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The silencing of Elizabeth Warren and an old Senate rule prompted by a fistfight

Washington Post

America got a civics lesson Tuesday night when Senate Republicans used an obscure rule to shut down a speech by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.

Sanders, Cruz debate Obamacare: CNN’s Reality Check Team vets the claims


(CNN) Sens. Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz debated the future of health care in the US Tuesday night, and CNN’s Reality Check Team vetted the claims.

Travel ban hearing: Fiery judges put lawyers on their heels


(CNN) Three federal judges grilled lawyers from the Justice Department and Washington state Tuesday night as they considered whether to lift a US-wide block on President Donald Trump’s travel ban.

Dakota Access pipeline construction expected to get go-ahead

Washington Post

BISMARCK, N.D. – The developer of the stalled Dakota Access oil pipeline could get clearance from the Army as early as Wednesday to finish the $3.8 billion project, though the American Indian tribe that has led the battle against the project for …

‘Sigh of relief’: Standoff with couple on week-long Gulf Coast killing rampage ends in suicide, arrest

Washington Post

A multistate killing spree along the Gulf Coast came to an end Tuesday evening after suspected killers William Boyette and Mary Rice faced off with police in Georgia.

Confirmation slog drags on with Sessions AG fight


Washington (CNN) Senate Democrats promised to drag out the fight Wednesday over President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general, Sen. Jeff Sessions, as they put pressure on Republicans to commit to party-line votes to confirm his Cabinet.

Dozens injured in tornadoes across southern Louisiana

CBS Local

NEW ORLEANS, LA – FEBRUARY 07: Cars are covered with bricks after a tornado touched down along Chef Menture Avenue on February 7, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Video shows suspects lose battle with impact-resistant glass


The Port St. Lucie, FL Police Department posted surveillance video of what they say was an attempted break-in at a gas station. It shows two suspects attempting to break a glass window that’s impact resistant.

Her arms trapped in a clothing donation bin, she dangled helplessly through the cold night and died

Washington Post

Judith Permar drove to a clothing drop-off box at about 2 a.m. Sunday, her black Hummer shrouded in the darkness of the Natalie, Pa.

Trump jokes with sheriffs about destroying a Texas legislator’s career over asset forfeiture

Washington Post

At a meeting on Tuesday with sheriffs from across the country, President Trump joked about destroying the career of an unnamed Texas state senator who supported curtailing a controversial police practice for seizing people’s property.

Biden Gets a Job, and Obama Goes Kitesurfing

New York Times

Barack Obama trying his hand at kitesurfing in the British Virgin Islands. Credit Jack Brockway/Virgin, via Reuters. For anyone wondering how former President Barack Obama is adjusting to life under the Trump administration, know this: He seems to be …

Poll: Democrats want leaders to block Trump


Democratic voters are sending a clear message to their elected officials in Washington: Stop Donald Trump at all costs. A new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll shows that just 34 percent of Democratic voters want their party’s elected officials to find …

GOP senior statesmen making push for a carbon tax

U.S. News & World Report

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with county sheriffs in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017.

Nearly 4000 lbs of marijuana found inside fake limes


Homeland Security is investigating after U.S. Customs and Border Protection found drugs hidden in what appeared to be limes. Agents found nearly 4,000 pounds of marijuana inside fake limes, hidden with real limes.

‘I don’t think CNN is fake news,’ says Kellyanne Conway

Yahoo News

During a Tuesday interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Kellyanne Conway, a senior aide to President Donald Trump, appeared to disagree with her boss, saying “I don’t think CNN is fake news.

The Women’s March organizers want a general strike against Trump. Could it work?

Washington Post

After the Jan. 21 Women’s March, several activists, including the march’s organizers and Francine Post, suggested that the next step for the resist-Trump movement should be a general strike.

Tampa Firefighters rescue man dumped into garbage truck in Tampa

ABC Action News

TAMPA, Fla. – Firefighters with the Tampa Fire Department rescued a man who was trapped inside of a garbage truck at the intersection of Hillsborough and Dale Mabry on Wednesday morning.

Cops suspect jogger’s killing may have been racially motivated

New York Post

The confessed killer of Queens jogger Karina Vetrano told detectives he hated the victim’s predominantly white neighborhood of Howard Beach, leading cops to believe race played a role in the murder, sources told The Post.

Death of NJ student at Penn State fraternity ruled accidental, report says


HARRISBURG, Pa. — The death of a 19-year-old New Jersey student at Penn State has been ruled accidental by Dauphin County Coroner Graham Hetrick, fox43.

Maxine Waters Says Trump Is Leading Himself to Impeachment

The Root

After tweeting last week that her “greatest desire was to lead Donald Trump right into impeachment,” Maxine Waters said Monday that Trump’s actions are leading him to possible impeachment.

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