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In a swirl of pink hats and political determination, women's march gets underway in Washington
Converging from all directions, tens of thousands of women and their supporters descended on the nation’s capital Saturday for a huge rally meant to send a message of defiance and hope to President Trump on the day after his inauguration. More than 200,000 people — and possibly many more — were...
(Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:15:00 PST)

The scene from the women's marches across the nation
Massive crowds have convened in the nation's capital at the flagship Women's March on Washington on the first full day of the Trump administration. Heavy turnout also is reported from scores of other events taking place around the world. A march in Los Angeles is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. at...
(Sat, 21 Jan 2017 07:50:00 PST)

To march or not? Some women are staying away from Women's March because of a rift over abortion
Melissa Linebaugh was looking forward to taking part in the Women’s March on Washington with her mother and her 9-year-old daughter. A self-described Christian liberal from Dover, Pa., she was horrified by President Trump’s rhetoric toward women and minorities during the campaign. This was their...
(Sat, 21 Jan 2017 03:00:00 PST)

Beware the politician with simple answers: Trump still divides, and there's a lot at stake
It was, no matter where you stood, an astounding day. The man of the moment was no longer Donald Trump the reality TV star, or Donald Trump the real estate baron-turned-politician. He was Donald Trump, president of the United States. If they ever bring back the $10,000 bill, his mug will be on...
(Sat, 21 Jan 2017 03:00:00 PST)

Donald Trump's presidential style: dangling neckties and the power of positive thinking
By all accounts, when incoming first lady Melania Trump stepped into public view on Inauguration Day, she was also stepping into a new role as trendsetter-in-chief. It was a shift reflected in her choice of outfit: a sky blue Ralph Lauren ensemble with matching suede gloves and sky-high stilettos...
(Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:30:00 PST)

Angry protests and inaugural celebrations play out side by side in Washington
America's political divide split fully open on the streets of the nation's capital Friday as Washington became a city of two peoples: The right gathered to celebrate Donald Trump's inauguration as president, and the left marshaled passionate and occasionally violent protests against him. Republicans...
(Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:40:00 PST)

'Hate does not make America great': Protesters gather in L.A. to decry President Trump
Slogging down swampy streets by the hundreds, they were a melange of umbrellas, boots and ponchos in colors that contrasted against a murky sky. Like the rain that drummed the pavement around them, they persisted — squinting through a storm as they rallied Friday in Los Angeles, protesting a leader...
(Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:35:00 PST)

For cable networks, it's business as usual, despite unprecedented nature of Trump's inauguration
If there was one thing MSNBC’s Chris Matthews was determined not to normalize on Donald Trump’s inauguration day, it was the incoming president’s  unbuttoned overcoat. Which Matthews mentioned at least three times. “Why doesn’t Trump button his coat?” Matthews fretted. “Sign of formality there.”...
(Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:20:00 PST)

Rain diverts plane as Obama family heads for a post-presidential vacation in Palm Springs
At the base of the San Jacinto Mountains, Barack Obama —  like many of his presidential peers — finds comfort. He’s birdied on manicured golf courses in Rancho Mirage and hosted leaders from China and Jordan. So it made sense that Palm Springs would be Obama’s destination for his first vacation...
(Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:05:00 PST)

Trump starts his presidency with a theme similar to Reagan's, but a tone far more negative
To the question of which Donald Trump would speak to America Friday — the dark Trump who spoke angrily at his party's convention or the more conciliatory Trump heard in the hours after his surprise election — the answer was soon clear. Almost from its start, Trump used his inaugural speech from...
(Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:20:00 PST)

Trump is sworn in as president, a divisive, singular figure promising to lift up 'the forgotten'
Donald John Trump swore the oath of office Friday as the 45th president of the United States, painting a bleak version of a country marked by "rusted-out factories scattered like tombstones" as he pledged to deliver prosperity to forgotten Americans. Trump, one of the most polarizing figures to...
(Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:15:00 PST)

On Trump's White House website, no more mention of climate change
Well, that was fast. Scientists, environmentalists and other concerned citizens were quick to notice that there is no longer any mention of climate change on the new White House website.  It’s a significant departure from how the site looked Friday morning, when President Obama was still in charge....
(Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:05:00 PST)

Raw, angry and aggrieved, President Trump's inaugural speech does little to heal political wounds
There was no pivot. There was no olive branch, no binding of wounds, no lofty summons to the better angels of our nature. The 16-minute inaugural address that President Trump delivered was Trumpism distilled to its raw essence: angry, blunt-spoken and deeply aggrieved. He spoke Friday of ending...
(Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:05:00 PST)

California Republicans celebrate Trump's inauguration: 'In L.A., you can't even put a bumper sticker on your car'
Shannon, a 48-year-old accountant from Encino, didn’t tell her co-workers she was traveling all the way across the country to get a great view of President Donald Trump’s swearing-in. She told them she was going skiing.  “It’s a bucket list,” said Shannon, who didn’t want The Times to use her last...
(Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:50:00 PST)

HUD suspends FHA mortgage insurance rate cut an hour after Trump takes office
An hour after Donald Trump assumed the presidency Friday, his administration indefinitely suspended a pending rate cut for mortgage insurance required for FHA-backed loans, which are popular with first-time home buyers and those with poor credit. The move by the Department of Housing and Urban...
(Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:30:00 PST)

Trump opens his presidency with signals of the conservative era to come
Freshly sworn in to office, President Trump set about Friday trying to deliver the change he promised as he took the helm of the vast executive branch bureaucracy and began steering it toward a new conservative-dominated government. Away from the pomp and circumstance of Inauguration Day that celebrated the...
(Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:25:00 PST)

'America First,' a phrase with a loaded anti-Semitic and isolationist history
At the center of his foreign policy vision, Donald Trump has put “America First,” a phrase with an anti-Semitic and isolationist history going back to the years before the U.S. entry into World War II.  Trump started using the slogan in the later months of his campaign, and despite requests from the...
(Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:30:00 PST)

Fear, concern but also Champagne - the world reacts to Donald Trump's inauguration
Raucous Champagne toasts in Russia, prayerful wishes from the Vatican, late-night yawns in China and defiant protests in central London: The world greeted Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th U.S. president with apprehension, anxiety and a smattering of glee — much like the swirl of mixed emotions...
(Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:10:00 PST)

Democrats once dreamed of Inauguration Day. Now they're soul-searching instead
Miami is not where Jon Cowan expected to be on Inauguration Day. He was certain he would be toasting the nation’s first female president at Elephant & Castle, a pub smack on the inaugural parade route. “It was this unbelievable space where we were going to have this large gathering of Democrats,”...
(Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:10:00 PST)

Trump's inauguration, just like his campaign, breaks Washington norms
Bikers for Trump roared into town. Self-described “deplorables” hosted a ball. And thousands of Americans, many with red “Make America Great Again” caps, poured onto the grassy expanse of the National Mall. A sprinkling of rain did not dampen supporters’ spirits at President-elect Donald Trump’s...
(Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:10:00 PST)

Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman has a new home: The Guantanamo of New York
The world’s most notorious drug kingpin has a new home, a place were he cannot escape or do business, a dreaded stronghold in lower Manhattan sometimes called the Guantanamo of New York. Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is being held, at least for now, in the Metropolitan Correctional Center, a featureless...
(Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:55:00 PST)

Some of Trump's plans only sound new. Others are downright revolutionary
Those who love and fear President-elect Donald Trump agree on one thing: He is bent on upending nearly every aspect of the presidency. But now that he has taken the oath of office and enters the White House on Friday, Trump’s mythology will begin to meet reality. And the debate has already begun...
(Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:20:00 PST)

As Trump takes the oath, public sees persistent national division
Donald J. Trump took the oath of office as the 45th president of the United States today, capping one of the most improbable rises to political power in American history. We’ll have lots of chances to analyze what Trump does and what it means. Today, however, let’s establish a baseline: As he takes...
(Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:00:00 PST)

Read and watch Donald Trump's full inauguration speech, annotated
Click on the yellow highlights to see our reporters' thoughts on Trump's words. Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort...
(Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:35:00 PST)

After sending many signals to Latinos in his campaign, Trump sends another: Not in my Cabinet
Republican and Democratic presidents have long nodded to the importance of diversity as they select their Cabinets. Since 1989, every president’s first Cabinet has included at least one Latino. Not Donald Trump’s. After a campaign in which relations with Latinos grew painfully raw, the sort of...
(Fri, 20 Jan 2017 03:00:00 PST)

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