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11:20 PM ET, February 8, 2017

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Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Senate confirms Sessions as attorney general  —  The Senate voted Wednesday night to confirm Sen. Jeff Sessions  —  (R-Ala.) as attorney general, capping a vicious debate that left Democrats and Republicans alike seething at times.  —  No Republicans went against Sessions in the 52-47 vote.
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Tarini Parti / BuzzFeed:
Why Mitch McConnell Used A Senate Rule To Silence Elizabeth Warren  —  Republicans say elevating Warren ahead of a tough election cycle for red-state Democrats and showing that the party is trying to keep the Senate functioning — even as it grinds to a halt — works in the GOP's favor.
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Senate confirms Jeff Sessions as attorney general  —  The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Jeff Sessions as the next attorney general, following a bitter debate in the chamber that saw Republicans formally rebuke Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) for the manner in which she criticized her colleague from Alabama.
Amy B Wang / Washington Post:
‘Nevertheless, she persisted’ becomes new battle cry after McConnell silences Elizabeth Warren  —  When Senate Republicans invoked a little-known rule Tuesday night to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) in the middle of a speech criticizing attorney general nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Democrats were stunned.
New York Times:
Jeff Sessions Confirmed as Attorney General, Capping Bitter Battle  —  WASHINGTON — Senator Jeff Sessions, Republican of Alabama, was confirmed on Wednesday as President Trump's attorney general, capping a bitter and racially charged nomination battle that crested with the procedural silencing …
Julia Limitone / Fox Business:
Dr. Alveda King: Sen. Warren Used the King Name to Stir Up Emotions
Discussion: CNN, AOL, New York Times and Politico
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
What was Mitch McConnell thinking?
Discussion: Politicus USA, Hot Air and ABC News
Elana Schor / Politico:
Senate Democrats echo Warren on the floor, baiting GOP
Ben Mathis-Lilley / Slate:
Rule Used to Silence Warren Was Created to Protect Delicate Feelings of Senate's Foremost Lynching Advocate
Discussion: Daily Kos
Bill Chappell / NPR:
Read Coretta Scott King's Letter That Got Sen. Elizabeth Warren Silenced
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren:
During the debate on whether to make Jeff Sessions the next …
Rachel Abrams / New York Times:
T.J. Maxx Backs Away From Ivanka Trump as President Assails Nordstrom  —  Last week, employees at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls got very clear instructions about where to put signs for Ivanka Trump products: in the garbage.  —  The TJX Companies, the retailers' parent company …
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Aidan Quigley / Politico:
Trump blasts Nordstrom for dropping Ivanka's clothing line  —  President Donald Trump on Wednesday blasted luxury department store Nordstrom for dropping his daughter Ivanka Trump's label, a move that drew immediate criticism for further blurring the line between Trump's administration and his family's businesses.
Kristin Salaky / Talking Points Memo:
Spicer: Nordstrom Dropping Ivanka Trump's Line Is ‘Direct Attack’ On Prez
Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
Nordstrom's shares up nearly 5 percent after clash with Donald Trump
Ashley Killough / CNN:
Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch calls Trump's tweets ‘disheartening’  —  Trump rips federal judge who halted travel ban  —  Washington (CNN)Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch told a US senator Wednesday that President Donald Trump's tweets about the judiciary are “demoralizing” and “disheartening.”
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Abby Phillip / Washington Post:
Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch says Trump's attacks on judiciary are ‘demoralizing’  —  President Trump's escalating attacks on the judicial branch drew denunciation Wednesday from his Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, who told lawmakers that the attacks were “demoralizing” and “disheartening” …
Jim Geraghty / National Review:
Nine Senate Democrats Say Gorsuch Deserves a Vote
Holly Yan / CNN:
Sean Spicer cites Atlanta terror attack that never happened  —  (CNN)Another high-profile Trump administration official has made statements about a terror attack that never occurred.  —  This time, it's Press Secretary Sean Spicer.  Three times in one week, Spicer alluded to a terror attack in Atlanta by someone from overseas.
Discussion: BuzzFeed and Outside the Beltway
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Marcus Thompson II / Mercury News:
Exclusive: Stephen Curry responds to Under Armour boss who supports Trump  —  Surprised, the Warriors star got an explanation directly from Kevin Plank, stands by his shoe company  —  Once again, Stephen Curry has found himself in the middle of a political issue.
Discussion: AOL, ProFootballTalk, USA Today and Mashable
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism:
Nine young children killed: The full details of botched US raid in Yemen  —  Relatives of people killed in the raid gather in one of the decimated houses.  Photo by Nasser al Sane  —  Planned for months, it was decided over dinner.  —  The raid on a village in rural Yemen reportedly aimed …
Discussion: WTVR-TV
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NBC News:
Yemen Raid: Spicer Says McCain, Other Critics Owe Apology to Dead SEAL
Daniel Craig / PhillyVoice:
Pennsylvania senator to Trump: Come after me, you ‘s***-gibbon’  —  A Pennsylvania lawmaker had strong words for Donald Trump after the president reportedly joked he would “destroy” a Texas lawmaker's career.  —  In a Facebook post, state Sen. Daylin Leach, D-Montgomery …
Steve Rukavina / CBC News:
Canadian woman turned away from U.S. border after questions about religion, Trump  —  ‘We found videos on your phone that are against us,’ Fadwa Alaoui says she was told by a border agent  —  A woman from the Montreal suburb of Brossard says she was denied entry into the U.S. Saturday …
Discussion: Raw Story
Carol Rosenberg / miamiherald:
Exclusive: Alleged mastermind tells Obama 9/11 was America's fault  —  The alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11 terror attacks wrote former President Barack Obama in a long suppressed letter that America brought the 9/11 attacks on itself for years of foreign policy that killed innocent people across the world.
Nikita Vladimirov / The Hill:
Dem to unveil bill requiring a White House psychiatrist  —  Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) reportedly plans to file a bill that would require the White House to have an in-house psychiatrist.  —  “I'm looking at it from the perspective of, if there are questions about the mental health of the president …
Discussion: Daily Wire
Joe Concha / The Hill:
Trump administration seen as more truthful than news media: poll  —  The Trump administration is more trusted than the news media among voters, according to a new Emerson College poll.  —  The administration is considered truthful by 49 percent of registered voters and untruthful by 48 percent.
San Francisco Chronicle:
Anti-Milo organizer: Window-smashing Cal protest ‘stunningly successful’  —  Organizers of the anti-Milo Yiannopoulos demonstration last week at UC Berkeley that ended in $100,000 worth of window-breaking chaos declared it a “stunningly successful” protest — one they'll happily repeat …
Discussion: Breitbart and Power Line
MJ Lee / CNN:
Newest Republican Obamacare plan: ‘Reconciliation Plus’  —  Cruz, Sanders debate Obamacare in 90 seconds  —  Washington (CNN)Top Republican lawmakers are forging ahead with a strategy of including Obamacare replacement measures in a repeal bill that would roll back big chunks of the Affordable Care Act.
Discussion: Eclectablog, The Daily Signal and Vox
Sam Shead / Business Insider:
Inside the crash of Fling, the startup whose founder partied on an island while his company burned through $21 million  — London-based social media app Fling burned through $21 million in less than three years.  — Fling never brought in any revenue.  — The founder splashed …
Discussion: New York Magazine and Gizmodo
Matthew Boyle / Breitbart:
Conservative grassroots leaders are planning a series of massive pro-President Donald Trump rallies nationwide, Breitbart News has learned exclusively.  —  On Feb. 27 and March 4, the rallies—dubbed the Spirit of America Rallies—will spring up nationwide in cities and towns across America.
Mark Joseph Stern / Slate:
“Just Following Orders”  —  Horror stories about the lawlessness of Customs and Border Protection agents in the aftermath of Trump's immigration ban.  —  In the days after Donald Trump signed his executive order on immigration, it became clear that Customs and Border Protection officers …
Discussion: EcoWatch
CBS News:
A note from Charlie Rose  —  Almost 15 years ago skilled surgeons replaced my aorta valve with a new replacement valve.  It has served me well enabling me to live the vigorous, full, complete life you are all so familiar with.  No one loves life more than I do.
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
The Comforts of the Betsy DeVos War  —  In these distinctly abnormal times for the republic, with Donald Trump in the White House and a group of unprepared revolutionaries around him, one must be grateful for small doses of normalcy and politics as usual.  Thank heavens, then, for Senate Democrats …
Amy Davidson / New Yorker:
The Ninth Circuit and President Trump's Lies  —  If there was a single question at the center of Tuesday afternoon's hearings on President Trump's executive order keeping people from seven Muslim-majority nations and all refugees out of the country, it was this: Do the courts, or the American people …
Discussion: Althouse
 
 
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Erin Corbett / Raw Story:
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U.S. Department of Justice:
Government Contractor Facing Federal Indictment for Willful Retention of National Defense Information
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Ali Breland / The Hill:
Facebook introduces features to curb discrimination
Discussion: RedState
Ana Marie Cox / New York Times:
Willie J. Parker Changed His Mind About Abortion
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Daniel Burke / CNN:
100 evangelical leaders buy ad to denounce Trump's refugee ban
Discussion: The Hill, DCist and Faithwire
Jasper Jackson / The Guardian:
Wikipedia bans Daily Mail as ‘unreliable’ source for website
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Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
White House Correspondents' Dinner in Trouble as Trump Scares Off Hollywood Stars and Media
Fox News Insider:
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Bloomberg:
Chelsea Clinton's Husband Closes His Hedge Fund
David Edwards / Raw Story:
Rick Santorum: Trump can lie about the murder rate because he's not ‘bound by all the facts’
Discussion: NPR and Lawyers, Guns & Money