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1:50 PM ET, February 7, 2017

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Chris Massie / CNN:
WH official: We'll say ‘fake news’ until media realizes attitude of attacking the President is wrong  —  (CNN)Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, said Monday that the administration will continue using the term “fake news” until the media understands that their …
Emmarie Huetteman / New York Times:
Betsy DeVos Confirmed as Education Secretary; Pence Breaks Tie  —  WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos on Tuesday as education secretary, approving the embattled nominee only with the help of a historic tiebreaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence.
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Bloomberg:
Pence Set to Break Senate Tie on DeVos' Confirmation Vote
Discussion: Politico, ABC News and CANNONFIRE
Mark Bauerlein / Vox:
The job of the Education Secretary isn't to defend public schools. It's to help kids learn.
Discussion: Mother Jones and Hit & Run
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Franken: DeVos ‘fundamentally incompetent’ to lead Education Dept
Kevin D. Williamson / National Review:
Approve the Cabinet  —  There is no serious case against DeVos, Price, or Mnuchin.
Discussion: Instapundit
Virgin:
Richard vs Barack - kiteboard and foilboard challenge  —  It was a huge honour to be able to invite President Barack and Michelle Obama down to the British Virgin Islands for a complete break after Barack finished his second term as President and the family left the White House.
Tara Palmeri / Politico:
White House rattled by McCarthy's spoof of Spicer  —  As the press secretary for a president who's obsessed with how things play on cable TV, Sean Spicer's real audience during his daily televised press briefings has always been an audience of one.  —  And the devastating “Saturday Night Live” …
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Washington Post:
Here are the 78 terrorist attacks the White House says were largely under-reported  —  The White House on Monday night released a list of 78 terrorist attacks in response to an assertion earlier in the day by President Trump that the “very dishonest press” often doesn't report on them.
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Washington Post:
What's largely and glaringly missing from Trump's list of terrorist attacks: Non-Western victims
Discussion: The Guardian and Common Dreams
BBC:
Trump says terror attacks ‘under-reported’: Is that true?
Discussion: ThinkProgress
New York Times:
President Trump's Real Fear: The Courts  —  When President Trump doesn't get what he wants, he tends to look for someone to blame — crooked pollsters, fraudulent voters, lying journalists.  Anyone who questions him or his actions becomes his foe.  —  Over the past few days …
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Rich Lowry / New York Post:   Sorry: Trump's immigration order is totally legal
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Ginsburg: I would back changing the Electoral College
Discussion: CNN and RedState
John Wagner / Washington Post:
Trump: I'll take ‘common sense’ travel ban to the Supreme Court, if necessary
Discussion: Shakesville and The Week
Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:
A Supreme Court Deadlock on Trump's Travel Ban? Not So Fast
Discussion: Power Line and Politico
Michael McConnell / Hoover Institution:
Neil Gorsuch: An Eloquent Intellectual  —  Within hours of the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States, the battle lines had already formed.  Leftwing groups were reflexively opposed—as they would oppose any Republican nominee.  Right-leaning groups rallied in support.
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Sen. Chuck Schumer / Politico:
Neil Gorsuch Needs 60 Votes
cbsnews.cbs.com:
Ruth Bader Ginsburg says Electoral College needs to be changed
Discussion: Politico and TheBlaze
Chris Edelson / Baltimore Sun:
Ordinary Americans carried out inhumane acts for Trump  —  (Video by Ken Lam) … A week ago, men and women went to work at airports around the United States as they always do.  They showered, got dressed, ate breakfast, perhaps dropped off their kids at school.
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
New York Times:
One-Third Don't Know Obamacare and Affordable Care Act Are the Same  —  A sizable minority of Americans don't understand that Obamacare is just another name for the Affordable Care Act.  —  These findings, from a poll by Morning Consult, illustrate the extent of public confusion over a health law …
Discussion: The Hill and The Guardian
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Wall Street Journal:
Conservative Republicans Double Down on Push to Repeal Obamacare
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Daily Caller
Rachael Bade / Politico:
Republicans fear for their safety as Obamacare protests grow  —  House Republicans during a closed-door meeting Tuesday discussed how to protect themselves and their staff from protesters storming town halls and offices in opposition to repealing Obamacare, sources in the room told POLITICO.
Discussion: Political Wire
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Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Republican lawmakers face rising anger at town halls
Discussion: Infowars
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Cotton and Trump plot crackdown on legal immigration  —  Overlooked in Donald Trump's campaign crusade against illegal immigration was his vow to crack down on legal immigration, too.  —  Now, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), a reliable Trump ally, is taking steps to execute that part …
The Independent:
Donald Trump's staff get him to agree to policies by saying 'Obama wouldn't have done it'  —  Military officials got Donald Trump to agree to the botched Yemen raid by suggesting Barack Obama would never have had the courage to do it, it has been reported.  The raid, which had been planned …
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Trump offers to ‘destroy career’ of Texas state senator at meeting with sheriff … President Trump on Tuesday offered to go after a Texas state senator who was the target of complaints from a local sheriff.  —  During a White House meeting, Rockwall County, Texas, Sheriff Harold Eavenson told …
Ben Riley-Smith / Telegraph:
Exclusive: How Theresa May poked fun at the size of Donald Trump's hands  —  Theresa May has joked about the size of Donald Trump's hands at a private fundraiser as she made light of a photograph of the pair at the White House.  —  The Prime Minister's tongue-in-cheek remarks came after her visit …
Discussion: The Week and twitchy.com
Brian Beutler / New Republic:
Donald Trump's Dangerous End Game  —  Why the president is accusing journalists and judges of enabling terrorists.  —  The term “fake news” outlived its usefulness almost as soon as it became common parlance, and is perhaps only valuable now as a marker for whether journalism …
Sarah K. Burris / Raw Story:
'He'll never be back': CNN's Alisyn Camerota mocks GOP lawmaker after disastrous appearance  —  DON'T MISS STORIES.  FOLLOW RAW STORY!  —  CNN's Chris Cuomo once again hammered a member of Congress on air for trying to dodge difficult questions.  The interview was so contentious …
Tom Hamburger / Washington Post:
Melania Trump missed out on ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’ to make millions, lawsuit says  —  A lawyer for first lady Melania Trump argued in a lawsuit filed Monday that an article falsely alleging she once worked for an escort service hurt her chance to establish “multimillion dollar …
Media Matters for America:
Conway's Bowling Green Massacre Claim Wasn't An “Honest Mistake”; It's Part Of A Pattern  —  It turns out senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway didn't misspeak only one time when she referenced a fictional “massacre” that unfolded in Bowling Green, KY, at the hands of two Iraqi-born men in 2011.
 
 
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Richard Rubin / Wall Street Journal:
GOP Plan to Overhaul Tax Code Gets Held Up at the Border
John Whitesides / Reuters:
From disputes to a breakup: wounds still raw after U.S. election
Discussion: TheBlaze
Tim Murphy / Mother Jones:
Keith Ellison Is Everything Republicans Thought Obama Was. Maybe He's Just What Democrats Need.
Discussion: Mediaite and The Slot
Ryan Heath / Politico:
BUZZ: NBC to spin off ‘Weekend Update’ to weekly primetime show …
Discussion: Politico and RedState
Washington Post:
Trump's loose talk about Muslims gets weaponized in court against travel ban
Discussion: New York Times
Jay Caruso / RedState:
Awful: Former Planned Parenthood Employee Says Facilities Had Abortion Quotas
Joshua Berlinger / CNN:
13,000 people hanged in secret at Syrian prison, Amnesty says
ABC News:
The Note: A Day of Tests for Trump
Discussion: Politico
 Earlier Items: 
Ezra Klein / Vox:
How to stop an autocracy  —  The danger isn't that Trump will build an autocracy.
Discussion: Politico and twitchy.com
Kristine Guerra / Washington Post:
A small Arkansas town has its first murder suspect in decades. He's 12.
Cindy Adams / Page Six:
Inside Donald Trump's interview with Bill O'Reilly
Discussion: Axios
Andrew E. Kramer / New York Times:
Putin Critic, Who Said He Was Poisoned in 2015, Falls Into Coma
Jason Horowitz / New York Times:
Steve Bannon Carries Battles to Another Influential Hub: The Vatican
Discussion: Millennial and Hot Air
Jim VandeHei / Axios:
Sorry! American politics will get worse