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Nielsen: 31 million viewers saw Trump's swearing-in

NEW YORK (AP) — Nielsen estimates 31 million viewers watched TV coverage of President Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday.That audience total, …

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Trump attacks Time reporter for mistake about MLK bust

President TrumpDonald John TrumpGiuliani says FBI may have placed spy in Trump campaign Giuliani: There is 'nothing illegal about looking for dirt on …

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Trump boasts and attacks the media in solemn CIA setting

President<p>Trumptraveled toCIAheadquarters Saturday to make peace. But as he spoke in front of a wall with 117 stars marking spies who died while serving, Trump quickly shifted back to campaign mode — boasting about his achievements, lodging grievances against the media and making off-the-cuff …

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Gregg Popovich goes off on Trump: 'You really can’t believe anything that comes out of his mouth'

This is not the first time that the five-time NBA champion has sounded off on the president. Shortly after the election in November, Popovich said he was "sick to my stomach" after Trump was elected.<p>This time, Popovich started by praising the thousands of people who participated in the women's …

Rain diverts plane as Obama family heads for a post-presidential vacation in Palm Springs

At the base of the San Jacinto Mountains,<p>Barack Obama— like many of his presidential peers — finds comfort. He’s birdied on manicured golf courses in Rancho Mirage and hosted leaders from China and Jordan.<p>So it made sense that Palm Springs would be Obama’s destination for his first vacation as a …

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The Guardian view on Donald Trump’s inauguration: a declaration of political war

In its outward details, the orderly transfer of American presidential power accomplished in the inauguration-day scene on Capitol Hill today felt time-honoured. The ceremonial essentials of the occasion – the stars and stripes banners, the dignitaries and the prescribed rituals of the swearings-in …

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Political revolution: How big data won the US presidency for Donald Trump

What is Cambridge Analytica and how did it manage to help Donald Trump beat the odds against him?<p>The polls showed Hillary Clinton was winning. The …

Donald Trump Just Gave Hillary Clinton a Pretty Nice Shoutout

Courtesy William J. Clinton Presidential Library<p>Donald R. Broyles—AP<p>AP<p>Ralf-Finn Hestoft—AP<p>Stephen Savoia—AP<p>CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images<p>Diana …

Trump just set a very high bar for himself

• <b>Trump is making big promises and will suffer if he does not keep them.</b> I've seen a lot of people on Twitter on Friday who are impressed or scared by the address. They note that the commentariat (on the right and left) underestimated the political power of Trump's populist message and should not …

The honeymoon is already over for President Trump

Today marks the beginning of the end of Donald Trump’s presidency.<p>It isn’t wishful thinking to begin the countdown to Trump’s self-destruction on his inauguration day. It’s merely a statement of the facts of presidential life: this is no longer a game played out on TV and Twitter.<p>Crowds gather for …

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The Women’s March has now reached as far as Antarctica. (Really.)

There are now sister marches in 60 countries on seven continents.<p>The women’s marches taking place around the world to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump have now reached the furthest corner of the earth: Antarctica.<p>To be slightly more precise, the women will be holding their event on a ship …

Trump White House Deletes All Mention of Climate Change

Also missing: L.G.B.T. and health-care Web site pages.<p>Wasting no time after the inauguration of <b>Donald Trump</b>, the new Republican administration quickly updated the official White House Web site on Friday afternoon. Gone were <b>Barack Obama’s</b> policies and portrait; in were Trump’s. This is typical for …

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Hillary Clinton: I’m at Inauguration to ‘Honor Democracy’

People noticed that Trump basically quoted Bane in his inauguration speech

A line from President Donald Trump's inauguration speech on Friday eerily echoed the Batman villain Bane.<p>After Trump's speech, people quickly noticed one line's similarity to a Bane quote from the Christopher Nolan-directed Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises," which came out in 2012.<p>"Today, we are …

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Trump Delivers Anti-Establishment Speech to Crowd of Billionaires

The new president’s populist speech might’ve come off better if he wasn’t flanked by fellow billionaires.<p>Rarely has there been as much wealth in one place as at <b>Donald Trump’s</b> inauguration, during which the new president vowed to stand up for “the forgotten men and women of our country” and put the …

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Trump inauguration turnout dwarfed by Obama in 2009

Donald Trump hoped that his inauguration would set a new record for the number of people turning up to the National Mall in Washington.<p>Early indications suggest that his hopes were dashed.<p>It is estimated by federal and local agencies that Barack Obama attracted around twice as many people at his …

On Trump's White House website, no more mention of climate change

Well, that was fast.<p>Scientists, environmentalists and other concerned citizens were quick to notice that there is no longer any mention of climate change on the new White House website.<p>It’s a significant departure from how the site looked Friday morning, when<p>President Obamawas still in charge. His …

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Donald Trump returns Winston Churchill's bust to the Oval Office

Within hours of moving into the White House, Donald Trump has honoured his pledge to return the bust of Winston Churchill to the Oval Office.<p>The Jacob Epstein sculpture was given to President George W Bush by Tony Blair.<p>It was displayed in the Oval Office but was removed by President Barack Obama …

Lest We Forget: The Big Lie Behind the Rise of Trump

In this web exclusive, Bill Moyers and four historians dissect the big lie Trump rode to power: the Birther lie. Nell Painter, historian and Edwards Professor of American History, Emerita, at Princeton University; Khalil Gibran Muhammad, professor of history, race and public policy at Harvard …

Why Trump and Putin’s relationship is headed for a divorce

A lot has been said already about the difficult choice Trump faces after the hacking scandal: on the one hand, he promised voters he will improve relations with Moscow; on the other, any overture towards the Kremlin will be interpreted as a confirmation of the rumours about the alleged influence …

In Inaugural Address, Trump Decries 'Carnage' And Promises 'America First'

A newly inaugurated Donald J. Trump delivered a fiercely populist and often dark address, promising to transfer power in Washington from political elites to the people and vowing to put "America first."<p>Surrounded by members of Congress and the Supreme Court, the nation's 45th president repeated …

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Hillary Clinton's White Inauguration Pantsuit Is a Sign for the Women's Movement

To say that it's a tough day to be Hillary Clinton is pretty much the understatement of the century. When the former presidential candidate announced last month that she'd be attending Donald Trump's inauguration, it was tempting to wonder why she would put herself through such an ordeal. After …

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Think the media hasn’t fact checked Donald Trump enough? You’re wrong.

Fact-checking is all the rage right now. Just hours — okay, half a day — away from the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the topic du jour is whether, how much and when moderator Lester Holt should fact-check Clinton and Trump when they veer from the truth.<p>A large …

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'They are totally embarrassed!': Trump goes on hours-long tweetstorm over Russian hacking

President-elect Donald Trump said Saturday that the only reason the hacking of the Democratic National Committee is discussed is because Democrats are "totally embarrassed" about their election loss, and he urged friendlier relations with Russia.<p>"Only reason the hacking of the poorly defended DNC …

Intelligence chiefs briefed Trump and Obama on unconfirmed claims Russia has compromising information on president-elect

A classified report delivered to President Obama and President-elect Donald Trump last week included a section summarizing allegations that Russian intelligence services have compromising material and information on Trump’s personal life and finances, U.S. officials said.<p>The officials said that …

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Trump meets with Obama at the White House as whirlwind transition starts

President-elect Donald Trump and President Obama met for the first time Thursday and pledged to work together, starting the whirlwind transition that will unfold over the next 10 weeks until Trump is sworn into office Jan. 20.<p>Trump later met with House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) at the Capitol …

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Senate confirms Trump's picks for defense, homeland security

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate, taking little time to fill two critical national security posts, overwhelmingly confirmed a pair of …

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Trump issues executive order to start rolling back Obamacare

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Within hours of taking the oath of office, President Donald Trump on Friday night signed an executive order aimed at trying to fulfill one of his most impassioned campaign promises: Rolling back Obamacare.<p>The multi-part executive order stated that the administration's official …

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Trump starts his presidency with a theme similar to Reagan's, but a tone far more negative

To the question of which<p>Donald Trumpwould speak to America Friday — the dark Trump who spoke angrily at his party's convention or the more conciliatory Trump heard in the hours after his surprise election — the answer was soon clear.<p>Almost from its start, Trump used his inaugural speech from the …

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