Published: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:47:11 GMT2017-01-19T23:47:11Z
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:47:11 GMT2017-01-19T23:47:11Z
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:45:33 GMT2017-01-19T23:45:33ZSo much for the honeymoon.Donald Trump entered the White House as the least-popular president in modern times, according to a number of major polls. Of course, everyone knows the polls are rigged and the news is fake.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:45:11 GMT2017-01-19T23:45:11ZBarack Obama is the most disrespected president of my lifetime. This space is insufficient to recap all of the indignities to which the first African American in the White House was subjected while in office but a greatest hits reel would certainly includ
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:45:07 GMT2017-01-19T23:45:07ZWASHINGTON (AP) - Ready for his big moment, Donald Trump swept into Washington on a military jet Thursday for three days of inaugural festivities and pledged to unify a nation that is divided and clamoring for change. Washington braced for an onslaught of crowds and demonstrators - with all the attendant hoopla and hand-wringing.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:44:00 GMT2017-01-19T23:44:00ZMore than eight years ago, candidate Barack Obama offered America "hope and change." America accepted. About eight days ago, Michelle Obama lamented the death of hope, but the 62.2 million Americans who voted for Donald J. Trump don't see it that way.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:32:02 GMT2017-01-19T23:32:02ZMayor Kenney said Thursday he plans to sign into law legislation aimed at addressing wage discrimination, despite threats from Comcast and the city's chamber of commerce to challenge it in court.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:27:03 GMT2017-01-19T23:27:03ZTOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - With waning political support for an income tax break championed by Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, fellow Republicans in the GOP-controlled Legislature are spearheading an effort to end it.
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Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:00:17 GMT2017-01-19T23:00:17ZWASHINGTON (AP) - Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to head the Energy Department, vowed to be an advocate for an agency he once pledged to eliminate and promised to rely on federal scientists, including those who work on climate change.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:54:03 GMT2017-01-19T22:54:03ZWASHINGTON (AP) - With a few final moves and a round of goodbyes, President Barack Obama quietly closed out his presidency on Thursday and prepared for life as a private citizen, as the country readied itself for President-elect Donald Trump.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:43:12 GMT2017-01-19T22:43:12ZTRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Two New Jersey congressmen have introduced legislation to allow towns to paint strips of blue on roadways to honor police after regulators said the tributes crossed the line of federal safety rules.
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Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:27:02 GMT2017-01-19T22:27:02ZWASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump has asked roughly 50 senior Obama administration appointees to remain in their posts after his inauguration to ensure continuity in government, his incoming White House press secretary said Thursday.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:18:03 GMT2017-01-19T22:18:03ZHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Federal authorities have given Pennsylvania a few more months to comply with a 2005 federal law that requires people to prove they are legal U.S. residents in order for their driver's licenses to be valid for federal purposes, Gov. Tom Wolf's administration said Thursday.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:16:02 GMT2017-01-19T22:16:02ZIn many area schools, the mood swing from President Obama's historic swearing-in eight years ago - hailed as a "teachable moment," with a few districts even shutting down for the day so students could watch - to Donald Trump's inauguration is palpable.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:45:06 GMT2017-01-19T21:45:06ZWASHINGTON (AP) - In a last major act as president, Barack Obama cut short the sentences of 330 federal inmates convicted of drug crimes on Thursday, bringing his bid to correct what he's called a systematic injustice to a climactic close.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:37:46 GMT2017-01-19T21:37:46ZMembers of the Philadelphia Police Department’s top brass met with marijuana activists Thursday to hash out how pot citations will be issued at a protest planned for Friday.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:34:04 GMT2017-01-19T21:34:04ZA man who believed that President Obama had slept with his fiancee and then announced it in a nationally televised speech was charged Thursday with threatening the president's life.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:09:02 GMT2017-01-19T21:09:02ZANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A Maryland lawmaker has fired a legislative aide who was behind a fake news site that accused Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton of election-rigging.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:29:33 GMT2017-01-19T20:29:33ZWith less than a week until his trial, State Sen. Larry Farnese urged a federal judge to throw out the charges against him, accusing prosecutors of overstepping their authority and seeking to criminalize the type of routine politicking that has existed in the Democratic City Committee for decades.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:27:40 GMT2017-01-19T20:27:40ZTRENTON - Gov. Christie wants to tackle opioid addiction by limiting the number of pills physicians can initially prescribe - an idea experts say could reduce excess supply but may cause some pain patients to go days without medication.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:00:08 GMT2017-01-19T20:00:08ZCAIRO (AP) - Donald Trump's all-but-dismissal of human rights as a foreign policy principle could hit like an earthquake across a Middle East landscape beset by warring factions and beleaguered governments, with some players eyeing the prospect of once unimaginable new alliances.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:36:14 GMT2017-01-19T18:36:14ZDAVOS, Switzerland (AP) - Few people are more eager for Donald Trump's arrival in the White House than those who do business in Russia.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:04:53 GMT2017-01-19T18:04:53ZPennsylvania residents will still be able to enter federal buildings next month with just a driver's license or state ID, after the U.S. Homeland Security Department extended the state's deadline to comply with a new, more stringent identification law, state officials said Thursday.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:51:18 GMT2017-01-19T17:51:18ZLJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) - Slovenia, the birthplace of America's next first lady, plans to deploy troops to Latvia, joining NATO efforts to defend the Baltics against a possible Russian threat.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:49:54 GMT2017-01-19T16:49:54ZCAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Two former governors and a former U.S. senator have been named visiting fellows at the John F. Kennedy School of Government's Institute of Politics at Harvard University.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:33:00 GMT2017-01-19T16:33:00ZA standing-room crowd of 800 packed the auditorium of Upper Merion Middle School on Wednesday night to listen to one speaker after another outline ways to mobilize against the man about to be inaugurated as president of the United States.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:33:27 GMT2017-01-19T15:33:27ZUnder Donald Trump, one tradition-bound White House office could be in for a small revolution. During the opening days of his administration, the Office of the First Lady could be nearly empty.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:27:21 GMT2017-01-19T15:27:21ZAUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine Gov. Paul LePage isn't backing down on his statements about John Lewis, a black Georgia congressman who risked his life in the fight for civil rights.
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Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:53:17 GMT2017-01-19T14:53:17ZThe Fraternal Order of Police lodge in Philadelphia, long in a war of words with District Attorney Seth Williams, is putting its concerns down on paper and up in the sky.
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Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:54:32 GMT2017-01-19T12:54:32ZWASHINGTON (AP) - With glow sticks, hula hoops and rainbow flags, protesters took a dance party to the streets near the vice president-elect's temporary home to oppose his positions on LGBT issues.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:26:17 GMT2017-01-19T11:26:17ZTRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey group will have music after a Bruce Springsteen cover band canceled its performance at a gala celebrating Donald Trump's inauguration.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:11:46 GMT2017-01-19T11:11:46ZWASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump enters the White House on Friday just as he entered the race for president: defiant, unfiltered, unbound by tradition and utterly confident in his chosen course.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:04:53 GMT2017-01-19T11:04:53ZIt lacks whiskers, tail, and claws, but bristles with ambition and bite: The Pussy Hat. The woolen, two-cat-ear headgear has fast become the feline symbol of feminine protest for thousands headed to the Women's March on Washington on Saturday. Project leaders envision a sea of pink hats as the perfect way to tweak President-elect Donald Trump over his infamous remark about grabbing women by their . . . you know what.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:45:15 GMT2017-01-19T09:45:15ZBILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - In control of Congress and soon the White House, Republicans are readying plans to roll back the influence of the Endangered Species Act, one of the government's most powerful conservation tools, after decades of complaints that it hinders drilling, logging and other activities.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:00:03 GMT2017-01-19T05:00:03ZTRENTON - As the race to succeed Gov. Christie begins to take shape, former Govs. Jim Florio and Christie Whitman joined environmental advocates Tuesday in launching a campaign to press New Jersey's next leader to make the environment a priority.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:45:03 GMT2017-01-19T00:45:03ZDENVER (AP) - Denver started work Wednesday on becoming the first city in the U.S. to allow marijuana clubs and public pot use in places such as coffee shops, yoga studios and art galleries.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:36:01 GMT2017-01-19T00:36:01ZWASHINGTON (AP) - Barack Obama stepped behind the White House podium for the last time Wednesday, fielding questions from the crush of journalists crammed in for the occasion and offering assurances to Americans watching on TV.
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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:45:07 GMT2017-01-18T23:45:07ZWASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump's choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that climate change is real, breaking with both the president-elect and his own past statements.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:36:02 GMT2017-01-18T23:36:02ZHOUSTON (AP) - Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted Wednesday to the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital with pneumonia, and his wife, Barbara, was hospitalized as a precaution after suffering fatigue and coughing, a spokesman said.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:14:51 GMT2017-01-18T23:14:51ZWASHINGTON (AP) - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley declared her support for moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a shift firmly endorsed by Donald Trump but one that could trigger increased violence in the Middle East.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:36:02 GMT2017-01-18T22:36:02ZWASHINGTON (AP) - Tradition suggests it's time for Donald Trump to set aside the say-anything speaking style and rise to the inaugural moment.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:27:06 GMT2017-01-18T22:27:06ZWASHINGTON (AP) - Offering reassurances, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for health secretary said Wednesday the new administration won't "pull the rug out" from those covered by "Obamacare." Democrats were unimpressed, noting a lack of specifics.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:08:29 GMT2017-01-18T20:08:29ZNEW YORK (AP) - For most Americans, Chelsea Manning has been a hero or villain based on how they view her decision to leak classified material. For transgender people, she has another dimension - serving as a potent symbol of their struggles for acceptance.
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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:29:24 GMT2017-01-18T18:29:24ZTRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie turned down several jobs in the Trump administration because his wife refused to move to Washington, the governor said Wednesday.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:07:47 GMT2017-01-18T18:07:47ZHave you heard the one about our district attorney's new roof? Or his tire-stabbing girlfriend? Or his cigar soirees? You have.