Week In the News: Trump’s SCOTUS Pick, Immigration Impact, Cabinet Battles

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President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington to announce Judge Neil Gorsuch as his nominee for the Supreme Court. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

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Uproar over Trump’s immigration ban.  A Supreme Court pick. A Trump blowup with Australia. New fighting in Ukraine. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Week Two of the Trump administration. Things are roiling. Immigration issues on fire. A travel ban and charges of Muslim exclusion. The new president gets feisty with Australia. Puts Iran “on notice.” Puts Steve Bannon on the National Security Council. A Supreme Court pick is named. Democrats say they were robbed. We’ve got a ragged raid in Yemen. The administration with tough talk on Ukraine and Israeli settlements.  This hour On Point, our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines. — Tom Ashbrook


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USA Today: Analysis: Trump’s start creates chaos by doing what he promised — “New presidents typically start with a flurry of actions designed to demonstrate to supporters and opponents alike that they will deliver on their campaign promises, and that there is a new guy in charge. But never in modern times — a phrase that Donald Trump has made familiar in his opening 10 days in the White House — has there been a whirlwind of action that has so disrupted the political order.”

Washington Examiner: Dems escalate anti-Trump offensive — “From Washington State to Washington DC, Democrats across the country are stepping up what some call ‘The Resistance’ to President Trump, moving across political, legal, bureaucratic, legislative, and civil disobedience fronts to frustrate the newly-elected president’s agenda.”

NPR News: Trump Touts Apprentice Ratings, Tells Prayer Breakfast: ‘Pray For Arnold’ — “Despite the religious underpinning of the National Prayer Breakfast, President Trump couldn’t resist settling a score. He slammed former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, his successor as host of Celebrity Apprentice, for poor ratings.”

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