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11:50 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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Eric Bradner / CNN:
Silencing Elizabeth Warren backfires on Senate GOP  —  Washington (CNN)The Senate has silenced Elizabeth Warren.  —  And by doing so, majority Republicans just handed the liberal firebrand a megaphone — further elevating President Donald Trump's fiercest and most prominent critic in the Senate and turning her into a Democratic hero.
During the debate on whether to make:
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.
Matt Flegenheimer / New York Times:
Republican Senators Vote to Formally Silence Elizabeth Warren  —  WASHINGTON — Republican senators voted on Tuesday to formally silence a Democratic colleague for impugning a peer, Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, by condemning his nomination for attorney general while reading a letter from Coretta Scott King.
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: Axios and Hot Air
Marc Caputo / Politico:
Alabama governor leaning toward ‘Big Luther’ Strange to replace Sessions
NBC News:
Warren Silenced For Reading Coretta Scott King Letter at Sessions Debate
YouTube:
Sen. McConnell Refuses to Let Sen. Warren Speak About Attorney General Nominee Sessions
USA Today:
Why Elizabeth Warren was accused of ‘impugning’ Jeff Sessions
Discussion: Axios, Raw Story and Politicus USA
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
Patricia Murphy / The Daily Beast:
Sean Spicer Makes Up Atlanta Islamist Terror Attack  —  Kellyanne Conway's “Bowling Green massacre” isn't the only case of a White House aide pointing to a terror attack that didn't happen to make the case for President Donald Trump's controversial executive order limiting travel from seven majority-Muslim countries.
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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 …
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.
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Trump attacks judges weighing travel ban  —  President Trump on Wednesday went after a panel of federal judges weighing whether a court order blocking his travel ban should be lifted.  —  Speaking to a gathering of law enforcement officials, Trump argued the judges should immediately reinstate …
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Emily Shapiro / ABC News:
Trump Attacks Travel Ban Challengers, Says ‘Bad High School Student’ Would Know Ban Is Legal  —  President Donald Trump today attacked those challenging his travel ban, saying even a “bad high school student” would understand the law that confers upon the president the power to restrict immigration.
Discussion: Axios and Jamie Dupree
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Louis Nelson / Politico:
Trump offers his own oral argument defending travel ban
Discussion: ABC News
CNN:   Trump to judges: Even a ‘bad high school student’ would rule in my favor
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
Discussion: twitchy.com
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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Laura Litvan / Bloomberg:   Schumer Says Gorsuch Avoided His Questions ‘Like the Plague’
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Tom Boggioni / Raw Story:   ‘What a president says is more important than a candidate’: Jake Tapper goes off on Trump for lying
The Huffington Post:
GOP Senator On Obamacare Replacement: 'There's Not Any Real Discussion Taking Place Right Now'  —  Republicans are finding it much harder to craft health care reform replacement than it was to campaign on repeal.  —  Washington bureau chief for The Huffington Post
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Wall Street Journal:   The ObamaCare Cleanup Begins
Margaret Talev / Bloomberg:
Prominent Republicans Push Carbon Tax in White House Meeting  —  Former White House advisers, cabinet secretaries pressing tax  —  Environmental regulations would be dropped in exchange  —  A group of prominent Republicans and business leaders, including former Treasury Secretaries Hank Paulson …
Discussion: Axios and BizzyBlog
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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 …
Discussion: Associated Press
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.
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 …
Chris Sommerfeldt / New York Daily News:
Ted Cruz congratulates chronically ill patient on her ‘struggles’ during Obamacare debate … Ted Cruz was ripped over social media after he congratulated a multiple sclerosis patient on her diagnosis during a debate on Obamacare Tuesday night.  —  The GOP Texas senator made the off-color comment …
Discussion: Gothamist, Mediaite and alan.com
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Julia Belluz / Vox:
No, Canadians do not flee en masse for US health care
 
 
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Andrew Kaczynski / CNN:
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Katie Pavlich / Townhall.com:
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Tim Mak / The Daily Beast:
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