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8:30 AM ET, February 9, 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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Bill Chappell / NPR:
Read Coretta Scott King's Letter That Got Sen. Elizabeth Warren Silenced  —  One day after Senate Republicans invoked a conduct rule to end Sen. Elizabeth Warren's speech against the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general, a 1986 letter from Coretta Scott King urging the Senate …
Andrew Kaczynski / CNN:
Sen. Lindsey Graham: Silencing Sen. Elizabeth Warren ‘was long overdue’  — The Massachusetts senator on Tuesday was ruled to be in violation of Senate rules for impugning another senator.  —  (CNN)Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham says the silencing of Sen. Elizabeth Warren on the Senate floor Tuesday was “long overdue.”
Tarini Parti / BuzzFeed:
Why Mitch McConnell Used A Senate Rule To Silence Elizabeth Warren
Julia Limitone / Fox Business:
Dr. Alveda King: Sen. Warren Used the King Name to Stir Up Emotions
Discussion: CNN, New York Times, AOL and Politico
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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Louis Nelson / Politico:
Trump: Blumenthal lied about Vietnam, ‘misrepresents’ what Gorsuch said  —  President Donald Trump attacked the military record of Sen. Richard Blumenthal Thursday morning, suggesting that the Connecticut lawmaker misrepresented his conversation with Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch …
Discussion: Political Wire and twitchy.com
New York Sun:   The Gorsuch Gaffe
Amy Davidson / New Yorker:
The Ninth Circuit and President Trump's Lies
Discussion: Althouse
Fernanda Santos / New York Times:
She Showed Up Yearly to Meet Immigration Agents.  Now They're Deporting Her.  —  PHOENIX — For eight years, Guadalupe García de Rayos had checked in at the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement office here, a requirement since she was caught using a fake Social Security number during …
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Nigel Duara / Los Angeles Times:
Longtime Phoenix resident in U.S. illegally detained in early display of Trump executive order's reach  —  An executive order by President Trump has expanded deportation priorities to include any immigrants in the country illegally who had been convicted of a criminal offense, regardless of its severity.
Discussion: Fox News and KTLA
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.
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Katie Mettler / Washington Post:
Spicer claims he ‘clearly meant Orlando’ after citing mystery Atlanta terrorist attack three times  —  On three occasions in two days, White House press secretary Sean Spicer rattled off examples of terrorist attacks on U.S. soil while defending President Trump's travel ban affecting seven majority-Muslim countries.
Discussion: alan.com, ABC News, The Week and Gothamist
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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Breitbart:
Exclusive — Women Nationwide Cut Up Nordstrom's Cards, Plan Boycotts After Political Decision to Drop Ivanka Trump Line
USA Today:
Muslim U.S. Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad says she was held by U.S. Customs  —  Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, the first female Muslim American to medal for the United States in the Olympics, said Tuesday she was recently detained at U.S. Customs for two hours without explanation.
Berkeley Lovelace Jr / CNBC:
Twitter shares crater after ugly revenue miss, shockingly weak guidance  —  Twitter shares sank on Thursday after the social media company reported quarterly revenue that missed Wall Street's expectations, and issued guidance that fell far short of estimates.
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
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
Catherine Shoard / The Guardian:
Judy Garland ‘sexually harassed’ by munchkin co-stars on Wizard of Oz set  —  Posthumous memoir by Garland's ex-husband Sid Luft claims teenage star was groped by actors on set  —  In the key scene in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, Judy Garland skips down the yellow brick road with her dog Toto and hundreds of helpful munchkins.
Discussion: KTLA, The Daily Caller and Towleroad
Erin Corbett / Raw Story:
Georgia white supremacist under FBI investigation after police find evidence of ricin in his car  —  DON'T MISS STORIES.  FOLLOW RAW STORY!  —  William Christopher Gibbs, a 27-year-old man from Fannin County, Georgia is under FBI investigation after driving himself to the hospital last week …
Andrew Tangel / Wall Street Journal:
Companies Plow Ahead With Moves to Mexico, Despite Trump's Pressure  —  A public shaming by Donald Trump last year didn't deter Rexnord, which still plans to close an Indianapolis industrial-bearings factory employing about 350 people and move the jobs to Mexico.
Discussion: Axios, New York Magazine and Mediaite
Katie McHugh / Breitbart:
Sessions' Confirmation: Era of ‘Mass Amnesty Policies’ Is Over, Says Pro-American Immigration Reformer  —  A pro-American immigration reform applauded Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions' confirmation as U.S. Attorney General, saying the “days of turning a blind eye to illegal immigration... are over.”
Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Obama's party-building legacy splits Democrats  —  A painful Democratic rift over Barack Obama's political legacy is finally bursting into the open.  —  For years, the former president's popularity among Democrats stifled any public critiques of his stewardship of the party …
Discussion: Axios
John Binder / Breitbart:
Ohio City Reverses ‘Sanctuary’ Policy  —  The City of Dayton, Ohio, has officially dropped a sanctuary policy that prohibited local law enforcement from handing over criminal illegal immigrants to federal officials.  —  The Dayton Police Department rescinded the policy just weeks …
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 …
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.
 
 
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Steve Rukavina / CBC News:
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