It’s official: Donald Trump is the 45th president of the United States. He took the oath of office on Friday, turning the page on the mostly gridlock-ridden two terms of former President Barack Obama and ushering in a unified Republican government. In his remarks, Trump hit out at the Washington political establishment, accusing elites of abusing the trust of the American people. Touting his “America first” mindset, he pledged to bring jobs back to the U.S.
Donald J. Trump will become the 45th president today during inaugural ceremonies rife with tradition. Washington will be tough to navigate, with thousands of extra people navigating the streets downtown.
President-elect Donald Trump will tap former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to lead his Agriculture Department. Meanwhile, Noel Francisco, a top lawyer at Jones Day, has left the firm amid speculation that he too will join the administration.
President Barack Obama commuted the sentence of former Army soldier Chelsea Manning, who was convicted of leaking thousands of documents to WikiLeaks. Obama also pardoned former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff James Cartwright, who leaked information to two reporters.
The number of House Democrats who plan to boycott President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration ballooned over the weekend as the president-elect feuded with civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.). As of Tuesday morning, at least 40 Democratic lawmakers say they will skip Trump’s inauguration in protest.
As he prepared to take the oath of office, President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming administration was rattled by the publishing of an unverified document alleging Russia had compromising material on him.
As he tries to put finishing touches on his effort to normalize relations with Cuba, President Barack Obama ended a 22-year-old policy that had exempted Cuban migrants who arrived in the U.S. without visas to stay and get legal status. The change has been long-sought by the Cuban government.
The Senate voted 51-48 early Thursday to adopt a budget resolution that would allow Republicans to pass reconciliation legislation dismantling the Affordable Care Act. It is the GOP’s first major step toward repealing Obamacare.
BuzzFeed News posted a 35-page, unverified document Tuesday evening that alleged ties between President-elect Donald Trump and the Russian government.
Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) met with senior members of President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team to try to reconcile intra-party differences on reforming the tax code and repealing the Affordable Care Act.