REFUGEE ORDER // President Trump’s refugee order was immediately halted by a federal district judge in Seattle on Friday night. And a federal appeals court Sunday denied the Justice Department’s request for its immediate reinstatement. The 9th Circuit Court in San Francisco has asked the DOJ to file a counter-response this afternoon. http://cvote.it/2kxiTds
FOREIGN POLICY // President Trump’s remark downplaying Vladimir Putin’s violent history reopens a foreign policy rift with conservatives. http://cvote.it/2jRJCV1
SUPREME COURT // The Republicans Senate campaign committee has already started an ad campaign targeting red-state Democrats. The ad attacks Democrats for “playing politics” with President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. http://cvote.it/2jRAvnn
POLITICS // The riots at Berkeley have shown us that the Left has abandoned persuasion. Their methods these days: “Not just defeating opponents, but stigmatizing, silencing and finally destroying its ‘enemies.’ From Christian bakers and florists to highly accomplished executives like Brendan Eich of Mozilla and TV hosts like the Gaines family.” http://cvote.it/2jRx9k5
CATHOLIC // Pope Francis recorded a Super Bowl message, in which he said participating in sports allows humans to go beyond self-interests and build friendship and solidarity with each other. http://cvote.it/2jRDsEr
WORD OF THE DAY // Bundlers – Political fundraisers who can collect contributions from networks of business associates, or friends and family, and then deliver the checks to the candidate in one big “bundle.” With limits placed on how much people can donate to a candidate, people who bundle lots of contributions are very valuable to campaigns.