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Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez, who is a candidate to run the Democratic National Committee, speaks during the general session of the DNC winter meeting in Atlanta, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Branden Camp)

Tom Perez wins hard-fought DNC race to become Democrats’ first Latino chairman

- The Washington Times

Tom Perez was elected Saturday as the first Latino chair of the Democratic National Committee, overcoming stiff opposition from the Bernie Sanders wing of the party and delivering a win for former President Barack Obama, who recruited him for the job. In his first act as chairman he immediately moved to unify Democrats by tapping Rep. Keith Ellison, the preferred pick of progressives, as his deputy chair.

The National Debt Clock, a privately funded estimate of the national debt, is shown on Feb. 1, 2010, in New York. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Trump demands credit for drop in national debt

- The Washington Times

President Trump chastised the press Saturday for not covering the national debt, which has ticked down slightly since he took office — saying by contrast that the debt leaped $200 billion in President Obama’s first month.

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2017 file photo, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus speaks in Oxon Hill, Md. Priebus asked top FBI officials to dispute media reports that President Donald Trump's campaign advisers were frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents during the election, according to three White House officials. Democrats accused Priebus of interfering in a pending investigation.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

White House says no pressure applied on FBI about Russia reports

- The Washington Times

The White House continued to push back Friday afternoon against accusations that presidential Chief of Staff Reince Priebus acted inappropriately by asking the FBI to refute media reports about alleged contact between Trump campaign officials and Russia last year.

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Fox News' Swedish 'security advisor' has heads scratching

- Associated Press

A trans-Atlantic wave of puzzlement is rippling across Sweden for the second time in a week, after a prominent Fox News program featured a "Swedish defense and national security advisor" who's unknown to the country's military and foreign-affairs officials.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, center right, leaves a Governors lunch, with his staff, during the National Governors Association Winter Meeting in Washington, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Democrats, GOP spar over Medicaid reform at govs' meeting

- Associated Press

Tensions emerged Saturday between Democratic and Republican U.S. governors over a GOP-led proposal for a major overhaul to Medicaid, with Democrats saying the changes would take away people's health coverage to finance tax cuts for the wealthy.

Will Trump-era town halls lead to midterm wave? Check back

- Associated Press

New Jersey's latest congressional town hall meeting served as a pressure release valve for constituents angry about President Donald Trump's administration, but whether the politics-as-performance-art tactics signal a coming Democratic wave remains to be seen.

In this Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, photograph, Vicki Tosher, a breast cancer patient, is shown outside her home in the south Denver suburb of Englewood, Colo. Tosher, like countless other Americans, likes the subsidized health plan that she buys through the Affordable Care Act and is concerned with Republicans' efforts to scuttle the coverage. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Pre-existing conditions complicate health care replacement

- Associated Press

As Republicans try to unite around a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, one of the most popular parts of the law will be among the most difficult to replace: the guarantee of health coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.