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Donald J Trump for President:
DONALD J. TRUMP STATEMENT ON PREVENTING MUSLIM IMMIGRATION  —  (New York, NY) December 7th, 2015, — Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on.
Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
Trump calls for ‘shutdown’ of Muslims entering US  —  Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump wants to halt all Muslim immigration to the United States.  —  In a statement from his campaign, Trump called for a “total and complete shutdown” of Muslims entering the United States until elected leaders …
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Trump: It's time for a “total and complete shutdown” of Muslims entering the U.S.; Update: Not my policy, says Cruz; Update: American citizens too  —  A perfect complement to the Ben Sasse post, which wondered how many Americans agree that the lines are drawn between “militant Islam” and “everyone else.”
Erick Erickson / RedState:
This is a Brilliant Move by Donald Trump  —  Donald Trump just trumped all the Republican candidates for President.  —  The day after the mom jeans wearing squat to pee President came out to assure us that tolerance, gun control, and climate change would save us from ISIS …
Bill Schneider / The Great Debate:
Obama's terror speech perfectly highlights reasons for Trump's rise  —  President Barack Obama speaks about counter-terrorism and the United States fight against Islamic State during an address to the nation from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, December 6, 2015.  REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Trump basks in latest controversy  —  Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump defiantly made his case for barring all Muslims from entering the country before a rowdy crowd in South Carolina on Monday night, dismissing his critics as putting political correctness before national security.
Michael Scherer / TIME:
Exclusive: Donald Trump Says He Might Have Supported Japanese Internment  —  Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump told TIME that he does not know whether he would have supported or opposed the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.
Russell Moore:
Is Donald Trump Right About Closing the Border to Muslims?  —  Donald Trump is at it again.  This time, the Republican presidential frontrunner suggests that the United States should close the border to all Muslims—including Muslim-Americans traveling abroad.
New York Times:
Donald Trump Calls for Barring Muslims From Entering U.S.
Eugene Scott / CNN:
Trump warns: ‘Many more World Trade Centers’
Discussion: Political Wire
Zack Beauchamp / Vox:   Donald Trump has a base: 76% of Republicans think Islam is un-American
Andrew Malcolm / Investor's Business Daily:   Terrorism isn't scaring Americans; Obama is
Jill Colvin / Associated Press:
Trump calls for ‘complete shutdown’ on Muslims entering US
Jeremy Diamond / CNN:
Trump: Ban all Muslim travel to U.S.
Fox News:
Bank records show $28,500 deposit to Syed Farook's account two weeks before the shooting, source says  —  EXCLUSIVE - A $28,500 deposit was made to Syed Farook's bank account from on or about Nov.18, some two weeks before he and his wife Tashfeen Malik carried out the San Bernardino massacre …
Elizabeth Preza / Mediaite:
Gunman's Father Placed on FBI Watch List After San Bernardino Attacks
Richard A. Serrano / Los Angeles Times:
San Bernardino shooters had been radicalized ‘for some time,’ went to shooting ranges before attack
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Fox News suspends two commentators for profanity while criticizing Obama  —  Two Fox News commentators were suspended on Monday for using profanities while criticizing President Obama on Monday.  —  Ralph Peters, a Fox News “strategic analyst,” called the president a “total pu—” who “doesn't want to hurt our enemies.”
Katherine Krueger / Talking Points Memo:
Fox News Suspends Contributors For Profane On-Air Comments About Obama
Rukmini Callimachi / New York Times:
U.S. Strategy Seeks to Avoid ISIS Prophecy  —  As the debate on how best to contain the Islamic State continues to rage in Western capitals, the militants themselves have made one point patently clear: They want the United States and its allies to be dragged into a ground war.
Sarah Ferris / The Hill:
CBO projects 2 million fewer jobs under ObamaCare  —  ObamaCare is expected to cost the U.S. workforce a total of 2 million jobs over the next decade, Congress's nonpartisan scorekeeper said Monday.  —  The total workforce will shrink by just under 1 percent as a result of the new coverage expansions …
Avik Roy / Forbes:
Obama Administration: Obamacare Has Driven Health Spending Up, While Covering Fewer Than Expected
Josh Fatzick / The Daily Caller:
Here's How Donald Trump Just Punked Jeb Bush Again  —  GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump has been trying to get under the skin of Jeb Bush since the campaign started, and in his latest effort, Trump re-directed a seemingly Bush-related website to his own campaign website.
Florida Today:
Alligator kills Barefoot Bay burglary suspect … CONNECT  —  Brevard County deputies have determined that Matthew Riggins, 22, was killed by an alligator in Barefoot Bay lake on Nov. 23 while possibly hiding to avoid law enforcement.  —  Investigators say that Riggins had told his girlfriend …
Los Angeles Times:
Editorial Should people on the no-fly list be able to buy guns?  Yes.  —  Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) holds up her passport last month during a news conference about Democratic legislative proposals to combat terrorism.  —  It seems simple enough: If the federal government …
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