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9:00 AM ET, January 28, 2017


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New York Times:
Refugees Detained at U.S. Airports, Prompting Legal Challenges to Trump's Immigration Order  —  President Trump's executive order closing the nation's borders to refugees was put into immediate effect Friday night.  Refugees who were in the air on the way to the United States when the order …
Declan Walsh / New York Times:
Fears That Trump's Visa Ban Betrays Friends and Bolsters Enemies  —  CAIRO — Across the Muslim world, the refrain was resounding: President Trump's freeze on refugee arrivals and visa requests from seven predominantly Muslim countries will have major diplomatic repercussions …
Discussion: NBC News
New York Times:
Trump Bars Refugees and Citizens of 7 Muslim Countries  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump on Friday closed the nation's borders to refugees from around the world, ordering that families fleeing Syrian carnage be indefinitely blocked from entering the United States, and temporarily suspending immigration …
Discussion: Politico, Althouse and NPR
David Brody /
Brody File Exclusive: President Trump Says Persecuted Christians Will Be Given Priority As Refugees  —  In an exclusive interview with The Brody File, President Donald Trump says persecuted Christians will be given priority when it comes to applying for refugee status in the United States.
New York Times:
Full Executive Order Text: Trump's Action Limiting Refugees Into the U.S.  —  President Trump signed an executive order on Friday titled “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.”  Following is the language of that order, as supplied by the White House.
Dan Merica / CNN:
Trump signs executive order to keep out ‘radical Islamic terrorists’  —  (CNN)President Donald Trump signed two executive actions Friday at the Department of Defense, including one that suspends indefinitely admissions for Syrian refugees and limits the flow of other refugees into the United States …
Eric Beech / Reuters:
Trump says Syrian Christian refugees will be given priority
Carol Morello / Washington Post:
Trump signs order temporarily halting admission of refugees, promises priority for Christians
Justin Fishel / ABC News:
Trump Orders Suspension of All Refugees, Immigrants From Some Muslim Nations
Discussion: Politico, Axios and IJR
Fox News:
Trump signs executive order for ‘extreme vetting’ of refugees
Discussion: The Daily Beast
New York Times:
Trump's First Week: Misfires, Crossed Wires and a Satisfied Smile  —  WASHINGTON — If other new occupants of the White House wanted to be judged by their first 100 days in office, President Trump seems intent to be judged by his first 100 hours.  No president in modern times, if ever …
Wall Street Journal:
Trump's First Week: Governing Without a Script  —  The new president seems to be running his administration much like he ran his company and campaign, eager to weigh in on every issue and willing to make last-minute calls  —  A directive to revive two controversial oil pipelines awaited …
David Frum / The Atlantic:
Advice for Those Weighing Jobs in the Trump Administration  —  Some 40 people were indicted as a result of the Watergate scandal.  Among those sentenced to prison: the attorney general of the United States, the White House counsel, and President Nixon's two most senior White House aides.
Mike Debonis / Washington Post:
Behind closed doors, Republican lawmakers fret about how to repeal Obamacare  —  PHILADELPHIA — Republican lawmakers aired sharp concerns about their party's quick push to repeal the Affordable Care Act inside a closed-door meeting Thursday, according to a recording of the session obtained by The Washington Post.
Jonathan Cohn / The Huffington Post:   Another Bogus Obamacare Argument From Donald Trump And Paul Ryan
David Gibson / USA Today:
Trump fails to mention Jews in Holocaust remembrance statement  —  In a departure from predecessors on both sides of the political aisle, President Trump's statement Friday marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day did not mention the deaths of six million Jews — a lapse the head …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
CBS: Senate Republicans convinced Trump that Pryor is a no-go for SCOTUS  —  As hundreds of thousands of pro-life activists gather in Washington DC for the March for Life, millions of Americans await Donald Trump's choice to fill the Supreme Court opening left by the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia.
Discussion: CBS News, Politico and
The Hill:
McConnell all but rules out filibuster change
Discussion: Hot Air
Associated Press:
DC's March for Life to Highlight Gains by Abortion Opponents
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Google Recalls Staff to U.S. After Trump Immigration Order  —  Memo from CEO Pichai says more than 100 employees impacted  —  Pichai says President's move caused painful ‘personal costs’  —  Alphabet Inc.'s Google delivered a sharp message to staff traveling overseas who may be impacted …
Discussion: Business Insider, AOL, Axios and Engadget
New York Times:
Russians Charged With Treason Worked in Office Linked to Election Hacking  —  WASHINGTON — Ever since American intelligence agencies accused Russia of trying to influence the American election, there have been questions about the proof they had to support the accusation.
Discussion: Political Wire
Paul Demko / Politico:
Reversing course, Trump administration will continue Obamacare outreach  —  The Trump administration has reversed plans to scrap all Obamacare outreach in the finals days of the law's enrollment period, a day after the move sparked outcry from the law's supporters and health insurers.
Charlie Nash / Breitbart:
YouTube Disables MILO Livestream Hours Before Immigration Speech in New Mexico  —  YouTube disabled Breitbart News Senior Editor MILO's livestreaming ability on Friday, just hours before his speech on immigration at the University of New Mexico.  —  MILO's ability to host livestreams …
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Adam Gopnik / New Yorker:
Orwell's “1984” and Trump's America  —  I have, I'm afraid, a terrible confession to make: I have never been a huge fan of George Orwell's “1984.”  It always seemed, in its extrapolations from present to future, too pat, a little lacking in the imaginative extrapolations we want from dystopian literature.
Melanie Mason / Los Angeles Times:
California Democrats propose adding third, nonbinary gender option for driver's licenses and other official documents  —  California driver's licenses and birth certificates could have a third option for gender in addition to male or female under legislation unveiled Thursday by Democratic lawmakers.
Discussion: TheBlaze and RedState
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Oriana Schwindt / Variety:
TV Ratings: ABC Wins Wednesday With Modest Turnout for Trump Interview
Discussion: Political Wire
Cecilia Kang / New York Times:
Google, in Post-Obama Era, Aggressively Woos Republicans
Discussion: The Guardian
Joel Zinberg / RealClearHealth:
Don't Panic Over the CBO Repeal Report
Discussion: Instapundit
Rebecca Kheel / The Hill:
Mattis orders review of F-35, Air Force One programs
Discussion: Axios
Ryan Lizza / New Yorker:
Donald Trump Blows Up the U.S.-Mexico Relationship
Discussion: The Week
 Earlier Items: 
Reid Wilson / The Hill:
New wave of anti-evolution bills hit states
Discussion: Argus Leader and Raw Story
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
The end of Sarah Palin is here
Discussion: Heat Street