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3:15 PM ET, February 8, 2017

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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.
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Elana Schor / Politico:
Senate Democrats echo Warren on the floor, baiting GOP  —  Elizabeth Warren's fellow Democrats are taking to the Senate floor to read the same letter criticizing attorney general nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions that got Warren formally chastised by the GOP — but drawing no similar objections so far as they push back against her rare rebuke.
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.
Ben Shapiro / Daily Wire:
GOP Senate Votes To Gag Warren For Incivility.  Here Are 3 Reasons That's Incredibly Dumb.  —  On Tuesday evening, the Senate voted to censure Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) for savaging Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), President Trump's pick for Attorney General.
Amy B Wang / Washington Post:
‘Nevertheless, she persisted’ becomes new battle cry after McConnell silences Elizabeth Warren  —  When Senate Republicans invoked a little-known rule Tuesday night to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) in the middle of a speech criticizing attorney general nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Democrats were stunned.
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Republicans vote to rebuke Elizabeth Warren, saying she impugned Sessions's character
Eder Campuzano / Oregonian:
Jeff Merkley reads Coretta Scott King's letter about Jeff Sessions on Senate floor (video)
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Mitch McConnell Sees ‘High Level of Satisfaction’ With Trump Administration
Discussion: Axios and Hot Air
Ben Mathis-Lilley / Slate:
Rule Used to Silence Warren Was Created to Protect Delicate Feelings of Senate's Foremost Lynching Advocate
Discussion: Daily Kos
Derek Hawkins / Washington Post:
The silencing of Elizabeth Warren and an old Senate rule prompted by a fistfight
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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.
Jim Geraghty / National Review:
Nine Senate Democrats Say Gorsuch Deserves a Vote
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
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.
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.
Anita Balakrishnan / CNBC:
Intel to invest $7 billion in factory in Arizona, employ 3,000  —  Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich met with President Donald Trump on Wednesday, where the company announced it will invest $7 billion in a factory employing up to 3,000 people.  —  The factory will be in Chandler, Arizona …
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Alayna Treene / Axios:
Intel chooses White House to announce $7B factory investment
Discussion: Politico
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
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Rewire
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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 …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Daily Kos
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Helene Cooper / New York Times:
Pentagon Considers Leasing Space at Trump Tower
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.
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Tapper a GOP target after grilling Conway  —  A source with direct knowledge tells Axios that Republican operatives were urging at least one conservative-friendly website to write Jake Tapper hit pieces yesterday after his hard-hitting interview with Kellyanne Conway.
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, BizzyBlog, Moonbattery and Grist
Alan Levin / Bloomberg:
Investigators Probing Plane That Got Too Close to Air Force One, Sources Say  —  Incident involving Trump's plane occurred over Florida  —  Risk of collision said to be low as planes flew parallel  —  U.S. aviation investigators are probing an incident in which a private plane …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Bloomberg:
Chelsea Clinton's Husband Closes His Hedge Fund  —  Eaglevale Partners, the hedge fund co-founded by Marc Mezvinsky, the son-in-law of Hillary and Bill Clinton, closed in December, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.  —  Eaglevale, based in New York, is in the process …
Discussion: Axios and The Daily Caller
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 …
Becca Stanek / The Week:
Trump boasts he can ‘comprehend very well, better than I think almost anybody’  —  President Trump defended his immigration executive order Wednesday while speaking at the National Sheriffs' Association's winter meeting.  After reading the entirety of the order, which bans people …
CNNMoney:
Trump labor nominee said 40% of his workers were once undocumented  —  Andrew Puzder in 60 seconds  —  Donald Trump's nominee for Labor Secretary, fast-food executive Andrew Puzder, has in the past said that a large number of his employees were in the country illegally.
Discussion: Political Wire
Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
LeBron James Rips Trump's Immigration Ban “That Divides and Excludes People”  —  “Diversity is what makes this country so great,” says the Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star and NAACP's Jackie Robinson Award recipient.  “I stand with the many, many Americans who believe this does not represent what the United States is all about.”
Discussion: USA Today and The Guardian
 
 
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Sam Levine / The Huffington Post:
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Matt Vespa / Townhall.com:
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TMZ.com:
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Fox News Insider:
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Caroline Kitchens / RealClearHealth:
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Rick Pearson / Chicago Tribune:
Chris Kennedy to run for Illinois governor, says ‘comprise is not surrender’ in dig at Rauner
Andrew Kaczynski / CNN:
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Katie Pavlich / Townhall.com:
Trump Slams Courts By Reading Federal Law on Illegal Aliens
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Julia Marsh / Reuters:
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Nahal Toosi / Politico:
Trump's faux-pas diplomacy
Discussion: Raw Story and The Daily Caller
Alison Griswold / Quartz:
Pittsburgh has finally realized it's in a toxic relationship with Uber
Discussion: New York Magazine
Tim Mak / The Daily Beast:
Tulsi Gabbard in New Trouble Over Her Syria Jaunt
Mike Allen / Axios:
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