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4:00 PM ET, February 9, 2017

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Washington Post:
Conway may have broken key ethics rule by touting Ivanka Trump's products, experts say  —  President Trump's official counselor, Kellyanne Conway, may have broken a key ethics rule Thursday morning when she told TV audiences to “go buy Ivanka's stuff.”  —  Federal employees are banned …
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Laurel Raymond / ThinkProgress:
Kellyanne Conway tells America to 'buy Ivanka's stuff,' may have violated federal law  —  Your taxpayer dollars just paid for a “free commercial” for the President's daughter's business.  —  Kellyanne Conway, who is a counselor to President Donald Trump, gave a “free commercial” …
Fox News Insider:
Kellyanne Conway on Ivanka Trump's Fashion Line: ‘Go Buy It Today!’  —  After Nordstrom decided to drop Ivanka Trump's fashion line from its department stores, a number of retailers have recently followed suit.  —  Neiman Marcus, Belk, Jet, ShopStyle, Home Shopping Network …
David Edwards / Raw Story:
Ex-ethics czar: Kellyanne Conway faces ‘a range of penalties’ for promoting Ivanka's brand on Fox
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Isaac Arnsdorf / Politico:
Kellyanne Conway under fire for promoting Ivanka's brand
Discussion: Associated Press and The Atlantic
Jordan Libowitz / CREW:
CREW FILES ETHICS COMPLAINTS AGAINST KELLYANNE CONWAY
Discussion: Mediaite
Fernanda Santos / New York Times:
She Showed Up Yearly to Meet Immigration Agents.  Now They're Deporting Her.  —  PHOENIX — For eight years, Guadalupe García de Rayos had checked in at the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement office here, a requirement since she was caught using a fake Social Security number during …
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Ryan Devereaux / The Intercept:
TRUMP ADMINISTRATION PREPARES TO EXECUTE “VICIOUS” EXECUTIVE ORDER ON DEPORTATIONS  —  Donald Trump's first executive order as president, signed on January 25, called for a series of dramatic new measures aimed at hardening the country's domestic immigration enforcement apparatus.
Discussion: Raw Story
Arizona Republic:
Protesters ring ICE in Phoenix: Could woman in custody be the first deported because of Trump's orders?
Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:
Blumenthal: We're careening ‘toward a constitutional crisis’ … (D-Conn.) on Thursday warned that the country is heading toward a “constitutional crisis,” moments after President Trump attacked him for sharing Trump's Supreme Court nominee's concerns with the president's attacks on judges.
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Jeremy Diamond / CNN:
Trump falsely accuses senator of misrepresenting Gorsuch criticism
Louis Nelson / Politico:
Trump lashes out at Blumenthal for relaying Gorsuch's ‘disheartening’ comments
The Daily Beast:
Trump Pretends Gorsuch Didn't Say What He Said
Discussion: TheBlaze
Olivia Nuzzi / New York Magazine:
Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus Want You to Know They Are Friends  —  “We're just finishing,” Steve Bannon told me.  “Reince is giving me my daily back massage.”  —  The two men burst into a fit of conspiratorial laughter.  —  “Off the record!”  Reince Priebus said.  —  “Off the record!”
Discussion: The Week
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Niall Stanage / The Hill:
Trump White House besieged by leaks
Discussion: RedState, The Verge and Daily Wire
105.9 FM and AM 630:
LISTEN: REP. STEVE KING: Yes, I Am Wary of Reince Priebus
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and CNN
Reuters:
Exclusive: In call with Putin, Trump denounced Obama-era nuclear arms treaty - sources  —  In his first call as president with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump denounced a treaty that caps U.S. and Russian deployment of nuclear warheads as a bad deal for the United States …
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David Corn / Mother Jones:
The Mysterious Disappearance of the Biggest Scandal in Washington
Discussion: Daily Kos
New York Times:
California Farmers Backed Trump, but Now Fear Losing Field Workers  —  MERCED, Calif. — Jeff Marchini and others in the Central Valley here bet their farms on the election of Donald J. Trump.  His message of reducing regulations and taxes appealed to this Republican stronghold …
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
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Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
California Farmers Surprised That Trump Is Anti-Immigrant
Discussion: KTLA and Eschaton
Natalie Kitroeff / Los Angeles Times:   How this garlic farm went from a labor shortage to over 150 people on its applicant waitlist
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
John McCain's brutal rejoinder to Sean Spicer  —  Donald Trump took on Sen. John McCain's status as a war hero and won the GOP nomination anyway.  —  Sean Spicer took on John McCain's expertise on military matters and got this: … The White House press secretary took an extraordinary position Wednesday …
Alex Seitz-Wald / NBC News:
In Race for DNC Chair, Tom Perez Pledges to Woo Back Red, Rural America  —  TOPEKA, Kansas - With an unbroken 50-year streak of voting for Republican presidential candidates, Kansas is not a typical stop on Democrats' national tour.  —  “Party chairs don't come to Kansas,” said Kathleen Sebelius …
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Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Obama's party-building legacy splits Democrats
Discussion: Axios
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Should House Democrats write off rural congressional districts?  —  BALTIMORE — Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney has one of the most sensitive jobs in Washington.  —  The third-term Democrat, representing New York's Hudson Valley, is leading a review into what House Democrats did wrong in 2016.
Discussion: Booman Tribune
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Edward Morrissey / The Fiscal Times:
Dems Call for Their Party's Autopsy—But Won't Admit the Patient Is Dead
Discussion: CBS News, Breitbart and Hot Air
Media Matters for America:
“Great News!”:  White Nationalists See Sessions' Attorney General Confirmation As Major Step Toward Achieving Their Racist Goals  —  Jeff Sessions Confirmed By U.S. Senate For Attorney General Post  —  Sessions Confirmed On “A Near-Party-Line Vote.”  Jeff Sessions, who has served …
Jacob Sullum / Hit & Run:
Trump Does Not Know What Civil Forfeiture Is, but He Likes It  —  In a meeting with county sheriffs from around the country on Tuesday, President Trump jokingly (we hope!) threatened to “destroy [the] career” of a Texas legislator who proposed requiring the government to obtain a conviction …
Billboard:
STEVE BOOM, 48  —  Amazon founder Jeff Bezos would make almost any list of the world's most powerful people.  In retail, he's clearly on top, and in tech, he's close to it.  In book publishing, he would be the undisputed No. 1 for 10 years running.  In addition to a $65 billion stake in Amazon …
Sam Frizell / TIME:
Inside Chuck Schumer's Plan to Take on President Trump  —  Put Chuck Schumer and Donald Trump in a room together and you can't miss the connection.  They are the leaders of rival parties, sharp opponents on Twitter and in the press, but they live by the same words, as big and bold as the city that made them.
Discussion: The Daily Caller and The Week
Olivia Marcus / Amino Blog:
The most disproportionately common injury in every state  —  What can medical codes tell us about getting hurt in America?  —  Every time you go to the doctor, your diagnosis is recorded as a medical code.  They're notoriously complicated—more than 3,000 ICD codes are used just to describe physical injuries.
Discussion: Mother Jones and STAT
Grabien News RSS:
Trump: ‘Phenomenal’ Tax Cut Package Coming in 2-3 Weeks  —  'We're going to be announcing something I would say over the next two or three weeks that will be phenomenal'  —  President Trump to his conservative critics: I read you loud and clear!  —  After coming under criticism from many on the right …
Discussion: Mediaite
Gena Wolfson / Hear & Now:
CNN's Chris Cuomo: ‘I see being called fake news as the equivalent of the n-word for journalists’ … Attacks on the press for being ‘fake news’ have become a staple of President Trump's rhetoric, with CNN — hosts/reporters included — often being called out by name.
Berkeley Lovelace Jr / CNBC:
Twitter shares crater after ugly revenue miss, shockingly weak guidance  —  Twitter shares sank on Thursday after the social media company reported quarterly revenue that missed Wall Street's expectations, and issued guidance that fell far short of estimates.
Andrew Kaczynski / CNN:
Sen. Lindsey Graham: Silencing Sen. Elizabeth Warren ‘was long overdue’  — The Massachusetts senator on Tuesday was ruled to be in violation of Senate rules for impugning another senator.  —  (CNN)Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham says the silencing of Sen. Elizabeth Warren on the Senate floor Tuesday was “long overdue.”
 
 
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Donald J. Trump / The White House:
Presidential Executive Order on a Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety
Discussion: AOL and ImmigrationProf Blog
Andrew Kaczynski / CNN:
GOP congressman: Democrats acting the same way they did leading up to Civil War
Matthew Nussbaum / Politico:
Trump to pay for Abe's Mar-a-Lago visit
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Julie Shaw / Philly.com:
Pa. ex-con in castration case arrested after allegedly threatening to shoot judge
Discussion: Moonbattery and LGBTQ Nation
Molly Ball / The Atlantic:
Is the Anti-Trump ‘Resistance’ the New Tea Party?
Discussion: Instapundit
Media Matters for America:
Sexist Fox & Friends Segment Hosts Author Claiming Women's “Natural State” In Marriage Is To Be The “Beta”
Discussion: Raw Story
Quoctrung Bui / New York Times:
A Secret of Many Urban 20-Somethings: Their Parents Help With the Rent
Discussion: Mother Jones
Brian Flood / The Wrap:
Americans Trust Trump Administration More Than News Media in New Poll
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
 Earlier Items: 
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Thomas Fox-Brewster / Forbes:
Apple iCloud Hoards ‘Deleted’ Browser History Going Back More Than A Year
Discussion: The Verge
Lissandra Villa / BuzzFeed:
Senators Are Pissed Their Constituents Can't Get Through As Phone Calls Flood The Senate
Discussion: Political Wire
Matt Taibbi / Rolling Stone:
The End of Facts in the Trump Era
Jason Noble / Des Moines Register:
Dallas County failed to report 5,842 votes cast in 2016 election