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4:05 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 …
Discussion: Vox, CNN, Talking Points Memo and Daily Kos
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 …
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.
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.
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.
Brooke Seipel / The Hill:
NY lawmakers: Refugee detained in airport has been released
Discussion: Daily Kos and CBS New York
Graham Rayman / New York Daily News:
Following President Trump's executive order green card, visa holders already blocked by airports
Discussion: Vox
Seung Min Kim / Politico:   Trump sued after Iraqis detained at airport
Iraqis with U.S. ties are first to sue over Trump immigration order
Discussion: Sputnik International and The Week
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Trump's radical immigration plan: Enforce the law
Discussion: New York Times
Kelsey Snell / Washington Post:
Paul Ryan: Trump's refugee ban does not target Muslims  —  President Trump's order to temporarily halt admission to the U.S. from seven Muslim-majority countries is not a Muslim ban, Republicans in Congress, including aides to House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.), declared Saturday.
Discussion: Daily Kos
Chris Sommerfeldt / New York Daily News:
President Trump's Muslim ban excludes countries linked to his sprawling business empire
Discussion: Mediaite and
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
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 …
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
New York Times:
The Voter Fraud Fantasy  —  There are varying degrees of absurdity in the fallacies President Trump peddled during his first week in the Oval Office.  Perhaps the most damaging was his insistence that millions of Americans voted illegally in the election he narrowly won.
Discussion: Business Insider
Amber Phillips / Washington Post:
Republicans in Congress don't want anything to do with Trump's voter-fraud probe
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
Max Greenwood / The Hill:
Dutch commit $10M for abortion funding in wake of US ban  —  The Netherlands has committed $10 million to an initiative to fund abortion services in developing countries, Reuters reported Saturday.  —  The commitment is meant to help replace funding that is expected to be lost after President …
Discussion: RedState
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
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Jack Healy / New York Times:
Trump Backers Like His First Draft of a New America
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Politico
Brian Albrecht / Plain Dealer:
President Donald Trump acts to restrict immigration, blocking a Syrian family due in Cleveland Tuesday
Discussion: Vox
 Earlier Items: 
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Trump admin cancels ObamaCare ads
Discussion: and Los Angeles Times
Matt Arco / New Jersey Online:
Christie won't face charges in Bridgegate-related case, prosecutors say
Discussion: Hot Air
Jill Lepore / New Yorker:
The Atomic Origins of Climate Science
Ruth Marcus / Washington Post:
Trump's erratic first week was among the most alarming in history
Somini Sengupta / New York Times:
Nikki Haley Puts U.N. on Notice: U.S. Is ‘Taking Names’
Discussion: Axios, ABC News and Hot Air