After retweeting the photos above, the National Park Service was banned from using Twitter. This has prevented them from sharing winter road conditions.
Well, that happened.
In Mr. Trump’s vision, America’s new strategy is to win every transaction and confrontation. Gone are the days, he said, when America extended its defensive umbrella without compensation, or spent billions to try to lift the fortune of foreign nations, with no easy-to-measure strategic benefits for the United States.
At one point, Trump seemed unsure of whom he was nominating for what office.
“Ah, Betsy,” Trump said, looking at one sheet he was to sign. “Education, right?”
He looked to House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), seemingly for confirmation.
“Yes,” McCarthy said. It was, indeed, the nomination of Betsy DeVos to be Trump’s secretary of education.
Trump also signed a proclamation declaring a national day of patriotism, new White House spokesman Sean Spicer said in a tweet. In recent years, other presidents have declared Sept. 11 of each year “Patriot Day,” in commemoration of the 2001 terrorist attacks. It was not immediately clear whether Trump’s proclamation was a repeat of that tradition, or a new tradition on a different day.
Or what is actual net worth is, meaning we won't know if in four years it's roughly the same or mysteriously an order of magnitude larger. https://t.co/FA4CtD0mVF
— Catherine Rampell (@crampell) January 20, 2017
The continuing counterintelligence investigation means that Mr. Trump will take the oath of office on Friday with his associates under investigation and after the intelligence agencies concluded that the Russian government had worked to help elect him. As president, Mr. Trump will oversee those agencies and have the authority to redirect or stop at least some of these efforts.
“The bills would also prohibit federal funds from being used for the HUD database containing geospatial information regarding community racial disparities and disparities in access to affordable housing.
The bills would also require the HUD secretary to jointly consult with state, local government, and public housing agency officials to develop recommendations to further the purposes of the “Fair Housing Act of 1968” by means other than through regulations. The HUD secretary would be required to draft a report based on the consultation, and the recommendations in the report could only be those reached by consensus.”
Transition Team & Cabinet Appointees
It’s not clear whether any incoming administration has ever before challenged the FBI’s requirement that it provide 10 days before an inauguration to process clearance requests for White House staffers. The standoff has not spilled out into the public eye, but Trump’s transition shrugged off the agency’s repeated requests and even light urging by incoming chief of staff Reince Priebus to send over the names of incoming staff, according to two sources involved in the process.
John Gore will lead the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division. Gore defended North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” and Florida’s voter roll purges in court, and has a long history of defending gerrymandering.
Washington Post reporter Dalton Bennett thrown to the ground by riot police. pic.twitter.com/4I442QhEqM
— Alex Emmons (@AlexanderEmmons) January 20, 2017
D.C. Interim Police Chief Peter Newsham said officers arrested 217 people in connection with protests that turned violent and caused “significant damage to a number of blocks in our city.” He said the department is investigating whether officers handling the protests deployed either flash-bang or percussion grenades — used to disorient people in crowds — and he said that protesters had their own. Numerous Washington Post reporters saw officers use such grenades.
Police claim that it was the anarchists who threw all of those grenades today in D.C. Let's take a closer look… pic.twitter.com/wgd6N09cnT
— Jack Smith IV (@JackSmithIV) January 21, 2017
In closing, please enjoy this gif of neo-Nazi Richard Spencer getting punched in the face.
— Brian J White ↙️↙️↙️ (@talkwordy) January 21, 2017
Be safe, Women’s Marchers!