PBS: The 10 executive actions Trump has signed (so far)

PBS: The 10 executive actions Trump has signed (so far)

BY LISA DESJARDINS  January 24, 2017 4:51 PM EST CLICK IMAGE for link to piece. On working day two of the Trump administration, it seems worthwhile to set aside the highwire battles over words and inauguration crowd size and look at the concrete actions President Trump has taken to launch his presidency. President Trump has taken 10 executive actions since entering […]

Reuters: Trump clears way for controversial oil pipelines. Standing Rock Sioux vow to fight.

Reuters: Trump clears way for controversial oil pipelines. Standing Rock Sioux vow to fight.

investigatingtrump.com editorial note: following the signing of the executive order CNBC reports that President Trump ignored questions about The Standing Rock Sioux tribe which, The Guardian reports has vowed to resist the pipeline order. By Steve Holland and Valerie Volcovici | REUTERS WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump signed orders on Tuesday smoothing the path for the controversial Keystone XL and […]

CNN: Spicer Doubles Down on Trump Voter Fraud Lie. Graham calls him “obsessed.” Allegation will “erode his ability to govern.”

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CNN: Spicer Doubles Down on Trump Voter Fraud Lie. Graham calls him “obsessed.” Allegation will “erode his ability to govern.”

By Kevin Liptak and Dan Merica, CNN Washington Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump believes millions of votes were cast illegally in last year’s election, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said on Tuesday, but he wouldn’t provide any concrete evidence for the claim, which has long been debunked. “The President does believe that, I think he’s stated that before, and […]

WP: Without evidence, Trump tells lawmakers 3 to 5 million illegal ballots cost him the popular vote

WP: Without evidence, Trump tells lawmakers 3 to 5 million illegal ballots cost him the popular vote

By Abby Phillip and Mike DeBonis January 23 at 8:05 PM  Days after being sworn in, President Trump insisted to congressional leaders invited to a reception at the White House that he would have won the popular vote had it not been for millions of illegal votes, according to people familiar with the meeting. Trump has repeatedly claimed, without […]

WP: Trump’s federal hiring freeze draws immediate fire from union

WP: Trump’s federal hiring freeze draws immediate fire from union

By Joe Davidson | Columnist January 23 at 4:08 PM Federal labor leaders were ready when President Trump froze government hiring Monday. It was a campaign promise they criticized before the election and did so again shortly after he made good on the pledge. “President Trump’s action will disrupt government programs and services that benefit everyone and […]

HuffPost: Trump Reinstates Reagan’s Abortion ‘Global Gag Rule’

HuffPost: Trump Reinstates Reagan’s Abortion ‘Global Gag Rule’

By Amanda Terkel  Senior Political Reporter,  Laura Bassett  Senior Politics Reporter 01/23/2017 11:52 am ET | WASHINGTON ― In one of his first acts as president, Donald Trump has reinstated a federal ban on U.S. funding for international health organizations that counsel women on family planning options that include abortion. The Mexico City policy, also known as the global gag rule, was first put […]

NYT: Foreign Payments to Trump Firms Violate Const., Suit Will Claim

NYT: Foreign Payments to Trump Firms Violate Const., Suit Will Claim

By ERIC LIPTON and ADAM LIPTAK JAN. 22, 2017 CLICK IMAGE for direct link to the piece @NYT.com WASHINGTON — A team of prominent constitutional scholars, Supreme Court litigators and former White House ethics lawyers intends to file a lawsuit Monday morning alleging that President Trump is violating the Constitution by allowing his hotels and other business operations to […]

ABC News: Kellyanne Conway says Donald Trump will not release his tax returns. Says she “Didn’t see the point” to the Woman’s March on Washington

ABC News: Kellyanne Conway says Donald Trump will not release his tax returns. Says she “Didn’t see the point” to the Woman’s March on Washington

INTERVIEW VIDEO: RUSH TRANSCRIPT FOR ‘THIS WEEK’ on January 22, 2017 and it will be updated. UNIDENTIFIED MALE (voice-over): Starting right now on THIS WEEK with George Stephanopoulos. DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: I, Donald John Trump, do solemnly swear… UNIDENTIFIED MALE (voice-over): Donald Trump takes the oath. TRUMP: This American carnage stops right here and […]

NBC News: Kellyanne Conway: WH Spokesman Gave ‘Alternative Facts’ on Inauguration Crowd

NBC News: Kellyanne Conway: WH Spokesman Gave ‘Alternative Facts’ on Inauguration Crowd

by ALEXANDRA JAFFE JAN 22 2017, 2:25 PM ET Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump, said the White House press secretary gave “alternative facts” when he inaccurately described the inauguration crowd as “the largest ever” during his first appearance before the press this weekend. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer gathered the press to deliver a […]