Immigration ban fallout; then, Steve Bannon effect

a crowd protests the airport ban

Protesters carry signs and chant in Lafayette Park near the White House during a demonstration to denounce President Donald Trump's executive order that bars citizens of seven predominantly Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)


Hour 1

Guests: Russell Berman, Daniel Benjamin, Sarah Kendzior

President Donald Trump’s travel ban dominated news coverage over the weekend.  Today, we’ll talk about the political reaction, including Monday night’s firing of acting AG Sally Yates, to the ban with The Atlantic’s RUSSELL BERMAN.  Marty will also speak to former counterterrorism expert DANIEL BENJAMIN whether the executive order will help prevent domestic terrorist activity.  Then, we’ll talk about Steve Bannon, Donald Trump’s senior advisor, who has now been elevated to the “principals committee” of the National Security Council. SARAH KENDZIOR from The Globe and Mail joins us to discuss Bannon, his beliefs and the implications of his inclusion on the council.

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