President Trump prepares Executive Order that would drastically restrict refugee admissions and deny visas to folks coming from "high-risk" countries" -- again, with no AMURIKAN CAESAR pushback from the right-wingers who whined repeatedly about Mr. Obama's executive orders. The Trump Administration is mulling seven different countries for their "high-risk" lists, and they just so happen to be Muslim-majority countries; perhaps Mr. Pence will remind Mr. Trump that Mr. Bush didn't go that far in his attempt to curb Muslim immigration, and then maybe they'll throw in a country Mr. Trump doesn't like. Sweden, perhaps?
Trump Administration will also require political appointees to review all EPA data and studies before the public can see them. It should be like a reflex, by now, to retort what does the Trump Administration have to hide? But I expect a lawsuit over this, since the EPA already has a Scientific Integrity Policy (still on the EPA's website at this writing, how did Steve Bannon miss that?), and it's also entirely possible Mr. Trump backs down before then (saying that he only intended that policy to be in effect until the transition was complete, or some such rubbish).
Uh oh: senior Trump Administration officials were using a private email server at the RNC until Wednesday -- and it was the same RNC server that somehow "lost" 22 million emails. These officials apparently stopped using that server after Newsweek originally published this story, but they still have to copy any emails they used at RNC addresses to the White House's email system, or they'll have committed a crime. Who wants to take a guess at how much the President who's still using an unsecured Android cell phone will enforce the law here?
Speaking of something-they-do-that-we'd-never-do-except-we-do, a Florida newspaper discovers that Trump senior advisor/racist Steve Bannon is registered to vote in both New York and Florida. This, after the President suggested that "those registered to vote in two states" deprived him of that 20 bajillion vote popular vote victory (or, indeed, any popular vote victory) he's sure he deserves! What Mr. Trump pretends not to understand, of course, is that most folks who move from one state to another stay on two voter rolls until they don't vote in a few elections in a row. And if not for the "Interstate Crosscheck" database (which, as you know, lists voters with similar names across states and is a tool for unscrupulous state government officials to throw people off the rolls on "suspicion" of fraud), we'd probably all be complaining about Hillary Clinton's Presidency right now.
Finally, because there's just no good news today, a federal judge has determined (from Aetna's own paperwork, despite their best efforts!) that Aetna didn't pull out of the Obamacare exchanges because it was "losing money" but because it wanted to retaliate against our government for not giving it the go-ahead to buy Humana. Paul Ryan has been saying for a while now that Aetna's "losses" proved that Obamacare wasn't working; will he now be swift enough to suggest that Aetna's attempted hostage-taking also proves that Obamacare wasn't working? I kid, of course -- the "liberal" media let him get away with any ridiculous uttering, out of a strange conviction that he's "smart" or "wonky," so he won't even have to try that hard.