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8:05 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.
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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 …
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
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
Media Matters for America:
Rudy Giuliani Brags That He Crafted Trump's Muslim Ban
Discussion: Vox and Lawyers, Guns & Money
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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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 …
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
RealClearPolitics:
Separating Fact From Hysteria on Trump Refugee Order
Discussion: Power Line
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Trump ratchets up defense of immigrant ban as outrage mounts
Discussion: Hot Air, Washington Free Beacon and CNN
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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Ben Gittleson / ABC News:
Protests Build Across the Country Against Trump's Immigration Order
Discussion: Mediaite
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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Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
Senate Democrats vow legislation to block Trump's travel ban
Discussion: The Hill, Daily Kos and twitchy.com
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.”
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
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
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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The Independent:
War with the US under Donald Trump is “not just a slogan” …
Discussion: CANNONFIRE
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
Howie Carr / Boston Herald:
Dems would honor killer, not victim
Discussion: Instapundit
 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