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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...






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






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...






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?".






trump has flurry of phone calls scheduled today with world leaders


president trump is planning phone calls today with five world leaders as he begins to shape his administration's foreign policy and establish key relationships. at 9 a.m pacific time, trump is expected to speak with russia president vladimir putin. trump said friday that having russia as an ally "would be an et."  but many in the u.s. and abroad have been alarmed by trump's unusually friendly references to putin, whose annexation of crimea in 2014 led to sanctions by the u.s. and others. trump's new restrictions on allowing refugees into the u.s. were likely at the top of the agenda during calls with german chancellor angela merkel and french president francois hollande. earlier urday, trump and japan's prime minister abe spoke about working together to confront the threat posed by no






bill maher tackles trump’s ‘crowd’ problem


bill maher can’t get over trump’s obsession with the size of his crowd. on friday night’s “real time” the comedian called out trump’s obsession for what it is.“this is about the size of his d*ck!” maher exclaimed. “this is about a guy who never brought a woman to orgasm! he probably thinks it’s rigged.”maher also noted that trump’s crowd was about as big as the church of scientology. “the difference between scientology and donald trump is scientology has better celebrities,” he joked.his biggest concern, however, is the fact that trump sees a multitude of people that aren’t actually there. at the top of the show, maher began by announcing, “it’s day 7 of the ‘war on facts.'” the comedian noted that when he grabs his phone each morning to check the news siri now asks him “are you sitting do






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 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.






netanyahu tweets his support for trump's border wall


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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






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 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.






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…






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…






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 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…






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…






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…






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






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: 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






here’s everything you need to know about trump's first week in office


urday, jan. 28grade the presidentwhew! now that you’re all caught up, here’s your chance to tell us what you think of trump as we track his major moves over the next 100 days.grading will open every monday and will close at the end of the day (today’s an exception). we’ll post your responses, so subscribe to our newsletter to  be notified when they’re up.did we miss something? email us: [email protected] and [email protected] send us a tweet: @cshalby and @melissaleuupdates:1:05 p.m.: this article was updated with information about trump’s immigration policy.this article was originally published at 6 a.m.






here’s everything you need to know about trump's first week in office


us president donald trump signs executive orders at the pentagon in arlington, virginiaolivier douliery / pool / epapresident trump before signing executive orders in the hall of heroes at the pentagon in arlington, va.president trump before signing executive orders in the hall of heroes at the pentagon in arlington, va. (olivier douliery / pool / epa)






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)






us refugee hopeful: president trump order 'shattered my dreams'


28 january 2017 last updated at 14:46 gmt a transgender iraqi woman describes how her dreams were "shattered" when president trump signed an executive order to limit immigration from seven muslim countries.trump's refugee and travel suspension: key pointstrump's refugee and travel suspension: world reacts






people won’t vote once and now 3 million are voting twice?


msnbc’s joy reid went off on president donald trump for his claim this week that three million people, registered in two states, voted illegally in both.“look, this is a guy who loves conspiracy theories,” reid said, noting that it is odd to have an american president who peddles such theories. “he’s now listening to some crank talk about his theory — it just so happens, not only were there 3 million — exactly the number trump loses by — but all of them voted for hillary clinton.”reid said that according to phillips and trump, it isn’t a case where 3 million people could have voted illegally and they voted for a variety of candidates. rather, according to this theory, every single one of them voted for clinton over trump.“we have a country that is near the bottom in the western world for v






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






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






donald trump is america's ceo: the 45th president


cbsn will air “america’s ceo: the 45th president,” its first cbsn original of 2017, on monday, jan. 30, taking an in-depth look into donald trump’s life as a business leader, and how his handling of boardroom highs and lows might translate into the oval office. airing on cbsn at 8 p.m. est and again at 8 p.m. pst, “america’s ceo” looks back at trump’s business career and interviews figures who have seen the trump empire up close. among those featured: randall pinkett, who won season four of the reality television show “the apprentice,” and went on to oversee the renovation of trump’s three atlantic city casinos.michael d’antonio, a biog her, author of “the truth about trump,” and a winner of the pulitzer prize.bill cohen, a contributing editor at vanity fair who has chronicled the rise of






donald trump is america's ceo: the 45th president


cbsn will air “america’s ceo: the 45th president,” its first cbsn original of 2017, on monday, jan. 30, taking an in-depth look into donald trump’s life as a business leader, and how his handling of boardroom highs and lows might translate into the oval office. airing on cbsn at 8 p.m. est and again at 8 p.m. pst, “america’s ceo” looks back at trump’s business career and interviews figures who have seen the trump empire up close. among those featured: randal pinkett, who won season four of the reality television show “the apprentice,” and went on to oversee the renovation of trump’s three atlantic city casinos.michael d’antonio, a biog her, author of “the truth about trump,” and a winner of the pulitzer prize.bill cohan, a contributing editor at vanity fair who has chronicled the rise of t






donald trump is america's ceo: the 45th president


cbsn will air “america’s ceo: the 45th president,” its first cbsn original of 2017, on monday, jan. 30, taking an in-depth look into donald trump’s life as a business leader, and how his handling of boardroom highs and lows might translate into the oval office. airing on cbsn at 8 p.m. est and again at 8 p.m., “america’s ceo” looks back at trump’s business career and interviews figures who have seen the trump empire up close. among those featured: randall pinkett, who won season four of the reality television show “the apprentice,” and went on to oversee the renovation of trump’s three atlantic city casinos.michael d’antonio, a biog her, author of “the truth about trump,” and a winner of the pulitzer prize.bill cohen, a contributing editor at vanity fair who has chronicled the rise of trum






germany’s merkel, trump agree on importance of nato in call – the denver post


by frank jordansberlin (ap) — german chancellor angela merkel and u.s. president donald trump discussed conflicts in the middle east and ukraine on urday and agreed on the importance of nato during their first call since trump’s inauguration, according to joint statement by merkel’s office.the two leaders had an “extensive phone conver ion” in which they also talked about relations with russia, said merkel’s spokesman steffen seibert.“they expressed their intention to further deepen the already excellent bilateral relations in the coming years,” seibert said.on nato, both agreed on the “fundamental importance that the nato alliance has for trans-atlantic relations” and the need for all members to pay their fair share. trump has repeatedly said some u.s. allies don’t spend enough on their m






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...






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)






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)






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






a closer look at trump's executive orders


if you thought president obama was slap-happy with the executive order, take a look at seth meyers’s closer look into trump’s early days in office.full story at youtube.more about politics. posted by josh urich






top russian official says putin-trump call will be positive


moscow (ap) — influential russian security chief nikolai patrushev says moscow has high hopes for a scheduled telephone call between russian president vladimir putin and his u.s. counterpart donald trump.“everything will be positive,” patrushev said urday, according to russia’s interfax news agency. he is the secretary of russia’s security council.the telephone call between putin and trump expected to take place later urday will be the first official contact between the two leaders since trump was sworn in as president. the kremlin has welcomed trump’s promises to mend ties with moscow, which have been badly strained by the ukrainian crisis, the war in syria and allegations of russian meddling in the u.s. elections.putin held a meeting of the security council on friday to discuss u.s.-russ






with california's 'sanctuary cities,' trump might be starting a fight he can't w


with california's 'sanctuary cities,' trump might be starting a fight he can't wintrump's recent executive orders put cities and counties on notice that they would lose federal funding if they didn’t start cooperating with immigration agentstrump's recent executive orders put cities and counties on notice that they would lose federal funding if they didn’t start cooperating with immigration agentssee more videos






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






trump issues more executive actions on national security


president trump kept up his frenetic pace of executive action on urday by signing new directives that put his own imprint on the national security apparatus. trump signed executive actions to reorganize the national security council and to direct the joint chiefs of staff to present him with a plan to defeat the islamic state terror organization, according to white house officials who have seen the documents and described their content to reporters. he also issued a five-year ban preventing people who work for him from lobbying his administration after they leave it. the action e right on the heels of a controversial executive order on friday closing u.s. borders to refugees from around the world and temporarily halting immigration from several mostly muslim countries. despite the num






after trump criticism on chicago violence, emanuel touts police smarts


"this allows our police officers to be all that much smarter and more effective in using technology and command ability to make sure people are in the right place at the right time to prevent a shooting in the first place," emanuel said.in a news release, emanuel's office described the technology as part of the city's "smart-policing strategy," a term that had not been used in previous mayor's office announcements.trump tweets about chicago 'carnage,' says he may 'send in the feds!' if not fixedliam fordpresident donald trump tweeted tuesday night about chicago’s violence, saying he will “send in the feds!” if the city “doesn’t fix the horrible ‘carnage’ going on.”trump’s tweet refers back to a line in his inaugural address friday about “the crime, and the gangs, and the drugs that have st






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)






obama ethics rule unenforced in trump white house


this article originally appeared on the international business times. when exxonmobil ceo rex tillerson signed on to work for donald trump’s new administration, he set himself up to receive a quick cash infusion: exxon committed to giving him an $180 million retirement package just as he moves to lead a state department that oversees exxon-related public…






mike connors - notable deaths in 2017 - pictures


starting in the 1970s, there was no more dedicated muckraker than the gruff, relentless investigative reporter wayne barrett (july 11, 1945-january 19, 2017), a self-described “country boy from lynchburg, virginia” and graduate of columbia university’s journalism school, who evolved from founding a teen republican group to becoming an imp ioned leftist. fellow journalists regarded him as a role model, and even some politicians grudgingly acknowledged his skills and integrity.his many scoops ranged from the criminal past of rudolph giuliani’s father to the many votes missed by then-sen. alfonse d’amato. barrett was, in the words of the new york times, “the unrivaled master of long, dense articles about the unsavory side of new york’s political culture.”few reporters knew donald trump as wel






john hurt - notable deaths in 2017 - pictures


starting in the 1970s, there was no more dedicated muckraker than the gruff, relentless investigative reporter wayne barrett (july 11, 1945-january 19, 2017), a self-described “country boy from lynchburg, virginia” and graduate of columbia university’s journalism school, who evolved from founding a teen republican group to becoming an imp ioned leftist. fellow journalists regarded him as a role model, and even some politicians grudgingly acknowledged his skills and integrity.his many scoops ranged from the criminal past of rudolph giuliani’s father to the many votes missed by then-sen. alfonse d’amato. barrett was, in the words of the new york times, “the unrivaled master of long, dense articles about the unsavory side of new york’s political culture.”few reporters knew donald trump as wel






protests against trump immigration orders spread to other major airports


around the country, major protests are breaking out at airports over the executive order trump signed yesterday banning incoming residents of seven countries including syria and iran. the following are the protests i’m aware of at this time. at jfk airport, hundreds of people are jamming the international terminal with signs of welcome. i have also…






trump shames us with policies based on fear


donald trump’s “extreme vetting” plan to keep out “radical islamic terrorists,” is a policy based in fear, rather than facts. the ban suspends immigration from seven muslim-majority nations for 90 days and suspends all entry of syrian nationals indefinitely. this means the fixers that have saved my life in the middle east for the past two…






trump immigration policy changes put some on edge


chicago immigration reform advocates and muslim leaders denounced president donald trump's executive order to temporarily block refugees coming to the u.s. while the government reviews screening processes, calling it an effective ban on muslims in america.in issuing the order friday, which calls... (manya brachear pashman and angie leventis lourgos)