Day 19 – February 8th, 2017

– Ethics experts knock Trump for knocking Nordstrom for dropping Ivanka

– President Trump is not-so-subtly threatening the entire American court system

– Senate Republicans voted to silence Elizabeth Warren after she read from a letter by the widow of Martin Luther King that criticized the civil rights record of Trump’s nominee for attorney general, Jeff Sessions.

– Read Coretta Scott King’s Letter That Got Sen. Elizabeth Warren Silenced

– WH official: We’ll say ‘fake news’ until media realizes attitude of attacking the President is wrong

– Court dubious of government arguments on Trump’s travel ban –
A federal appeals court panel is expected to rule soon on the executive order barring refugees and visitors from seven Muslim countries.

– ‘My daughter’s death will not be used’: Parents furious over Trump’s false terrorism claims

– On Tuesday morning, at about the time that Donald Trump was casually threatening to destroy the career of a Texas state senator who had objected to laws regarding the forfeiture of property from drug suspects, House Speaker Paul Ryan and his colleagues in the House Republican leadership held their weekly press conference on Capitol Hill.

– Yemen seeks ‘reassessment’ of deadly raid but denies U.S. ground operations suspended

– Russian Court Finds Putin Critic & Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny Guilty In Retrial,

– Putin approves legal change that decriminalises domestic violence
Critics say amendment sends wrong message in country where it is estimated domestic abuse kills a woman every 40 minutes

– Dakota Access Pipeline Construction Expected To Get Go-Ahead

– Sanders, Cruz debate Obamacare: CNN’s Reality Check Team vets the claims

Day 18 – February 7th, 2017

– Trump invites sheriff to ‘destroy’ Texas state lawmaker who opposes asset forfeiture

– As Trump Fears Fraud, GOP Votes to Kill Election Commission

– White House ramping up search for communications director after Spicer’s rocky start

– Wheeler: GOP, Trump Plan to ‘Modernize’ the FCC is a ‘Fraud’

– Senate confirms DeVos as secretary of education
The 51-50 vote to confirm DeVos comes after the billionaire philanthropist unexpectedly emerged as the most contentious of any of Trump’s nominees.

– Starting next month, the FBI will no longer accept Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests by email. In lieu of its popular email service, the FBI suggests sending a fax or snail mail, a procedural change that has more to do with obstructing the law than a dearth of resources.

– “As many as 13,000 people, most of them civilian opposition supporters, have been executed in secret at a prison in Syria, Amnesty International says.” –

– Here are the attacks President Trump himself has under-reported

– White House says 78 terror attacks under-reported, media shows they were covered

– Trump: ‘Haters are going crazy’ over Russia double standard

– Trump’s loose talk about Muslims gets weaponized in court against travel ban

– Unqualified and Dangerous – Betsy DeVos is uniquely unprepared to run the U.S. Education Department.

– Senate to vote today on confirmation of Betsy DeVos

– Trump says terror attacks ‘under-reported’: Is that true?

– TIME: Legal Scholars: Why Congress Should Impeach Donald Trump

– Assad Says EU Has No Role in Syria

– What Steve Bannon Wants You to Read – President Trump’s strategic adviser is elevating a once-obscure network of political thinkers.

– Trump-Policy Concerns Send Gold Shooting to a Two-Month High

Day 17 – February 6th, 2017

– Kellyanne Conway’s ‘Bowling Green massacre’ wasn’t a slip of the tongue. She has said twice before.

– Iran launches missiles in exercise after US puts rogue nation ‘on notice’

– President Trump is now speculating that the media is intentionally covering up reports of terrorist attacks.

– BREAKING: Democrats in the Senate plan to hold the floor for 24 straight hours in a last-ditch effort to convince just one Republican to join them in bringing down Betsy DeVos.

– Fox News Report: Trump not fully briefed on exec order that gave Bannon seat at NSC meetings

– 97 companies, from Apple Inc. to Zynga Inc., filed an impassioned legal brief condemning President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration, stepping up the industry’s growing opposition to the policy.

– Pence to head commission investigating baseless voter fraud claim, Trump says

– Donald Trump Says ‘Negative Polls Are Fake News’ – “Any negative polls are fake news, just like the CNN, ABC, NBC polls in the election. Sorry, people want border security and extreme vetting.”

– Former top diplomats, tech giants blast immigration order as court showdown looms

– Trump Likes Putin. Investors, Not So Much.

– Florida congressman pitches bill that would abolish the Environmental Protection Agency

Day 16 – February 5th, 2017

– Pence: Judge ‘certainly’ has right to halt travel ban –

– Republicans denounce Trump’s defense of ‘killer’ Putin –
The president’s remark downplaying the Russian president’s violent history reopens a foreign policy rift with conservatives.

– McConnell breaks with Trump on Putin

– Trump defends Putin over Russia killings allegations

– 9th Circuit Court declines to quickly reinstate travel ban

– Trump tweetstorm disparages judge for ‘ridiculous’ opinion, warns it could lead to ‘death and destruction’

– Mar-a-Lago protesters: ‘When will we get tired of marching? Never.’

– Romania to scrap corruption decree that sparked mass protests

Day 15 – February 4th, 2017

– BREAKING NEWS: The Department of Homeland Security said Saturday it has suspended all actions to implement President Donald Trump’s immigration order.

– DeVos opposition snowballs into avalanche –
Sen. Brian Schatz, a Hawaii Democrat, said on Twitter that the last three days had “been the busiest in Capitol switchboard history” by “almost double.” He urged opponents of DeVos to “keep it up.”

– Trump lashes out at ‘so-called judge’ who temporarily blocked travel ban

– Iran holds military exercise in defiance of US sanctions

– Vincent Viola Said to Withdraw as Secretary of Army Nominee

– China: U.S. is putting regional stability in East Asia at risk

– Donald Trump defends ‘Muslim ban’ claiming Middle Eastern countries AGREE with him as thousands protest in London in the latest mass demonstration against the travel ban and Prime Minister Theresa May’s relationship with the US president

– The FCC’s wireless telecom bureau sent letters to AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile informing them that the violation of net neutrality rules probes were over.

– FCC makes it harder for poor people to get subsidized broadband
Some might pay $9.25 more as ISPs lose ability to sell low-cost Internet plans.

– Donald Trump might be more popular than you think
Once again, there’s evidence suggesting traditional polls aren’t accurately measuring support for the president and his policies.

– Former Norwegian PM says he was held at US airport over Iran visit

– Trump Should Mind His Own Business, French President Hollande Says at Summit

– Germany’s largest magazine sparks furor with image of Trump beheading Statue of Liberty

Day 14 – February 3rd, 2017

– Trump tweeted this morning about ‘Islamic terror’ attack that killed 0. Still nothing about white supremecist Trump supporter who shot 6 in a mosque in Canada – Which is more terrifying?

– Hundreds Expected To Moon Trump Tower In Chicago: The mission statement for Chicago’s, uh, cheekiest anti-Trump protest is pretty straightforward: “Kiss Our Asses, Release Your Taxes!”

– State Dept. claims ~<60k visas revoked contradicting US Attorney’s figures – – The real damage: More than 100K visas revoked following Trump’s immigration ban

– Norway institutions ‘targeted by Russia-linked hackers’

– Trump slaps new sanctions on Iran after missile test
All together, the sanctions target 25 individuals or entities.

– Bogus ‘Bowling Green Massacre’ Claim Snarls Trump Adviser Conway

– From Obama to Trump: Lessons and challenges
Ahmet Davutoğlu, former Turkish PM, writes on the legacy of Obama’s foreign policy and the challenges ahead for Trump.

– A man with a large knife was shot by a French soldier on Friday after he lunged at four soldiers, shouting “God is great” in Arabic near the Louvre Museum in Paris

– Trump to order regulatory rollback Friday for finance industry starting with Dodd-Frank and a ‘Fiduciary’ regulation designed to force retirement advisers to work in the best interest of their clients.

– Kellyanne Conway cites ‘Bowling Green massacre’ that never happened to defend travel ban

– Why Sanders will win his CNN ObamaCare debate vs. Cruz

– EU leaders, led by French president Francois Hollande, have denounced recent attacks on Europe by Donald Trump as they met for a summit to debate the future of the union.

– Trump blames dust-up over Australia P.M. call on ‘fake news media’ – still takes agreed to Refugees

– Senate advances DeVos’s nomination, setting her up for final vote

– Vanity Fair pulls out of White House correspondents’ dinner after-party

– Pelosi calls Trump’s chief strategist a ‘white supremacist’

Day 13 – February 2nd, 2017

– Uber Technologies CEO Travis Kalanick Leaves President’s Business Council – Ride sharing company faced criticism for appearing to align with President Donald Trump

– Donald Trump often tweets about terror and violence, but said nothing about an attack on Muslims in Quebec City

– Questions mount over botched Yemen raid approved by Trump
US military officials say Trump approved counter-terrorism operation without sufficient intelligence or ground support

– Nordstrom Said to Wind Down Relationship With Ivanka Trump Brand

– Senate Democrats’ misleading language on a 60-vote ‘standard’ for Supreme Court nominees

– ‘Watching with bated breath’: Massive iceberg set to break off Antarctica

– Trump hints at cutting federal funds to UC Berkeley after violent protests over Milo Yiannopoulos

– US plans to impose sanctions on multiple Iranian entities, sources say

– GOP lawmakers offer bill to repeal law restricting churches’ political activity

– After Missile Test, a War of Words Erupts Between Trump and Iran

– U.S. eases sanctions on Russian intelligence agency

– Trump renews promise to roll back law limiting political activity by churches

– Trump on combative calls with foreign leaders: ‘Don’t worry about it’ – The president is under fire after leaks emerged about his aggressive phones calls with U.S. allies Mexico and Australia.

– America’s president – An insurgent in the White House (Great read centered on foreign policy)

– Trump at National Prayer Breakfast: Pray for Arnold Schwarzenegger

– Steve Bannon: ‘We’re going to war in the South China Sea … no doubt’

– Trump ratchets up rhetoric against Iran in early morning tweets

– Mexican government says Trump never threatened to send troops to Mexico

– U.N. braces as Trump’s detente with Russia upsets balance of power

– Milo Yiannopoulos event canceled after violence erupts, instigated by a group of about 150 masked agitators who came onto campus and interrupted an otherwise non-violent protest.

– Trump Twitter Bursts Throw Decades-Old Alliances Into Disarray

– Trump plans to reshape counter-extremism program to focus on Islam: report

– Matthew McConaughey to Hollywood: ‘It’s time to embrace’ Trump

Day 12 – February 1st, 2017

– Biden, Sanders weigh in on race to lead Democratic Party

– Trump travels ‘unannounced’ to honor remains of slain Navy SEAL

– BREAKING: Tillerson confirmed by Senate as Secretary of State

– BREAKING: Two Republicans have now announced they will vote against Betsy DeVos for Education secretary. If one more Republican joins them, it could mean the end for her nomination.

– As a Student, SCOTUS Nominee Gorsuch Supported Gays and Opposed Campus Military Recruiters

– National Security Adviser Flynn: ‘We are officially putting Iran on notice’

– Neil Gorsuch Is Nothing Like Donald Trump – He’s principled, dexterous, and eloquent.

– I’ve read from a reputable source that the ban may expand to the following countries soon. Feel free to reach out if you need to be connected with legal services:
Lebanon, Egypt, Afghanistan, Colombia, Mali, Pakistan, Venezuela, (southern) Philippines.

*- Trump launches media attack during Black History Month listening session

– Sessions approved by Senate committee

– Senate Republicans Defy Democrats’ Boycott To Advance Trump Nominees

– ‘Why let ’em in?’ Understanding Bannon’s worldview and the policies that follow.

– White House ices out CNN – Trump administration refuses to put officials on air on the network the president called ‘fake news.’

– Neil Gorsuch, the Supreme Court Nominee for a Stolen Seat

– Quebec mosque attack: Fox News deletes tweet after Canada complains

– Army Corps ordered to approve final step to finish Dakota Access Pipeline

– Trump signaled rule of law is still king with ObamaCare order

– White House says LGBT protections for federal workers will remain

Day 11 – January 31st, 2017

– A ‘rogue’ group of staffers is tweeting secrets from the White House

– Bernie Sanders seeks Trump’s support in cutting drug costs

– Under DeVos, Here’s How School Choice Might Work

– Senate Democrats Block Committee Votes On 2 Trump Nominees

– DeVos questionnaire appears to include passages from uncited sources

– Donald Trump firing Sally Yates isn’t the big story. How he did it is.

– Senate committee approves DeVos nomination

– Trump Fires Acting Attorney General, Deepening U.S. Immigration Conflict

– Mosque shooting terrorist suspect in Canada known for alt-right views

– Defiant Trump mocks Democrats over immigration order

– Boy Scouts open membership to transgender boys