- A federal appeals court ruled unanimously against President Donald J. Trump’s controversial immigration order, paving the way for a likely appeal to the Supreme Court. The question of the case was whether the order should be blocked while courts consider its legality and constitutionality.
- Concerns over conflict of interest arose once more when Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway urged people to buy Ivanka Trump’s products, creating a possible violation of federal ethics rules. This came a day after Mr. Trump lashed out at luxury department store Nordstrom for dropping his daughter’s label, Nordstrom cited low performance as its reasoning.
- Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch’s unexpected comment in a private meeting that he was “disheartened” and “demoralized” by President Donald Trump’s attacks on not only the judiciary as a whole but more specifically Judge James Robart, who he called a “so-called judge.” This remark demonstrates early on that he is not afraid to disagree with those within his own party, even the person who nominated him.
- Greta Van Susteren goes to work on her new show at MSNBC soon, three floors past where she used to work-Fox News. Though she still sees old colleagues in the halls and expresses no regrets about her decision- “None. Zero. None”, she does want her former employer to hire more women in primetime. “I’m a real feminist, so I like to see women on the air,” she said in an interview from her new office across from the Capitol dome.
- CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, a co-host of “New Day”, apologized today for comparing being called “fake news” as a journalist to a racial slur, which created significant, backlash. In an interview with Michael Smerconish on SiriusXM radio today, he said he sees being called “fake news” as a journalist as an equivalent to the n-word for journalists.
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