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9:20 AM ET, February 9, 2017

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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.
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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.”
Bill Chappell / NPR:
Read Coretta Scott King's Letter That Got Sen. Elizabeth Warren Silenced  —  One day after Senate Republicans invoked a conduct rule to end Sen. Elizabeth Warren's speech against the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general, a 1986 letter from Coretta Scott King urging the Senate …
Julia Limitone / Fox Business:
Dr. Alveda King: Sen. Warren Used the King Name to Stir Up Emotions
Discussion: CNN, New York Times, AOL and Politico
Tarini Parti / BuzzFeed:
Why Mitch McConnell Used A Senate Rule To Silence Elizabeth Warren
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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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: Political Wire
Louis Nelson / Politico:
Trump: Blumenthal lied about Vietnam, ‘misrepresents’ what Gorsuch said  —  President Donald Trump attacked the military record of Sen. Richard Blumenthal Thursday morning, suggesting that the Connecticut lawmaker misrepresented his conversation with Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch …
New York Sun:   The Gorsuch Gaffe
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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Katie Mettler / Washington Post:
Spicer claims he ‘clearly meant Orlando’ after citing mystery Atlanta terrorist attack three times  —  On three occasions in two days, White House press secretary Sean Spicer rattled off examples of terrorist attacks on U.S. soil while defending President Trump's travel ban affecting seven majority-Muslim countries.
Matthew Claiborne / ABC News:
Sean Spicer on Citing Unknown Atlanta Terror Attack 3 Times: I ‘Clearly Meant’ Orlando
Niall Stanage / The Hill:
Trump White House besieged by leaks  —  's White House has sprung a remarkable number of leaks since his inauguration.  —  The question is where they're coming from.  —  Barely a day goes by without some unusual tale emerging from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.  Recent examples in a single …
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Eliana Johnson / Politico:
Trump struggling to fill one of the worst jobs in Washington
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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Breitbart:
Exclusive — Women Nationwide Cut Up Nordstrom's Cards, Plan Boycotts After Political Decision to Drop Ivanka Trump Line
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.
USA Today:
Muslim U.S. Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad says she was held by U.S. Customs  —  Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, the first female Muslim American to medal for the United States in the Olympics, said Tuesday she was recently detained at U.S. Customs for two hours without explanation.
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
Nikita Vladimirov / The Hill:
Dem to unveil bill requiring a White House psychiatrist  —  Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) reportedly plans to file a bill that would require the White House to have an in-house psychiatrist.  —  “I'm looking at it from the perspective of, if there are questions about the mental health of the president …
Discussion: Politico and Daily Wire
William A. Galston / Wall Street Journal:
Chuck Schumer vs. the ‘Resistance’  —  Rebelling against Trump is tempting, but moderation is the key to majority status.
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: AOL, ProFootballTalk, USA Today and Mashable
Daniel Craig / PhillyVoice:
Pennsylvania senator to Trump: Come after me, you ‘s***-gibbon’  —  A Pennsylvania lawmaker had strong words for Donald Trump after the president reportedly joked he would “destroy” a Texas lawmaker's career.  —  In a Facebook post, state Sen. Daylin Leach, D-Montgomery …
Matthew Boyle / Breitbart:
Conservative grassroots leaders are planning a series of massive pro-President Donald Trump rallies nationwide, Breitbart News has learned exclusively.  —  On Feb. 27 and March 4, the rallies—dubbed the Spirit of America Rallies—will spring up nationwide in cities and towns across America.
Andrew Tangel / Wall Street Journal:
Companies Plow Ahead With Moves to Mexico, Despite Trump's Pressure  —  A public shaming by Donald Trump last year didn't deter Rexnord, which still plans to close an Indianapolis industrial-bearings factory employing about 350 people and move the jobs to Mexico.
Discussion: Axios, New York Magazine and Mediaite
Will Jordan / Borderline:
Donald Trump's Approval Rating in Context  —  Just how bad is Donald Trump's approval rating, historically speaking?  —  It has already been pointed out that the current President rose to majority disapproval far more quickly than any other president, but I wanted to take a closer look …
Discussion: Washington Post
David Edwards / Raw Story:
Ethics watchdog offers to help Nordstrom sue Trump under California Unfair Competition Law  —  DON'T MISS STORIES.  FOLLOW RAW STORY!  —  Norm Eisen, co-founder of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, has offered to help Nordstrom and other companies sue President Donald …
 
 
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Byron York / Washington Examiner:
A fact-free debate on Trump's executive order
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Sidney Blumenthal / London Review of Books:
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Steven Erlanger / New York Times:
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Discussion: IrishCentral
Katie McHugh / Breitbart:
Sessions' Confirmation: Era of ‘Mass Amnesty Policies’ Is Over, Says Pro-American Immigration Reformer
Ann Coulter / Breitbart:
A Maniac Is Running Our Foreign Policy! (It's Not Trump)
John Binder / Breitbart:
Ohio City Reverses ‘Sanctuary’ Policy
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San Francisco Chronicle:
Anti-Milo organizer: Window-smashing Cal protest ‘stunningly successful’
Discussion: Breitbart and Power Line
Steve Rukavina / CBC News:
Canadian woman turned away from U.S. border after questions about religion, Trump
Discussion: Althouse and Raw Story
Ana Marie Cox / New York Times:
Willie J. Parker Changed His Mind About Abortion
Discussion: Breitbart, LifeNews.com and TheBlaze
Daniel Burke / CNN:
100 evangelical leaders buy ad to denounce Trump's refugee ban
Discussion: Faithwire, The Hill and DCist