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Denying feud over Russia hacking, Trump vows support to CIA

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 22:12:08 -0500

LANGLEY, Va./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump tried to ease tensions with the CIA on Saturday, telling officers he had their back after he had leveled unprecedented criticism against spy agencies for their investigation into Russian hacking during the election.(image)



White House accuses media of playing down inauguration crowds

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 19:49:09 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Saturday accused the media of framing photographs to understate the crowd that attended Donald Trump's inauguration, a new jab in a long-running fight between the new president and the news organizations who cover him.(image)



Trump order paves way for agencies to weaken health law

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 20:35:45 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is ordering federal agencies to undermine Obamacare through regulatory action, a move that could weaken enforcement of the requirement for Americans to buy health coverage and give insurers leeway to drop some benefits.(image)



Trump son-in-law Kushner can serve as White House adviser: Justice Department

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 15:51:31 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump can hire his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as a senior White House adviser without breaking federal anti-nepotism laws, the U.S. Department of Justice said.(image)



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

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 05:50:57 -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)



Violence flares in Washington during Trump inauguration

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 07:58:35 -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, in Oval Office, signs first order on Obamacare

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 07:50:37 -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)



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

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 10:12:30 -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)



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)



'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)