The Huffington Post
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Aiming for turnout in national elections and mostly in urban and traditionally blue-state America is not enough. Finally, liberals must not shrink from their dedication to social and environmental justice. That commitment is neither outdated nor naive. They are at their best when they are passionate and positive - America does not need a campaign of nastiness and negativity. Liberalism, as conservatism, is central to the American experiment. It provides emotional energy and ideas essential to hope and progress. Without that, America is a poorer place. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
Sky News
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Let's look internationally. He has had some very positive things to say about Putin and perhaps the relationship with Russia might improve. If that's something we can look forward to positively? I see it as a huge negative. There is an ongoing investigation to see if Trump's acolyte in the campaign are tied to the Kremlin, which is a national security risk.
InfoWars
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One protester got a little bloody during the pepper spray incident, but so far that has been it.
The Huffington Post
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BBC News 24
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Much of his rhetoric through a divisive campaign was very controversial. Make no doubt about it, the last year has highlighted a very fractured and divided and sometimes it seems a disunited states of America but Donald Trump will take charge of that and he will have to give a message on the steps of the Capitol Building today to unite them.
TopRank
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Sky News
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What do you think his wake-up call will be? It's hard to say. If you look at the presidencies of George W Bush and Barack Obama, they were defined by events which were not part of their campaign, 9/11 and the financial crisis. I think Donald Trump will be overwhelmed by events and I don't think he is equipped to deal with them.
BBC News 24
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The man who once tried to trademark this phrase... You're fired. ..Actually stole this one. We will make America great again! That belonged to Ronald Reagan's campaign trail. But this is what brings him to Washington today and this is the pledge upon which he will soon be judged. Our correspondent Laura Bicker is up very early today and she joins me now.
BBC News - Top Stories
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During the election, the BBC's Rajini Vaidyanathan spoke to many Trump supporters on the campaign trail. Now she asks what their hopes are for the new administration.
TIME - Top Stories
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Hes feuded with U.S. intelligence chiefs, mocked political opponents and the media and carried on public spats with such luminaries as civil-rights icon Rep. John Lewis. He has treated the presidential transition as a new phase in a permanent campaign, seizing chances to rally his core supporters and making few overtures to his opponents. He has refused to be boxed in by precedent. That may have contributed to the fact that Trump will step to the podium on the west front of the Capitol as the least popular incoming president in at least four decades. Dozens of House Democrats are boycotting the ceremony, though Obama and both Bill and Hillary Clinton will attend. His inaugural address is a prime chance for him to try to reset his image and bind the wounds of a bitter election. Aides have been tight-lipped about what to expect. Trump spokesman Sean Spicer said the address will clock in at around 20 minutes.
Sky News
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Those who like him, those who don't are counting down to the start of the Donald Trump era. We're joined now from Central London by Dr Brian Klaas, a fellow in comparative politics at the London School of Economics, and a former Democratic campaign advisor. Welcome. I remember when Obama was sworn in, he said that change was coming to America.
The Hill
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President-elect Donald Trump is heading into the White House with a close-knit team of loyalists and trusted aides who will be tasked with turning his campaign promises into law.
PinkNews
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The Human Rights Campaign have shared the extraordinary story of a mother who moved her whole family to a different country to give her gay son equality.
The Sun Daily
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Many are concerned that Trump has made various contrarian pronouncements on FTAs, while his appointments to trade related portfolios seem to contradict his trade rhetoric. In early December 2016, the Wall Street Journal noted the unexpectedly high number of TPP advocates joining the Trump administration to serve in trade-related capacities. Although the hopes of some TPP advocates of a last-minute reprieve are probably misplaced, there is no indication that some amended version, perhaps with a different name, will not eventually emerge in its place. If President-elect Trump lives up to his campaign rhetoric, other plurilateral free trade agreements will also be affected. Trump has referred to the TPP and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as disasters for the US, and has vowed to renegotiate NAFTA. His announced preference for negotiating "fair" bilateral trade deals favourable to the US has not given much comfort to prospective negotiation partners.
CNN
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Western Daily Press
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A young Somerset woman is trying to raise the money to finally lay her mother to rest by buying a headstone for her grave five years after her tragic death.Millie Sturgess, 21, has started a crowdfunding campaign in honour of her mother Michelle who took her own life in 2012, aged 40. Millie said: I was only 16 at the time and, not surprisingly, my world came crashing down emotionally, physically and in every way possible.My Mum had four children but myself and my three older...
BBC News 24
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It's about time. So, here is a slogan with which you will be familiar and straight off the bat he was pledging to introduce a five-year ban on former congressional officials from working in lobbying within Washington. For every regulation he introduces he pledges that two will be cut. The campaign was all about jobs, but they are axing the impending deal that was to be signed with the Pacific Rim countries in favour of bilateral trade deals more supportive of American jobs.
BBC News 24
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The overall cost of the ceremony for the city is around $30 million. Over the campaign Donald Trump promised to make many changes to the way the US is governed. Christian Fraser has been looking at what is in President Trump's in-tray and what actions he might take in his first days in office.
BBC News 24
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On the campaign I called it "the forgotten man and the forgotten woman". Well, you are not forgotten any more, that I can tell you. # I love this land.
Sky News
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Fireworks might be right. Trump will become President of a bitterly divided nation. Still, the incoming Commander in Chief found room for some humour at a campaign donors' dinner, offering this joke about the rainy weather forecast on his big day. If it really pours, that's OK, because people will realise it is my real hair and that is OK. It's OK.
The Cornishman
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A fundraising campaign is underway to protect swans in Helston during Flora Day - by getting them their own bodyguards. Locals want two security personnel protecting the birds during the festival in May so the their eggs can be protected. There are fears that during Flora Day the swans can be disturbed by rowdy crowds of people, causing them to abandon their eggs. Rebecca Wilbur has launched the bid to employ at least two security guards to remain at the boating lake between midday and...
Politico
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In the two months since Donald Trump won the most coveted office in the United States, his aides have quietly jostled for the next most valuable workspace—the short corridor just down the hall from the Oval Office. Reince Priebus will occupy the corner suite at the hallway’s end that is traditionally reserved for the chief of staff. In between, Steve Bannon, Trump’s chief strategist, will work in one of the handful of coveted corridor offices, as will Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and his most trusted confidante, according to three officials familiar with the office assignments. Around the corner is the space where soon-to-be Vice President Mike Pence, the designated point man for Trump’s legislative agenda, will sit when he’s in the West Wing. Upstairs will be Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s old campaign manager and incoming counselor, in a suite occupied by Karl Rove under President George W.
Politico
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Donald Trump’s presidency will ultimately be measured by whether he can transform the bombastic, details-free campaign style that propelled him to victory into substantive policy actions that look like success to the American people. The obstacles are already piling up: Building the U.S.-Mexico wall requires money that isnt there. Repealing Obamacare is an easy vote, but Republicans are thoroughly divided about how to replace it. Pulling out of a trade deal takes little more than a signature. But negotiating new ones — on Trump’s terms — will require more diplomatic skill and compromise than Trump has shown at any point during his remarkable run for the presidency. The barriers to real policy success are innumerable and unpredictable. From tax reform to national security challenges to economic uncertainties, Trump’s campaign promises have run into trouble with his own party — even his own Cabinet members — before he even takes the oath of office.
Politico
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” “We’ve been trying to adjust to that since the morning of Nov. 9, and I think that most of America hasnt yet absorbed the magnitude of what that means, most of Congress has not,” said Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa). Unpredictability is Trump’s favorite weapon, and he seems as eager to use it as president as he did as president-elect and as a presidential candidate. Trump, coming in with zero government experience, will effectively have three White House chiefs of staff, with a total of zero days of government experience between them. He’ll be surrounded by aides still getting to know each other, as members of skeletal campaign staff are joined by newcomers to fill the administration. Like the new president, those who’ve come over from the campaign are suspicious of all who werent with them, and have been keeping careful track of everyone who was against them.