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12:15 AM ET, January 29, 2017


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Inside the confusion of the Trump executive order and travel ban  — Trump's unilateral moves reflect the President's desire to quickly make good on his campaign promises  — But they also encapsulate the pitfalls of an administration largely operated by officials with scant federal experience
Discussion: Vox and NPR
Mother Jones:
A Federal Judge Just Issued a Stay Against Donald Trump's “Muslim Ban”  —  A federal judge in Brooklyn issued an emergency stay Saturday night against President Donald Trump's executive order banning immigration from certain predominantly Muslim countries, temporarily allowing people …
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 …
Brooke Seipel / The Hill:
Federal judge blocks Trump immigration order: report  —  The federal court for the Eastern District of New York has issued an emergency stay halting President Trump's executive order banning immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S, The Verge reported Saturday night.
Kelsey Snell / Washington Post:
Facing intense criticism, some Republicans are speaking out against Trump's refugee ban.  Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell aren't among them.  —  Facing intense criticism and dramatic news coverage of chaos and protests at airports worldwide, several congressional Republicans …
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Federal court halts Trump's immigration ban  —  Step one in a long fight to come  —  The federal court for the Eastern District of New York issued an emergency stay halting President Donald Trump's executive order banning entry to the US from seven majority-Muslim countries tonight …
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Trump orders ISIS plan, talks with Putin and gives Bannon national security role … President Trump on Saturday ordered the Joint Chiefs of Staff to devise a strategy to defeat the Islamic State and restructured the National Security Council to include his controversial top political adviser …
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 …
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.
Benjamin Wittes / Lawfare:
Malevolence Tempered by Incompetence: Trump's Horrifying Executive Order on Refugees and Visas
Discussion: New York Times, Toronto Star and CNN
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Federal Judge Orders Nationwide Halt To Deportations Under Trump Order
Discussion: Vox and Hit & Run
Trump order halting some Muslim immigrants hits roadblock
Discussion: USA Today and Raw Story
Justin Glawe / The Daily Beast:
Refugee Family's Grandmother Detained on Trump's Orders
Discussion: Daily Kos
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Google Recalls Staff to U.S. After Trump Immigration Order
New York Times:
Full Executive Order Text: Trump's Action Limiting Refugees Into the U.S.
The White House:
Executive Order: ETHICS COMMITMENTS BY EXECUTIVE BRANCH APPOINTEES  —  ETHICS COMMITMENTS BY EXECUTIVE BRANCH APPOINTEES  —  By the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 301 of title 3 …
Discussion: Politico, Washington Post and NPR
Doug P. /
D'OH!  NY Times WH correspondent asks for fact check on terrorism claim, tweeters oblige  —  This is an embarrassing tweet.  Journalist, smfh. — Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) January 28, 2017  —  New York Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman …
Discussion: Power Line and Raw Story
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 …
Rebecca Morin / Politico:
Trump: New York Times is ‘fake news’  —  President Donald Trump on Saturday railed against the New York Times and the Washington Post on Twitter, continuing his longstanding assault on media outlets.  —  The president labeled the Times as “fake news,” and said that it and the Washington Post's coverage …
Tom Boggioni / Raw Story:
Anti-choice advocate admits to Joy Reid her ultimate goal is to make birth control illegal  —  DON'T MISS STORIES.  FOLLOW RAW STORY!  —  An interview on the women's march in Washington last week took a bizarre turn when an anti-choice advocate told MSNBC host Joy Reid that birth control …
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Jake Tapper / CNN:
WH: No mention of Jews on Holocaust Remembrance Day because others were killed too  —  Washington (CNN)The White House statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day didn't mention Jews or anti-Semitism because “despite what the media reports, we are an incredibly inclusive group …
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Mike Giglio / BuzzFeed:
We Talked To People Who Fought For ISIS. This Is How They Plan To Use Trump.
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Donald Trump's Start is Rocky, But Far Better Than Many Skeptics Hoped, Which Brings Me to Evan McMullin
Discussion: IJR
James Delingpole / Breitbart:
Donald Trump is Going to Make the European Union History
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After years of liberal hate, George W. Bush is getting the respect he deserves
Discussion: Power Line and Instapundit
Amber Phillips / Washington Post:
Republican redistricting is taking a beating in the courts, right now
Discussion: Oliver Willis