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Interactive Map: The Inaugural Parade

Interactive Map: The Inaugural Parade

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Bushes’ spokesman: George H.W., Barbara ‘both on the upswing’

Bushes’ spokesman: George H.W., Barbara ‘both on the upswing’

By Jamie Gangel   Former President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush are “both on the upswing,” Bush family spokesman Jim McGrath said Thursday, adding, “they may not be out of the woods yet, but we can see the edge of the forest.” McGrath said Barbara Bush continues to be treated for…

Trump: Will Continue To Tweet

Trump: Will Continue To Tweet

Don’t expect any letup in tweeting from Donald Trump after he becomes president. Trump tells “Fox & Friends” that he’ll keep making his opinions known in the 140-character tweets that have become so familiar to his Twitter followers, especially early in the morning. In the interview aired Wednesday, the president-elect said he doesn’t really like…

Walker pays off presidential campaign debt

Walker pays off presidential campaign debt

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker Scott Walker has fully paid off the debt he accrued during his short-lived presidential run. Walker owed $1.2 million when he dropped out of the race in 2015 after 71 days. By the end of November, he had paid all but $140,000. Walker  had promised to pay off all the…

Line-up for Trump’s inaugural eve celebration announced

Line-up for Trump’s inaugural eve celebration announced

  (WASHINGTON, DC)  Inaugural planners have released the lineup for Donald Trump’s welcome celebration on the eve of his swearing-in. The headliners include country star Toby Keith, singer Jennifer Holliday and actor Jon Voight. Trump’s team says other performers include the rock band 3 Doors Down, The Piano Guys, Lee Greenwood and RaviDrums. The groups…

Trump: Not concerned some cabinets picks have contradicted him

Trump: Not concerned some cabinets picks have contradicted him

(New York, NY) President-elect Donald Trump says he’s unconcerned some of his Cabinet picks have contradicted him at their confirmation hearings. “I told them, ‘Be yourself and say what you what to say. Don’t worry about me,’” Trump told journalists in the lobby of Trump Tower on Friday. He says potential disagreements “all get worked…

Trump: ‘It will be “simple” to disengage from business interests’

Trump: ‘It will be “simple” to disengage from business interests’

(From Associated Press) (WASHINGTON) President-elect Donald Trump is again insisting that it will be “simple” to disentangle himself from his extensive international business interests. Trump tells reporters during a brief appearance in his Trump Tower lobby that he plans to address the topic at a press conference planned for Wednesday. “All I can say is…

Schumer says Trump picks must comply with checks

Schumer says Trump picks must comply with checks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Democrat Charles Schumer says Democrats will hold Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees to the same standards that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell demanded of President Barack Obama’s picks eight years ago. The New York Democrat says that means Democrats won’t allow immediate Senate votes unless Trump’s choices pass FBI background checks,…

Trump and Schumer trade insults on Obamacare

Trump and Schumer trade insults on Obamacare

Donald Trump urges Republicans and Democrats to “get together” to design a replacement for Obama’s health care law. Meanwhile, Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer — labeled “head clown” by Donald Trump — says “this is not a time for calling names.”

Joe Biden at US Senate swearing in re-enactments

Joe Biden at US Senate swearing in re-enactments

Vice President Joe Biden was very much himself Tuesday during the re-enactment of senators’ swear-ins. His past performances are legendary and this year is no exception.

Ryan’s message to America is ‘we hear you’

Ryan’s message to America is ‘we hear you’

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan says his message to the American people is that “we hear you, we will do right by you and we will deliver.” Ryan was speaking in the House chamber after winning election Tuesday to serve his first full term as speaker. Ryan says Americans have been looking to…

Pence to Congress: “It’s time to get to work.”

Pence to Congress: “It’s time to get to work.”

WASHINGTON (AP) Vice President-elect Mike Pence has a message for Capitol Hill: “It’s time to get to work.” President-elect Donald Trump’s second in command made the comment on Tuesday as he entered Trump Tower in New York as members of Congress convened in Washington for the first time in 2017. Pence said he would spend…

Trump wishes Happy New Year to ‘my many enemies’

Trump wishes Happy New Year to ‘my many enemies’

By Eugene Scott President-elect Donald Trump is not quite ready to let auld acquaintances be forgot. The incoming President wished a happy new year Saturday morning to all — including his “many enemies.” “Happy New Year to all, including to my many enemies and those who have fought me and lost so badly they just…