Their first dance was to Frank Sinatra's 1969 hit "My Way." Melania Trump stunned the crowds in a sleek white, off-the-shoulder column dress with a swooping arc across her torso and (modestly) leg-baring slit. The somber inaugural festivities Friday afternoon marked the peaceful transfer of power. The inaugural balls Friday night were where the new President put his first stamp on Washington style. President Donald Trump, left, arrives with first lady Melania Trump at the Liberty Ball, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in Washington.
“For too long, a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost,” Mr. Trump declared in his Inaugural Address. The possibility of a durable Trumpism lies in deepening the allegiance of those working-class voters while attracting more nonwhites in a steadily diversifying electorate. Mr. Trump has conspicuously pressured companies to shun less expensive labor overseas and invest in America. Mr. Trump has blazed a new trail using Twitter. And more important, is reshaping the Republican Party even on Mr. Trump’s agenda?
As recently as last summer, these seemed like achievable goals, backed by President Barack Obama and championed by Hillary Clinton. Now, of course, Donald Trump is president, and what might have been items on Mrs. Clinton’s agenda are tenets of the Women’s March on Washington, a protest to mark Mr. Trump’s second day in office. Most appeared in some form in the platform adopted by the Democratic National Committee at the party convention in July. Advertisement Continue reading the main storyPresident Trump is unlikely to read the march platform, let alone heed it. The day after the march, the group will hold a training session in Washington for women interested in running for office.
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump shared their inaugural dance to "My Way" by Frank Sinatra. They were joined on stage by Vice President Pence, Karen Pence and other members of the first family. President Donald Trump and his wife first lady Melania Trump arrive at the Liberty Inaugural Ball. Traditionally, the dress worn during the inaugural ball first dance is donated to the first ladies’ exhibition at the National Museum of American History. President George W. Bush jokingly appeared to check his watch during his 2001 inaugural ball.
A Louisiana man suspected of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend and an off-duty police officer shot himself in the chest Friday evening after an hours-long standoff on a New Orleans bridge, authorities said. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said that Holt admitted to shooting and killing Simone Veal, 32, of Marrero, La., and Westwego Officer Michael Louviere, 26, early Friday morning. Normand said Holt "executed" Louviere with a single shot to the head as the officer tried to render aid to Veal. According to Westwego Police Chief Dwayne Munch, he was a rising star likely bound for a job at a larger agency. On Wednesday, authorities arrested a man accused of fatally shooting an Orlando, Florida, police officer outside a Wal-Mart on Jan. 9.
- The Talladega College Marching Band marched in the inaugural parade for President Trump on Jan. 20. The band from the historically black college in Alabama stirred controversy when it was announced it would perform in the parade.
And it’s hard to have a love fest when the central character can’t stop bragging about what a big winner he is. A number of Democratic members of Congress boycotted the inauguration. “I made a speech tonight at the Lincoln Memorial. The Lincoln Memorial event was the one where he overestimated the crowd and suggested inaugural concerts at the memorial were his idea. Donald Trump is president.
The suspect shot himself later Friday and was listed in critical condition. Officer Michael Louviere, 26, observed an apparent traffic accident and pulled over to assist, Westwego Police Chief Dwayne Munch Sr. told CNN. While Louviere was leaning over her, the suspect came up behind the officer, pulled a gun and shot Louviere one time in the head, Munch said. "This was a cold-blooded murder," Munch told CNN affiliate WDSU. "Officer Louviere was shot in the back of the head; he had no idea what was coming."
So it made sense that Palm Springs would be Obama’s destination for his first vacation as a private citizen after life in the White House. Strong rain and winds forced the plane carrying the Obama family to keep circling over the Palm Springs International Airport before it was finally diverted to March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County. (Steve Helber / Associated Press)The Coachella Valley — which spans several cities, including Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage and Indio — has become a mainstay for past presidents. “Perhaps it’s Mother Nature just crying that his time as president has ended.”Caption Trump supporters react on Inauguration Day Trump supporters react on Inauguration Day Trump supporters react on Inauguration Day Caption Trump supporters react on Inauguration Day Trump supporters react on Inauguration Day Trump supporters react on Inauguration Day Caption President Donald Trump's inaugural speech Donald Trump gave his first address as president of the United States at his inauguration Jan. 20, 2017. Caption Voices in the crowd on Inauguration Day Voices in the crowd on Inauguration Day from Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles.
Great Barrier Reef Suffered Worst Bleaching On RecordWhen you first meet Steve Wise, he seems like a genuinely nice guy. He is President of the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP), and for 30 years he has been fighting a civil rights battle like none other. Steve is an attorney battling to give intelligent animals some of the legal rights of a person. In the eyes of the law, you don't always have to be a living, breathing human being to have the legal rights of a person. I asked how he has managed to battle for so long and still remain both patient and tenacious in his efforts.
It wasn’t in the traditional sense of Republican vs. Democrat; it was populist: elites vs. everyone else. Trump hit home the immoral fact that Washington has feasted while much of the rest of the country has struggled. Instead of running as an independent, Trump engineered a hostile (from the leadership point of view) takeover of the GOP. More than one commentator has aptly compared the Trump triumph to that of Andrew Jackson's back in 1828. Trump horrified many GOP leaders and legislators when he declared during the campaign that we should leave Social Security and Medicare alone.
Serena Williams is still on track in her bid to win a record 23rd Grand Slam singles title. The six-time Australian Open champion defeated fellow American Nicole Gibbs, 6-1, 6-3, in the third round Saturday. Jennifer Brady had never played in a Grand Slam tournament until qualifying for the Australian Open this year. Lynn Bo Bo / EPA Jennifer Brady had never played in a Grand Slam tournament until qualifying for the Australian Open this year. Jennifer Brady had never played in a Grand Slam tournament until qualifying for the Australian Open this year.
Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers, Atlanta’s Matt Ryan, Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger and New England’s Tom Brady are all elite passers who have been around for years in the same systems. Since the 2003 season, the AFC quarterbacks in the Super Bowl have been, in order: Brady, Brady, Roethlisberger, Manning, Brady, Roethlisberger, Manning, Roethlisberger, Brady, Baltimore’s Joe Flacco (the lone departure), Manning, Brady, Manning. The NFC championship game will feature a potential MVP in Atlanta's Matt Ryan (2) and a former one in Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers. Mike Roemer / Associated Press The NFC championship game will feature a potential MVP in Atlanta's Matt Ryan (2) and a former one in Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers. The NFC championship game will feature a potential MVP in Atlanta's Matt Ryan (2) and a former one in Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers.
The order states what Mr. Trump made clear during his campaign: that it is his administration’s policy to seek the “prompt repeal” of the law, which has come to be known as Obamacare. “This action demonstrates that President Trump is committed to fixing the damage caused by Obamacare as soon as possible,” said Senator John Barrasso, Republican of Wyoming. Over the last six years, insurance company executives have bitterly complained that federal insurance regulations were extremely prescriptive and onerous. By relaxing some of those rules, the Trump administration could make the individual insurance market more attractive to insurers. House Republican leaders recently asked governors for recommendations on health policy, and governors from both parties said the federal government should scale back its regulation of health insurance.