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On New Political Footing, Trump Believers Share His Day

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 18:48
Voters who backed Donald J. Trump hoping for a new era in American politics congregated on a rainy day near the Capitol to witness history.

U.S. Removes Libya From List of Zones With Looser Rules for Drone Strikes

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 18:43
The Obama administration quietly removed a former extremist stronghold from a list of areas where special rules intended to prevent civilian deaths are waived.

Obama Toasts Away His Presidency With Tears and Thanks

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 18:24
Those who celebrated with Mr. Obama were the truest of the believers during eight years in which hope was repeatedly tested and change often proved difficult.

Trump’s Grim View of the Economy Ignores Most Americans’ Reality

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 18:13
The striking contrast between his speeches and reality partly reflected Mr. Trump’s focus on the decline of one part of the American economy.

New York Reactions to Trump Inauguration: Fear and Prayer

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 18:04
The swearing-in of only the second president born in the city met with apathy and anger among many other New Yorkers. A few said it didn’t seem real.

Who Is Karen Pence? A Brief Introduction to the Second Lady

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 18:00
Mrs. Pence was with incoming Vice President Mike Pence at almost every stop on the campaign trail, and she will be with him when he is sworn in on Friday.

Critic's Notebook: Mr. Reality TV Goes to Washington

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 17:59
On Inauguration Day, news broadcasters seemed unnerved by the prospect President Donald J. Trump would remain as combative as he had been while the host of “The Apprentice.”

Senate Confirms Mattis at Defense and Closes In on Kelly for Homeland Security

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 17:41
Just hours after President Trump was sworn into office, the Senate on Friday confirmed two of his national security cabinet nominees.

Artists Reckon With Trump’s Inauguration

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 17:34
Cultural counterprogramming. An artists’ strike. A museum’s celebration. Dispatches from coast to coast.

Who Sang, Spoke or Stood By at Donald J. Trump’s Inauguration?

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 16:56
Viewers of the inaugural ceremony in Washington searched for answers online. At least one remains hidden in a little blue box.

In Inaugural Address, Trump Continues to Shun Establishment

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 16:53
Uncompromising in tone and entirely in keeping with his insurgent campaign, President Trump dispensed with appeals to unity or attempts to build bridges to his opponents.

Washington Memo: Trump Resurrects Dark Definition of ‘America First’ Vision

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 16:48
In his inaugural address, President Trump appeared to herald the end of a 70-year American experiment to shape a world eager to follow its lead.

Bergdahl, Called ‘Dirty Rotten Traitor’ by Trump, Seeks End to Charges

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 16:30
Almost immediately after Mr. Trump was sworn in, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s lawyer sought to use the president’s words and actions to halt the prosecution of his client.

A Moment on Television When Silence Told the Story

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 14:34
Network news commentators took a pause during the inauguration ceremony, not wanting to compete with the oath of President Donald J. Trump.

Economic View: Federal Policy Will Shift. Not All States Will Shift With It.

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 14:00
States don’t always follow the lead of the federal government, and that is likely to be true regarding issues like climate change and health care.

The Letters Presidents Leave Their Successors

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 13:21
Departing presidents traditionally leave notes to those elected to take their places. Here are the most recent three before President Obama.

What Stood Out in Trump’s Inaugural Address?

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 13:04
The New York Times would like to hear from readers about what they thought was most notable about President Donald J. Trump’s inaugural address.

Trump Takes Over the @POTUS Account on Twitter

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 12:56
A variety of other social media accounts have also moved with the change of power.

Melania Trump, Wearing Ralph Lauren, Channels a Predecessor: Jacqueline Kennedy

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 12:03
The incoming first lady’s choice for the inauguration sent a message about embracing both the establishment and the office.

‘This Is Our Right’: Protests Erupt in Washington With Mission to Disrupt

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 11:47
A resistance has descended on Donald J. Trump’s inauguration, prompting police officers, some in riot gear, to employ crowd-dispersing sprays.