Comparing Trump's inauguration crowd to the Women's March

A screengrab of EarthCam's live feed of the National Mall during Trump's inauguration ceremony. Hide Caption 5 of 20 Photos: Women's March on Washington Madonna performs during the Women's March on Washington, Saturday, January 21, 2017 in Washington. Hide Caption 14 of 20 Photos: Women's March on Washington Women gather on a barricade on the National Mall. Hide Caption 15 of 20 Photos: Women's March on Washington A man dressed as Abraham Lincoln stands with protesters. Hide Caption 16 of 20 Photos: Women's March on Washington Protesters take a selfie on the grounds of the US Capitol.

January 21, 2017 18:18 UTC

Interior Dept. Suspends Tweeting Over National Park Service’s Anti-Trump Retweets

One retweet involved a post with side-by-side photos suggesting that Trump’s inauguration was poorly attended compared to Barack Obama’s. The Department of the Interior temporarily suspended all activity on its Twitter accounts after one of its agencies, the National Park Service , retweeted seemingly critical messages about President Donald Trump on Friday. mandate to stop tweeting came from the Department of the Interior communications team, said NPS’s chief of public affairs, Tom Crosson. “Two retweets from the National Park Service’s main Twitter account Friday were inconsistent with the agency’s approach to engaging the public through social media,” Crosson said in a statement emailed to The Huffington Post. Official Twitter accounts that fall under the provenance of the Department of the Interior include the National Park Service, the U.S.

January 21, 2017 18:15 UTC

AFCON 2017: Ghana dances its way into quarterfinals, Pharaohs break Uganda hearts

Fresh from his man of the match performance against Uganda, Christian Atsu was once again the outstanding player in the first half. Have your say on the CNN Goal of the Week: — CNN Football (@CNNFC) January 18, 2017Bakary Sako appeared to be the only Mali player with any attacking endeavor. But for all their attacking intent, Uganda's players ultimately had their hearts broken. It was a sickening way for Uganda's tournament to end, but this young group of players certainly has plenty to look forward to. Egypt, on the other hand, knows a draw against the already qualified Ghana will guarantee it passage through to the quarterfinals.

January 21, 2017 18:13 UTC

FRAND And Patents - The Economic Problem Behind The Apple And Qualcomm Lawsuit

What To Expect From Vietnam’s Economy In 2017There may well be a legal solution to this latest fight between Apple and Qualcomm. Since Apple first launched its CDMA-supported version of the iPhone in 2011, "Qualcomm has charged Apple a monopolistic premium for access to CDMA chipsets," the lawsuit said. We're really, in that deeper economic sense, very happy that Qualcomm is a monopolist here. Our basic economic problem is this clash of public goods and monopoly power. One side has monopoly power over something that the other absolutely must use in order to make anything at all that will do the job.

January 21, 2017 18:07 UTC

London marches for 'hope not hate'

On Saturday, thousands demonstrated in London, marching from the US embassy on Grosvenor Square to Trafalgar Square, to send a message to the incoming administration that "women's rights are human rights," according to organizers. Flight attendant Tanya Jahnke-Baxter, 59, from California told CNN she was marching in London because of women's reproductive rights. Khan, 23, a publicist from Birmingham, told CNN she was marching because she wants people regardless of where they are from to be heard and appreciated. Author Natalie Le Brun, 34, from West Yorkshire told CNN she decided to march because she's concerned "as a disabled person and an LGBT person." "Women's rights are everyone's rights," said 38-year-old Ben Dickson a commodity trader living in London.

January 21, 2017 18:07 UTC

Washington Metro ridership skyrockets on day of march

A day after the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump, hundreds of thousands nationwide and around the world are marching in support of women's rights. • Huge crowds converge on flagship Washington march. • Hundreds of thousands at Los Angeles march alone• Are you marching? Tell us why. • See the marches around the world.

January 21, 2017 18:04 UTC

Jared Kushner, Trump’s Son-in-Law, Is Cleared to Serve as Adviser

PhotoWASHINGTON — The Justice Department said on Saturday that President Trump’s appointment of his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as a senior White House adviser did not violate federal anti-nepotism laws. The decision issued on Saturday paves the way for Mr. Kushner, 35, to have nearly unfettered access to Mr. Trump in the Oval Office. Mr. Kushner is Mr. Trump’s closest adviser and was a figure of stability throughout the campaign and the transition. Mr. Trump announced on Jan. 9 that he would appoint Mr. Kushner to the post and that Mr. Kushner would not accept a salary. Advertisement Continue reading the main storyOn Thursday, Mr. Trump lavished praise on Mr. Kushner at a candlelight dinner for donors at Union Station in Washington.

January 21, 2017 18:00 UTC

Iran Has Changed, But For The Worse

More than one year down this road, the world has witnessed many changes in Iran. The nuclear accord, while it should have never been supported or discussed by the international community in the first place, has been successively violated by the Iranian regime. The reinstatement of the Iran Sanctions Act with 99 votes in favor was a very important first step. This move has set an example of what is needed to guarantee Iran understands there will be consequences for agreement violations. As Obama continued his devastating appeasement policy with Iran, the mullahs have not changed their course.

January 21, 2017 17:56 UTC

The Best Case For The Trump Economy

Metal Price Collapse And China Exodus Push Mongolia To A Risky Economic BrinkPresident Trump brings a lot of risks and uncertainty to the economy. But Trump is if anything unpredictable, and one possibility is that he does very little and lets the economy continue to heal on it's own. It's worth asking then, what's the best performance that the economy could churn out over the next four years? If you apply this to the 125 million population, that's about 4.6 million jobs. That's not to say this level of growth is necessarily going to happen even if Trump does a "good job".

January 21, 2017 17:50 UTC

Protection Against Tomorrow

Insurance is a complicated business; it sells protection so one could hedge against potential losses in the future. China has become significantly wealthier over the past forty years, as we all know, but so has the United States. In 1980, the United States had a gross domestic product of $2.8 trillion, while China's was only $302 billion. While that news is welcome, most of the lost U.S. manufacturing jobs in recent decades aren't coming back. In 2015 the United States manufactured 12,000,000 vehicles, double the quantity of the early 1950s, when there were no imports.

January 21, 2017 17:48 UTC

This is what it looks like in D.C. right now

The platform calls for ending violence against women, workers’ rights, reproductive rights, environmental justice, immigrant rights and more. The inclusion of reproductive rights in the platform has angered antiabortion activists, who feel that they too are feminists and this march now excludes. Many antiabortion activists still plan to attend the march to participate and make their stances on abortion clear. (Read more about the debate of whether there is a place for antiabortion women in the Women’s March here.) And activists Angela Davis and Michael Moore and D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) will also be speaking.

January 21, 2017 17:48 UTC

Top 10 Things That Keep Small Business Owners Up At Night

When it comes to buying and selling, small business owners are pretty good at that – every company is founded, and has been built to do those things. But operating a small business in the 21st century has become more complicated than ever before, which is why people who know small business know the best way to find out what’s really going on is to ask the owner what keeps them up at night. If you listen to politicians, you’d think needing a loan is what wakes small business owners up at 2am. Let’s review: Nine of the top 10 greatest small business challenges are directly associated with government. To be fair, let me hasten to add the cost of health care was a small business challenge prior to Obamacare.

January 21, 2017 17:48 UTC

Trump’s Improvised Path to a Month of Executive Action

During the campaign, Mr. Trump railed against Mr. Obama’s use of executive authority to sidestep an uncooperative Congress on issues like immigration and health care. After his victory, Mr. Trump vowed to use those same powers to quickly reverse the country’s ideological course. Advocates for undocumented workers are anxiously waiting to see what Mr. Trump will do. But on the border wall and other promises, Mr. Trump now faces the challenge of translating slogans into action. Since many of Mr. Obama’s achievements were put in place with executive action, Mr. Trump can reverse them, at least over time, the same way.

January 21, 2017 17:45 UTC

Welcome To The Incredible Rainbow Mountains Of Peru

However, this "painted mountain" is notoriously difficult to find and get to, requiring several days of hiking to reach its peak deep within the Andes by way of Cusco. The painted Ausangate mountain is also considered to be holy and believed to be the deity of Cusco by local Peruvians. Every year thousands of Quechua pilgrims visit the Ausangate Mountain for the Star Snow festival which takes place a week before the Corpus Christi feast. This produced significant volcanism and the introduction of rare and varied mineralogy to the Andes Mountains. The reason we see the rainbow coloration in the stratigraphic layers of the Ausangate mountain is largely due to weathering and mineralogy.

January 21, 2017 17:31 UTC

U.S. Under Trump Won’t Send a Delegation to Syria Talks

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration has decided against sending a U.S. delegation to Kazakhstan for talks on the war in Syria, despite receiving a formal invitation from the Kazakh government with the backing of Russia and Turkey, the State Department said Saturday. Instead, the U.S. will be represented in Astana only by its ambassador to Kazakhstan. “The United States is committed to a political resolution to the Syrian...

January 21, 2017 17:28 UTC

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