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 […]

CNN: In fence mending visit to CIA Trump spends most of his remarks discussing crowd size at his inaugural, his number of Time Mag covers and “dishonest” media coverage

CNN: In fence mending visit to CIA Trump spends most of his remarks discussing crowd size at his inaugural, his number of Time Mag covers and “dishonest” media coverage

CLICK IMAGE VIDEO: By Ryan Browne Updated 4:29 PM ET, Sat January 21, 2017 Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump, seeking to demonstrate he backs the intelligence community after a turbulent transition, told CIA employees Saturday at their headquarters: “I am so behind you.” “I am with you 1,000%,” Trump said after receiving intelligence briefings from top officials at […]

HuffPost: Donald Trump Already Redecorated The Oval Office. The Curtains Are Gold.

HuffPost: Donald Trump Already Redecorated The Oval Office. The Curtains Are Gold.

Janie Campbell Senior Editor, Lifestyle, The Huffington Post  His love of gold is well known, and we aren’t just referring to money. President Donald Trump has already redecorated the Oval Office at the White House, CNN reported Friday night, and photos show the room’s reddish curtains have been replaced with gold-hued drapes.  CLICK IMAGE for link to HuffPost   “They always […]

TheHill.com: White House tells agencies to halt regs. Pres. signs exec order to “ease the burden of Obamacare”

TheHill.com: White House tells agencies to halt regs. Pres. signs exec order to “ease the burden of Obamacare”

  BY LYDIA WHEELER – 01/20/17 08:45 PM EST  President Trump’s chief of staff Reince Priebus issued a memo Friday night telling federal agencies to not issue any more regulations. Hours after his boss was sworn into office, Priebus told the agencies not to send any regulation to the Federal Register until the rule is reviewed and approved by the […]

WP: Donald Trump is sworn in, vows to end ‘American carnage’

WP: Donald Trump is sworn in, vows to end ‘American carnage’

By David A. Fahrenthold, Robert Costa and John Wagner January 20 at 5:03 PM Donald John Trump was sworn in Friday as the 45th president of the United States, after which he delivered a dark but ambitious speech promising to throw out entrenched Washington elites, end “American carnage” in cities and restore jobs lost to shuttered factories. “Today, we are […]