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Friday, February 10, 2017

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Bill McKibben | Trump's Pipeline and America's Shame 
By ordering construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline to resume, the President is participating in one of this country's oldest traditions - repressing Native Americans. (photo: Larry Towell/Magnum) 
Bill McKibben, The New Yorker 
McKibben writes: "The Trump Administration is breaking with tradition on so many fronts-renting out the family hotel to foreign diplomats, say, or imposing travel restrictions on the adherents of disfavored religions-that it seems noteworthy when it exhibits some continuity with American custom." 
Trump Muslim Travel Ban Hits Major Setback After Judges Uphold Temporary Restraining Order 
Ben Jacobs, Guardian UK 
Jacobs writes: "A federal appeals court has unanimously rejected a Trump administration request to allow its travel ban to take effect." 
Leaked Trump Presidential Memo Would Free US Companies to Buy Conflict Minerals From Central African Warlords 
Lee Fang, The Intercept 
Fang writes: "The leaked draft of a presidential memorandum Donald Trump is expected to sign within days suspends a 2010 rule that discouraged American companies from funding conflict and human rights abuses in the Democratic Republic of Congo through their purchase of 'conflict minerals.'" 
Trump Struggling to Fill One of the Worst Jobs in Washington 
Eliana Johnson, Politico 
"'The communications director job in the White House has always functioned as the strategic planning job, understanding the necessity of building and maintaining public approval for the president's policies, and when you look at the complete and total chaos emanating from the White House on a number of issues, it's clear they have no strategic planning function,' said Steve Schmidt." 
Conway May Have Broken Key Ethics Rule by Touting Ivanka Trump's Products, Experts Say 
Drew Harwell, Tom Hamburger and Rosalind S. Helderman, The Washington Post 
Excerpt: "President Trump's official counselor, Kellyanne Conway, may have broken a key ethics rule Thursday morning when she told TV audiences to 'go buy Ivanka's stuff.'" 
First They Marched, Now More Than 13,000 Women Are Planning to Run for Office 
Claire Landsbaum, New York Magazine 
Landsbaum writes: "The day after Women's Marches swept the country, 500 women gathered in an auditorium in Washington, D.C.'s Grand Hyatt Hotel. Each one had registered to complete EMILY's List's candidate training program, which would better equip them to run for public office." 
Somalis Celebrate Surprise Election of President With Dual Citizenship From New York State 
Geoffrey York, The Globe and Mail 
"Only about 14,000 people were allowed to participate in the election, and there was widespread evidence of bribery and vote-buying. But even a badly flawed election gave a sliver of hope to Somalis, who have suffered decades of poverty, war, terrorism, anarchy and foreign invasion." 
Republican Elders Call for New National Carbon Tax to Replace Federal Regulations 
Oliver Milman, Guardian UK 
Milman writes: "A group of senior Republicans will meet with White House officials on Wednesday to call for a new national carbon tax to replace federal regulations as a way to combat climate change." 

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