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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.
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Adele M. Stan / American Prospect:
Warren Silenced: The Patriarchy Strikes Back  —  Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks on the floor of the U.S. Senate in Washington.  —  There's nothing the patriarchy hates more than a woman who's got a point to make, especially a powerful point to make against the man the white patriarchy means …
Jeff Stein / Vox:
Mitch McConnell's censure of Elizabeth Warren just gave her a much bigger platform  —  The GOP accidentally found the perfect way to circulate Coretta Scott King's attack on Jeff Sessions.  —  On Wednesday morning, two Democratic senators did something that had been declared out of bounds …
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.
Discussion: RedState
Amy B Wang / Washington Post:
‘Nevertheless, she persisted’ becomes new battle cry after McConnell silences Elizabeth Warren
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Senate confirms Jeff Sessions as attorney general
Elana Schor / Politico:
Senate Democrats echo Warren on the floor, baiting GOP
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
What was Mitch McConnell thinking?
Discussion: Politicus USA, Hot Air and ABC News
Ben Mathis-Lilley / Slate:
Rule Used to Silence Warren Was Created to Protect Delicate Feelings of Senate's Foremost Lynching Advocate
Discussion: Daily Kos
Eder Campuzano / Oregonian:
Jeff Merkley reads Coretta Scott King's letter about Jeff Sessions on Senate floor (video)
Eric Bradner / CNN:
Silencing Elizabeth Warren backfires on Senate GOP
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
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: USA Today and Mashable
Emma Loop / BuzzFeed:
John McCain Says The Recent Yemen Raid Was A “Failure”  —  The Trump administration called the raid — which killed 14 members of al-Qaeda and resulted in the death of a Navy SEAL — “highly successful” and “an intelligence gathering mission.”  —  Mark Wilson / Getty Images
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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.
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.
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.
Cameron Easley / Morning Consult:
Trump's Approval Rating Slides Despite Support for Travel Ban  —  While a majority of voters back President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban on refugees and citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries, they're souring on his performance in the wake of its implementation, according to a new poll.
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 …
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 …
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.
Ali Breland / The Hill:
Facebook introduces features to curb discrimination  —  Facebook on Wednesday announced the rollout of new tools designed to combat discrimination in its advertising products.  —  The social media giant's new policies name specific protected races, ethnicities and nationalities …
Discussion: RedState
David Edwards / Raw Story:
Rick Santorum: Trump can lie about the murder rate because he's not ‘bound by all the facts’  —  DON'T MISS STORIES.  FOLLOW RAW STORY!  —  Conservative CNN contributor Rick Santorum excused President Donald Trump for lying about the U.S. murder rate by arguing that the president's false statements come …
Discussion: NPR and Lawyers, Guns & Money
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
Daniel Burke / CNN:
100 evangelical leaders buy ad to denounce Trump's refugee ban  —  Judges challenge lawyers on travel ban hearing  —  (CNN)Scores of evangelical leaders, including at least one from each state, have taken out a full-page newspaper advertisement to denounce President Donald Trump's temporary ban on refugees …
Discussion: The Hill, Faithwire and DCist
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.
 
 
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Bloomberg:
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Julian Zelizer / Washington Post:
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