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12:45 PM ET, January 30, 2017


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New York Times:
How Trump's Rush to Enact an Immigration Ban Unleashed Global Chaos  —  WASHINGTON — As President Trump signed a sweeping executive order on Friday, shutting the borders to refugees and others from seven largely Muslim countries, the secretary of homeland security was on a White House conference call getting …
Matthew Nussbaum / Politico:
Trump signs executive order requiring that for every one new regulation, two must be revoked  —  President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday morning requiring that for every new federal regulation implemented, two must be rescinded.  —  “This will be the biggest such act …
Discussion: ABC News, Eduwonk and Joe.My.God.
Jacob Pramuk / CNBC:
Trump signs executive order aiming to slash regulations  —  Trump to sign executive orders to reduce business regulations  —  President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday aiming to kickstart campaign pledges to slash regulations.  —  The measure will expand regulatory review …
Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:
Rubio, Scott ‘uneasy’ about Trump immigration order
Discussion: RedState
Justin Amash / Facebook:
Many supporters and opponents of President Trump's executive order …
Discussion: RedState
Zoe Tillman / BuzzFeed:
How Many Lawyers Actually Looked At Trump's Executive Order Before It Was Signed?
Daily Mail:
‘This is not a Muslim ban!’ …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Donald J. Trump / Facebook:
Statement Regarding Recent Executive Order Concerning Extreme Vetting
Bwittes / Lawfare:
BREAKING NEWS: Full Text of Draft Dissent Channel Memo on Trump Refugee and Visa Order  —  Consider this a major bureaucratic uprising on the part of career foreign service officers against the President on his executive order on refugees. … Numerous Foreign Service officers and other diplomats …
Mike Levine / ABC News:
EXCLUSIVE: US Diplomats Consider Filing Dissent Over Immigration Ban  —  Dozens of foreign service officers and other career diplomats stationed around the world are so concerned about President Donald Trump's new executive order restricting Syrian refugees and other immigrants from entering …
Discussion: Politico
CBC News:
Multiple dead, 2 arrested after shooting at Quebec City mosque  —  Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard calls shooting an act of terrorism  —  Quebec City Police say several people are dead after shots were fired inside a mosque on Sunday night during evening prayers.  —  Multiple people are also feared wounded.
Kevin Dougherty / Reuters:
Five dead in Quebec City mosque shooting: mosque president  —  Five people were killed after gunmen opened fire in a Quebec City mosque during evening prayers, the mosque's president told reporters on Sunday.  —  Earlier, a witness told Reuters that up to three gunmen fired on about 40 people inside …
Prime Minister /
Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the fatal shooting in the city of Québec
Discussion: KTLA, and Gothamist
New York Times:
Bannon Is Given Security Role Usually Held for Generals  —  WASHINGTON — The whirlwind first week of Donald J. Trump's presidency had all the bravura hallmarks of a Stephen K. Bannon production.  —  It started with the doom-hued inauguration homily to “American carnage” …
David Ferguson / Raw Story:
Democrats and Republicans can't believe Trump put ‘Nazi’ Steve Bannon on National Security Council
Discussion: New York Daily News
Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
Questions multiply over Bannon's role in Trump administration
Discussion: Daily Kos, Politico and The Hill
Joby Warrick / Washington Post:
Jihadist groups hail Trump's travel ban as a victory  —  Jihadist groups on Sunday celebrated the Trump administration's ban on travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, saying the new policy validates their claim that the United States is at war with Islam.
Stephen Collinson / CNN:
Donald Trump's travel ban fundamentally changes American history
ABC News:
Donald Trump Blasts Sen. Schumer's ‘Fake Tears’ Over Travel Ban
Discussion: Politico
Greg Miller / Washington Post:
Officials worry that U.S counterterrorism defenses will be weakened by Trump actions
Jonathan S. Tobin / New York Post:
Why the Supreme Court fight is sure to go nuclear  —  President Trump is scheduled to announce his nominee for the vacant US Supreme Court seat Thursday.  There should be no illusions about the confirmation battle that will follow.  —  No matter what Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer …
Donald Trump Supreme Court choice announcement coming Tuesday 8 p.m.
Starbucks Newsroom:
Message from Howard Schultz to Starbucks Partners: Living Our Values in Uncertain Times  —  Starbucks chairman and ceo sent the following message to all partners (employees) on January 29, 2017  —  I write to you today with deep concern, a heavy heart and a resolute promise.
Trump's Next Move on Immigration to Hit Closer to Home for Tech  —  President Donald Trump's clash with Silicon Valley over immigration is about to become even more contentious.  —  After the new president banned refugees and travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries, Google …
Discussion: Business Insider, Axios and Vox Popoli
Media Matters for America:
White Nationalists Praise Trump's Muslim Ban: “God Bless You,” “Feel Like Crying” With Joy  —  White nationalists are “ecstatic” and “feel like crying” with joy over President Donald Trump's executive order banning people from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States.
Weekly Standard:
The Final Obama Scandal  —  Closing the book on a deceptive narrative about the al Qaeda threat  —  Less than 24 hours before the official end of the Obama presidency, while White House staffers were pulling pictures off the walls and cleaning out their desks, the Office of the Director …
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
ACLU racks up $24.1 million in donations over weekend  —  Fact vs fiction in immigration debate  —  The American Civil Liberties Union said it received $24.1 million in online donations over the weekend.  —  In a normal year, the activist group makes about $4 million in online donations.
Discussion: RedState, AOL and Mediaite
Eliot A. Cohen / The Atlantic:
A Clarifying Moment in American History  —  I am not surprised by President Donald Trump's antics this week.  Not by the big splashy pronouncements such as announcing a wall that he would force Mexico to pay for, even as the Mexican foreign minister held talks with American officials in Washington.
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Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
Normalizing Violence  —  Have you punched a Nazi today?
Discussion: New York Times and Mediaite
Mary Stegmaier / Washington Post:
Trump wants voter registration investigated. This is how 20 states are already doing it.
Sdesai / Washington Monthly:
How the Decline in Investigative Journalism Is Making Congress Dumb
German Lopez / Vox:
How the war on drugs has made drug traffickers more ruthless and efficient
Discussion: The Crime Report
Michael Edison Hayden / ABC News:
Conway: GOP Senators Need to Support President Trump
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Sean Spicer, Trump Press Secretary, Is 'Not Here to Be Someone's Buddy'
Aaron Short / New York Post:
Chuck Schumer under fire from left-wing activists
Discussion: NBC News, Hot Air and Power Line
 Earlier Items: 
Ben Collins / The Daily Beast:
DeleteUber's Creator: Resist Trump or ‘Pay a Price’
Margaret Wente / Globe and Mail:
Ladies, check your privilege
Salena Zito / Daily Oklahoman:
The Democrats' diversity challenge
Discussion: Instapundit
Scott Adams / Scott Adams' Blog:
Scott Adams' Blog
David Edwards / Raw Story:
Denver police to protesters: ‘Stop doing anything that could be construed as free speech’