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President Trump, top spokesman blast news media on first full day in office

5:17 pm Jan. 21, 2017

In a direct one-two punch, President Donald Trump and his top spokesman at the White House accused the news media of “intentionally false reporting” to the American people about the size of the crowd at Friday’s Inauguration in Washington, D.C.

“This was the largest audience to ever witness an Inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe,” said White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer to reporters in the White House

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In first day executive order, President Trump takes aim at Obamacare

7:00 am Jan. 21, 2017

Issuing his first executive order just hours after being sworn into office, President Donald Trump on Friday ordered federal agencies to ease “unwarranted economic and regulatory burdens” of Obamacare, as he again declared his desire to unravel his predecessor’s main legislative achievement.

With Vice President Mike Pence, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, and other top aides looking on in the Oval Office, President Trump signed a

Trump sworn in as President, vows to focus on “America first”

11:30 am Jan. 20, 2017

Cheered by thousands of supporters gathered at the U.S. Capitol, Donald J. Trump took the oath of office as the 45th President of the United States, using his Inaugural Address to repeat his familiar campaign vow to focus first on the troubles of Americans at home, as he sent a message to lawmakers in Congress sitting around him.

“We will no longer accept politicians who are all talk and no action,”

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Decorum suffers as Democrats, Republicans clash over Trump picks

12:45 pm Jan. 19, 2017

A day before President-Elect Donald Trump takes the oath of office, political bitterness over Mr. Trump’s choices again spilled into public view, as Democrats vowed to slow down Senate approval of top Trump Cabinet officials, while Republicans accused Democrats of doing all they can to undermine the new administration.

Democrats have followed a familiar playbook so far on a new administration, using two weeks of Senate confirmation hearings to try their

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Democrats focus on ethics in push against Trump Cabinet nominees

8:46 pm Jan. 18, 2017

Sparring repeatedly in Senate hearings with high profile choices of President-Elect Donald Trump, Democrats on Wednesday threatened to delay action on some of his Cabinet choices, as they tried to highlight what they argue are questionable ethics issues of the new administration.

“This is a swamp cabinet full of bankers and billionaires,” Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) declared, accusing the GOP of trying to rush ill-suited Trump nominees through to

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At final news conference, Obama expresses faith in the American people

2:36 pm Jan. 18, 2017

In a last news conference from the White House Briefing Room, President Barack Obama defended his decision to commute the sentence of military leaker Chelsea Manning, and vowed to speak out against possible immigration and other policy changes by a Trump Administration, even while expressing optimism about what’s next.

“I believe in this country. I believe in the American people,” the President said.

“At my core, I think we’re going to