Day 18 – February 7th, 2017

– Trump invites sheriff to ‘destroy’ Texas state lawmaker who opposes asset forfeiture

– As Trump Fears Fraud, GOP Votes to Kill Election Commission

– White House ramping up search for communications director after Spicer’s rocky start

– Wheeler: GOP, Trump Plan to ‘Modernize’ the FCC is a ‘Fraud’

– Senate confirms DeVos as secretary of education
The 51-50 vote to confirm DeVos comes after the billionaire philanthropist unexpectedly emerged as the most contentious of any of Trump’s nominees.

– Starting next month, the FBI will no longer accept Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests by email. In lieu of its popular email service, the FBI suggests sending a fax or snail mail, a procedural change that has more to do with obstructing the law than a dearth of resources.

– “As many as 13,000 people, most of them civilian opposition supporters, have been executed in secret at a prison in Syria, Amnesty International says.” –

– Here are the attacks President Trump himself has under-reported

– White House says 78 terror attacks under-reported, media shows they were covered

– Trump: ‘Haters are going crazy’ over Russia double standard

– Trump’s loose talk about Muslims gets weaponized in court against travel ban

– Unqualified and Dangerous – Betsy DeVos is uniquely unprepared to run the U.S. Education Department.

– Senate to vote today on confirmation of Betsy DeVos

– Trump says terror attacks ‘under-reported’: Is that true?

– TIME: Legal Scholars: Why Congress Should Impeach Donald Trump

– Assad Says EU Has No Role in Syria

– What Steve Bannon Wants You to Read – President Trump’s strategic adviser is elevating a once-obscure network of political thinkers.

– Trump-Policy Concerns Send Gold Shooting to a Two-Month High