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1:55 PM 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 …
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 …
Doina Chiacu / Reuters:
Green card holders included in Trump ban -Homeland Security  —  People holding so-called green cards, making them legal permanent U.S. residents, are included in President Donald Trump's executive action temporarily barring people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and CNN
Marcelo Rochabrun / ProPublica:
Trump Executive Order Could Block 500,000 Legal U.S. Residents From Returning to America From Trips  —  When details leaked earlier this week about a spate of immigration-related executive orders from President Donald Trump, much public discussion focused on a 30-day ban on new visas for citizens from seven “terror-prone” countries.
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.
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.
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, Gothamist, Althouse and NPR
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.
David Ingram / Reuters:
U.S. lawyers for Iraqis sue to block Trump immigration order
Discussion: Sputnik International and The Week
Jeremy Diamond / CNN:
Trump's latest executive order: Banning people from 7 countries and more
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Declan Walsh / New York Times:
Fears That Trump's Visa Ban Betrays Friends and Bolsters Enemies
Discussion: ABC News and NBC News
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.
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 …
Amber Phillips / Washington Post:
Republican redistricting is taking a beating in the courts, right now  —  Recent court decisions in three states are putting carefully carved Republican-drawn state legislative districts at risk — and could even threaten the entire process of partisan map drawing.
Discussion: Oliver Willis
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
CBS: Senate Republicans convinced Trump that Pryor is a no-go for SCOTUS
Discussion: CBS News, and Politico
Associated Press:
DC's March for Life to Highlight Gains by Abortion Opponents
The Hill:
McConnell all but rules out filibuster change
Discussion: Hot Air
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: AOL and 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.
Peter Sullivan / The Hill:
Trump admin cancels ObamaCare ads  —  The Trump administration has canceled any remaining ObamaCare advertising and outreach planned for the final days of the sign-up period, according to Politico.  —  The move could negatively affect enrollment, given that many people wait until close to the Jan. 31 deadline to sign up.
Brian Albrecht / Plain Dealer:
President Donald Trump acts to restrict immigration, blocking a Syrian family due in Cleveland Tuesday  —  CLEVELAND, Ohio - The fate of a Syrian refugee family bound for resettlement here hung on the stroke of a pen by President Donald Trump on Friday.  —  The family — two parents …
Discussion: Vox
Eric Beech / Reuters:
Trump says Syrian Christian refugees will be given priority
David Brody /
Brody File Exclusive: President Trump Says Persecuted Christians Will Be Given Priority As Refugees
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