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1:55 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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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 …
Isaac Arnsdorf / Politico:
Kellyanne Conway: 'Go buy Ivanka's stuff'
Discussion: The Atlantic
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.
Fox News Insider:
Kellyanne Conway on Ivanka Trump's Fashion Line: ‘Go Buy It Today!’
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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Louis Nelson / Politico:
Trump lashes out at Blumenthal for relaying Gorsuch's ‘disheartening’ comments  —  President Donald Trump attacked the military record of Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Thursday morning, suggesting that the Connecticut lawmaker misrepresented his conversation with Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch …
The Daily Beast:
Trump Pretends Gorsuch Didn't Say What He Said
Discussion: TheBlaze
New York Sun:   The Gorsuch Gaffe
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Trump travel ban lawsuits pile up
Discussion: Daily Kos
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  —  '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 …
Discussion: RedState, The Verge and 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
Discussion: The Hill and The Huffington Post
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.
Arizona Republic:
Protesters ring ICE in Phoenix: Could woman in custody be the first deported because of Trump's orders?
Nigel Duara / Los Angeles Times:
Longtime Phoenix resident in U.S. illegally detained in early display of Trump executive order's reach
Discussion: CNN and KTLA
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 …
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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Eric Bradner / CNN:
Warren's moment galvanizes the left
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Senate confirms Sessions as attorney general
USA Today:
Jeff Sessions sworn in as attorney general while Trump signs orders  —  WASHINGTON — Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions was sworn in Thursday as the 84th attorney general of the United States as President Trump signed three executive actions aimed at bolstering law enforcement.
Discussion: Breitbart, twitchy.com and Hot Air
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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 …
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Natalie Kitroeff / Los Angeles Times:   How this garlic farm went from a labor shortage to over 150 people on its applicant waitlist
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
Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
Trump's Leading Rivals Wear Robes  —  President Obama was no fan of the dreadful 2010 Supreme Court decision ruling in favor of corporate personhood.  In that case, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the court asserted that political spending, including by corporations …
Discussion: Vox
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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.
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 …
Discussion: Axios and Business Insider
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 …
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
Brian Flood / The Wrap:
Americans Trust Trump Administration More Than News Media in New Poll  —  Only 39 percent call media “truthful” in Emerson College survey, compared to 49 percent for new White House  —  An Emerson College poll found that 49 percent of U.S. voters believe that the Trump administration is …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
 
 
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Media Matters for America:
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