Every Monday-Thursday, The Evening Commute gives you “The Top 5 stories to break while your 9-5 was breaking you; set to 5 tunes that’ll help put you back together.”

Every Sunday, we compile the week that was in a series we call The Weak Ender.

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Surprise; a lot happened this weekend, including:

 
Now, onto the week that was…

Thursday – “Seen A Lot Of Changin'”

“THE DAILY DONALD: Prayer breakfasts, botched raids, and senior photos”#

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“Senate suspends committee rules (again) to approve EPA head Pruitt; House votes to repeal three Obama-era regulations”#

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“FOREIGN AFFAIRS: Romanian protests, French elections, and Syrian operations”#

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“‘How a former editor allegedly used Vice Canada to recruit drug mules for a global smuggling ring'”#

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“Punxsutawney Phil sees shadow, predicts six more weeks of winter”#

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Wednesday – “Wake Up, Wake Up”

“THE DAILY DONALD: Pesky bans, Supreme choices, Iranian missiles, and a fear of stairs”#

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“Senate Republicans suspend committee rules after Democrats boycott Cabinet hearings; only Devos nomination still uncertain”#

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“Israel PM Netanyahu announces 3,000 new West Bank settlements, as forced evacuations begin in Amona outpost”#

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“Milky Way galaxy being pushed across universe (at 2 million km/h) by unexplained ‘void'”#

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“Beyoncé is pregnant, with twins”#

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Tuesday – “Welcome Home”

“THE DAILY DONALD: Supreme Court selections, immigration ban fallout, and meetings with Big Pharma”#

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“Trump’s Cabinet taking shape, despite Democratic delays, contradicting statements, and plagiarism accusations”#

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  • “Democrats Skip Votes, Delaying Confirmation of Trump Nominees” by Alan Rappeport and Eric Lichtblau
  • “Betsy DeVos appears to have plagiarized quotes for Senate questionnaire” by Dan Merica and Eugene Scott
  • “Everything you want to know about the Trump Cabinet confirmation hearings, votes” by Elise Viebeck

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“Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz to face off in debate over “Future of ObamaCare”#

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Monday – “The Land of the Free”

“THE DAILY DONALD: Immigration bans, regulation reforms, LGBT protections, and British petitions”#

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“Far-right nationalist troll kills 5 and wounds 19 in Quebec City mosque shooting”#

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“Iran tests medium-range ballistic missile”#

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“GOP-led Congress begins repeal of Obama-era regulations on environment, corruption, gun-buying”#

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  • “Republicans take first steps to kill Obama-era regulations” by Lisa Lambert
  • “How Republicans Will Try to Roll Back Obama Regulations” by Emmarie Huetteman

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“‘How Russia sold its oil jewel: without saying who bought it'”#

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Bryce T. Rudow, Editor-in-Chief
(@brycetrudow)