Presidential Inauguration 2017
The latest updates and schedule for the 2017 Presidential Inauguration of Donald J. Trump held in Washington, D.C., the week of Jan. 20, including background on the inaugural parade, inaugural balls and galas, swearing-in ceremony and inaugural address.
Donald Trump's honeymoon with the media may be the shortest in history
The rocky relationship between President Trump and the media has only grown worse in the few short days since the inauguration -- with accusations of false news reports, inflated crowd estimates and unnecessarily negative coverage fueling mutual distrust between the Fourth Estate and the White House.
Bikers for Trump celebrate victory on National Mall
The bikers stood out at the weekend's inauguration events in Washington with their leathers and colors, a visual reminder of the often-overlooked Americans who came out of the woodwork to unexpectedly propel Donald Trump to the White House.
Democrats put aside decorum to immediately resist Donald Trump
Eight years after President Obama's rise inspired his party to dream of decades of Democratic control in Washington, his party looked on Friday as President Trump put the final nail in those hopes.
Trump orders freeze on new Obamacare regulations
In one of his first actions, President Trump signed an executive order Friday night issuing a government-wide freeze on any new Obamacare regulations, pending a repeal and replacement of the health care law.
Richard Spencer, Alt-Right leader, gets sucker-punched at Trump inauguration
The leader of an alt-right group got sucker-punched in the face in the middle of an interview during Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony - and then he said he got spat on.
Bernie Sanders swarmed by supporters on post-Trump inauguration trip out of D.C.
Sen. Bernie Sanders received a hero's welcome Friday as he prepared to board an airplane flight out of Washington.
President Trump halts new federal regulations
President Trump put a hold on all new and pending federal regulation on his first day in office Friday, with a White House memorandum ordering federal agencies to subject the regulations to review by incoming secretaries.
Mattis, Kelly sworn in to new Cabinet posts
Defense Secretary James Mattis and Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly were sworn in to their new jobs Friday night by Vice President Mike Pence.
President Trump returns bust of Churchill to Oval Office
On his first day in office, President Trump brought back a bust of the legendary British prime minister to the West Wing, after President Obama had removed it. Mr. Obama replaced it with a bust of Martin Luther King Jr.
James Mattis, John Kelly confirmed to Cabinet posts
The Senate confirmed President Trump's defense and homeland security secretaries Friday, helping fill out his national security team just hours after he was sworn in -- but Democrats were mounting roadblocks to the rest of the Cabinet.
President Trump's Cabinet picks approved
The Senate confirmed the first of President Trump's Cabinet picks Friday, confirming his nominee to lead the Defense Department just hours after he was sworn in.
Pomp and circumstance continues after Trump sworn in
President Trump kicked off his presidency by upgrading from the fast-food and taco bowls of his campaign to a formal Capitol luncheon of Maine lobster and beef with juniper jus among the most powerful people in Washington -- including his vanquished foe, Hillary Clinton.
Donald Trump: We will 'eradicate' 'radical Islamic terrorism' 'from the face of the Earth'
President Donald Trump threw down the gauntlet in the fight against terrorism in his inaugural address Friday, pledging to "eradicate" "radical Islamic terrorism" from the world.
Donald J. Trump sworn as 45th president
Donald John Trump, first dismissed as a stuntman, then a nuisance, then a threat to the political order, took the oath of office Friday to become the 45th president of the United States, ushering in one of the most compelling administrations in history.
Bernie Sanders: It's 'a tough day for millions of Americans, including myself'
Failed presidential candidate Sen. Bernard Sanders said the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump on Friday represents "a tough day for millions of Americans," but he urged his progressive supporters to keep fighting for their values.
Bikers for Trump won't confront protesters
The leader of Bikers for Trump, a band of motorcycle enthusiasts who often were an unofficial security force at Donald Trump's campaign events, said they were standing down rather than confront thousands of protesters at the inauguration.
Donald Trump inauguration: Protests turned violent; 217 arrested
Police and protesters clashed in the nation's capital during Donald Trump's inauguration ceremonies Friday - leading to more than 200 arrests after a faction of anti-establishment activists smashed storefront windows and threw bricks at law enforcement.
Trump ditches Android for Secret Service-approved cellphone: Reports
President-elect Donald Trump has swapped his Android smartphone for a highly secure device designed to keep his communications safe from eavesdroppers and hackers, according to reports this week.
Hillary Clinton says she's at Trump inauguration 'to honor our democracy'
Unlike many congressional Democrats, Hillary Clinton will attend Friday's inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, saying she's at the event to "honor our democracy."
Protester: Donald Trump is trying to bring back 'slavery'
Protests ahead of President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration have largely focused on race, with a coalition of students, artists and activists airing their grievances against the incoming administration's policies toward immigration and education.
Ted Cruz: Senate will confirm all of Donald Trump Cabinet nominees
Sen. Ted Cruz said Friday he thinks the U.S. Senate will ultimately confirm all of President-elect Donald Trump's nominees for Cabinet posts.
Obamas greet Trumps at White House
President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama greeted President-elect Donald Trump and incoming first lady Melania Trump at the White House Friday morning, in keeping with a transition tradition.
Black Lives Matter activists crash checkpoint to disrupt Donald Trump's inauguration
Protesters descended on Washington, D.C. Friday morning, intent on forming blockades to prevent access to Inauguration Day security checkpoints.
Don Trump: My father has been 'humbled' by the whole process
Donald Trump Jr. said Friday that his father has been "humbled" -- even if the president-elect might not show that outwardly -- as the elder Mr. Trump prepares to be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.
Kellyanne Conway: Donald Trump will 'inject a shock to the system here almost immediately'
Incoming White House counselor Kellyanne Conway predicted Friday that President-elect Donald Trump will send a shock through the system "almost immediately" upon being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.
Donald Trump inauguration: Security lines back up for blocks
The impending rain didn't deter inauguration watchers from streaming through security checkpoints Friday morning to take in the day's festivities.
Nancy Pelosi on Donald Trump: 'We wish him well'
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Friday said people should "take a deep breath" ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, as a number of her fellow Democrats say Mr. Trump wasn't legitimately elected and are skipping the ceremony.
Donald Trump's address to be 'optimistic,' 'visionary,' 'philosophical,' Sean Spicer says
President-elect Donald Trump's inaugural address will include a discussion about the proper role of government and how the country can come together, incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Friday.
Donald Trump: 'The movement continues -- the work begins!'
President-elect Donald Trump kicked off his inauguration day Friday by giving supporters a heads-up for his swearing-in and saying "the work begins."
Chuck Schumer: Cabinet selection has been a 'disaster' for Donald Trump
Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer said Friday that President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet selection process has been a "disaster," but he said it's "too early to tell" whether the full U.S. Senate would actually reject any of the picks.
Another inaugural tradition -- prayer -- under fire over Donald Trump
For years, the Washington National Cathedral, an Episcopal parish with a dual role as a civic gathering place, has hosted a prayer service for the newly sworn-in president. But keeping the tradition this year has caused an uproar among Episcopalians opposed to President-elect Donald Trump.
Russian political elites revel in Donald Trump inauguration
Russian officials and lawmakers lauded Donald Trump's inauguration Friday as the start of what they hope will be a period of better ties with the United States.
Donald Trump breaks with political traditions on triumphant ride to White House
Most presidential candidates pick a place close to the heart to announce their campaigns — a childhood hometown, the place they came of age politically or somewhere associated with a political hero.
Donald Trump's world views worry global leaders
While Donald Trump's supporters say he's going to make America great again, domestically and internationally, there is little question that the incoming president's penchant for incendiary rhetoric and unpredictable policy swerves have unsettled audiences around the globe.
How Reince Priebus led Donald Trump to victory
At noon on Friday, Reince Priebus, the longest-serving Republican National Committee chairman in history, will officially assume a far more powerful post: White House chief of staff, with 24/7 direct access to the 45th president.
Melania Trump: poise, grace and style through the campaign, right into the White House
Her life changed forever Friday, when she becomes first lady of the United States. Melania Trump is up for the challenge. She brings a unique, valuable skill set to the White House that includes poise, glamour and mettle honed during her years as a supermodel, wife, mother and businesswoman.
Trump 'Day One' may not live up to his campaign promises
President-elect Donald Trump made a lot of promises about what would happen on Day One of his administration. But what President Trump will actually do remains very murky.
Donald Trump poised to make history at presidential inauguration
Even before he takes to the podium and places his hand on the Bible, President-elect Donald Trump is poised to make U.S. inauguration history Friday on any number of fronts.
At D.C.'s inaugural balls, fashion trumps politics
What will FLOTUS be wearing alongside POTUS during the swearing-in ceremony and at the inaugural balls?
Trump inauguration souvenirs expected to be hot items
If Jim Warlick had ignored famed statistician Nate Silver, who predicted a Hillary Clinton victory in November, he would be $100,000 richer. That's how much Mr. Warlick spent on Clinton-themed trinkets and tchotchkes for his presidential souvenir store, White House Gifts, in the months leading up to the election.
Girl Scouts will keep promise to march in inaugural parade despite calls to boycott
The Girl Scouts are sticking by their commitment to march in the inaugural parade Friday despite mounting opposition from Trump foes.
Inauguration protests threaten to backfire on Democrats
From blocking bridges and roads to shutting down Metro, disruptive protests attempting to undermine the legitimacy of President-elect Donald Trump before his first day in office could have the opposite effect -- making the new president look statesmanlike by comparison, Republican observers say.
Donald Trump opponents' role permanent
Is the political left getting ahead of itself in bashing and trashing the Trump White House? Or are Democrats and left-wing groups gearing up for perpetual protest -- a never-ending onslaught of dissent and criticism aimed at delegitimizing the Trump presidency, discrediting the Trump administration and demonizing all things Trump?
Hollywood elite comes to D.C. to protest, not to party
Country music stars Toby Keith and Lee Greenwood will be there. Comedian Drew Carey will be there. So will actor Jon Voight. But the ever-changing lineup of entertainers and celebrities who confirmed for the celebrations surrounding Donald Trump's inauguration -- and then declined -- grew longer in the days leading up to the inauguration.
Obamacare on life support as GOP takes over White House, Congress
In the end, Obamacare may have simply proved to be too unwieldy to work.
Trump, Twitter shift media power balance
The mainstream news media adored President Obama for eight years, and they continue to adore him as he leaves office. Incoming President Donald Trump, however, has faced both contempt and critical coverage from journalists and broadcasters throughout his campaign -- and the tradition continues. There's no press honeymoon now and not much chance for one in the future.
Mike Pence enters vice president's office as welcome Republican surprise
It's not that Mike Pence is surprised that Donald Trump won the election -- it's that he's surprised he was along for the ride.
Inauguration security teams ready to prevent terrorism, control protests
From protesters planning to block access to security checkpoints to the risk of a terrorist driving a truck through a large crowd, the list of potential Inauguration Day disasters is long, but law enforcement agencies are prepared.
Senate Democrats ready to confirm Donald Trump national security team on Day One
Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer said Thursday that Democrats would clear the way for confirmation votes on some of President-elect Donald Trump's national security team on Inauguration Day, but threatened to hold up most of the other nominees.
Filemon Vela: Inauguration attendees called migrant students 'beaners,' 'wetbacks'
Rep. Filemon Vela claimed Thursday afternoon that dozens of migrant students visiting Washington, D.C., for the inauguration were called "beaners" and "wetbacks" by pro-Donald Trump attendees.
Donald Trump says his Cabinet is most intelligent in history
President-elect Donald Trump made another pitch Thursday for the Senate to speed his Cabinet picks through, saying he's assembled the smartest team in history.
Anti-Trump students at the University of Texas invited to 'Twerk the Inauguration': Report
The University of Texas will host a "Twerk the Inauguration" event Friday as a response to Donald Trump assuming the presidency, according to Campus Reform.
Newt Gingrich on boycotters: Why would you 'abandon America'?
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Thursday slammed Democrats who are boycotting Friday's presidential inauguration and likened the move to abandoning America.
Jeh Johnson: We see no 'specific, credible threat' directed against the inauguration
Outgoing Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday officials do not see a "specific, credible threat" directed against Friday's inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, but that law enforcement will certainly be braced for issues that could arise.
Donald Trump inauguration boycott grows to third of Democratic caucus
At this rate, there could be more Hollywood celebrities than House Democrats attending Friday's inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.
Donald Trump's Cabinet could look bare on Inauguration Day
The Senate teed up retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis Wednesday for quick confirmation to be the next defense secretary, but President-elect Donald Trump is likely to start his term with far fewer confirmed Cabinet secretaries than any of the last three presidents.
Obama says he wants to go away and 'be quiet' for awhile
As he prepares to turn over the keys to Republican Donald Trump, President Obama said Wednesday that he is leaving the nation in good shape and believes "we're going to be OK."
Donald Trump: 'I don't want the celebrities -- I want the people'
President-elect Donald Trump says he wants "the people" -- not the celebrities -- at this week's inaugural events and that there will be crowds "rarely seen before."
Hollywood liberal bullies descent into panic ahead of the inauguration
As Jan. 20 approaches, the bullies are at the gate. Hollywood, liberals and the political establishment are panicking because they have no idea what to expect when Donald Trump officially becomes the president of the United States.
Donald Trump inauguration protests expected to break records
Democrats, left-wing activists and people who just don't like Donald Trump are planning to descend on Friday's inauguration ceremony and related events by the thousands in an effort to start the 45th president's term off on the wrong foot.
Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th President of the United States
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