Politics & Government

Politics & Government

Trump expected to roll back Obama climate initiatives despite easing of ‘hoax’ rhetoric

Several of Trump’s environmental and energy appointees surprised opponents this week by acknowledging the reality of climate change. But there’s been no 180 within the Trump team. One of the first things the president is expected to do is ask a federal court to effectively stall a decision on the Clean Power Plan, allowing the incoming administration to revise one of Obama’s key initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Politics & Government

President Trump's First Day

The first day of Donald Trump's term as the 45th president of the United States began with thousands of jubilant supporters gathering to witness his swearing in. With temperatures in the upper 40s and overcast skies, the crowd was smaller than some previous inaugurations. But the ceremony, from the Trumps arrival at the White House to be greeted by President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama to the post-inaugural lunch and the inaugural parade followed tradition. Not far away, protesters clashed with police, who fired tear gas in an effort to disperse the crowds.

World

Hackers claim to have shut down African Cup website

A group of hackers claiming to be based in Russia said Saturday they had shut down the website of the African Cup of Nations soccer tournament in a protest at organizers holding it in the "dictatorship" of Gabon, where President Ali Bongo Ondimba retained power in disputed and violent elections last year.

Videos

Trump supporters at Fletcher, NC rally

Trump supporters Shirley Sales of Fletcher and Cyndie House of Mills River.
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Trump supporters at Fletcher, NC rally 1:06

Trump supporters at Fletcher, NC rally

Trump and Giuliani stress North Carolina's important role in the upcoming election at Charlotte rally 3:23

Trump and Giuliani stress North Carolina's important role in the upcoming election at Charlotte rally

Trump and Clinton condemn New York City bombing - Election Rewind 1:38

Trump and Clinton condemn New York City bombing - Election Rewind

Joe Biden says America needs to focus on 1:55

Joe Biden says America needs to focus on "education, education, education, education" in Charlotte speech