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DonaldTrump5-012017.jpg After officially being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump delivered an inaugural address focused on his plan to lead an administration that puts America first. Trump's remarks on the steps of the Capitol in rainy Washington, D.C. hewed closely to the themes of his presidential...

SenatorChuckSchumer-012017.jpg Republicans control both houses of Congress and the White House for the first time in a decade, but Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has promised that Democratic lawmakers will continue to fight. In an interview of CNN's "New Day" on Friday, Schumer said Democrats are willing to work...

Thursday, on the eve of his last day in office, President Barack Obama granted commutation to 330 federal inmates convicted of drug crimes. The President has now granted commutation to a total of 1,715 individuals, including 568 people who had been sentenced to life in prison. The vast majority of...

Three more inmates of the US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay have been released and transferred to the government of the United Arab Emirates. This was the last batch of detainees released from the US Naval jail in Cuba before President Barack Obama leaves office. Department of Defense Thursday...

RepublicanPartyChief-RonnaMcDaniel-012017.jpg Thursday, the Republican National Committee (RNC) elected a new leadership team at the RNC Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C. Ronna McDaniel was elected chairwoman. She replaces Reince Priebus, whom President-elect Donald Trump appointed as his White House Chief of Staff. Bob Paduchik was selected...

TappanZee-work-012017.jpg As Donald Trump prepares to be sworn in as the nation's 45th president, the results of a new Gallup poll found that the vast majority of Americans think it is important for him to keep his campaign promise to enact major spending on infrastructure renewal.

Green Party's presidential candidate Jill Stein, who challenged Donald Trump's election victory, is to kick off a mass resistance movement against him with "Occupy Inauguration on the day Trump swears in as President, to send him a message that they reject his "illegitimate presidency." Jill Campaign...

DonaldTrum3-012017.jpg Donald Trump won the White House with a campaign predominantly focused on the ineffectiveness of the U.S., but the results of a new Gallup poll found that Americans don't see one dominant, clear-cut problem facing the country as he prepares to be sworn in as the 45th president.

Trump-WhiteHouse-012017.jpg  The theme for the inauguration of Donald John Trump as the 45th President of the United States Friday will be "Uniquely American", reflecting on the peaceful transition of power from a Democrat President to his Republican successor. "We may consider it routine, but the inaugural ceremony remains a...

RickPerry-011917.jpg During a hearing on his nomination to run the Energy Department on Thursday, former Texas Governor Rick Perry expressed regret for previously recommending the department's elimination. Testifying before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Perry said he had learned a great deal about...

GOP-011917.jpg As Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus prepares to become President-elect Donald Trump's Chief of Staff, members of the committee elected Ronna Romney McDaniel as his successor on Thursday. McDaniel, the niece of former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, became the second woman ever elected Chair of the RNC.

SonnyPerdue-011917.jpg A day before his inauguration, President-elect Donald Trump revealed his final Cabinet nomination on Thursday, announcing his choice of former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as Agriculture Secretary. Purdue, who began his political career as a Democrat in the Georgia legislature before switching to...

StevenMnuchin-011917.jpg President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin sought to defend his banking career in testimony before the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday. Mnuchin has received considerable criticism for his record as co-owner of OneWest Bank, which has been accused of unfair loan and foreclosure practices during the financial crisis.

JohnMcCain-011917.jpg After previously indicating he was leaning toward supporting Rex Tillerson's nomination as Secretary of State, Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., noted Wednesday evening he has not made up his mind about confirming the former head of ExxonMobil (XOM).

Less than half of Americans (46 percent) who took part in a survey said they plan to watch as Donald Trump takes the presidential oath of office on Friday, while 51 percent said they do not intend to watch the inauguration. Interest in Trump's inaugural is lower than for Barack Obama's first inauguration...

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