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6:10 PM ET, February 4, 2017


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Isaac Arnsdorf / Politico:
Trump officials slow-walked court orders on travel ban  —  Hours after a federal judge ordered customs officers to provide lawyers to travelers detained at Dulles airport last Saturday, senior Trump administration officials instructed the guards to give the travelers phone numbers …
Amy B Wang / Washington Post:
Trump lashes out at ‘so-called judge’ who temporarily blocked travel ban  —  President Trump on Saturday morning ripped into a federal judge's decision to temporarily block enforcement of his controversial travel ban.  —  “When a country is no longer able to say who can, and who cannot …
Nicki Rossoll / ABC News:
Pence Defends Trump ‘Speaking His Mind’ About Federal Judge, Promises ‘All Legal Means’ to Challenge Ruling  —  Vice President Mike Pence defended President Donald Trump's criticism of a federal judge who blocked an executive action temporarily barring immigrants and refugees …
Trump fumes, vows to act, after judge lifts travel ban  —  WASHINGTON/DAMASCUS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday denounced a judge who lifted a travel ban for citizens of seven mainly Muslim countries, vowing that his government would reinstate it as affected travelers scrambled …
Discussion: The Hill
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
State Dept. reverses visa revocations, allows banned travelers to enter U.S.
Anna Giaritelli / Washington Examiner:
DOJ seeking emergency stay of federal judge's ‘outrageous order’
Discussion: IJR
Josh Rogin / Washington Post:
Inside the White House-Cabinet battle over Trump's immigration order  —  On the evening of Saturday, Jan. 28, as airport protests raged over President Trump's executive order on immigration, the man charged with implementing the order, Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly, had a plan.
Tom Boggioni / Raw Story:
CNN turns down White House offer of Kellyanne Conway to appear on Sunday shows: report  —  DON'T MISS STORIES.  FOLLOW RAW STORY!  —  Pushing back at President Donald Trump's attacks on the network, CNN has said “no thanks” to a White House offer of Kellyanne Conway to speak for the president …
Wall Street Journal:
Trump's First Weeks Leave Washington— and the White House Staff—Panting
Discussion: Axios
Eli Stokols / Politico:   The method to President Trump's madness
Brian Bennett / Los Angeles Times:
8 million people could be deported under Trump's immigration order  —  Migrants from Guatemala receive instructions from a local law enforcement official after they crossed the Rio Grande near McAllen, Texas, in 2014.  (Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times)
Discussion: American Power and Hullabaloo
Brooke Seipel / The Hill:
Hundreds plan to moon Trump Tower in protest  —  Hundreds have responded to a Facebook “Chicago moons Trump Tower” event, during which protesters plan to drop their trousers in front of Trump Tower Chicago.  —  According to the Facebook page for the event titled “Operation “Kiss Our Asses …
Austin Wright / Politico:
DeVos opposition snowballs into avalanche  —  Adversaries of Betsy DeVos are mounting a furious last-minute bid to sink her nomination for Education secretary, with tactics that include a “tie-breaker telethon” in Alaska, a flood of emails to U.S. senators and celebrity appeals to millions of Twitter followers.
Discussion: Political Wire
Maggie Hassan / New York Times:
Why I Won't Vote for Betsy DeVos
Discussion: PhillyVoice and ThinkProgress
Tristan Lejeune / The Hill:
BuzzFeed sued over unverified Trump dossier  —  BuzzFeed faces a new lawsuit over its publication of an unverified dossier of claims against President Trump and others, McClatchy reported Friday evening.  —  McClatchy says XBT Holdings, a tech firm with Russian ties named in the document …
The Daily Caller:
Look Who Funds The Group Behind The Call To Arms At Milo's Berkeley Event  —  The left-wing group that helped organize the violent shut down of the Milo Yiannopoulos event at the University of California, Berkeley on Wednesday is backed by a progressive charity that is in turn funded by George Soros …
Associated Press:
The Latest: Trump Calls Judge's Action ‘A Terrible Decision’  —  The Latest on the reaction to a court order blocking U.S. President Donald Trump's ban on travelers and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries (all times Eastern):  —  President Donald Trump is criticizing anew …
Cyra Master / The Hill:
Report: Customs and Border Protection tells airlines ‘back to business as usual’
Victoria Colliver / Politico:
Republicans face anger over Obamacare repeal during town halls  —  Two Republican lawmakers representing reliably conservative districts on opposite ends of the country on Saturday faced down heated questions from Obamacare supporters who flooded town hall events demanding that Congress …
Discussion: Oliver Willis
Perry Stein / Washington Post:
How protesters plan to get under Trump's skin wherever he goes  —  WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The Saturday evening march will begin at Trump Plaza, a high-rise apartment building.  President Trump actually hasn't owned the place since 1991.  Fine.  It still has the name.  It's a good place to start.
Anna Palmer / Politico:
TV networks hiking ad rates for shows Trump watches  —  MSNBC and Fox News are capitalizing on President Donald Trump's TV watching habits, dramatically increasing issue advocacy advertising rates in recent weeks as companies and outside groups try to influence Trump and his top lieutenants.
Discussion: Hot Air
Associated Press:
Trump's Supreme Court Pick Wary of ‘Politicians With Robes’  —  Judge Neil Gorsuch recalls being blinded by tears in the middle of a ski run after someone rang his cellphone with news of the unexpected death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.  The reaction illustrates not only the depth …
Discussion: Politico
ABC News:
Trump's Criticism of Judge Shows Limits of Staff's Influence
Discussion: Politico and Associated Press
Joel Kotkin / The Daily Beast:
The High Cost of a Home Is Turning American Millennials Into the New Serfs  —  American greatness was long premised on the common assumption was that each generation would do better than previous one.  That is being undermined for the emerging millennial generation.
Discussion: Instapundit
New York Daily News:
SEE IT: New Yorkers hold mock vigil at Bowling Green for ‘massacre’ victims as Kellyanne Conway ripped for bogus claim  —  New Yorkers can be a sentimental — and satirical — bunch.  —  That's why it was no surprise that an impromptu vigil was held Friday honoring the Bowling Green massacre victims that never were.
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Luke Rosiak / The Daily Caller:
EXCLUSIVE: House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs Committee Members Compromised By Rogue IT Staff
Discussion: TheBlaze and Liberty Unyielding
Hayley Peterson / Business Insider:
Nordstrom has officially cut ties with Ivanka Trump's brand
Cristina Marcos / The Hill:
Pelosi loses bid to rehang controversial cop painting in Capitol complex
Dave Urbanski / TheBlaze:
Watch liberal ‘professor’ absolutely lose it in explosive rant at cops during ‘neo-Nazi’ protest
Discussion: Power Line, The Unz Review and Mediaite
Katie Yoder / NewsBusters:
Abortion Sympathizer Katie Couric: Even a ‘Female Fetus’ Can ‘Feel’ Male
Discussion: RedState, The Gateway Pundit and IJR
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Sara Reardon / Nature:
US government takes animal-welfare data offline
Katie Bo Williams / The Hill:
Trump's pick for CIA No. 2 prompts fears