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6:05 PM ET, January 29, 2017

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Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
White House Official, in Reversal, Says Green Card Holders Won't Be Barred  —  WASHINGTON — A top White House official appeared to reverse a key part of President Trump's immigration order on Sunday, saying that people from the affected countries who hold green cards will not be prevented from returning to the United States.
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CNN:
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
Cyra Master / The Hill:
Trump warns senators ‘looking to start World War III’  —  defended his executive order on immigration and refugee policy Sunday afternoon in two tweets, posted at around the same time the White House released a statement from the president.  —  The statement stressed the importance of keeping …
David French / National Review:
Trump's Executive Order on Refugees — Separating Fact from Hysteria  —  The hysterical rhetoric about President Trump's executive order on refugees is out of control.  Let's slow down and take a look at the facts.  —  To read the online commentary, one would think that President …
Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:
Giuliani: Trump asked me how to do a Muslim ban ‘legally’  —  Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) said in an interview on Saturday that President Trump had previously asked him about legally implementing a “Muslim ban.”  —  But Giuliani then disputed the notion …
Discussion: Vox, AOL and Mediaite
Mallory Shelbourne / The Hill:
Dems will rally at Supreme Court to protest Trump's executive order
Discussion: Politico and TheBlaze
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Trump ratchets up defense of immigrant ban as outrage mounts
Discussion: Hot Air and Washington Free Beacon
Bwittes / Lawfare:
Malevolence Tempered by Incompetence: Trump's Horrifying Executive Order on Refugees and Visas
GroundGame:
Airport protests against the Muslim Ban
Discussion: Daily Kos
Burgess Everett / Politico:
McCain blasts Bannon placement on National Security Council  —  John McCain is harshly criticizing the elevation of White House strategist Steve Bannon to President Donald Trump's National Security Council, calling the move “radical” because it minimizes the role of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
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Donald J. Trump / The White House:
Organization of the National Security Council and the Homeland Security Council  —  As President, my highest priority is to ensure the safety and security of the American people.  In order to advise and assist me in executing this solemn responsibility, as well as to protect and advance …
Natasha Bertrand / Business Insider:
Trump just made an unprecedented, ‘radical’ change to the National Security Council  —  President Donald Trump signed a presidential memorandum Saturday that removed the nation's top military and intelligence advisers as regular attendees of the National Security Council's Principals Committee …
Betsy Woodruff / The Daily Beast:
Trump's Border Patrol Defies Judge, U.S. Senator at Dulles Airport as His First Constitutional Crisis Unfolds  —  Late Saturday night, in the jam-packed baggage terminal for international arrivals at Washington Dulles International Airport, dozens of lawyers and hundreds of protesters watched …
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Travis Kalanick / Facebook:
Standing up for the driver community:  —  Here's the email I'm sending to drivers affected by President's unjust immigration and travel ban:  —  At Uber we've always believed in standing up for what's right.  Today we need your help supporting drivers who may be impacted by the President's unjust immigration ban.
Discussion: Politico, Axios and The Verge
Brooke Seipel / The Hill:
Conway: When will reporters who ‘talked smack’ be fired?  —  Kellyanne Conway in an interview Sunday slammed the media, asking when network reporters will be fired over their coverage of the Trump administration.  —  “Who is cleaning house?  Which one is going to be the first network …
Discussion: RedState
Eric Schmitt / New York Times:
American Commando Killed in Yemen in Trump's First Counterterror Operation  —  WASHINGTON — One American commando was killed and three others injured in a fierce firefight overnight with Qaeda militants in central Yemen, a senior American official said Sunday morning.
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Ryan Browne / CNN:
US servicemember killed in raid on al Qaeda in Yemen
Discussion: TheBlaze and Axios
Jim VandeHei / Axios:
The Trump bulldozer  —  We can't stress this enough: Watch closely the specific, substantive moves of the Trump White House.  Try to block out the white noise of outlandish statements and unforced errors, and the hyperventilating they provoke.  —  Otherwise, you miss the big — and in some cases, radical — changes coming our way.
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Eliot A. Cohen / The Atlantic:
A Clarifying Moment in American History  —  There should be nothing surprising about what the Donald Trump has done in his first week—but he had underestimated the resilience of Americans and their institutions.  —  {{#existing_user}}  —  Your newsletter subscription preferences have been updated.
Discussion: American Power
 
 
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Tim Hains / RealClearPolitics:
Priebus: We Won't Apologize For Keeping America Safe
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Jamie Butters / Bloomberg:
Ford CEO Told Trump U.S. Fuel-Economy Rules Risk 1 Million Jobs
Discussion: The Verge
Media Matters for America:
Rudy Giuliani Brags That He Crafted Trump's Muslim Ban
Discussion: Vox and Lawyers, Guns & Money
Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
Senate Democrats vow legislation to block Trump's travel ban
Discussion: The Hill, Daily Kos and twitchy.com
Howie Carr / Boston Herald:
Dems would honor killer, not victim
Discussion: Instapundit
Allegra Kirkland / Talking Points Memo:
Gallup: Trump Net Approval Rating Drops 8 Points In First Week In Office
Discussion: Politico, Hullabaloo and Politicus USA
 Earlier Items: 
Blake Hounshell / Politico:
President Trump's First Defeat
Discussion: New York Times and ABC News
Charles Ornstein / ProPublica:
Hours After Landing in U.S., Cleveland Clinic Doctor Forced to Leave by Trump's Order
Discussion: STAT
Derek Hunter / Townhall.com:
The Media Honestly Doesn't Get It