February 6, 2017

Appeals court denies government’s request for emergency reinstatement of Trump travel ban while case is being decided. “President Trump’s travel ban remains suspended, after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit denied a Justice Department request to stay the suspension of President Trump’s order.”   http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/02/04/513415447/airlines-again-board-travelers-barred-by-travel-order-as-trump-vows-to-fight

Japanese massacre denial book placed in hotel rooms sparks demonstration. “(The APA hotel chain) has been placing books written by its CEO, which dismiss a (1937) massacre by Japanese troops (in Nanjing, China) as a fabrication, in its hotel rooms.”   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-38874458

748 people suspected of links to Islamic State detained in Turkey.   http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/02/06/turkey-detains-nearly-750-islamic-state-suspects-in-nationwide-raids.html

Judge sentences teen sex offender to premarital celibacy. “An Idaho judge has ordered a 19-year-old man not to have sex with anyone until he marries as part of his sentencing for the (statutory) rape of a 14-year-old girl.”   http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/idaho-judge-sentences-rapist-celibacy-marriage-article-1.2965193

Sanders on Trump: “This guy is a fraud…. It is hard not to laugh to see President Trump alongside these Wall Street guys.”   http://edition.cnn.com/2017/02/05/politics/bernie-sanders-trump-fraud/

Democrats want Bernie Sanders donor list. “They keep thinking it’s the list… It’s like someone who buys a $12,000 bicycle and thinks they can win the Tour de France.”   http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/01/democrats-desperate-bernie-sanders-email-list

Bystander reportedly opens fire on shoplifters in parking lot of Florida Walmart, fatally wounding one and injuring another. http://www.wesh.com/article/man-shot-dead-at-wal-mart-identified/8679643

Journalist arrested at Standing Rock protest camp says she identified herself to police but was arrested anyway. She claims she was held with other arrested women “stripped down to our long johns” in a cage in a parking garage for seven hours.   http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-standing-rock-journalist-arrest-20170205-story.html

Koran-burning Florida “hate pastor” was working as an Uber driver. http://fusion.net/story/384844/uber-driver-hate-preacher-terry-jones/

Trump and his White House spokesman both claimed that only 109 people were “inconvenienced” by “questioning” at airports due to the travel ban, but an additional 721 were reportedly not allowed to board flights and 60,000 had their visas cancelled.   https://www.ft.com/content/5a12d3e0-ea52-11e6-893c-082c54a7f539    More than 1,000 permanent residents were also required to obtain special “waivers” before entering the U.S.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/white-house-refugee-travel-ban_us_588fb881e4b0522c7d3c695b   Another 200 to 250 were reportedly denied entry after landing in the U.S. and were presumably deported.  http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/01/30/white-house-lowballs-impact-of-trump-ban.html

Trump calls negative poll numbers “fake news”. “Trump’s early-morning slam of network polling came just days after a CNN/ORC poll found 6-in-10 people opposed Trump’s planned wall on the Mexican border and 53 percent of respondents said they opposed Trump’s immigration executive order.”   http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/02/06/trump-on-immigration-orders-popularity-negative-polls-are-fake-news.html

Trump reportedly upset he was not briefed on executive order making Steve Bannon a member of the National Security Council. “Trump reportedly signed the order without fully understanding the power it would grant Bannon, and grew angry when he later learned the order’s full significance.”   http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2017/02/05/report-trump-not-briefed-on-exec-orders.html

Investigation reveals military under-reported air strikes. “The American military has failed to publicly disclose potentially thousands of lethal airstrikes conducted over several years in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, a Military Times investigation has revealed.”   http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/airstrikes-unreported-syria-iraq-afghanistan-islamic-state-al-qaeda-taliban

The Deep State billionaires pulling the strings of our politicians. “Once again, a division in the American public was being fomented and funded by an old division within Big Money — roughly speaking, between those Trilateral Commission progressives, many flourishing from the new technologies of the global Internet, who wish the state to do more than at present about problems like wealth disparity, racial injustice and global warming, and those Heritage Foundation conservatives, many from finance and oil, who want it to do even less.”   http://whowhatwhy.org/2017/02/06/donald-j-trump-deep-state-part-1/

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February 6, 2017

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