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9:45 AM ET, February 8, 2017

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Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Republicans vote to rebuke Elizabeth Warren, saying she impugned Sessions's character  —  Senate Republicans passed a party-line rebuke Tuesday night of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) for a speech opposing attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions, striking down her words for impugning the Alabama senator's character.
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During the debate on whether to make Jeff Sessions the next Attorney General, I tried to read a letter from Coretta Scott King on the floor of the Senate.  The letter, from 30 years ago, urged the Senate to reject the nomination of Jeff Sessions to a federal judgeship.
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
McConnell: Warren's blistering Sessions speech broke Senate rules  —  (D-Mass.) of breaking the Senate's rules with a blistering floor speech against Sen. Jeff Sessions  —  's attorney general nomination.  —  The Senate's top Republican interrupted Warren's speech to argue that she was violating …
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Mitch McConnell Sees ‘High Level of Satisfaction’ With Trump Administration  —  WASHINGTON — Although there is plenty of anxiety in Washington about the shaky early performance of the Trump administration, don't count Senator Mitch McConnell among the hand wringers.
Discussion: Hot Air
NBC News:
Warren Silenced For Reading Coretta Scott King Letter at Sessions Debate  —  Sen. Elizabeth Warren silenced on Senate floor by Republicans 3:47  —  Senate Republicans voted to silence the Democrats' Elizabeth Warren after she read from a letter by the widow of Martin Luther King that criticized …
Matt Flegenheimer / New York Times:
Republican Senators Vote to Formally Silence Elizabeth Warren
Marc Caputo / Politico:
Alabama governor leaning toward ‘Big Luther’ Strange to replace Sessions
Discussion: Political Wire and al.com
Christina Wilkie / The Huffington Post:
Leaks Suggest Trump's Own Team Is Alarmed By His Conduct  —  White House leaks are common, but leakers suggesting the president might be unfit for office are not.  —  S.V. Date  —  Senior White House Correspondent, The Huffington Post  —  White House reporter, The Huffington Post
New York Times:
Yemen Withdraws Permission for U.S. Antiterror Ground Missions  —  WASHINGTON — Angry at the civilian casualties incurred last month in the first commando raid authorized by President Trump, Yemen has withdrawn permission for the United States to run Special Operations ground missions …
Ryan Browne / CNN:
First on CNN: US military to rent space in Trump Tower  —  Washington (CNN)The US military is looking to lease space in Trump Tower.  —  “In order to meet official mission requirements, the Department of Defense is working through appropriate channels and in accordance with all applicable legal requirements …
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Drew Harwell / Washington Post:
Department of Defense looks to rent space in Trump Tower  —  The Department of Defense is seeking to rent space in President Trump's New York skyscraper, Trump Tower, a move that could directly funnel government money into the president's business interests.
Jake Sherman / Politico:
Poll: Democrats want leaders to block Trump  —  Democratic voters are sending a clear message to their elected officials in Washington: Stop Donald Trump at all costs.  —  A new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll shows that just 34 percent of Democratic voters want their party's elected officials …
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Associated Press:   'Justice Scalia's Seat' Has a History Going Back 150 Years
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Travis Gettys / Raw Story:
Kellyanne Conway abruptly ends Capitol Hill outreach when GOP staffer asks about SNL: report
Discussion: Politico
Tom Boggioni / Raw Story:
‘What a president says is more important than a candidate’: Jake Tapper goes off on Trump for lying  —  DON'T MISS STORIES.  FOLLOW RAW STORY!  —  Following a fairly contentious interview with Trump senior adviser Kellyanne Conway, CNN host Jake Tapper convened a panel to discuss Conway's defense …
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Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Tapper, Conway have heated exchange in tense interview
Discussion: ABC News and RedState
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Appeals Court Panel Appears Skeptical of Trump's Travel Ban  —  WASHINGTON — A three-judge federal appeals panel voiced skepticism Tuesday at the Justice Department's broad defense of President Trump's targeted travel ban during arguments over the president's power to impose immigration restrictions based on national security concerns.
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NEllingsen / Lawfare:
It's Not Foreigners Who are Plotting Here: What the Data Really Show  —  Former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson meets with Minneapolis Muslim Community / Department of Homeland Security  —  A little more than a week ago, Benjamin Wittes posted a piece about the malevolence …
Julia Reinstein / BuzzFeed:
Ivanka Trump's Clothing Line Has Disappeared From Four More Retailers  —  Days after Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus announced they would stop selling the Ivanka Trump collection due to lagging sales, the brand has also disappeared from Belk, Jet, ShopStyle, and Home Shopping Network.
Discussion: Raw Story, Racked and Althouse
Julian Zelizer / Washington Post:
Protests didn't hurt Reagan, and they're not going to stop Trump  —  Low approval ratings and public outcry can work in favor of outsider politicians. … Demonstrators march against President Trump's executive order fast-tracking the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines.
Julia Belluz / Vox:
No, Canadians do not flee en masse for US health care  —  Canada made a surprise appearance in a CNN health care debate between Senators Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz on Tuesday night.  —  Cruz, claiming he knows a lot about Canada because he was born there, said Canadians leave their country …
Discussion: Mother Jones
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NorthJersey.com:
Secaucus transgender boy returns to Scouting  —  MAPLEWOOD — In a moment of historic significance, Joe Maldonado put on a Cub Scout uniform on Tuesday night as he became a member of Pack 20 in Essex County while his mother held back tears — one week after the Boy Scouts of America changed …
Ryan Lizza / New Yorker:
How President Trump Could Seize More Power After a Terrorist Attack  —  Since September 11, 2001, ninety-four people have been killed in the United States in ten attacks carried out by a total of twelve radical Islamist terrorists.  Each of the attackers was either an American citizen or a legal resident.
Discussion: Lawfare and New York Times
Hina Shamsi / ACLU:
Flying Home From Abroad, a Border Agent Stopped and Questioned Me ... About My Work for the ACLU  —  Last week, I was flying home from a work trip and faced Customs and Border Protection questioning unlike anything I've ever experienced in over 25 years of travel into and out of this country …
Mike Allen / Axios:
Trump's secrets  —  President Trump has begun reaching out to veterans of earlier White Houses for advice, as he seeks to bring more order and stability to a chaotic internal power structure that relies on competing and sometimes conflicting centers of gravity.
Rich Yeselson / Politico:
Can Trump Break the Democrats' Grip on the Union Movement?  —  Late last month, when President Donald Trump talked with union leaders in the White House, it was something of an unexpected picture: On his first full workday in office, a billionaire Republican president meeting with the heads …
Dave Burke / Daily Mail:
92% of left-wing activists live with their parents and one in three is unemployed, study of Berlin protesters finds  —  The vast majority of left-wing protesters arrested on suspicion of politically-fuelled offences in Berlin are young men who live with their parents, a new report found.
Peter Baker / New York Times:
White House Weighs Terrorist Designation for Muslim Brotherhood  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump's advisers are debating an order intended to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization, targeting the oldest and perhaps most influential Islamist group in the Middle East.
Lucy Meakin / Bloomberg:
Brexit May Cause U.K. Output to Fall 9.5%, MIT Study Shows  —  Report by economist Van Reenan includes productivity impact  —  Says benefits will do ‘little or nothing’ to offset costs  —  Britain's departure from the European Union could cause output losses of as much as 9.5 percent per person, according to new research.
Tim Wallace / Telegraph:
EU faces crisis as IMF warns Greek debts are on ‘explosive’ path  —  The EU faces a looming crisis which could threaten the sustainability of the eurozone as the International Monetary Fund has warned Greece's debts are on an “explosive” path, despite years of attempted austerity and economic reforms.
Josh Dawsey / Politico:
Hill Republicans quake at Trump's budget-busting wish list  —  President Donald Trump wants to rebuild the nation's roads and bridges, boost military spending, slash taxes and build a “great wall.”  But Republicans on Capitol Hill have one question for him: How the heck will we pay for all of this?
 
 
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Justin Kroll / Variety:
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Jorge Ramos / Fusion:
Jorge Ramos: ‘I no longer recognize this country’
Discussion: Raw Story
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
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Mark Hemingway / Weekly Standard:
The Problem of Two Unreliable Narrators: Trump Versus the Media
Discussion: Instapundit
Victor Davis Hanson / National Review:
Make Haste — Deliberately  —  If Trump shows that his actions …
Discussion: alicublog
Tony Romm / Politico:
Before immigration furor, tech giants donated to Trump inauguration
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Madeline Conway / Politico:
Trump's Twitter feed ignored terror attacks that White House claims media neglected
Jay Nordlinger / National Review:
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Discussion: Mother Jones
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Media Matters for America:
After Breitbart Attacked An Author For Criticizing Trump, A Horde Of “Alt-Right” Trolls Harassed Her
Discussion: Foreign Policy
Ben Bradley / WGN-TV:
All CPS students sent home with letter accusing Gov. Rauner of ‘cheating’ kids
Discussion: TheBlaze and RedState
Todd J. Gillman / Dallas Morning News:
Texas mystery: Who's the senator Trump offered to help Rockwall sheriff ‘destroy?’
Chris Massie / CNN:
WH official: We'll say ‘fake news’ until media realizes attitude of attacking the President is wrong