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Sen. Murkowski (Opposes DeVos) on defying Trump: I cannot live in fear of a tweet

Although she said she had not communicated with anyone in the Trump administration since announcing that she would oppose DeVos, Murkowski acknowledged the possibility that she would become the target of the harsh criticism the president likes to dole out via his Twitter feed.

“I cannot live in fear of a tweet,” Murkowski said, laughing. “We as lawmakers should not. What we need to be doing is working for the people that we represent, trying to do best by our states and their people, and doing so in working with a new administration.”

Speaking about Trump’s turbulent first two weeks in office, Murkowski said there are “a lot of bumpy spots in the road right now, a lot of things that have made many of us uncomfortable.” She cited her own “very real reservations” about Trump’s executive order temporarily barring entry to the U.S. for citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries and suspending the U.S. refugee program.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/sen-murkowski-on-defying-trump-i-cannot-live-in-fear-of-a-tweet-193230535.html

Bannon film outline warned U.S. could turn into Islamic States of America

https://twitter.com/PhilipRucker/status/827537449052160000

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/bannon-film-outline-warned-us-could-turn-into-islamic-states-of-america/2017/02/03/f73832f4-e8be-11e6-b82f-687d6e6a3e7c_story.html?postshare=3261486134995109&tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.e1ea2af62a37

Vanity Fair, The New Yorker Will Not Participate in WH Correspondents Dinner Parties

https://twitter.com/Mediaite/status/827519883038556161

The White House Correspondents’ Dinner is still on for this year, but two of its biggest participants are backing out of the festivities in the wake of the Donald Trump Presidency.

In recent days, there was some mystery as to whether “Nerd Prom” would happen at all, given the Trump Administration’s rough relationship with the media. The dinner is set to take place after all, but The New Yorker and Vanity Fair, who host two of the weekend’s biggest events, will not be taking part.

“We’ve taken a break from the dinner in the past,” said Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter. When the New York Times asked if there was any particular reason for his decision, Carter cited “Trump” and plans to go on a weekend fishing trip.

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The New Yorker is also known for its weekend kickoff parties, which are usually recognized as star-studded events. According to their spokeswoman, they have decided to scrap their plans for this year as well.

Full Frontal host Samantha Bee will be holding a counter-event in the city that weekend, which is set up to be a comedic roast against Trump.



http://www.mediaite.com/online/vanity-fair-the-new-yorker-will-not-participate-in-wh-correspondents-dinner/

Punxsutawney Jason Chaffetz

https://twitter.com/Patbagley/status/827314351069491200

The ACLU has put up a page for donations to the Bowling Green Massacre Victims Fund.

(Donate link goes to ACLU donation page.)

We all still carry the vivid memories of what horrors occurred at Bowling Green, but some still relive those moments everyday as they work to rebuild a community torn apart.

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WE SHALL ALWAYS REMEMBER

As we join together with our thoughts and prayers, we will always remember how our fortitude and compassion unite us all through these difficult times.

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Judge dismisses Melania Trump's lawsuit against Daily Mail


Judge dismisses Melania Trump's lawsuit against Daily Mail: report
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First lady Melania Trump's $150 million defamation suit against the Daily Mail has been dismissed by a judge in Maryland, BuzzFeed News reports.

The judge ruled that the state court did not have the proper jurisdiction to pursue a case against the U.K.-based Daily Mail.

Trump filed the lawsuit against the Daily Mail and Maryland-based political blogger Webster Griffin Tarpley in September after they published that she once worked for an escort service in the 1990s, according to The Washington Post.

The Daily Mail retracted the story shortly after the lawsuit was filed.

A judge ruled last Friday that Trump could proceed with the lawsuit against Tarpley.


http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/317691-judge-dismisses-melania-trumps-lawsuit-against-daily-mail

Scapegoating

% of Germans who consider the U.S. "a trustworthy partner" has dropped to the same level as Russia

https://twitter.com/kscheib/status/827267213979643906

Arkansas just passed a law that will let a rapist sue his victim for having an abortion.

https://twitter.com/rachel/status/827338507655970816
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/02/02/new-law-lets-dads-veto-abortions.html

The New Yorker's Anniversary Cover

https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/827493788826423297
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