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10:25 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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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 …
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.
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
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.
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.
ABC News:
The Note: Warren Silenced in the Senate
Discussion: Vox
USA Today:
Why Elizabeth Warren was accused of ‘impugning’ Jeff Sessions
Discussion: CNN, Axios and Raw Story
Marc Caputo / Politico:
Alabama governor leaning toward ‘Big Luther’ Strange to replace Sessions
Discussion: al.com and Political Wire
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 …
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’
Associated Press:
'Justice Scalia's Seat' Has a History Going Back 150 Years
Discussion: Morning Consult
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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.
Travis Gettys / Raw Story:
Kellyanne Conway abruptly ends Capitol Hill outreach when GOP staffer asks about SNL: report
Discussion: Politico
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
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.
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
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
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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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 …
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.
Julia Marsh / Reuters:
Melania wins ‘substantial’ settlement from blogger over prostitution claims  —  More On:  —  Melania Trump has won a “substantial” amount of money in a settlement with Maryland blogger who wrote about claims that she had once worked as a prostitute.  —  “The First Lady of the United States …
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 …
Chatham House:
What Do Europeans Think About Muslim Immigration?  —  New research points to significant and widespread levels of public anxiety over immigration from mainly Muslim states.  —  President Donald Trump's executive order to ban citizens of seven Muslim-majority states from entering the US for 90 days …
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
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 …
Nahal Toosi / Politico:
Trump's faux-pas diplomacy  —  President Donald Trump spent much of a recent phone call with French President Francois Hollande veering off into rants about the U.S. getting shaken down by other countries, according to a senior official with knowledge of the call, creating an awkward interaction with a critical U.S. ally.
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.
 
 
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Alison Griswold / Quartz:
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Tim Mak / The Daily Beast:
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Discussion: Political Wire
Mike Allen / Axios:
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Tim Wallace / Telegraph:
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Discussion: The Guardian and IndieWire
Jorge Ramos / Fusion:
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Discussion: Raw Story
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Jay Nordlinger / National Review:
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Discussion: Mother Jones
Media Matters for America:
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Discussion: Foreign Policy
Ryan Lizza / New Yorker:
How President Trump Could Seize More Power After a Terrorist Attack
Todd J. Gillman / Dallas Morning News:
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