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January 20, 2017 8:09 PM Photos of the Inauguration of President Donald J. Trump

On January 20, 2017, the peaceful transfer of American power took place in Washington, DC, as the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama passed the office to President-elect Donald J. Trump. Hundreds of thousands attended the ceremony, gathering in the National Mall to hear the swearing in and Trump’s inaugural address, while groups of protesters 2

January 20, 2017 8:00 PM President Trump's Inauguration Day: Keep up with all the highlights

Welcome to Inauguration Day 2017! We’ll have all the highlights (and low lights) of the day, right here. At a congressional luncheon following his swearing in as the 45th president of the United States, he joked about whether Democrats would vote to confirm his Cabinet picks, but then urged the crowd to applaud Hillary Clinton — no "crooked" modifier 3

January 20, 2017 6:25 PM Trump’s Presidency Opens With Combative ‘America First’ Appeal

Donald Trump began his presidency with a combative, populist address aimed squarely at his aggrieved supporters, making little effort to reach beyond his political base or reassure foreign leaders. His inaugural speech on Friday painted an ominous portrait of the nation at the cusp of his administration: a place of violent "American carnage" where "rusted-out 43

January 20, 2017 6:01 PM Trump, sworn in as President, promises to put 'America First'

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on Friday, succeeding Barack Obama and telling a bitterly divided country he will pursue "America First" policies at home and abroad. As scattered protests erupted elsewhere in Washington, Trump raised his right hand and put his left on a Bible used by Abraham Lincoln and repeated 12

January 20, 2017 4:58 PM U.S. bombers hit al Qaeda camp in Syria

American long-range bombers struck a major al Qaeda training camp in Syria on Thursday, reportedly killing roughly 100 militants in the strike. The airstrike represents the final military action taken by the outgoing Obama administration. The official characterized those killed in the attack as core al Qaeda members, and former members of the Nusra Front 24

January 20, 2017 3:28 PM Karen Pence focuses on moving family forward amid hoopla

WASHINGTON – As Mike Pence’s family adjusted to their new reality before Pence was sworn in as the nation’s 48th vice president, his wife, Karen, remembered what their son told her when Pence was elected governor. “Mom, my favorite quote of yours is, `I’m not going to let what’s happening out there, affect what’s going on in here,’” Michael Pence said. “We’re 6

January 20, 2017 1:11 PM Obama And The Future Of Mixed-Race And Multiracial America

It is fitting that President Obama would bookend his official press conferences with an unscripted comment and nod to his mixed-race heritage. Obama had originally campaigned for the presidency, in part, on the complexity of his racial background. As the brown-skinned son of a white woman from Kansas and a black man from Kenya, he offered his candidacy 12

January 20, 2017 11:05 AM Executive actions ready to go as Trump prepares to take office

The strategy has been used by other presidents, including Obama, in their first few weeks in office. "He wants to show he will take action and not be stifled by Washington gridlock," said Princeton University presidential historian Julian Zelizer. Trump is expected to impose a federal hiring freeze and take steps to delay a Labor Department rule due to take effect 6

January 20, 2017 6:32 AM Pageantry, protests to mark the start of Trump's presidency

WASHINGTON Donald Trump will be sworn in on Friday as the 45th president of the United States, taking power over a divided country after winning a savage campaign and setting the country on a new, uncertain path at home and abroad. In a ceremony likely to be attended by 900,000 people, some of them protesters, Trump and his vice president, Mike Pence 10

January 20, 2017 4:08 AM Inauguration Eve: Donald Trump sweeps into DC pledging to unify nation

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. "It's a movement like we've never seen anywhere 25