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Trump starts unveiling his trade agenda

5 min 37 sec ago
President Trump started his first full week in office Jan. 23 by signing an executive order ending U.S. participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

This is how Donald Trump engineers applause

35 min 13 sec ago
The tradition of manufacturing applause for public performances goes back to the Roman emperor Nero.

The problem with BuzzFeed's defense of publishing the Trump-Russia dossier

2 hours 27 min ago
Ben Smith says readers should be "trusted to judge dubious documents" — but they actually have no way to do so.

GOP senators pitch plan that would let some states keep Obamacare

2 hours 38 min ago
"It is nearly impossible to keep the benefits of the Affordable Care Act without keeping the whole thing," said Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer.

What is the ‘Emoluments Clause’? Does it apply to President Trump?

2 hours 43 min ago
Four questions about the constitutional clause now being used to sue the president.

Why Donald Trump's move to end the Trans-Pacific Partnership is so hugely symbolic

3 hours 49 min ago
Trump's opposition to TPP was unorthodox -- and, in hindsight, hugely important in winning the presidency.

Sean Spicer expected to soon give news briefing

4 hours 18 min ago
The briefing comes just two days after he summoned members of the press to formally provide an angry critique of coverage of the inauguration.

Meet Ivanka Trump. She could be the most powerful first daughter the U.S. has ever seen.

4 hours 55 min ago
Washington Post reporter Krissah Thompson examines the role President Trump's eldest daughter played during the campaign and what she could do in the future.

Marco Rubio will support Rex Tillerson, after all. And Donald Trump wins again.

4 hours 59 min ago
Rubio came out with a very strong statement on Tillerson initially. Now it looks like he backed down.

Trump freezes hiring of federal workers

5 hours 5 min ago
President Trump instituted a government-wide hiring freeze Monday, signing an executive order that he said would affect all employees ““except for the military.” Trump had pledged to halt government h...

Trump signs executive orders on federal hiring freeze, TPP withdrawal and global abortion policy

5 hours 5 min ago
We've been talking about it for a long time,” Trump said, as he held up the executive order withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. “Great thing for the American worker."

How and why President Trump plans to throw the media into chaos

5 hours 28 min ago
Trump could create an environment in which journalists have to jockey for position, then shout, wave and beg to be called on.

Trump freezes federal hiring

5 hours 37 min ago
The plan excludes the “military, public safety, and public health.”

Sanders praises Trump for nixing TPP, 'delighted to work with him' on pro-worker policies

5 hours 37 min ago
"Now is the time to develop a new trade policy that helps working families, not just multinational corporations," the Vermont senator said.

What you need to know about Trump and the Emoluments Clause

5 hours 37 min ago
A group called Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington claims President Trump is violating a little-known constitutional provision called " the Emoluments Clause."

Trump to CEOs: I'll wipe out 75 percent of regulations, fast-track U.S. factories

6 hours 43 min ago
"All you have to do is stay. Don't leave. Don't fire your people in the United States,” Trump said.

How Sean Spicer messed up, and how he can make it right - from a guy who's been there

6 hours 59 min ago
Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer doesn't like what Spicer did, but says this is a minefield for the media too.

Rubio announces support for Trump secretary of state nominee Tillerson

7 hours 5 min ago
The decision resolves the final major question surrounding Tillerson’s bid to be the nation’s top diplomat.

Trump: 'We have a bust of Churchill'

7 hours 5 min ago
In his remarks to CIA employees at the agency's headquarters, Jan. 21, President Trump discussed a bust of Sir Winston Churchill.

Looking for a Spanish version of WhiteHouse.gov? Ya no existe.

7 hours 15 min ago
No word yet on when or if it'll ever return. Given Trump's previous statements about speaking Spanish, maybe not?

Supreme Court won’t review Texas voter law found to discriminate against minorities

7 hours 15 min ago
Chief Justice Roberts said lower courts have more work to do before the justices decide whether to rule.

The Daily 202: The liberal tea party movement has begun. What will become of it?

7 hours 25 min ago
The Proposition 187 experience should hearten Democrats, but 2010 offers a cautionary tale

Here's the real story about the Churchill bust in the Oval Office

7 hours 45 min ago
Few people realize that there are actually two busts. The one in the Oval Office now is not the one that Obama returned.

Want President Trump to release his tax returns? There's a bill for that.

7 hours 55 min ago
Right now, Democrats are the only ones on board. The Fix spoke with Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) about how that might change.

Kellyanne Conway: Trump could still release tax returns after audit

8 hours 59 min ago
A tweet from the White House counselor said she made no news on the issue the day before when she said Trump would not release his returns because “people don't care."

Trump brings fear, anxiety and some hope to the federal workplace

10 hours 45 min ago
Email comments to columnist are filled with fright over incoming administration.

Maxine Waters's ridiculous claim that Betsy DeVos 'has never seen the inside of a classroom'

14 hours 39 min ago
At the Women's March, Rep. Waters disparaged the nominee for Secretary of Education without evidence.

President Trump signs executive order for Betsy DeVos's nomination

17 hours 5 min ago
President Trump signed multiple executive orders on Jan. 20, including formal nominations for his Cabinet, and gave away the pens he used. For Betsy DeVos, his choice for education secretary, he said, “Ah, Betsy. Education, right?” while lawmakers disputed who would take that pen.

Why they marched

20 hours 5 min ago
Hundreds of thousands of people took part in the Women’s March on Washington Jan. 21. Here’s what some of them had to say.

Democrats see hope in women’s marches — but wonder what comes next

21 hours 59 min ago
The marches captured the enthusiasm Democrats failed to generate during the campaign.

Trump has no plans to release tax returns, his counselor says

22 hours 19 min ago
“People didn’t care,” counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway says on ABC’s “This Week.”

Will Marco Rubio defy President Trump on his pick for secretary of state?

22 hours 33 min ago
Rubio has expressed concerns about Rex Tillerson, but is under party pressure to back him.

Trump on Comey: ‘He’s become more famous than me’

23 hours 3 min ago
President Trump shook hands with FBI Director James B. Comey during a law enforcement reception at the White House on Jan. 22. Trump joked that Comey has “become more famous than me.”

Trump to huddle Monday with bipartisan group of congressional leaders

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 23:55
The meeting will be the first formal get-together since the inauguration.

With executive order, Trump tosses a ‘bomb’ into fragile health insurance markets

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 23:48
The president’s move against the Affordable Care Act could affect how many people enroll in plans and how many insurers offer them.

FBI Director James Comey gets a pat on the back from President Trump

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 23:38
The law enforcement leader was attending a reception to thank those who worked on the inaugural ceremonies.

The perfect meme for the 'alternative facts' era: #seanspicersays

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 23:14
After the press secretary's first press conference, a hashtag was born.

The perfect meme for the 'alternative facts' era: #seanspicersays

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 23:00
After the press secretary's first press conference, a hashtag was born.

Trump, Pence preside over East Room ceremony to swear in senior staff

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 22:06
The event takes on a family vibe as Trump's children turn out to support Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser.

Trump’s staff gets sworn in at the White House

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 21:58
Vice President Pence on Jan. 22 administered the oath of office to President Trump’s staff at the White House.

Trump says his administration will start trade talks with Mexico

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 21:35
President Trump on Jan. 22 said his administration will begin talks with Mexico about the North American Free Trade Agreement as well as border issues.

Trump offers condolences for victims of tornadoes in the South

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 21:15
President Trump on Jan. 22 offered condolences for victims of tornadoes that have hit several Southern states, including Georgia.

Trump's team responds after his controversial first day

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 21:15
President Donald Trump and White House press secretary Sean Spicer made public statements questioning the media on Saturday, Jan. 21. The following morning, Trump's White House team, his supporters, and his opponents responded to the controversial day.

8 politicians who will make you feel good about politics

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 18:42
There are lots of politicians doing it — by and large — right.

How Kellyanne Conway ushered in the era of 'alternative facts'

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 18:04
Chuck Todd just was not buying what the senior Trump adviser was selling.

Spicer earns Four Pinocchios for a series of false claims on inauguration crowd size

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 17:54
The White House spokesman's statement on crowd sizes was so riddled with errors and falsehoods that we wish we could give Five Pinocchios.

Schumer to introduce legislation aimed at checking Trump on Russia sanctions

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 17:38
The Democratic leader seeks to stop the president from rolling back existing sanctions on his own.

Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway says White House press secretary presented 'alternative facts'

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 17:20
Press secretary Sean Spicer had told reporters Saturday that Trump's crowd was the largest ever for an inauguration.

McCain says he will support Tillerson for secretary of state

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 17:00
President Trump's nominee for secretary of state lands a much-needed supporter in the Senate.

Trump won't release his tax returns because people don't care, top adviser says

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 16:42
During the campaign, Trump said he would release his returns once an audit was completed.

That time I caught Sean Spicer making a blatantly false claim

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 16:20
Spicer denied saying something that was later proved to be on tape.

SNL's Vladimir Putin is not impressed with President Trump's first propaganda effort

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 14:58
"If you're going to lie, don't make it so obvious," Putin says, referring to Trump's inflated crowd estimates.

New York Times public editor says paper might have been 'too timid' on Trump and Russia

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 14:00
Liz Spayd wondered how different publishing decisions might have impacted the presidential race.

White House press secretary's inauguration claims, annotated

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 04:45
During a briefing, White House press secretary Sean Spicer accused members of the press on Saturday of “deliberately false” inaugural coverage.

Donald Trump is the president, but he really wants to be a reporter

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 03:06
Trump wants very badly to be a news source unto himself — not just any news source but the one people believe over all others.

Trump wages war against the media as demonstrators protest his presidency

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 02:35
In a goodwill visit to the CIA, Trump lashes out at the media for ‘dishonest’ reporting.

On first day in the White House bubble, no mention of protesters outside

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 02:04
Trump and his aides offered no reaction to the massive women’s march on Washington.

Trump set down his own marker: The time for action is now

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 01:00
Extravagant promises will soon collide with the realities of governing. Will Trump pass the test?

White House press secretary berates media for Inauguration coverage

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 00:34
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told the press at a briefing Saturday that crowd sizes at the inaugural were bigger than initially reported, adding that “accountability goes both ways.”

Trump's press secretary lashes out at press, calling crowd coverage 'shameful and wrong'

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 00:25
In an unusual move, Sean Spicer left the White House briefing room without taking any questions.

Democratic donors plot the future — out-thinking the right

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 00:25
Democrats gather in Florida in search of a strategy to take on President Trump.

Obama’s final ride into a wet, foggy California night

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 23:50
The former president’s first act as a new civilian offers a view into his itinerant life and his presidency.

Pageantry meets protests on Inauguration Day in Washington

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 23:10
As President Donald Trump was inaugurated, Washington’s most ceremonious day was marked by protest and tension.

Trump's full speech at CIA headquarters

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 23:00
President Trump addressed CIA employees at the agency's headquarters, on Jan. 21 in Langley, Va.

Trump, in CIA visit, attacks media for coverage of his inaugural crowds

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 22:45
In visit to mend fences with intelligence officers, Trump airs grievances about many topics.

Trump questions media reports of inauguration crowd size

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 21:58
President Trump questioned media reports and photographs that showed the size of Inauguration Day crowds, speaking to CIA employees at CIA headquarters on Jan. 21 in Langley, Va.

Trump to CIA: 'I am so behind you'

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 21:50
President Trump told CIA employees they have his full backing, at CIA headquarters on Jan. 21 in Langley, Va.

Alicia Keys performs at march

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 20:58
Singer Alicia Keys performed her song "Girl on Fire" at the Women's March on Washington after delivering some remarks to the crowds.

Girl who delivered letter to Pope Francis speaks at march

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 20:18
Sophie Cruz, who gained national attention in 2015 when she gave a letter to Pope Francis asking for his help in preventing her family's deportation, delivered remarks in English and Spanish at the Women's March on Washington.

National co-chair of march: 'Unapologetically Muslim-American'

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 20:10
Linda Sarsour, a national co-chair of the Women's March on Washington told the crowds she stood before them as an "unapologetically Muslim-American."

Poet: it was language, words that got Trump in office

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 19:40
Artist Aja Monet recited a poem titled "My mother was a freedom fighter" at the Women's March on Washington. Monet told the crowds that language is powerful and it was "the power of words" that got President Trump into office.

Planned Parenthood President: 'Our doors stay open!'

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 18:44
Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards pledged to the crowds at the Women's March on Washington that the organization would remain open. President Trump has expressed support for defunding it.

Trump attends interfaith prayer service in Washington as a massive crowd protests his presidency

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 18:35
The traditional service at the Washington National Cathedral featured more than two dozen speakers.

Ashley Judd recites 'I am a nasty woman' poem at march

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 18:35
Actress Ashley Judd recited a poem by 19-year-old Nina Donovan from her home state of Tennessee called “I am a nasty woman" at the Women's March on Washington.

Justice Department opinion backs Trump on hiring of son-in-law

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 18:24
Legal analysis finds president’s hiring authority overrides anti-nepotism law

Co-founder of Women's March on Washington addresses crowds

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 18:14
Bob Bland, a co-founder of the Women's March on Washington told participants that when women come together "they can transform the world."

Michael Moore rips copy of Washington Post at march

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 17:55
Activist and documentary filmmaker Michael Moore brought a copy of the Washington Post and ripped it to make a point about the newly sworn President Trump.

The White House petitions page is still live. The top one calls for Trump's tax returns.

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 17:40
The petitioners want to know if Trump is violating the Constitution's clause against receiving financial benefits from foreign powers.

Bird's-eye view shows huge crowds at Women's March on Washington

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 17:35
A view from the top of the Washington Monument shows large crowds near the National Mall attending the Women's March on Washington.

Trump to visit CIA headquarters after sharply criticizing the intelligence community

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 17:24
This will be the first in what aides say will be a series of visits the president will make to federal departments and agencies in the weeks to come.

Trump attends interfaith prayer service

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 16:56
President Trump attended an interfaith prayer service at the Washington National Cathedral on Jan. 21.

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