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3:05 PM ET, February 3, 2017


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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.
Hamilton Nolan / The Concourse:
Now The Republicans Will Rob You  —  Perhaps the greatest tragedy of the presidential campaign is that so many down-and-out people voted for Donald Trump with the idea he would help them.  No. Now, he is going to help rich people rob you.  —  Today we have two widely expected pieces …
Discussion: Business Insider
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 …
Associated Press:
Trump Takes First Step to Scale Back Financial Regulations
Discussion: Axios and ABC News
Renae Merle / Washington Post:
Trump signs executive order to reconsider Wall Street regulations
Yuki Noguchi / NPR:
Trump Takes Aim At Dodd-Frank, Investor Protections Rule In Executive Action
Trump adviser cites non-existent ‘massacre’ defending ban  —  (CNN)Senior Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway made a statement during a TV interview Thursday that pricked the ears of fact-checkers everywhere.  —  She told MSNBC's Chris Matthews:  —  “I bet it's brand new information to people …
Samantha Schmidt / Washington Post:
Kellyanne Conway cites ‘Bowling Green massacre’ that never happened to defend travel ban  —  Kellyanne Conway has taken “alternative facts” to a new level.  —  During a Thursday interview with MSNBC's Chris Matthews, the counselor to the president defended President Trump's travel ban related to seven majority-Muslim countries.
Nikita Vladimirov / The Hill:
Chelsea Clinton trolls Conway on ‘Bowling Green Massacre’  —  Chelsea Clinton on Friday mocked President Trump's senior adviser Kellyanne Conway for comments on the “completely fake” Bowling Green massacre.  —  Conway on Thursday told MSNBC's Chris Matthews that President Obama ordered …
CBS News:
Americans sharply divided along partisan lines over travel ban, Trump: CBS News poll  —  Two weeks into Donald Trump's presidency, the country remains sharply divided along partisan lines.  A large majority of Republicans approves of President Trump and his recent executive order temporarily restricting entry …
Niels Lesniewski / Roll Call:
Grassley Outlines Timeline for Confirming Trump's SCOTUS Nominee
Alec MacGillis / New York Times:
Can the Democrats Be as Stubborn as Mitch McConnell?
Discussion: Daily Kos
Rachel Weiner / Washington Post:
Government reveals over 100,000 visas revoked due to travel ban  —  Over 100,000 visas have been revoked as a result of President Trump's ban on travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries, an attorney for the government revealed in Alexandria federal court Friday.
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Senate advances DeVos's nomination, setting her up for final vote  —  Betsy DeVos, Trump's pick to lead the Department of Education, overcame a key Senate hurdle early Friday morning, clearing the path for her expected confirmation.  —  Senators voted 52-48 to advance DeVos's nomination.
Discussion: Hot Air and Instapundit
Betsy DeVos clears another hurdle in early morning Senate vote
Associated Press:
DeVos Clears Senate Hurdle Toward Becoming Ed Secy
Discussion: Politico
Hunter Walker / Yahoo:
Milo Yiannopoulos says he's going to the White House press briefing  —  WASHINGTON — Milo Yiannopoulos, the conservative provocateur and Breitbart News columnist, claims he is going to attend the White House press briefing on Friday.  —  “I'll be there,” Yiannopoulos said in an email to Yahoo News.
Asra Nomani / The Hill:
The alt-left's cyber jihad against Trump and his supporters  —  On Wednesday night, an Afghan-American software engineer and self-described “global geek girl” videotaped her friend Kiara Robles as a local TV reporter interviewed Robles about the raucous protests at University of California Berkeley …
Nikita Vladimirov / The Hill:
Warren drags Tillerson into fight over SEC rule  —  (D-Mass.) blasted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday, criticizing his past lobbying efforts to exclude Exxon Mobil from a rule that would require it to disclose payments to foreign governments.  —  “[A] handful of powerful oil …
Alex Guillén / Politico:
Senate sends SEC disclosure rule to the dust bin
Discussion: Business Insider and RedState
Nicole Gaudiano / USA Today:
House votes to strike rule banning guns for some deemed mentally impaired  —  WASHINGTON —The House of Representatives approved its first effort of the new Congress to roll back gun regulations, voting to overturn a rule that would bar gun ownership by some who have been deemed mentally impaired by the Social Security Administration.
Discussion: Political Wire and Booman Tribune
Brad Reed / Raw Story:
Republican struggles to explain why GOP just voted to let severely mentally ill people get guns
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Dave Burke / Daily Mail:
Machete-wielding man slumps to the ground after being shot in the stomach at the Louvre museum as he attacked French soldiers while screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’  — A man armed with a machete was shot five times in the stomach after attempting to storm the museum
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 …
Matthew Nussbaum / Politico:
Trump's Mar-a-Lago getaway could cost taxpayers more than $3 million  —  President Donald Trump's trip to his luxury resort in Mar-a-Lago this weekend could saddle taxpayers with a bill upward of $3 million and is already drawing the type of scrutiny Trump and other Republicans regularly heaped upon former President Barack Obama.
Discussion: Daily Kos, AOL and The Week
Cameron Joseph / New York Daily News:
New York's newest Congressman Adriano Espaillat to make history  —  WASHINGTON - Adriano Espaillat is about to make history, in more than one way.  —  When Espaillat is sworn into Congress on Tuesday he'll become the first Dominican-American — and first formerly undocumented immigrant — sworn into Congress.
Heather Caygle / Politico:
Black Caucus chafes at Latino who wants to join
Discussion: RedState and The Daily Caller
Alisha A. Pina /
Cafe owner: Firing of Rep. Walsh was not an attempt to silence free speech  —  Owner says: “Walsh would often get into vocal political discussions with customers during her shifts, often sitting down with the diners in their booths.  We sometimes had to ask her to return to her duties …
Discussion: TheBlaze, Moonbattery and IJR
Treasury sanctions Iran after ballistic missile launch  —  WH issues additional sanctions against Iran  —  Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump's administration enacted new sanctions on Iran Friday, the first concrete action after the White House put Tehran “on notice” this week.
Matea Gold / Washington Post:
Bannon film outline warned U.S. could turn into ‘Islamic States of America’  —  The flag fluttering above the U.S. Capitol is emblazoned with a crescent and star.  Chants of “Allahu Akbar” rise from inside the building.  —  That's the provocative opening scene of a documentary-style movie …
Discussion: Raw Story and Al Jazeera English
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Wall Street Journal:
Trump Moves to Kill Off Obama's Landmark Retirement Rule
Discussion: Washington Post
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Why This Scientist Won't Be Attending The ‘Science March’
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Vermont US attorney quotes Sally Yates in resignation letter
Wbastone / The Smoking Gun:
Cops: Man, 74, Gave Out Hash Cookies At Mass
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
Americans Split on Media Treatment of Trump Administration
Discussion: Axios
David Catanese / US News:
The Party of Outrage  —  Democrats can barely keep …
Discussion: Hot Air and Corey Robin
 Earlier Items: 
Matthew Continetti / Washington Free Beacon:
Trump Short Circuits Washington
Discussion: Raw Story and Politico
Daniel Carpenter / Washington Post:
Yes, signing those petitions makes a difference — even if they don't change Trump's mind
Discussion: The Week
Julia Belluz / Vox:
A drug company hiked the price of a lifesaving opioid overdose antidote by 500 percent
Discussion: Axios
Jerusalem Post:
Trump warns Israel: Stop announcing new settlements