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7:55 PM ET, January 29, 2017

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Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
The Supreme Court Nomination Fight Might Now Be About Trump's Ban  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump's decision to proceed with his expansive executive order restricting immigration at the end of his first week in office has turned into a massive legal battleground that will shape the consideration of any Supreme Court nominee.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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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.
Discussion: New York's PIX11, IJR and Joe.My.God.
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 …
Mallory Shelbourne / The Hill:
Dems will rally at Supreme Court to protest Trump's executive order
Discussion: Politico and TheBlaze
CNN:
Inside the confusion of the Trump executive order and travel ban
Bwittes / Lawfare:
Malevolence Tempered by Incompetence: Trump's Horrifying Executive Order on Refugees and Visas
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 …
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Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Trump ratchets up defense of immigrant ban as outrage mounts
Discussion: Hot Air and Washington Free Beacon
Ben Gittleson / ABC News:
Protests Build Across the Country Against Trump's Immigration Order
Discussion: Mediaite
David French / National Review:
Trump's Executive Order on Refugees — Separating Fact from Hysteria
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Trump Administration Says Green Card Holders Won't Be Barred  —  WASHINGTON — John F. Kelly, the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, eased a key part of President Trump's immigration order on Sunday, saying that people from the affected countries who hold green cards …
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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
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
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Jeff Stein / Vox:
“This policy is going to get Americans killed”: Sen. Chris Murphy on Trump's refugee ban  —  Congressional Republicans have largely fallen in line behind Donald Trump's executive orders on immigration.  House Speaker Paul Ryan, who once opposed Trump's “Muslim ban,” has announced his support for the new restrictions.
Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
Senate Democrats vow legislation to block Trump's travel ban
Discussion: The Hill, Daily Kos and twitchy.com
Alexandra Jaffe / NBC News:
Priebus: Immigration Order 'Doesn't Include' Green Card Holders, But Anyone Traveling to Banned Countries Will Be ‘Subjected to Further Screening’  —  Priebus: Green Card Holders Not-Affected by Executive Order 6:39  —  White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus muddied the waters …
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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
David Edwards / Raw Story:
Denver police to protesters: ‘Stop doing anything that could be construed as free speech’  —  DON'T MISS STORIES.  FOLLOW RAW STORY!  —  Protesters at the Denver airport over the weekend were told by police that it was illegal to exercise “free speech without a permit.”
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
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
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Media Matters for America:
Rudy Giuliani Brags That He Crafted Trump's Muslim Ban
Discussion: Vox and 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
Fox News:
Kellyanne Conway on President Trump's ambitious agenda; Sen. Dick Durbin on opposing President Trump  —  This is a rush transcript from “Fox News Sunday,” January 29, 2017.  This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.  —  CHRIS WALLACE, FOX NEWS ANCHOR: I'm Chris Wallace.
 
 
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Jamie Butters / Bloomberg:
Ford CEO Told Trump U.S. Fuel-Economy Rules Risk 1 Million Jobs
Discussion: The Verge
Howie Carr / Boston Herald:
Dems would honor killer, not victim
Discussion: Instapundit
GroundGame:
Airport protests against the Muslim Ban
Discussion: Daily Kos
 Earlier Items: 
Blake Hounshell / Politico:
President Trump's First Defeat
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