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12:05 PM ET, February 9, 2017

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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.
Discussion: Politico and Political Wire
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New York Sun:   The Gorsuch Gaffe
Ashley Killough / CNN:
Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch calls Trump's tweets ‘disheartening’
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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Eliana Johnson / Politico:
Trump struggling to fill one of the worst jobs in Washington
Niall Stanage / The Hill:
Trump White House besieged by leaks
Discussion: Daily Wire
Breitbart:   Please join us Thursday evening on the Breitbart News Facebook page for an exclusive interview …
Louis Nelson / Politico:   Conway: ‘Completely false’ that White House can't fill communications director job
Eric Bradner / CNN:
Warren's moment galvanizes the left  — Warren had been debating the qualifications of her Senate colleague, Jeff Sessions, to be attorney general  —  Washington (CNN)Democrats searching for a new rallying cry might have Senate Republicans to thank for their newest line: “She persists.”
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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.”
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.
Jennifer Calfas / The Hill:
ACLU vows to sue Sessions if he violates Constitution as AG
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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Isaac Arnsdorf / Politico:
Kellyanne Conway: 'Go buy Ivanka's stuff'  —  Kellyanne Conway used her platform Thursday to urge Americans to “go buy Ivanka's stuff,” potentially violating ethics rules of the executive branch.  —  Standing in the White House press briefing room, Conway, a counselor to the president …
Bloomberg:
Trump's Oval Office Tweets Force CEOs to Choose Fight or Flight  —  The president crossed a new line with Nordstrom attack  —  Starbucks, Apple, Alphabet criticized immigration order  —  President Donald Trump is injecting himself into the daily business of U.S. companies to an unprecedented extent …
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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Nigel Duara / Los Angeles Times:
Longtime Phoenix resident in U.S. illegally detained in early display of Trump executive order's reach  —  An executive order by President Trump has expanded deportation priorities to include any immigrants in the country illegally who had been convicted of a criminal offense, regardless of its severity.
Discussion: Fox News and KTLA
Holly Yan / CNN:
Sean Spicer cites Atlanta terror attack that never happened  —  (CNN)Another high-profile Trump administration official has made statements about a terror attack that never occurred.  —  This time, it's Press Secretary Sean Spicer.  Three times in one week, Spicer alluded to a terror attack in Atlanta by someone from overseas.
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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 …
Discussion: Washington Post
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Lissandra Villa / BuzzFeed:
Senators Are Pissed Their Constituents Can't Get Through As Phone Calls Flood The Senate  —  Just about everything Donald Trump has done since he became president has caused a deluge of calls for senators, resulting in concerns that their constituents can't get through to them.
Discussion: Political Wire
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Politico:
Trump: McCain 'doesn't know how to win anymore'
Discussion: ABC News
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.
Matt Taibbi / Rolling Stone:
The End of Facts in the Trump Era  —  If you connect with America's anger and paranoia, you can steamroll our most sacred institutions without ever having to tell the truth  —  The order floated down from the lunatic's castle late on a Friday.  No more visas of any kind from seven countries …
Paul Blumenthal / The Huffington Post:
Steve Bannon Believes The Apocalypse Is Coming And War Is Inevitable  —  Trump's top adviser thinks we're in “the great Fourth Turning in American history.”  —  Money in Politics Reporter, The Huffington Post  —  JM Rieger  —  Producer, The Huffington Post
Thomas Fox-Brewster / Forbes:
Apple iCloud Hoards ‘Deleted’ Browser History Going Back More Than A Year  —  If you think clearing your web browsing history on your iPhone or Mac is going to make your online habits permanently disappear, you'd be wrong.  Very wrong.  According to the CEO of Russian hacking tool creator Elcomsoft …
Discussion: The Verge
Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Obama's party-building legacy splits Democrats  —  A painful Democratic rift over Barack Obama's political legacy is finally bursting into the open.  —  For years, the former president's popularity among Democrats stifled any public critiques of his stewardship of the party …
Discussion: Axios
Jason Noble / Des Moines Register:
Dallas County failed to report 5,842 votes cast in 2016 election  —  Thousands of ballots in Dallas County went uncounted on Election Day last November because of a mistake in how county officials reported their results to the Iowa Secretary of State's Office.
Mike Cason / al.com:
Luther Strange to replace Jeff Sessions in U.S. Senate  —  Gov. Robert Bentley today announced he has selected state Attorney General Luther Strange to replace Jeff Sessions in the United States Senate.  —  Sessions on Wednesday was confirmed as the next U.S. Attorney General by a 52-47 vote and was sworn in by President Donald Trump.
Discussion: Politico, Washington Post, alan.com and IJR
 
 
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