact between President Donald Trump's team and the Russian government, and he defended the media's role in keeping world leaders in check. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

George W. Bush on Trump and Russia: 'We all need answers'

Associated Press

Former President George W. Bush said Monday "we all need answers" on the extent of contact between President Donald Trump's team and the Russian government, and didn't rule out the idea that a special prosecutor could be necessary to lead an investigation.

Canadian patrols along Vermont border unchanged

- Associated Press

In recent months, the number of people crossing illegally from the eastern U.S. to the Quebec region in Canada has surged and Canadian border officials have adjusted some patrols to better deal with the influx at popular spots, officials said last week.

President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump makes his points with overstated flair

- Associated Press

In President Donald Trump's estimation, the U.S. border isn't merely porous, it's "wide open." Darkness and danger are everywhere, even Sweden. American infrastructure isn't just in need of improvement but it's in "total disrepair and decay." The health law is not only flawed, but it's an "absolute and total catastrophe."