President Trump fired Attorney General Sally Yates after she issued a memo ordering the Justice Department to not defend his immigration order, writing she was not sure it’s lawful. Trump relieved Yates, an Obama appointee, of her duties, writing that she “betrayed the Department of Justice.” In the interim, Trump appointed U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Dana Boente, until the confirmation of his appointee Sen. Jeff Sessions.
(The Washington Post)
D.C.-area universities have responded to Trump’s immigration order, which affects students from the seven Muslim-majority countries named in the travel ban who are studying at American schools. George Mason University issued its own statement, writing school administration is “deeply concerned” about the order.
(ABC 7 News)
Sen. Tim Kaine called Trump’s immigration order a “religious test” during a press conference at Dulles international Airport.
According to a new report, Virginia state parks brought in $225 million in spending last year.
In February, Groundhog Day will play at the Angelika at the Mosaic District, Justin Moore and Lee Brice will play EagleBank Arena and Clare Bowen will perform at the Birchmere. Chris Kattan will appear at Arlington Drafthouse, and The Arlington Players will put on The Lion in Winter at Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre.