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11:25 AM ET, January 28, 2017

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David J. Bier / New York Times:
Trump's Immigration Ban Is Illegal  —  President Trump signed an executive order on Friday that purports to bar for at least 90 days almost all permanent immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries, including Syria and Iraq, and asserts the power to extend the ban indefinitely.
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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
Carol Morello / Washington Post:
Trump signs order temporarily halting admission of refugees, promises priority for Christians  —  President Trump said Friday that Christians will be given priority to come to the United States as refugees and later signed an order to suspend the admission of refugees for 120 days and increase …
Michael Patrick Leahy / Breitbart:
President Trump Signs Executive Order Temporarily Halting All Refugees  —  President Trump signed an executive order late Friday which temporarily bars refugees from entering the United States.  —  Trump signed the order on refugees while at the Pentagon, minutes after General James Mattis …
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
Jeremy Diamond / CNN:
Trump's latest executive order: Banning people from 7 countries and more
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
New York Times:
Full Executive Order Text: Trump's Action Limiting Refugees Into the U.S.
Discussion: Power Line
David Brody / CBN.com:
Brody File Exclusive: President Trump Says Persecuted Christians Will Be Given Priority As Refugees
Eric Beech / Reuters:
Trump says Syrian Christian refugees will be given priority
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 …
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Michael Edison Hayden / ABC News:
2 Detained at New York Airport and 7 in Cairo in Wake of Trump's Executive Order  —  Two Iraqis have been detained at Kennedy International Airport in New York City in the wake of President Trump's executive order Friday on the suspending the entry into the United States of immigrants from certain Muslim nations and all refugees.
Discussion: Associated Press
David Ingram / Reuters:
U.S. lawyers for Iraqis sue to block Trump immigration order
Discussion: The Week
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 …
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Graham Rayman / New York Daily News:
Following President Trump's executive order green card, visa holders already blocked by airports  —  Within hours of President Trump's executive order limiting immigration from Muslim countries, green card and visa holders were already being blocked from getting on flights to the U.S.
Discussion: alan.com
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.
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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 …
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
Ruth Marcus / Washington Post:
Trump's erratic first week was among the most alarming in history  —  Week One of the Trump administration was among the most alarming in the history of the American presidency.  —  There have been scarier weeks for the country, certainly — the Cuban missile crisis and the Sept. 11 attacks.
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 Townhall.com
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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
Jill Lepore / New Yorker:
The Atomic Origins of Climate Science  —  How arguments about nuclear weapons shaped the debate over global warming.  —  A nuclear weapon is a certain thing—atomic or hydrogen, fission or fusion, bomb or missile, so many megatons—but nothing could be more uncertain than the consequences of using one.
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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
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Matt Arco / New Jersey Online:
Christie won't face charges in Bridgegate-related case, prosecutors say
Discussion: Hot Air
Oriana Schwindt / Variety:
TV Ratings: ABC Wins Wednesday With Modest Turnout for Trump Interview
Discussion: Political Wire
Melanie Mason / Los Angeles Times:
California Democrats propose adding third, nonbinary gender option for driver's licenses and other official documents
Discussion: TheBlaze and RedState
Charlie Nash / Breitbart:
YouTube Disables MILO Livestream Hours Before Immigration Speech in New Mexico
Discussion: Vox Popoli
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
 Earlier Items: 
Adam Gopnik / New Yorker:
Orwell's “1984” and Trump's America
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Gothamist
Ryan Lizza / New Yorker:
Donald Trump Blows Up the U.S.-Mexico Relationship
Discussion: The Week
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
The end of Sarah Palin is here
Discussion: Heat Street
Mike Debonis / Washington Post:
Behind closed doors, Republican lawmakers fret about how to repeal Obamacare