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10:00 AM ET, January 29, 2017

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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
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Benjamin Wittes / Lawfare:
Malevolence Tempered by Incompetence: Trump's Horrifying Executive Order on Refugees and Visas  —  The malevolence of President Trump's Executive Order on visas and refugees is mitigated chiefly—and perhaps only—by the astonishing incompetence of its drafting and construction.
The White House:
Presidential Memorandum Plan to Defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria  —  NATIONAL SECURITY PRESIDENTIAL MEMORANDUM - 3 MEMORANDUM FOR THE VICE PRESIDENT THE SECRETARY OF STATE THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL THE SECRETARY OF ENERGY
Discussion: Infowars and Washington Post
David Ferguson / Raw Story:
Trump boots top officials — but includes Steve Bannon — in reshuffled National Security Council  —  DON'T MISS STORIES.  FOLLOW RAW STORY!  —  In another series of executive orders on Saturday, Pres. Donald Trump restructured the National Security Council (NSC) and created a position …
Discussion: ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES
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 …
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 …
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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.
Sfrantzman / Seth J. Frantzman:
Obama's administration made the “Muslim ban” possible and the media won't tell you  —  I was outraged by the ban on refugees from war-torn countries in the Middle East.  I've covered refugees fleeing war in Iraq and Syria over the last two years, meeting families on the road in Greece …
Dylan Matthews / Vox:
Donald Trump, the refugee ban, and the triumph of cruelty  —  Trump's immigration crackdown is an exercise in government cruelty.  —  On Friday, Donald Trump made the most plainly indefensible promise of his presidential campaign a reality.  He suspended all refugee admissions to the US for 120 days …
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Kelsey Snell / Washington Post:
Facing intense criticism, some Republicans are speaking out against Trump's refugee ban.
Reuters:
Chaos, anger as Trump order halts some Muslim immigrants
Discussion: Raw Story and USA Today
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.
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Federal Judges Push Back Against Trump Order, Stopping Deportations Nationwide  —  Less than 36 hours passed after President Trump signed his executive order on Friday restricting immigration on several fronts before four federal judges had issued rulings in quick succession blunting the effect …
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Jerry Markon / Washington Post:
Judge halts deportations as refugee ban causes worldwide furor
New York Times:
Banned From U.S.: ‘You Need to Go Back to Your Country’
Charles Ornstein / ProPublica:
Hours After Landing in U.S., Cleveland Clinic Doctor Forced to Leave by Trump's Order  —  Dr. Suha Abushamma's flight back to Saudi Arabia took off minutes before a federal judge ordered such forced removals to stop.  “She was basically racing against Trump,” a colleague and friend said.
Discussion: Informed Comment
Ryan Browne / CNN:
US servicemember killed in raid on al Qaeda in Yemen  —  Yemenis look at the wreckage of a vehicle on February 9, 2016, in the aftermath of clashes between forces loyal to Saudi-backed President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi and al-Qaeda members in the Mansura suburb of Aden.
Discussion: Axios
Derek Hunter / Townhall.com:
The Media Honestly Doesn't Get It  —  In 1968, if you'd railed endlessly about how the United States would never, ever send men to the moon, you would've had some crow to eat the following year.  —  If you made your declarations not in your local pub, but on television and in the newspaper …
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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Kit Daniels / Infowars:
SANCTUARY SHERIFF FACES REMOVAL FROM OFFICE FOR AIDING CRIMINAL ILLEGALS
David Barstow / New York Times:
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Discussion: Axios
Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:
Countries where Trump does business are not hit by new travel restrictions
Adam Jentleson / Washington Post:
Senate Democrats have the power to stop Trump. All they have to do is use it.
David Brody / CBN.com:
Brody File Exclusive Interview: President Trump Relying On God Now More Than Ever
The White House:
Executive Order: ETHICS COMMITMENTS BY EXECUTIVE BRANCH APPOINTEES
Discussion: Politico, NPR and Washington Post
Tom Boggioni / Raw Story:
Anti-choice advocate admits to Joy Reid her ultimate goal is to make birth control illegal
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
 Earlier Items: 
Rebecca Morin / Politico:
Trump: New York Times is ‘fake news’
Discussion: TheBlaze, Mediaite, Political Wire, Axios and AOL
Doug P. / twitchy.com:
D'OH! NY Times WH correspondent asks for fact check on terrorism claim, tweeters oblige
Discussion: Power Line
Justin Glawe / The Daily Beast:
Refugee Family's Grandmother Detained on Trump's Orders
Discussion: Al Jazeera English and Daily Kos
Mike Giglio / BuzzFeed:
We Talked To People Who Fought For ISIS. This Is How They Plan To Use Trump.
Discussion: Mother Jones and Political Wire
Erick Erickson / The Resurgent:
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
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Secret Service agent critical of Trump put on paid leave: report