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6:40 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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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 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.
Tamer El-Ghobashy / Wall Street Journal:
Trump Visa Ban Also Applies to Citizens With Dual Nationality, State Department Says  —  Citizens of the seven countries identified by President Donald Trump for a 90-day visa ban who hold dual nationality also will be barred from entering the United States, the U.S. State Department said in a statement Saturday.
Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook:
My great grandparents came from Germany, Austria and Poland.  Priscilla's parents were refugees from China and Vietnam.  The United States is a nation of immigrants, and we should be proud of that.  —  Like many of you, I'm concerned about the impact of the recent executive orders signed by President Trump.
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Trump sued after Iraqis detained at airport
Discussion: ABC News
Chris Sommerfeldt / New York Daily News:
President Trump's Muslim ban excludes countries linked to his sprawling business empire
Discussion: Mediaite, The Daily Caller and
Jeremy Diamond / CNN:
Trump's latest executive order: Banning people from 7 countries and more
2 Iraqis file lawsuit after being detained in NY due to travel ban
New York Times:
Trump Bars Refugees and Citizens of 7 Muslim Countries
Graham Rayman / New York Daily News:
Following President Trump's executive order green card, visa holders already blocked by airports
Discussion: Vox and Axios
Michael Edison Hayden / ABC News:
At Least 27 People Detained or Sent Home Following Trump's Executive Order
Kelsey Snell / Washington Post:
More Republicans are speaking out against Trump's refugee ban.  Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell aren't among them.  —  Several congressional Republicans on Saturday questioned President Trump's order to halt admission to the U.S. by refugees and citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Daily Kos
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Secret Service agent critical of Trump put on paid leave: report  —  A senior Secret Service agent who suggested she would not take a bullet for President Trump has been placed on paid leave, according to a new report.  —  Kerry O'Grady is off her job with pay while the agency investigates …
Jon Wilcox / Victoria Advocate:
Fire destroys mosque; cause undetermined (w/video)  —  Flames engulfed the Islamic Center of Victoria, destroying the building in the predawn hours Saturday as congregation members watched from the curb, overcome with emotion.  —  “It's a house of worship,” Shahid Hashmi, president of the center …
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
Kyle Smith / New York Post:
After years of liberal hate, George W. Bush is getting the respect he deserves  —  MORE FROM:  —  It was in February 2010, on Interstate 35 in Wyoming, Minn., according to Wikipedia, that the billboards first began to appear: “MISS ME YET?” ran the message over a picture of George W. Bush.
Discussion: Power Line and Instapundit
Washington Times:
NBC's Chuck Todd: Media knew how ‘hated’ Hillary was in heartland and we ‘underplayed’ it  —  'We didn't tell the stories of all Americans,' ‘Meet the Press’ host admits  —  NBC's Chuck Todd confessed that he and others in the mainstream news media played down just how despised Hillary Clinton …
Discussion: RedState
James Delingpole / Breitbart:
Donald Trump is Going to Make the European Union History  —  Here's a perfect example - in which Trump's prospective new Ambassador to the European Union, Ted Malloch, tells it like it is in an interview with Andrew Neil on the BBC's Daily Politics show.  —  Neil asked Malloch why on earth he'd want to be Ambassador to the EU.
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
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Sam Altman:
Time to Take a Stand
Discussion: Politico and CNNMoney
Max Greenwood / The Hill:
Dutch commit $10M for abortion funding in wake of US ban
Discussion: RedState
Wall Street Journal:
Challenging the U.S., Moscow Pushes Into Afghanistan
CAIR to Announce Constitutional Challenge to Trump's ‘Muslim Ban’ Executive Order
Jack Healy / New York Times:
Trump Backers Like His First Draft of a New America
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Politico
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Somini Sengupta / New York Times:
Nikki Haley Puts U.N. on Notice: U.S. Is ‘Taking Names’
Discussion: Axios and ABC News
New York Times:
Russians Charged With Treason Worked in Office Linked to Election Hacking
Discussion: AOL and Political Wire