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Of Course The CIA Gave Trump Standing Ovations. He Never Let Them Sit.

The Huffington Post | S.V. Dáte | Posted 01.23.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON – While President Donald Trump brags about how hundreds of CIA employees gave him standing ovations during his Saturday visit, it should ...

Senate Democrats Want A Second Chance To Grill Betsy DeVos

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 01.23.2017 | Politics

Senate Democrats are asking for another chance to question Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s pick for education secretary, although a Republican...

Sen. Tom Cotton Needs To Stow His Confirmation Complaints

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.23.2017 | Politics

The confirmation process for President Donald Trump’s various nominees has been a bit of a drawn-out mess, primarily because the incoming administra...

Congressman: Info In Classified CIA Doc Would Cause Election Do-Over In Other Countries

The Huffington Post | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 01.23.2017 | Queer Voices

Georgia Democratic Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis last week said Donald Trump is not a “legitimate” president, and decided to boycot...

Health Groups Want To Know If Tom Price Shares President's Dubious Views On Vaccines

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.23.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― An array of public health advocacy groups wants to make sure President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Health and Hu...

The Unsung Heroes

Kathy Kemper | Posted 01.23.2017 | Politics
Kathy Kemper

Jan. 20th, 11:07am With not even an hour of his presidency to spare, Barack Obama huddled in the holding room in the U.S. Capitol, just off the balcon...

Mary J. Blige: Trump Is 'Racist,' Speaks About Women 'Viciously'

The Huffington Post | Zahara Hill | Posted 01.23.2017 | Black Voices

Singer Mary J Blige didn’t suppress her feelings about the nation’s 45th president at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday. While promoting the ...

Cartoonist Compares Trump's Presidency To McCarthyism In Vibrant Comics

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 01.23.2017 | Arts

Near the height of the cultural stranglehold Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-Wi.) held over the United States as he accused prominent media figures and govern...

'SNL' Bids Obama Farewell With Rendition Of 'To Sir, With Love'

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 01.22.2017 | Entertainment

On the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, “Saturday Night Live” bid farewell to Barack Obama with a touching musical number. Ceci...

Troubling Tells That The Media's Missing: Trump Isn't All That Smart

Brian Ross | Posted 01.23.2017 | Politics
Brian Ross

The American political media needs to develop more critical listening skills with President Trump. True, he is a softball headline-generating machine....

Nearly 31 Million Viewers Watched Donald Trump’s Inauguration

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.21.2017 | Politics

President Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday was watched by 30.6 million television viewers in the U.S., according to initial estimates released ...

Obama Poll Watch -- January, 2017

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.20.2017 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama’s Final Honeymoon Ends Well America now has a new president, meaning (among other things) it is time to take one final look back at the presid...

Obama Says Goodbye To The White House In One Last Photo

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.20.2017 | Politics

Barack Obama said goodbye to the White House one last time Friday morning, from a lofty perch aboard the Executive One helicopter moments after Presid...

Heavy Protests Mark Start Of Trump Presidency

Pete Tucker | Posted 01.21.2017 | Politics
Pete Tucker

With homemade signs, banners and even locks and chains, thousands of protesters descended on today’s inauguration of Donald Trump. In modern times, ...

Stop Blaming Hillary For Trump's Rise To Power

Anna Waletzko | Posted 01.20.2017 | Politics
Anna Waletzko

“Bernie could’ve beaten Trump.” It’s a sentiment I’ve heard numerous times since Nov. 8, 2016. A statement like this is not only a sweeping ...

Read The Full Text Of Donald Trump's Inaugural Address

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.20.2017 | Politics

Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday. After he took the oath of office, Trump gave a speech that struck a da...

POTUS Twitter Changes Hands For First Time In History

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 01.20.2017 | Politics

Donald Trump just became the 45th president of the United States, which means for the first time since its inception, the @POTUS Twitter account has c...

Madeleine Albright Spends Inauguration Day With America's Future Leaders

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 01.20.2017 | Women

Madeleine Albright has long been an inspiration to women everywhere. As such, the first woman to be U.S. secretary of state spent the day of President...

Hillary Clinton Attends Donald Trump's Inauguration 'To Honor Our Democracy'

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 01.20.2017 | Politics

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton attended the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump on Friday after spending several week...

Jimmy Carter Gives Donald Trump This Very Simple Advice

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 01.20.2017 | Politics

Former President Jimmy Carter has some simple advice for incoming President Donald Trump. “Just do a good job, tell the truth,” he said when asked...

State Dept. Officials Call Trump's National Security Transition 'A Mess'

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 01.20.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON - President-elect Donald Trump’s national security transition has been more chaotic than others in recent memory, with important position...

Paris Wax Museum Finishes Trump Wax Dummy Just In Time

Reuters | David Moye | Posted 01.20.2017 | Weird News

A Paris wax museum unveiled a Donald Trump effigy with real human hair on Thursday, having being caught off guard with a half-ready figure of Hillary ...

Obama Grants Drug Prisoners Early Freedom On Final Day In Office

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.19.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― President Barack Obama shortened the sentences of 330 federal prisoners on Thursday, less than 24 hours before Donald Trump takes offic...

Trump Will Let Obama’s Top Federal Prosecutors Stick Around, For Now

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.18.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― President-elect Donald Trump will allow U.S. attorneys appointed by President Barack Obama to remain in their roles for the time being,...

Trump's EPA Pick Doesn't Agree With 97 Percent Of Climate Scientists

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 01.18.2017 | Politics

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt (R), President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, said during his conf...