Inauguration Day

NJ Politics Digest: Inauguration Day and Christie’s Last-Minute Largesse

It’s inauguration day, as Phil Murphy becomes the next governor and Chris Christie takes his place in the history books. It can’t come soon enough …

New Jersey Politics

Democrat Phil Murphy to be sworn in as New Jersey governor

PoliticsMore>><p>Updated:Tuesday, January 16 2018 10:57 AM EST2018-01-16 15:57:38 GMT<p>Democrat Phil Murphy is set to take over the New Jersey governor's …

Donald Trump

How a man's first-ever tweet, about Obama's respect, proved more popular than Trump's bluster

Donald Trump sent the 2,559th tweet of his presidency on Saturday. Like many before, it was combative and vague and quite popular.<p>"So much Fake News is being reported," Trump wrote - perhaps referring to reports that he had complained of immigrants from "shithole countries," or perhaps rebutting …

Barack Obama

Trump’s tax ‘win’ didn’t help him a bit. Here’s why.

President Trump and Republicans crowed after passing their tax bill, feeling certain it would lift their 2018 midterm prospects. As of now, however, it seems to have done virtually nothing for him.<p>A Quinnipiac poll finds:<p>President Donald Trump is intelligent, American voters say 53-44 percent, one …

Opinion

Conway said “nobody” at White House talks about Clinton. These 75 Trump tweets say otherwise.

Kellyanne Conway’s remarks are debunked by her own boss.<p>Speaking to Chris Cuomo on CNN on Wednesday, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway made a bold claim about the Trump administration’s collective thoughts on Hillary Clinton: “We don’t care about her. Nobody here talks about her.”<p>Unless Conway …

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Security Had to Escort Stephen Miller Off the Set After Jake Tapper Interview

An interesting side story to the heated <b>Stephen Miller</b>–<b>Jake Tapper</b> encounter today on State of the Union.<p>After Tapper abruptly ended the interview, …

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Waltham Councillor Takes Path Less Traveled On Inauguration Day

Diane LeBlanc was reelected to serve as president of the Waltham City Council and one councilor chose not to swear in.<p>WALTHAM, MA — For the first …

Boston

‘The Good Fight’ Season 2 Will Have An Episode Inspired By ‘Bachelor In Paradise’s Sexual Misconduct Scandal

Last year, <i>The Good Fight</i> premiered with a hyper-relevant bang. CBS All Access‘ flagship original was the first series to directly address the unique …

TV

Melania Trump Suffered ‘Sharp And Peremptory’ Words From Her Husband On Jan. 20, Per ‘Fire And Fury’ Book

First Lady Melania Trump is mentioned 20 times by name in Michael Wolff’s best-selling book, <i>Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,</i> according to …

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Trump's Appalling Record on Internet Freedom at Home Makes Him a Weak Champion of Rights Overseas

Donald Trump wants to make the internet great again … in Iran.<p>But it’s another story when it comes to defending online rights in the United States.<p>On …

Liberal View

Cops Knocked Down And Pepper Sprayed A 10-Year-Old Boy Peacefully Protesting Trump's Inauguration, Suit Says

The 10-year-old boy was already a seasoned political activist when he traveled with his mother to Washington, D.C. to protest at the inauguration of …

Policing

The Bustle Huddle: What Bustle's Editors Are Talking About On Jan. 5

Congratulations, you've survived the first week of 2018! And for those of you on the East Coast, you've hopefully endured the worst of the "bomb …

Justin Timberlake

5 Things We Learned About Donald and Melania's Relationship From a New Behind-the-Scenes Book

Just days ago, excerpts from journalist Michael Wolff's new book <i>Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,</i> were released in the <i>Daily Intelligencer</i>, and the Internet (Trump included) has been freaking out since. The book, which provides a behind-the-scenes look inside Trump's presidency and his …

Donald Trump

Book: Trump Said Sex With Friends’ Wives Made Life Worth Living – Put Them On Speakerphone, Tricked Husbands

President Donald Trump had a special trick he allegedly used in order to get the wives of his friends in bed – at least according to the heated …

Donald Trump

A BIG ‘NOT GUILTY’ IN TRUMP INAUGURATION PROTEST TRIAL

<b>Jury finds first defendants to stand trial for inauguration protests innocent of all charges</b><p>The first six of 193 people charged with rioting and …

Project Veritas

ACLU adds 10-year-old boy, mother to lawsuit against D.C. police in Inauguration Day arrests

The American Civil Liberties Union added a 10-year-old boy from North Carolina and his mother to a civil suit it filed against D.C. police, alleging the two were injured while they were protesting President Trump’s inauguration in downtown Washington. Police later said they converged on the group …

Policing

ACLU: Police pepper sprayed child during inauguration

The ACLU-DC amends a lawsuit to include allegations that DC police pepper sprayed a 10-year-old boy and his mother.<p>Police officers "knocked down" a 10-year-old boy and exposed him and his mother to pepper spray during a rally against US President Donald Trump's inauguration, according to amendments …

Policing

Donald Trump Jr. lashes out at Bannon: Now even your readers hate you

On Wednesday, all hell broke loose when former chief White House strategist Steve Bannon’s bombshell quotes in Michael Wolff’s <i>Fire and Fury: Inside</i> …

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2017: The year the news media went to war against a president

Now the details of our year-long study:<p>■ The Trump Presidency Was by Far the Biggest Story of 2017: From Inauguration Day (January 20) through the …

Conservative View

President Trump And Melania Trump Had Some Very Awkward Relationship Moments In 2017

President Donald Trump may have won the White House but 2017 wasn’t his best year. Although Donald’s controversial tweets have gotten him into some …

Donald Trump

2017 was Democrats’ no-good, very bad year

The prognosticators had it wrong from the beginning.<p>First, democrats and the mainstream media predicted Donald Trump wouldn’t win the presidency. The …

Elections

Sarah Huckabee Sanders slays NY Times columnist with award mocking his failed Trump prediction

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders handed out an impromptu award on Friday to a New York Times columnist — but it wasn’t for impeccable reporting.<p>What happened?<p>Sanders issued the “worst prediction for the year” award to Times columnist Paul Krugman on Friday for predicting President …

Conservative View

The first Inauguration Day protest trial ended in acquittals. But more than 150 defendants await their day in court.

Hundreds of people, wearing all black and hiding their faces, moved through more than 16 blocks of downtown Washington on Inauguration Day. Some …

Justice

From a urine attack to an Oval Office meeting, Metro’s most notable moments of 2017

Did Metro get “Back2Good” in 2017? Maybe not completely, but one thing Metro watchers can agree on is that the challenged system was rarely boring.<p>There were highs and lows, symbolic moments and not-so-pleasant surprises. And through it all, Metro plugged along in its slow and fitful march toward …

MTA

NYT: Former Trump campaign adviser told Australian diplomat Russia had dirt on Clinton

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> George Papadopoulos told an Australian diplomat that Russia had "political dirt" on Hillary Clinton in May of last year, a conversation that might have played a role in the FBI's decision to open an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, according to a report …

World Leaders

Today's Paper 12/29/2017

Front page December29, 2017<p>Remnants of vanished buildings like the one on Devonshire Street are a rare sight in Boston’s Financial District, where …

Elvis Costello

From 5Pointz to the solar eclipse, the top stories of 2017

These were the stories that had the most impact on Curbed readers this year<p><i>It's time to make up a bunch of awards and hand them out to the most deserving people, places and things in the real estate, architecture and neighborhood universes of New York City! Yep, it's time for the 14th Annual Curbed</i> …

Long Island

Mayor Walsh calls schools controversies a learning opportunity, as he looks to a new term

For Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the weeks since his reelection in November could have been a joy ride into the holidays and Inauguration Day. But first …

Boston

Tiffany Trump Wears Skintight Pink Dress With Strappy Nude Sandals at Mar-a-Lago

Christmas may be over, but the Trump family’s vacation at Mar-a-Lago (President Donald Trump’s Palm Beach, Fla., estate) continues in style. Tiffany …

Donald Trump

Trump’s ‘fake news trophy’ contest is now an actual thing

President Trump’s reelection campaign is following through with an idea that Trump floated on Twitter last month, asking supporters in an email Thursday to vote on “which mainstream story in 2017 was the most deceitful, embarrassing — and most of all — FAKE!”<p>Trump originally proposed awarding the …

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