Politics & Government

Politics & Government

Half a million marchers showed up in Washington, so now what?

Speakers at the women’s marches throughout the United States on Saturday implored the protesters to keep their resistance alive. Some of the marchers wondered aloud if they would; others already had plans to start groups back home.

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Trump praises the CIA, bristles over inaugural crowd counts

On his first full day in office, President Donald Trump on Saturday berated the media over its coverage of his inauguration, and turned a bridge-building first visit to CIA headquarters into an airing of grievances about "dishonest" journalists. But it was Trump who spread inaccuracies about the size of the crowds at his swearing in.

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FACT CHECK: Trump overstates crowd size at inaugural

President Donald Trump's speech Saturday at the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency turned into the latest battle in, as he put it, his "running war with the media." He had two central complaints: that the media misrepresented the size of the crowd at his inauguration and that it was incorrectly reported a bust of Martin Luther King Jr. was removed from the Oval Office. A look at those assertions:

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Trump expected to roll back Obama climate initiatives despite easing of ‘hoax’ rhetoric

Several of Trump’s environmental and energy appointees surprised opponents this week by acknowledging the reality of climate change. But there’s been no 180 within the Trump team. One of the first things the president is expected to do is ask a federal court to effectively stall a decision on the Clean Power Plan, allowing the incoming administration to revise one of Obama’s key initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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A Valium joke by Sen. Pat Roberts leads to senators squabbling about 'tone'

A comment about Valium made by Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kans.) to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) during Steve Mnuchin's treasury secretary confirmation hearing Thursday led to a minute and a half of Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Roberts disagreeing about the propriety of such a comment. It meant to be as humor said Roberts to the Senate Finance Committee.
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A Valium joke by Sen. Pat Roberts leads to senators squabbling about 'tone' 1:48

A Valium joke by Sen. Pat Roberts leads to senators squabbling about 'tone'

Sam Brownback says he's willing to talk about tax policy 1:28

Sam Brownback says he's willing to talk about tax policy

Roger Marshall says Paul Ryan no longer confused about dabbing 1:03

Roger Marshall says Paul Ryan no longer confused about dabbing

Trump CIA pick Mike Pompeo lists Russia as a threat during confirmation hearing 1:51

Trump CIA pick Mike Pompeo lists Russia as a threat during confirmation hearing