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7:40 AM ET, February 3, 2017

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John Sexton / Hot Air:
Despite loads of media coverage, Neil Gorsuch never started a ‘Fascism Forever’ club in high school
Jerusalem Post:
Trump warns Israel: Stop announcing new settlements  —  White House official tells ‘Post’ all parties should cease ‘unilateral actions,’ affirms two-state solution.  —  WASHINGTON - The White House warned Israel on Thursday - in a surprising statement - to cease settlement announcements that are …
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Shane Goldmacher / Politico:
White House: Israeli settlement construction ‘may not be helpful’ for peace  —  The White House on Thursday declared that Israeli settlement construction beyond the country's current borders “may not be helpful” in achieving peace — a statement that represented a break from President Donald …
New York Times:
Trump Embraces Pillars of Obama's Foreign Policy  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump, after promising a radical break with the foreign policy of Barack Obama, is embracing key pillars of the former administration's strategy, including warning Israel to curb construction of settlements …
Bloomberg:
Trump to Order Review of Dodd-Frank, Halt Obama Fiduciary Rule  —  Move delays April implementation of rule prohibiting conflicts  —  Moves emphasize removal of regulatory burdens: Official  —  President Donald Trump will order a sweeping review of the Dodd-Frank Act rules enacted in response …
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Wall Street Journal:
Donald Trump Plans to Undo Dodd-Frank Law, Fiduciary Rule  —  President Donald Trump on Friday plans to sign an executive action to scale back the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial-overhaul law, in a sweeping plan to dismantle much of the regulatory system put in place after the financial crisis.
Discussion: Axios
Matthew Nussbaum / Politico:   Trump plots overhaul of financial market rules
Michael Crowley / Politico:
White House nixed Holocaust statement naming Jews  —  The State Department drafted its own statement last month marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day that explicitly included a mention of Jewish victims, according to people familiar with the matter, but President Donald Trump's White House blocked its release.
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Katie Pavlich / Townhall.com:
Ben Shapiro Crushes Clock Boy in Court  —  On Thursday afternoon a Texas Judge dismissed a lawsuit filed against Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro by Mohammed Mohammed, the father of “clock boy” Ahmed Mohammed.  —  Claiming defamation, Mohammed filed the lawsuit in October 2015 …
Discussion: BizPac Review and RedState
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Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Uber C.E.O. to Leave Trump Advisory Council After Criticism  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Travis Kalanick needed everyone to take a deep breath.  —  The chief executive of Uber was holding a regularly scheduled all-hands meeting on Tuesday at the ride-hailing company's San Francisco headquarters …
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Erik Hayden / Hollywood Reporter:
Bob Iger Won't Attend Trump White House Meeting
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick leaves President Trump's advisory council
Discussion: Axios and The Verge
Andrew Kaczynski / CNNMoney:
Howard Stern: Trump wants to be loved, presidency will be ‘detrimental’ to his mental health  —  Donald Trump's crude talk on The Howard Stern Show  —  Howard Stern said on his program Wednesday that Trump will hate being president and the role will be detrimental to his mental health.
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CNN:
Still no executive order on voter fraud, as Trump moves on
Discussion: Mediaite and Hot Air
Tim Devaney / The Hill:
House votes to overturn Obama gun rule  —  The House on Thursday struck down an Obama-era regulation that could block some recipients of disability benefits from buying guns.  —  The House voted 235-18 to roll back a rule that required the Social Security Administration to report people …
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Ted Barrett / CNN:
House rolls back rule restricting gun sales to severely mentally ill
New York Times:
G.O.P. Campaign to Repeal Obamacare Stalls on the Details  —  WASHINGTON — Congress's rush to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, once seemingly unstoppable, is flagging badly as Republicans struggle to come up with a replacement and a key senator has declared that the effort is more a repair job than a demolition.
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Linda Girardi / Chicago Tribune:
Rep. Roskam's office cancels Obamacare meeting when reporter shows up
Tom Roussey / WJLA-TV:
Former Norwegian Prime Minister held for questioning at Dulles Airport  —  A former prime minister of Norway tells ABC7 he was questioned and prevented from leaving Dulles Airport for about an hour Tuesday, apparently because he had visited Iran in 2014.  —  Kjell Magne Bondevik served …
Discussion: The Guardian and The Last Refuge
Julie Zauzmer / Washington Post:
Trump said he'll ‘totally destroy’ the Johnson Amendment.  What is it and why should people care?  —  In his address at the National Prayer Breakfast this morning, President Trump made one clear policy declaration: “I will get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment.”  —  What is that?
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Victoria Kim / Los Angeles Times:
An assault on an elderly Korean woman that went viral on Facebook is not being investigated as hate crime  —  An elderly Korean woman was assaulted in Koreatown Wednesday afternoon, in an attack that one social media post alleged was racially motivated.  —  An 83-year-old Korean woman …
Discussion: Raw Story
Bloomberg:
Nordstrom Says It's Cutting Ivanka Trump Brand Due to Poor Sales  —  Chain was targeted by anti-Trump campaign Grab Your Wallet  —  Retailer cites the brand's performance in making the decision  —  Nordstrom Inc. will stop selling the controversial Ivanka Trump brand this season …
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Pelosi slams Bannon: ‘White supremacist’ now on security council  —  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) slammed Stephen Bannon on Thursday, saying President Trump's senior adviser is a racist who has no business sitting on the National Security Council (NSC).
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
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Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Ryan starts stockpiling for 2018
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Daily Express:
Shouts of ‘Allahu Akbar’ erupt in court as Rotherham men JAILED for child sex abuse
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Associated Press:
Seasoned Spymaster Linked to Waterboarding Named CIA Deputy
Discussion: Politico
Streiff / RedState:
Trump's New Religious Freedom Executive Order Is Little Short Of Awesome
Tim Hains / RealClearPolitics:
Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards: We're Non-Partisan, Ready To Make Deal With Trump
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Katie Bo Williams / The Hill:
Shouting match over Russia erupts at House hearing