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Trump is now president, but he still sees himself as leading an insurgency

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:31:46 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump took over as U.S. president on Friday in the same way he conducted his upstart campaign, with a mixture of blustery salesmanship and naked contempt for the established political order.(image)



Violence flares in Washington during Trump inauguration

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 01:18:34 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Black-clad activists among hundreds of demonstrators protesting Donald Trump's swearing-in on Friday clashed with police a few blocks from the White House, in an outburst of violence rare for an inauguration.(image)



Trump, now president, pledges to put 'America First' in nationalist speech

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:20:37 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump took power as the 45th president of the United States on Friday and pledged to end what he called an "American carnage" of rusted factories and crime in an inaugural address that was a populist and nationalist rallying cry.(image)



Trump, in Oval Office, signs first order on Obamacare

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 23:17:56 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump directed government agencies on Friday to freeze regulations and take steps to weaken Obamacare, using his first hours in the White House to make good on a campaign promise to start dismantling his predecessor's healthcare law.(image)



Senate confirms retired generals as first two Trump cabinet members

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 23:18:33 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate confirmed the first two members of President Donald Trump's cabinet on Friday, voting overwhelmingly to approve two retired four-star Marine generals as his secretaries of defense and homeland security hours after Trump was sworn in as commander-in-chief.(image)



'It's made in Vietnam!' At inauguration, origin of red Trump hats shocks many

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:47:04 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One of the biggest cheers President Donald Trump received from supporters watching his inaugural address on Friday was his call to "buy American and hire American."(image)



Trump admin targets violent Islamist groups as foreign policy priority

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:41:12 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration will make defeating "radical Islamic terror groups" its top foreign policy goal, according to a statement posted on the White House website moments after Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president.(image)



Trump trade strategy starts with quitting Asia pact: White House

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 22:53:03 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The new U.S. administration of President Donald Trump said on Friday its trade strategy to protect American jobs would start with withdrawal from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact.(image)



Trump backers' disparate hopes coalesce around promise of change

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:45:07 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The pomp and circumstance were like any big Washington celebration: a regal backdrop, the patriotic music, the military precision of the ceremony.(image)



Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' pleads not guilty in U.S. court

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:51:39 -0500

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman appeared in a U.S. court on Friday after his surprise extradition from Mexico and pleaded not guilty to charges that he ran the world's largest drug-trafficking organization during a decades-long criminal career.(image)