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8:55 AM ET, February 1, 2017

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Neal K. Katyal / New York Times:
Why Liberals Should Back Neil Gorsuch  —  I am hard-pressed to think of one thing President Trump has done right in the last 11 days since his inauguration.  Until Tuesday, when he nominated an extraordinary judge and man, Neil Gorsuch, to be a justice on the Supreme Court.
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Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Who is Neil Gorsuch?  —  What you need to know about Trump's extraordinarily conservative nominee for the Supreme Court.  —  Judge Neil Gorsuch is Republican nobility—the son of Anne Gorsuch Burford, who spent her brief tenure as President Reagan's EPA administrator cutting staff …
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
How Trump kept Gorsuch nomination a secret until the clock struck 8  —  Tuesday night's presidential announcement of a Supreme Court nomination had all the makings of a Donald J. Trump production — except for this: The secret held.  —  When President Trump strode down the red-carpeted hallway …
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Trump picks Colo. appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court  —  President Trump selected Colorado federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch as his Supreme Court nominee on Tuesday, opting in the most important decision of his young presidency for a highly credentialed favorite …
Matt Vespa / Townhall.com:
War: Senate Democrats Prepare To Filibuster Trump's SCOTUS Pick No Matter What  —  Tomorrow at 8 P.M. President Donald J. Trump will announce his pick for the Supreme Court.  Reportedly, Appellate Judges Neil Gorsuch (Tenth Circuit) and Thomas Hardiman (Third Circuit) are the top choices …
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Ayotte to lead White House team shepherding Supreme Court nominee
Discussion: Political Wire
Christina Cauterucci / Slate:
What Neil Gorsuch, Trump's SCOTUS Pick, Means for American Women
Discussion: Instapundit
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
In Judge Neil Gorsuch, an Echo of Scalia in Philosophy and Style
Ramesh Ponnuru / National Review:
Neil Gorsuch: A Worthy Heir to Scalia
CNN:
First on CNN: Trump bringing Supreme Court favorites to Washington
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
A Jarring New Level of Confrontation and Conflict Hits Washington
Discussion: American Power
New York Times:
It's ‘The Apprentice, Supreme Court Edition,’ as Trump Summons Finalists to White House
Brent Kendall / Wall Street Journal:   Judge Neil Gorsuch Backs Scalia's ‘Originalist’ Approach
New York Times:
Trump Nominates Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court
Amy Lange / WJBK-TV:
Detroit family caught in Iraq travel ban, mom dies waiting to come home  —  DETROIT (WJBK) - A local business owner flies to Iraq to bring his mother back home to the US for medical treatment.  But under President Trump's ban on immigration and travel from seven predominately Muslim nations, he was forced to leave his family behind.
Discussion: Engadget, Daily Kos and The Week
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Chris Kahn / Reuters:
Exclusive: Only a third of Americans think Trump's travel ban will make them safer  —  Imposing a temporary travel ban on citizens from seven Muslim countries, President Donald Trump said the move would help protect the United States from terrorism.  But less than one-third of Americans believe …
Neil Munro / Breitbart:
Left Protests While Trump Junks Obama's Global Immigration Plan
Discussion: VDARE
Hadas Gold / Politico:
White House ices out CNN  —  The White House has refused to send its spokespeople or surrogates onto CNN shows, effectively icing out the network from on-air administration voices.  —  “We're sending surrogates to places where we think it makes sense to promote our agenda,” …
Jeremy Diamond / CNN:
Trump trip canceled; Harley Davidson wasn't comfortable with likely protests  —  US President Donald Trump speaks to the staff at the Department of Homeland Security in Washington, DC, on January 25, 2017.  Trump vowed to restore “control” of US frontiers as he moved Wednesday to fulfil his pledge to …
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Terray Sylvester / Reuters:
Clean-up begins at Dakota pipeline protest camp
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Power Line
Wall Street Journal:
Prosecutors Weigh Child-Pornography Charges Against Anthony Weiner  —  Former congressman is being investigated for sexually explicit exchanges he allegedly had with a 15-year-old girl  —  Federal prosecutors are weighing bringing child-pornography charges against former Rep. Anthony Weiner …
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Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Prosecutors mull child porn charges for Weiner: report
Discussion: RedState
Abigail Hauslohner / Washington Post:
Trump administration circulates more draft immigration restrictions, focusing on protecting U.S. jobs  —  The Trump administration is considering a plan to weed out would-be immigrants who are likely to require public assistance, as well as to deport — when possible — immigrants already living …
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Jake Sherman / Politico:
Poll: 1-in-4 voters believe Trump's vote-fraud claims  —  One in four voters believe President Donald Trump's unsupported claim that millions of votes were illegally cast in the 2016 election, but more people believe that Trump benefited from any electoral malfeasance instead of Hillary Clinton.
Jeffrey Gettleman / New York Times:
State Dept. Dissent Cable on Trump's Ban Draws 1,000 Signatures  —  Then it went to Jakarta.  Then across Africa.  —  One version even showed up on Facebook.  —  Within hours, a State Department dissent cable, asserting that President Trump's executive order to temporarily bar citizens …
Scott Clement / Washington Post:
United by post-inauguration marches, Democratic women plan to step up activism  —  Days into Donald Trump's presidency, large numbers of liberals say they plan to step up their political activity, with Democratic women particularly motivated to take action, according to a new Washington Post poll.
 
 
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Phil Mattingly / CNN:
First on CNN: Treasury secretary nominee's foreign money links bring new scrutiny
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Kenneth P. Vogel / Politico:
Trump security's use of force questioned
Juliet Eilperin / Washington Post:
Resistance from within: Federal workers push back against Trump
Daniel Shapiro / Foreign Policy:
So You Want to Move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem? Here's How.
Discussion: The Times of Israel
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Dems escalate anti-Trump offensive
Discussion: Power Line
Brian Beutler / New Republic:
Trump Ignored All of Obama's Advice—and Now He's in a World of Trouble
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Valerie Strauss / Washington Post:
Two Republican senators says they aren't committed to voting for Betsy DeVos on Senate floor
Discussion: Mother Jones and Vox
Robby Soave / Hit & Run:
Amherst Student Expelled for Sexual Misconduct Can't Defend Himself—It Would ‘Impose Psychological Trauma’ on Accuser
Discussion: Hot Air
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Victor Davis Hanson / National Review:
The Democrat Patient  —  Ignoring the symptoms, misdiagnosing …
Christine Hauser / New York Times:
Westminster: Meet the New Breeds
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E.J. Schultz / Ad Age:
See Budweiser's Super Bowl Ad About an Immigrant's Tale
Discussion: Refinery29, Mediaite and The Week