Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump’s second full week comes after a chaotic weekend sparked by the executive order temporarily halting immigration from seven Muslim-majority nations. Protesters and lawyers jammed US airports to protest the order and help those who were detained. White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Monday any US diplomats who don’t agree with the order can “either get with the program or they can go.”
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- Former President Barack Obama was moved to put out his first post-presidency statement. The statement praised protesters and said Obama “fundamentally disagrees with the notion of discriminating against individuals because of their faith or religion.”
- Senate Democrats pushed for a vote on a bill to rescind the Trump immigration ban.
- After some initial legal successes from those opposed to the new restrictions, lawyers are acknowledging the wins could be short-lived. CAIR filed a new lawsuit Monday.
- A former Google exec called the travel ban “an enormous problem.”
- America, Delta and United are promising refunds to affected travelers.
- Business leaders are warning isolationism will be bad for business.
- The Mayor of Cincinnati declared the city is a “sanctuary city.” The Police Chief said his department, “will not be enforcing immigration laws.”
- The City of Miami and Miami-Dade county both have mayors, but they each have an opposing view of whether their jurisdiction should be a “sanctuary city.”
- ACLU donations are now up to $24.1M, just from this weekend.
- Open enrollment closes tomorrow, amid great uncertainty about the future of Obamacare.
- Republicans continue to have a tough time agreeing on a replacement plan.
- The Wall Street Journal reports
- Democrats are wondering why HHS stopped advertising open enrollment
- Celebrities are urging people to enroll in Obamacare before Tuesday’s deadline. A naked Lena Dunham was among those who have made videos in response to HHS ads being pulled.
- If Obamacare is repealed, would California try its own version? The Mercury News says under the Cassidy/Collins plan, yes, but it depends what Californians are willing to pay.
, contrary to his testimony, HHS nominee Rep. Tom Price was offered a privileged price for a biotech stock that he purchased. Senate Democrats will seek to delay a scheduled Tuesday vote on him. . A group of them sent a letter to the acting HHS Secretary.
, contrary to his testimony, HHS nominee Rep. Tom Price was offered a privileged price for a biotech stock that he purchased. Senate Democrats will seek to delay a scheduled Tuesday vote on him.
. A group of them sent a letter to the acting HHS Secretary.
- When it comes to the US economy China and Mexico’s impact is nothing compared to automation.
- The acting U.S. Trade Representative officially sent a letter to ask New Zealand to notify other countries the US “does not intend to become a party” to TPP.
- The New York Times has a big picture look explaining why a trade war may already be underway.