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Amid Massive Protests, Trump Fires Acting Attorney General Yates

Sally Yates said late on Monday that the Justice Department would not defend Trump's executive order against court challenges. Hours later she was fired. → Read More

White House's Spicer Falsely Accuses Media On Crowd Estimates

"This was the largest audience ever to witness an inauguration, period." White House press secretary Sean Spicer said in a brief statement. → Read More

In A Hastily Arranged Ceremony, Trump Signs First Order On Obamacare

Trump signed an order on the Affordable Care Act that urged government departments to "waive, defer, grant exemptions from, or delay the implementation" of provisions that imposed fiscal burdens on states, companies or individuals. → Read More

Before Leaving Office, Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning's Prison Sentence

Her attorney had argued her sentence exceeded international legal norms. Her sentence will now expire on May 17, the White House said. → Read More

Crony Cabinet: Trump's Commerce Pick Is No Stranger To Protectionism

Free trade advocates worry the Trump trade triumvirate will be too quick to use tariffs to keep imports out, raising costs for manufacturers that rely on imported parts. → Read More

Obama: Russia Responsible For Hacks During Presidential Election

"This happened at the highest levels of the Russian government," said President Obama at his year-end White House press conference. → Read More

Trump Claims He Won The Popular Vote, Blames 'Millions Of Illegal Votes'

Trump: "In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally." → Read More

Sanders To Trump: Use Defense Contracts As Leverage For Carrier Jobs

Sanders said he would soon introduce legislation that would prevent companies that outsource from receiving federal contracts, grants and loans. → Read More

Former FEC Chairman Picked For Trump's White House Counsel

While Trump frequently promised to "drain the swamp" in Washington, McGahn has an extensive history in the capital, especially in conservative politics. → Read More

President Obama: 'Trump In For A Wake-Up Call When He Takes Office'

"This office has a way of waking you up," Obama said. "Those aspects of his positions or predispositions that don't match up with reality, he will find shaken up pretty quick because reality has a way of asserting itself." → Read More

Clinton Camp: FBI Must Release Information About Trump's Russia Ties

Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook questioned why the FBI had not released information about its investigation into Russia's role in the U.S. election or ties to Trump and his senior aides. → Read More

Clinton Takes On FBI Director, Asks For Full Explanation

Hillary Clinton challenged FBI Director James Comey to provide a fuller explanation of investigative steps he is taking related to her use of a private email server. → Read More

Two Women Tell New York Times That Trump Touched Them Inappropriately

CBS showed clips from its show Entertainment Tonight in 1992 with Trump addressing a group of 10-year-old girls, telling them he would be dating one of them in 10 years. He was 46 at the time. → Read More

Obama Vetoes Sept. 11 Saudi Bill, Sets Up Showdown With Congress

Obama Vetoes Sept. 11 Saudi Bill, Sets Up Showdown With Congress → Read More

White House, Govt Agencies To Talk On Plans In Case Of Shutdown

The federal fiscal year ends on Sept. 30 and Congress must pass a spending measure by then to keep the government open. → Read More

Obama On Trump: His Ideas Are 'Uninformed Or Outright Wacky'

"I don't think the guy's qualified to be president of the United States, and every time he speaks, that opinion is confirmed," Obama told a news conference. → Read More

Disparate Crises Distract From Obama Bid To Sign Off On Asia Shift

Obama starts his last trip to Asia on Saturday as president, aiming to put a final stamp on his signature policy shift, but distracted by various crises. → Read More

In Asia, Obama Faces Trade Pact Test Amid U.S. Opposition

"It would be a real setback for Obama's legacy and for the rebalance strategy if TPP were not to be ratified." → Read More

In Asia, Obama Faces Trade Pact Test Amid U.S. Opposition

"It would be a real setback for Obama's legacy and for the rebalance strategy if TPP were not to be ratified." → Read More