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the true, correct story of what happened at donald trump’s inauguration / boing


alexandra petri covered trump’s inauguration, "written in compliance with the trump style guidelines that we should have been obeying all along." bono, and bruce springsteen, and elton john, and the rolling stones, and beyonce, and all the top artists were there. they fought hard over who would be allowed to sing. finally bruce springsteen won. bono cried and cried, and the other artists had to console him. when bruce springsteen had finished singing, he walked over to donald trump, extended his hand, and said, “you are the only real hero left in the world.” the people were so excited that they built a very special stone pyramid just for donald trump so that he would not have to wait until he died to see what his monument would look like. but they were silly to be concerned. donald trump w






amid chagrin over trump, an opportunity for europe


the first days of the trump administration have done nothing to comfort european governments’ growing anxieties about the consequences of his presidency for their own continent. president donald trump talks and behaves a lot like candidate donald trump.having heightened security fears by raising doubts about america’s defense commitments to...






donald trump’s #muslimban sparks outrage and fear


disgraceful, a travesty, racist. these were some of the words used to describe a measure signed off by us president donald trump that suspends immigration from several muslim-majority countries, and indefinitely bans syrians – including refugees – from entering. closing off his first week in office, trump signed the order on friday at the pentagon, saying…






world leaders condemn donald trump’s ‘muslim ban’


european leaders, the united nations and international groups have condemned us president donald trump’s measures against refugees and travellers from several muslim-majority countries. the chorus of criticism e as p port holders from arab countries were blocked on urday from p ing through customs at us airports and others were prevented from boarding us-bound planes. trump on friday…






d.l. hughley slams donald trump amidst the muslim ban


d.l. hughley holds nothing back when speaking about his pure disdain towards donald trump, and amidst the deplorable, vile and unconstitutional muslim ban that went into effect urday, (jan. 29) which denied thousands of muslims from entering the u.s. despite having valid visas, the comedian made sure to remind people of the many contributions immigrants make to the country, while simultaneously bashing trump.read mary mary’s tina pbell pens an open letter explaining her support for trumpd.l. hughley has used his social media platforms to vehemently protest donald trump’s election, and now his time in office. in a video that went viral, hughley criticized kanye west, steve harvey and jim brown for accepting meeting with the g.o.p president and made it clear that he’ll never forget or forgiv






here’s how to donald trump’s phone


donald trump refuses to give up his insecure android-based smartphone even after becoming president. he continues to use his old samsung galaxy s3 to tweet from his @realdonaldtrump account. the president, who on jan. 4, called the democratic national committee careless with its security while refering to election rival hillary clinton’s emails being ed, is himself…






a closer look on donald trump and conspiracy theories


if you’ve been paying attention to the news at all in the last few weeks, you’ve probably heard the hoopla about “fake news.” this seth meyers clip digs into the connection between donald trump and conspiracies.full story at youtube.more about politics. posted by josh urich






the latest: security chief's high hopes for trump-putin call


washington — the latest on president donald trump (all times est):6 a.m.russia's security chief says he has high hopes for urday's scheduled telephone call between russian president vladimir putin and president donald trump.nikolai patrushev — secretary of russia's security council — is quoted by russia's interfax news agency as saying, "everything will be positive."the leaders' call will be their first official contact since trump was sworn in as president.the kremlin has welcomed trump's promises to mend ties with moscow. those ties have been strained by the ukrainian crisis, the war in syria and allegations of russian meddling in the u.s. elections.trump has been noncommittal about the fate of u.s. economic penalties against russia.






trump continues attacks on ‘opposition media’ with tweetstorm at ny times and wa


continuing with his attacks on what he calls the “opposition party,” president donald trump once again complained about his media coverage by going after the new york times and the washington post on twitter on urday morning.in a recent interview with the christian broadcasting network, trump referred to the media as the “opposition party,” parroting his adviser, former breitbart ceo steve bannon.faced with a m ive backlash after signing an executive order effectively banning syrian refugees and mandating “extremely vetting” of immigrants, trump attempted to change the urday conver ion by attacking the two major newspapers and accusing them of “fake news,” without providing any examples.see trump’s latest urday morning twitter rant below:the failing @nytimes has been wrong about me from th






facebook’s mark zuckerberg opposes donald trump’s immigration action


facebook inc. chief executive mark zuckerberg on friday publicly opposed two executive orders signed by president donald trump aiming to curtail immigration and bolster border security, contrasting with the neutral stance the tech executive has taken since the election. “like many of you, i’m concerned about the impact of the recent executive orders signed by president trump,” mr. zuckerberg wrote on his facebook page. “we need to...






tina pbell pens open letter explaining support for trump


over the weekend, the world witnessed as donald trump’s muslim ban went into effect, prohibiting citizens from seven countries–yemen, somalia, libya, sudan, syria, iraq and iran–from entering the country despite having valid visas. as many protested the despicable and unconstitutional executive order outside of john f. kennedy airport and around the country, gospel singer tina pbell from the duo mary mary wrote a lengthy open letter supporting trump and his decision.read d.l. hughley to donald trump: ‘f*ck you now and f*ck you forever’“i believe that no creed, nor color, nor cl , nor status of people are better than the other, but we are all valuable; we are all necessary. i believe that all people and all lives matter, including that of mr. donald trump and his family. i believe that the






silicon valley leaders target donald trump’s travel restrictions


leaders from across the technology industry criticized president donald trump’s temporary ban on foreign nationals from seven muslim-majority countries, ending weeks of cautious enga ent with the new president, whom many in silicon valley opposed. alphabet inc.’s google, apple inc., facebook inc., microsoft corp., uber technologies inc. and other companies expressed concern about the immigration order’s effect on their employees,...






enrique peña nieto put in tough spot by donald trump


mexico city—when mexican president enrique peña nieto’s aides urged him last summer to confront republican presidential nominee donald trump over vowing to build a border wall and saying mexico was sending ists to the u.s., mr. peña nieto declined. “i may have this guy sitting across the table from me someday, and i need to think about mexico’s interests,” he said, according to an aide who witnessed the exchange.mr. peña...






where is gop's concern over donald trump's conflicts of interest?


nicholas kamm, afp/getty imagespresident donald trump speaks at the department of homeland security on wednesday.what disturbs me most about the ascendance of donald trump is how completely the republican party is failing us when it comes to enforcing historical democratic norms.for example, trump is refusing to address unprecedented conflicts of interest or to even disclose what interests he has — but i do not hear republicans pressuring him to release his tax returns or divest himself of potential conflicts.republicans worked themselves into a lather over the possibility of foreign governments contributing to hillary clinton’s single charity for the purpose of gaining her favor in state department business, but they somehow seem indifferent to the possibility that foreign governments mig






the latest: trump invites japanese leader to white house


washington — the latest on president donald trump (all times est):11:10 a.m.president donald trump has invited japanese prime minister shinzo abe (shin-zoh ah-bay) to a meeting in washington on feb. 10.white house spokesman sean spicer says on twitter that trump extended the invitation during a telephone conver ion with abe on urday.the white house says in a statement that trump affirmed the "ironclad u.s. commitment" to japan's security. the leaders pledged to consult and cooperate on the threat posed by a nuclear-ambitious north korea.they also discussed defense secretary jim mattis' upcoming visit to the region, including japan.it was the first several conver ions trump planned with world leaders on urday. the president is also expected to speak with the leaders of russia, germany, fran






the latest: trump, putin are holding closely watched call


washington — the latest on president donald trump (all times est):12:15 p.m.the presidents are on the phone.white house press secretary sean spicer has tweeted that the scheduled call between president donald trump and russia's vladimir putin is underway.it's the first time the leaders have spoken since trump took office on jan. 20.trump has said he's open to cooperating with russia if it helps further american interests abroad.before the call, trump was noncommittal about whether he was considering lifting economic sanctions imposed on moscow by the obama administration.___11:10 a.m.president donald trump has invited japanese prime minister shinzo abe (shin-zoh ah-bay) to a meeting in washington on feb. 10.white house spokesman sean spicer says on twitter that trump extended the invitatio






trump tasks son-in-law kushner, a diplomatic novice, with managing mexico disput


during his presidential paign, no single promise electrified donald trump’s supporters more than the pledge to build a “big, beautiful wall” all along the border with mexico. wednesday, president trump turned that promise into an executive order, one of two he signed. his directive leaves many...during his presidential paign, no single promise electrified donald trump’s supporters more than the pledge to build a “big, beautiful wall” all along the border with mexico. wednesday, president trump turned that promise into an executive order, one of two he signed. his directive leaves many... (brian bennett)






president trump jokes with may during press conference


us president donald trump joked about the state of the special relationship after the 's political editor laura kuenssberg asked him about a series of controversial policies he's outlined since taking office.president trump turned to british prime minister and quipped "this is your choice of a question?".






petition demanding donald trump release his tax returns breaks white house recor


as of thursday afternoon, the petition had over 368,000 signatures, surp ing the previous record of 367,180. the previous record-holder called for the united states government to “legally recognize the westboro baptist church as a hate group.” president donald trump spoke at the gop congressional retreat in philadelphia on thursday. he did not bring up his tax returns. trump has kept in place former president barack obama’s online petition system, which was created in 2011 to increase accessibility to government. the site also still states that a petition with at least 100,000 signatures will get an official response. a spokesman for the white house did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the petition.






most unlikely anti-abortion president ever


donald trump was once an adamant believer in legal abortion. he may even have been involved in one, or more. maureen dowd, the new york times columnist, asked trump last year if when “he was a swinging bachelor in manhattan, was he ever involved with anyone who had an abortion?” trump’s offered an evasive reply. “such…






the p age of time and the president’s hair


few hairstyles have been as widely discussed and covered as that of the mane belonging to president donald trump. celebrities and outlets have joked about trump’s signature comb-over throughout the years and it has become an enduring symbol of the man, making trump’s golden-yellow hair a topic of discourse long before the commander-in-chief announced his bid…






trump’s foreign-policy flurry sets allies on edge


washington—at president donald trump’s first joint press conference with a foreign leader on friday, british prime minister theresa may expressed her firm commitment to nato and said sanctions on russia should remain in place for now. turning to look at mr. trump, she said, “mr. president, i think you said, you confirmed that you’re 100% behind nato.”mr. trump nodded, as if agreeing with her statement about his views. but his position on the alliance—which he has previously called obsolete—remained uncertain as it loomed...






trump’s executive order could block 500,000 legal u.s. residents from returning


when details leaked earlier this week about a spate of immigration-related executive orders from president donald trump, much public discussion focused on a 30-day ban on new visas for citizens from seven “terror-prone” countries. but the order signed this afternoon by trump is actually more severe, increasing the ban to 90 days. and its effects could…






first would-be migrants to u.s. grounded in cairo


trump suspends admission of refugees, increases vetting of muslims; vows priority for christianscarol morellopresident donald trump signed an order friday to suspend admission of all refugees for 120 days while a new system is put in place to tighten vetting for those from predominantly muslim countries and give preference to religious minorities. trump said that the goal is to screen out "radical islamic...president donald trump signed an order friday to suspend admission of all refugees for 120 days while a new system is put in place to tighten vetting for those from predominantly muslim countries and give preference to religious minorities. trump said that the goal is to screen out "radical islamic... (carol morello)






protesters, immigration attorneys gather at dia in protest of donald trump’s ban


demonstrators gathered at denver international airport late urday afternoon to protest president donald trump’s orders to temporarily ban refugees from entering the u.s.on facebook, organizers had asked people to wear all red, white or blue and to bring signs with the words “i am _____, and i come in peace.”dia issued a statement warning that protests were illegal at the airport without a proper permit.earlier, immigration attorneys were on hand in case they were needed by any p engers on incoming international flights.denver post reporter david migoya is tweeting from the airport as the situation develops.






official: green card holders also banned from entering u.s.; airlines start turn


trump suspends admission of refugees, increases vetting of muslims; vows priority for christianscarol morellopresident donald trump signed an order friday to suspend admission of all refugees for 120 days while a new system is put in place to tighten vetting for those from predominantly muslim countries and give preference to religious minorities. trump said that the goal is to screen out "radical islamic...president donald trump signed an order friday to suspend admission of all refugees for 120 days while a new system is put in place to tighten vetting for those from predominantly muslim countries and give preference to religious minorities. trump said that the goal is to screen out "radical islamic... (carol morello)






trump executive order could be used to deport green card holders


president donald trump’s crack down on immigration could result in the deportation of legal immigrants and lawful permanent residents, legal scholars say. trump signed two executive orders on immigration policy wednesday. one set the framework for construction of a wall along the southern border of the u.s. the other, titled “enhancing public safety in the interior…






israel's netanyahu applauds trump's plan for wall; mexico not pleased


on corona and avocados: trump's 20 percent border tax concerns chicago businessesgreg trotter, robert channick and lauren zumbachlet's get this out the way right now: yes, your avocados would cost more if a proposed 20 percent border tax on mexican imports were to become reality.that being said, the import tax floated by the white house on thursday as a possible way to fund president donald trump's proposed wall along the...let's get this out the way right now: yes, your avocados would cost more if a proposed 20 percent border tax on mexican imports were to become reality.that being said, the import tax floated by the white house on thursday as a possible way to fund president donald trump's proposed wall along the... (greg trotter, robert channick and lauren zumbach)






trump closes borders as iran opens up


president donald trump is expected to sign an executive order restricting immigration and refugee access from seven muslim-majority, middle eastern nations. trump’s anticipated ban comes as one of those countries, iran, experiences an influx of foreigners. zahra ahmadipour, head of the iranian cultural, heritage, handicraft and tourism organi ion, announced thursday that iran planned on abolishing entry…






donald trump's order bars syrian refugees from entering the u.s.


donald trump has remained fixated on closing america’s borders to immigrants and refugees since he began his paign. now, according to cnn, a new executive order signed by the president will put his controversial legislation, mainly concerning muslims, into action.on friday (jan. 27), trump enacted the mandate under the name “protection of the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the united states.” specifically, he hopes syrian citizens seeking refuge would instead utilize his proposed “safe zones” within their country to relocate amid syria’s internal war.read: miami-dade mayor revokes “sanctuary city” status after donald trump’s executive orderduring a press conference, trump said the arrival of syrian refugees on american soil “is detrimental to the interests of the united states an






donald trump's order bars syrian refugees from entering the u.s.


donald trump has remained adamant on closing america’s borders to immigrants and refugees since he began his paign. now, according to cnn, a new executive order signed by the president will put his controversial legislation, mainly concerning muslims, into action.on friday (jan. 27), trump enacted the mandate under the name “protection of the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the united states.” specifically, he hopes syrian citizens seeking refuge would instead utilize his proposed “safe zones” within their country to relocate amid syria’s internal war.read: miami-dade mayor revokes “sanctuary city” status after donald trump’s executive orderduring a press conference, trump said the arrival of syrian refugees on american soil “is detrimental to the interests of the united states an






priebus: lawful permanent residents aren't affected by trump's executive order '


european leaders oppose trump travel ban; far right applaudstribune news servicesthe leaders of britain and germany joined other american allies sunday in criticizing president donald trump's u.s. entry ban for people from some muslim-majority countries, even as far-right politicians on the continent celebrated the move. a spokesman for theresa may said the british prime minister...the leaders of britain and germany joined other american allies sunday in criticizing president donald trump's u.s. entry ban for people from some muslim-majority countries, even as far-right politicians on the continent celebrated the move. a spokesman for theresa may said the british prime minister... (tribune news services)






a psychologist explains why trump needs lies and chaos to make himself look like


president donald trump is going to continue lying and creating chaos because that’s pretty much all he knows, according to a psychologist who’s profiled him.dan mcadams, a psychology professor at northwestern university, attempted to plumb the depths of trump’s personality in an article published by the atlantic a few months before the election, but the first week of his presidency have been more troubling than expected.“most candidates want to win the election so that they can become president, but it seems like donald trump wanted to become president so that he could win the election,” mcadams told the atlantic in a follow-up interview. “it’s all about winning, but even now that he’s won he can’t seem to let go of the fight. he continues to fixate on the election, and is now disputing —






protests over immigration ban hit jfk & more u.s. airports


president donald trump’s executive order banning refugees from entering the u.s. has led to protests at airports around the country. thousands of demonstrators swarmed john f. kennedy international airport, dulles international airport, and chicago o’hare urday (jan. 28) in opposition to trump’s latest controversial move.read: miami-dade mayor revokes “sanctuary city” status after donald trump’s executive ordersome 13,000 people are reportedly protesting at jfk, where a dozen refugees were detained. hameed khalid darweesh, 53-year-old iraqi man who worked as a u.s. army translator, was among the detainees. darweesh was eventually released, after being held for four hours.approximately 18 people were detained at o’hare airport, including an iranian-born green card holder along with his wife






'i am dying in iraq, please': trump's ban dashes hope for many asylum-seekers


trump refugeescraig ruttle / approtesters emble at john f. kennedy international airport in new york, urday, jan. 28, 2017 after two iraqi refugees were detained while trying to enter the country. on friday, jan. 27, president donald trump signed an executive order suspending all immigration from countries with terrorism concerns for 90 days. protesters emble at john f. kennedy international airport in new york, urday, jan. 28, 2017 after two iraqi refugees were detained while trying to enter the country. on friday, jan. 27, president donald trump signed an executive order suspending all immigration from countries with terrorism concerns for 90 days. (craig ruttle / ap)






mark zuckerberg ‘concerned’ with trump immigration executive orders


facebook founder and ceo mark zuckerberg e out against a series of executive orders signed by president donald trump focusing on immigration policy in a post friday. zuckerberg talked about the immigrant roots of his family and wife priscilla chan and his opposition to the trump administration’s recent proposals. “we need to keep this country safe,…






the latest: uk prime minister 'does not agree' with order


washington — the latest on u.s. president donald trump and his ban on refugees from muslim-majority countries (all times local):4 a.m.british prime minister theresa may has criticized president donald trump's order temporarily banning refugees from entering the united states.her official spokesman said sunday that may does "not agree" with trump's order and will challenge the us government if it has an adverse effect on british nationals.the official comment e after may refused to condemn the ban during a visit to turkey to meet with turkish leaders. she said in turkey the decision was a matter solely for the united states.after she returned to britain from a whirlwind visit to washington, where she met trump at the white house, and turkey, her spokesman said britain did not approve of tru






trump sets 5-year and lifetime lobbying ban for officials


president donald trump is imposing a lifetime ban on administration officials lobbying for foreign governments, and a five-year ban for other lobbying.trump used his executive authority urday to put in place the bans — fulfilling part of his paign pledge to "drain the swamp" in washington.trump has said that those who want to work for him should focus on the job they'll be doing for the american people, and not on future income earned by peddling their influence after serving in government.administration officials describe the bans as historic in scope. but it's not immediately clear how they'd be enforced.trump also took a separate action to restructure the national security council ask military advisers to prepare a plan to defeat the islamic state group. ociated press






trump executive order: calls of 'let them in' at airport protests


protests have been taking place in some airports across the us after president donald trump signed an executive order banning migrants and refugees from several muslim countries. in a setback for mr trump, a federal judge has issued an emergency stay order that temporarily blocks the government from deporting people who land with valid visas.trump executive order: us judge temporarily halts deportations






trump sets 5-year and lifetime lobbying ban for officials


washington — president donald trump is imposing a lifetime ban on administration officials lobbying for foreign governments, and a five-year ban for other lobbying.trump used his executive authority urday to put in place the bans — fulfilling part of his paign pledge to "drain the swamp" in washington.trump has said that those who want to work for him should focus on the job they'll be doing for the american people, and not on future income earned by peddling their influence after serving in government.administration officials describe the bans as historic in scope. but it's not immediately clear how they'd be enforced.trump also took a separate action to restructure the national security council ask military advisers to prepare a plan to defeat the islamic state group.






woman impersonated lawmaker's wife, snuck into gop retreat


at gop retreat, pence backs trump, vowing probe of voting rollsmike debonis, sari horwitzin a private meeting with congressional republicans this week, vice president mike pence vowed that the trump administration would pursue a wide-ranging probe of voting rolls in the united states to examine whether millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 election as president donald trump...in a private meeting with congressional republicans this week, vice president mike pence vowed that the trump administration would pursue a wide-ranging probe of voting rolls in the united states to examine whether millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 election as president donald trump... (mike debonis, sari horwitz)






the latest: france, germany criticize us migrant block


berlin — the latest on european reaction to president donald trump's halt to accepting refugees (all times local):1:15 p.m.the foreign ministers of france and germany are putting on a united front in the face of president donald trump's halt in the u.s. refugee program, with the german minister noting that loving thy neighbor forms part of america's christian traditions.the french minister, jean-marc ayrault, said trump's order "can only worry us."after meeting urday in paris, both ayrault and sigmar gabriel — on his first trip abroad since his appointment friday — said they want to hold talks with rex tillerson, trump's nominee for secretary of state who is still awaiting confirmation.ayrault said: "there are many other issues that worry us. that is why sigmar and i also discussed what we






mcconnell: we don't have religious tests in this country


european leaders oppose trump travel ban; far right applaudstribune news servicesthe leaders of britain and germany joined other american allies sunday in criticizing president donald trump's u.s. entry ban for people from some muslim-majority countries, even as far-right politicians on the continent celebrated the move. a spokesman for theresa may said the british prime minister...the leaders of britain and germany joined other american allies sunday in criticizing president donald trump's u.s. entry ban for people from some muslim-majority countries, even as far-right politicians on the continent celebrated the move. a spokesman for theresa may said the british prime minister... (tribune news services)






users angry at trump muslim ban s app


hundreds of uber users have taken screens s of themselves deleting the ride-hailing app, accusing it of profiting from a strike by new york’s taxi drivers held against president donald trump’s ban on muslim travellers and refugees. the hashtag #deleteuber trended worldwide on sunday as users also accused the company’s ceo of collaborating with the new us…






us spy veterans decry trump’s immigration ban


president donald trump’s temporary ban on immigrants from seven muslim-majority nations takes a major recruiting tool out of the hands of u.s. spy handlers, say a growing number of intelligence veterans. for decades, cia and u.s. military intelligence spy recruiters have held out the promise of eventual resettlement in america to induce foreigners to turn coat…






meet neil gorsuch — trump’s possible scotus nominee


president donald trump has the opportunity to put his signature on the u.s. judicial system, particularly the supreme court. during his term, he is expected to nominate hundreds of federal judges, beginning with filling the high court seat left vacant almost a year ago—on february 13—after the sudden death of justice antonin scalia, a staunch conservative.…






aclu says to argue for nationwide stay of trump immigration order


the american civil liberties union said it would argue in u.s. district court in new york at 7:30 p.m. et on urday for a nationwide stay to block deportation of people stranded in u.s. airports because of president donald trump’s new immigration order.(reporting by roberta rampton; editing by nick zieminski)






donald trump: executive order 'not a muslim ban'


president trump told journalists at the white house that his administration was prepared to implement an executive order which temporarily bans all refugees and people from seven mainly muslim countries from entering the united states.he defended the move, which has been condemned by rights groups, and he said it was not a "muslim ban".trump executive order: refugees detained at us airports






one google employee on trump order: ‘it’s turned my life upside down’


sanaz ahari was looking forward to a visit. she is 37 weeks pregnant, and her parents were going to attend to the birth of their grandson in the coming days.now, it seems, that won’t happen.president donald trump’s executive order friday banned people born in seven muslim-majority nations—iran, iraq, libya, somalia, sudan, syria and...






18 people held at o'hare after trump order, including park ridge man: lawyers


trump order aimed at refugees from muslim countries sparks confusion, outragetribune news servicesconfusion, worry and outrage grew urday as president donald trump's crackdown on refugees and citizens from seven majority-muslim country took effect. airlines blocked people traveling to the united states, legal challenges were underway and doubts abounded about whether the order would make...confusion, worry and outrage grew urday as president donald trump's crackdown on refugees and citizens from seven majority-muslim country took effect. airlines blocked people traveling to the united states, legal challenges were underway and doubts abounded about whether the order would make... (tribune news services)