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10:20 PM ET, February 2, 2018

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Byron York / Washington Examiner:
House Intelligence memo released: What it says  —  The House Intelligence Committee has released its controversial memo outlining alleged abuses of secret surveillance by the FBI and Justice Department in the Trump-Russia investigation.  Here are some key points:
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mccain.senate.gov:
STATEMENT BY SASC CHAIRMAN JOHN McCAIN ON PARTISAN ATTACKS ON THE FBI & DOJ  —  Washington, D.C. ­- U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on partisan attacks on the FBI and Department of Justice:
U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Selection …:
House Intelligence Committee Minority Response to Release of Chairman Nunes' Misleading Memo  —  f t # e  —  Washington, DC - Today, the Minority of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence responded to the release of HPSCI Chairman Nunes' memo:
New York Times:
House Republicans Release Secret Memo Accusing Russia Investigators of Bias  —  WASHINGTON — House Republicans released a disputed memo on Friday compiled by congressional aides that accused the F.B.I. and Justice Department of abusing their surveillance powers to spy on a former Trump campaign adviser, Carter Page.
Patterico / RedState:
A Significant Inaccuracy in #TheMemo Calls Its Credibility Into Question  —  Amid all the excitement over the Devin Nunes #TheMemo, it is important to remember that it is a partisan summary of FISA warrant applications that we the People have not been allowed to see.
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
The Backwards Logic of the Nunes Memo  —  Amid all the lies Donald Trump has told about the Russia scandal, there is one underlying truth: The intelligence community truly fears him and considers him unfit for the presidency.  This is not because the intelligence community is traitorous …
Spencer Ackerman / The Daily Beast:
Sources: Devin Nunes Memo Is ‘100%’ Wrong About Andrew McCabe and Steele Dossier … Rep. Devin Nunes' just-released surveillance memo claims that one of its central points about surveillance abuse at the FBI was affirmed by a senior FBI official.  But two knowledgeable sources …
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
Sentence buried in GOP memo may undercut Trump efforts to discredit Russia probe … Though President Trump and his allies hope that the controversial release of a GOP-written memo alleging surveillance abuses by the FBI will tarnish the legitimacy of the entire Russia probe …
David French / National Review:
The Big Flaw in the Memo  —  It may have just confirmed a key New York Times scoop.  —  From the moment that the so-called Steele dossier burst onto the public scene, thoughtful observers have wondered what role its “salacious and unverified” accusations played in the opening …
Bryan Logan / Business Insider:
Devin Nunes admits he didn't view the underlying intelligence his memo was based on  — Devin Nunes, the congressman who authored a disputed memo alleging improper surveillance of Trump associates by the FBI and the Department of Justice, admitted he didn't view the underlying intelligence on which he based the memo.
Discussion: twitchy.com and The Atlantic
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Exclusive: Conservative group calls for Rod Rosenstein's head  —  The Tea Party Patriots, a conservative activist group, is launching an advertising campaign calling on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to “do his job, or resign.”  —  Why this matters: The campaign is modest …
Mark Mazzetti / New York Times:   How Trump's Allies Fanned an Ember of Controversy Into Flames of Outrage
John Harwood / CNBC:   Trump and the House GOP face an uphill battle against the FBI and the Justice Department
Oliver Darcy / CNNMoney:
Conservative media receives key points from Nunes memo before other news outlets
CNN:
Disputed GOP-Nunes memo released
Joe Walsh / Washington Post:
Devin Nunes is acting like a partisan hack. That's just how I remember him.
Discussion: Raw Story
Zachary Basu / Axios:
Adam Schiff: White House will be forced to release Democrats' memo
Discussion: ABC News and IJR
Associated Press:
What the GOP memo says (and doesn't say)
Discussion: Breitbart and ABC News
Sari Horwitz / Washington Post:
Justice Department official overseeing Mueller and Russia probe under increasing pressure
Discussion: Politico
Del Quentin Wilber / Wall Street Journal:
Inside the FBI Life of Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, as Told in Their Text Messages  —  Exchanges between agent and lawyer show dedication to bureau—but no hesitation to criticize colleagues and Trump  —  WASHINGTON—In the summer of 2016, FBI Agent Peter Strzok had just wrapped up the investigation …
Linda Stansberry / North Coast Journal:
Not Missing in Humboldt: Bachelor Contestant Bekah Martinez  —  It turns out Rebekah Martinez is not missing at all.  Quite the contrary, actually, she's on a popular nationally televised show: The Bachelor, which you might have heard of.  —  When posting this week's cover story to Facebook …
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Salt Lake Tribune:
A risk-taker  —  A gambler at heart, Huntsman moved his family to Utah and started borrowing millions of dollars to buy polystyrene plants in the 1980s, when prices were rock bottom because of a glut in the market.  He was betting the polystyrene surplus eventually would turn into a shortage …
Kriston Capps / CityLab:
HUD May Push New Work Requirements for Public Housing Residents  —  The Trump administration may introduce minimum work requirements for some recipients of housing aid, while raising rents for others, according to a document obtained by CityLab.  —  The document, labeled as draft rent reforms …
Discussion: Democrats.com
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The Intercept:   Draft Legislation Suggests Trump Administration Weighing Work Requirements And Rent Increases For Subsidized Housing
CNBC:
Dow falls 400 points as interest rates shoot higher, stocks head for worst week in 2 years  — The U.S. economy added 200,000 jobs in January.  Economists polled by Reuters expected growth of 180,000.
Elaina Plott / The Atlantic:
Romney Is Already Being Considered for Republican Leadership Position  —  Mitt Romney hasn't even officially announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate, yet Republican leadership is already seeing stars.  —  According to a Republican donor with direct knowledge, Senate GOP leaders have expressed …
Discussion: Political Wire
CNNMoney:
Dow plunges 666 points — worst day since Brexit  —  Wall Street just suffered the worst day of the Trump presidency.  —  The Dow closed down 666 points, or 2.5%, its biggest percentage decline since the Brexit turmoil in June 2016 and steepest point decline since the 2008 financial crisis.
YouTube:
Tea Party Patriots Action Rosenstein Ad  —  Rod Rosenstein's actions are tarnishing the reputation of DOJ.  —  • Rosenstein has stonewalled Congress's legitimate oversight responsibilities.  —  • Rosenstein even attempted to enlist Speaker Ryan to obstruct congressional oversight.
Discussion: Vox
Josh Rogin / Washington Post:
National Security Council official behind 5G memo leaves White House … The author of a memo arguing for a government takeover of development of the nation's 5G mobile network has been removed from the National Security Council staff.  The memo's unauthorized release this week caused uproar …
Discussion: Axios and USA Today
 
 
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Pentagon unveils new nuclear weapons strategy, ending Obama-era push to reduce U.S. arsenal
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Andrew Kirell / The Daily Beast:
Snowden Bashes Nunes: I Was More Careful With Gov't Secrets Than You Are
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Louis Nelson / Politico:
K.T. McFarland withdraws as ambassador nominee
Discussion: Axios
Henry J. Gomez / BuzzFeed:
The RNC Is Looking At A Rule That Could Block A Ted Cruz-Like Strategy In 2020
Discussion: Washington Post and CNN
John Santucci / ABC News:
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Congress has quietly created a new health care crisis for 26 million Americans
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