Week In The News: Sessions And DeVos, Warren Silenced, Patriots Stunner

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Vice President Mike Pence swears in Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in the White House complex in Washington, DC. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

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Jeff Sessions, Betsy DeVos confirmed. Elizabeth Warren silenced. Trump’s travel ban and the 9th Circuit Court. Our weekly news round table goes behind the headlines.

Courts and the travel ban this week. They said no to it. Twice. The president tweets, in all caps, that he’s still fighting. Maybe to the Supreme Court. Lots of new cabinet members: Sessions, Price, DeVos – the last with Mike Pence breaking a tie. Elizabeth Warren is silenced for reading Coretta Scott King. Trump says Russia, U.S. all killers. Kelly Anne Conway hawks Ivanka’s clothes. And the President of the United States attacks Nordstrom. This hour On Point, our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines. — Tom Ashbrook


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Washington Post: Can Democrats get used to all the losing that lies ahead? — “President Trump has promised so much winning that people will get tired of it. But for Democrats, the question is whether they can stomach the amount of losing they’re in store for. Despite the party base digging in for fights on Cabinet nominations and Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court confirmation, they’ve come up empty. And it’s looking more and more like the fight just may not be in Senate Democrats — or at least, not to the extent the base is looking for.”

CBS News: Trump rips McCain for criticizing special ops mission — “President Trump hit longtime critic John McCain in a series of tweets early Thursday morning, following the Arizona senator’s comments about the recent ‘failure’ of a raid in Yemen, which killed a U.S. military service member and at least 30 others.”

POLITICO: Kellyanne Conway under fire for promoting Ivanka’s brand — “Conway’s remark appears to violate the executive branch’s ban on staff endorsing products or companies. The regulation, from the Office of Government Ethics, also prohibits using public office for private gain of oneself or friends or relatives.”

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