WHITEFISH, Mont. — If you were to judge the small, northwestern Montana town of Whitefish solely on the national media frenzy that has descended upon it in recent weeks, like a blizzard that blots out everything else, then you’d probably write it off as a frightening place — an intolerant place, an unwelcoming place, a place where the worst of the United States has taken hold.
Tiffany Trump wore a jacket from the Ivanka Trump clothing line on January 19, 2017 in New York. On the eve of the inauguration, members of the Trump family stepped out in a number of cold-weather looks by various designers. Melania wore a Norisol Ferrari military-inspired knee-length coat, while Ivanka opted for a green look from Oscar de la Renta that she paired with pumps of her own design.
A banner reading “Build bridges not walls” was draped across London’s Tower Bridge on Friday as part of a series of protests across the world aimed at expressing displeasure at the inauguration of Donald Trump as U.S. president. Several hundred people, most of them expatriate Americans, held a protest on Friday in the Japanese capital, Tokyo, against U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, hours before his inauguration in Washington. In the Philippines earlier on Friday, about 200 demonstrators from a Philippine nationalist group rallied for about an hour against Trump outside the U.S. embassy in Manila.
A very nice man who was in town for the march saw me and a friend struggling to move a mattress up the stairs into a Dupont Circle apartment building, and volunteered on the spot to help us lug it up three flights of stairs to the room I was renting for $425 in a unit shared with two other recent college grads. Indeed by 1998, the city would reach its post-World War II population nadir. The decommissioning of the war machine, white flight following integration, the lure of the suburbs, and the fallout from the1968 riots shrank the population sharply.
As President Obama prepared to pass the baton to President-elect Donald Trump, he bid a temporary farewell to the American people and outlined his plans for his future role in our democracy — private citizen. Obama tweeted Friday morning, mere hours before Trump’s inauguration, that it has been the honor of his life to serve the American people, who he said made him a better person.
To kick things off on Inauguration Day, Melania Trump stepped out in a light blue coat with matching gloves. She pulled her hair back in a sideswept updo, breaking away from her traditional blowout, and accessorized simply with Van Cleef and Arpels diamond earrings.
In this tiny town in remote northwestern Kansas, Hillary Clinton will be the first woman inducted into a museum that most Americans have never heard of.
The long and turbulent 2016 election reaches its final milestone today when Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. The inauguration of the controversial real estate mogul and former reality television star will largely follow tradition, but there will be several unique changes scattered throughout. The most personal touch comes in Trump's selection of Bible, as he’s chosen his childhood Bible for the swearing-in ceremony.
President-elect Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States today and Yahoo News will be there to bring you live coverage. From the crowds gathering all morning and the swearing in to the parade and parties, we’ll have all the latest from Washington.
The United States was founded in opposition to monarchs, whose coronations are quasi-religious ceremonies heavy on jewels, crowns, robes and scepters. A president, chosen by the people, from among the people, requires no props other than a plain English Bible and swears allegiance to the Constitution. It's been that way for 224 years, a tradition that even this least traditional of president-elects wouldn't dare break. (Jerry Adler/Yahoo News) See more of our inauguration coverage here. _____ See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.
Historians will one day pass judgment on the Obama administration, and those who lived through it can only guess at how his legacy will be viewed. In part, of course, praising Obama’s “dignity” is a way of calling attention to the qualities that set him apart from his successor, who has famously boasted about his sexual conquests and who delights in insulting his opponents with mocking Twitter posts.
Thousands of New Yorkers gathered outside the Trump International Hotel to protest Donald Trump on the eve of his inauguration with Alec Baldwin, Mark Ruffalo, Rosie Perez, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, among others.
President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration has been marred by boycotts from Democratic officeholders and by top-shelf musicians who have refused to perform at the festivities. Boris Epshteyn, who was a senior adviser on Trump’s campaign, is the director of communications for the Presidential Inaugural Committee and has been serving as a pitch man for the proceedings. In an interview with Yahoo News on SiriusXM’s POTUS radio channel on Thursday, Epshteyn relentlessly stuck to his message that the inauguration is “all about the people” rather than any big-name talent.
Demonstrators protest over the contaminated water crisis outside of the venue where the Democratic U.S. presidential candidates’ debate was being held in Flint, Mich., on March 6, 2016. Thursday marks exactly 1,000 days since clean drinking water last flowed from the faucets in Flint, Mich., where on April 24, 2014, state and local officials ceremoniously began supplying the city with improperly treated water from the Flint River. Although the ensuing water crisis has long since faded from national headlines, for Flint residents, the ramifications of this disastrous, short-sighted attempt at cost saving are still very much a daily reality.
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The superintendent for the Wyoming school district that one of President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees recently cited during her confirmation hearing said that despite what you may have heard, there are no guns in the building. Betsy DeVos, Trump’s pick for education secretary, declined to say that guns have no place in schools during her Tuesday hearing before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. During a tense exchange with Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., DeVos brought up Wapiti Elementary School in rural Wyoming as an example of a place that would need to have firearms in the building to protect against grizzly bears.
A contentious exchange Thursday between treasury secretary nominee Steve Mnuchin and Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, marked the most direct attack by Democrats on the Goldman Sachs banker whom some groups have attempted to brand as “the foreclosure king.”
Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin serves to Serbia’s Novak Djokovic during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia; a worker checks rubber masks of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump at Ogawa Studio in Saitama, Japan; and Max Franz of Austria competes during the second training run for the men’s Downhill race of the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup event in Kitzbuehel, Austria are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Getty/Reuters) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.
Designers at Madame Tussauds in London on Jan. 18, 2017, apply the final touches to the wax figure of President-elect Donald Trump, unveiling the figure days before the presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C. The figure will reside in Madame Tussauds’ London “Oval Office,” alongside likenesses of politicians and global icons. For a few hours this week, the Internet was captivated by the thought that Donald Trump, whose triumphs are famously chronicled in books (his own), in art, on television and on Twitter, was about to conquer the last bastion of celebrity: poetry.
President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet is set to be the first since Ronald Reagan’s not to have a Latino or Hispanic member. Despite outcry for a more diverse administration, the real estate mogul’s proposed Cabinet secretaries are mostly white men, who are set to be joined by two white women, one Asian-American woman and one black man. Hopes that Trump might select a Latino person for a Cabinet-level position were all but dashed Wednesday night amid reports that he had tapped former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue for agriculture secretary.
In July 2012, Donald Trump called in to CNBC’s “SquawkBox” show to rant about Chief Justice John Roberts’ surprise decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate. “I think John Roberts should be ashamed of himself,” Trump said, before questioning the Supreme Court justice’s intelligence. Over the next four years, Trump tweeted that the chief justice’s decision was “bull***t,” irrational, “disloyal” and “stupidity.” He has insulted Roberts on Twitter nearly two dozen times, making the chief justice by far the biggest target of Trump’s ire on the court.
President-elect Donald Trump will keep 50 top aides to President Obama on critical issues like the war on the so-called Islamic State, international sanctions and global counterterrorism efforts, his spokesman announced Thursday. “What we’ve ensured is that, for the time being, we’ve got a team in place that will continue to advise him and make sure that the country remains safe and that our priorities will be carried out,” incoming White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters.
Rescue workers were met with an eerie silence Thursday when they reached a four-star spa hotel struck by an avalanche in a mountainous earthquake-stricken region of central Italy. Guests at the three-story Hotel Rigopiano in the central Abruzzo region alerted emergency workers of the disaster on Wednesday, following a series of quakes in the region. “Help, we’re dying of cold,” one couple wrote rescuers, according to the ANSA news agency.
A high-rise building in Tehran engulfed by a fire collapsed on Thursday, killing at least 30 firefighters and injuring some 75 people, state media reported. The disaster struck the Plasco building, an iconic structure in central Tehran just north of the capital’s sprawling bazaar. Iran’s state-run Press TV announced the firefighters’ deaths, without giving a source for the information.
It’s inauguration week just as the Framers must have imagined it: citizenry streaming into the capital from every state to celebrate the most sober and symbolic moment in the democracy, even as the soon-to-be president tears into an American hero, fends off criticism from allies, deflects a sexual harassment suit and wails that his public approval ratings are rigged. This is how the Trump presidency begins, and the American Century ends. Any calendar will tell you, for instance, that the 19th century ended in 1901, the year President McKinley was assassinated and Teddy Roosevelt took his place.