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Did Donald Trump inherit "a mess" when he took the oath of office? He certainly thinks so.
Before the silencing of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass, few people outside the Senate had ever heard of Rule 19. -- the provision that Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell used to stop Warren from speaking on the Senate floor. Did Elizabeth Warren break the rules? McConnell said she did. Some of this is a matter of interpretation, but if Warren did break the rules, her penalty is clearly an instance of selective enforcement. We’ll explain.
Now that President Donald Trump has tapped Neil Gorsuch to fill an open seat on the Supreme Court, the Senate is once again careening toward a showdown over "the nuclear option," an obscure but important rule that governs how the chamber conducts its business.
Donald Trump was sworn as 45th president of the United States Jan. 20, 2017. Here's a recap of his presidential actions during his first week in office.
In his first major TV interview since he took the oath of office, President Donald Trump repeated a litany of false, misleading or downright illogical claims.
President Donald Trump delivered a 16-minute inaugural address that emphasized his populist campaign themes, promising to drain the Washington swamp and revitalize manufacturing and the middle class.
An overview of Rex Tillerson's senate confirmation hearing for secretary of state.
Donald Trump held his first press conference in 168 days at Trump Tower in New York City on Jan. 11, 2017.
Republican Congress and the incoming Trump administration opened 2017 by trying to decide how -- and how quickly -- to repeal President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. What path lawmakers decide to take will determine how much of an impact the repeal will have on the American public. But members of Congress have no shortage of analyses and projections about what the impact of a repeal would be -- and how much slack a replacement plan would have to pick up following a repeal.
From trying end the wars in the Middle East and getting his daughters a puppy to reforming the health care system and tinkering with the tax code, Barack Obama made over 500 promises. Here are the ones that will define his presidency in years to come.