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Trump Schedule || Monday, January 23, 2017

9:00 am || Hosts a breakfast and listening session with business leaders; Roosevelt Room
10:30 am || Signs executive orders
11:00 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
Noon || Lunch with Vice President Pence
3:00 pm || Holds a listening session with union leaders and American workers; Roosevelt Room
5:00 pm || Hosts a bicameral bipartisan congressional leadership reception; Yellow Oval Room
6:00 pm || Meets with House Speaker Ryan

Promise Kept: Trump to Begin Talks with Mexico, Canada on NAFTA

President Trump said Sunday he will meet with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to discuss changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement, a move that would fulfill one of Trump’s most oft-stated campaign promises, the Washington Examiner reports. “We’re also meeting with the prime minister of Canada, and… Continue Reading

McConnell Refuses to Rule Out Nuclear Option for Supreme Court

Harry Reid ended the filibuster for Obama’s nominees to everything but the Supreme Court. If the Democrats obstruct, it’s time to go nuclear again. Let them taste their own medicine. From the Washington Examiner. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Sunday refused to rule out the possibility of invoking the so-called “nuclear option” when confirming the… Continue Reading

Schumer Demands “Mainstream” Supreme Court Nominees

Oh, like Elean Kagan and Sonia Sotomoyor? From the Washington Examiner: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Sunday he will absolutely block President Trump’s pick for the vacant Supreme Court seat if the nominee is not “mainstream” enough. “If the nominee is not bipartisan and mainstream, we absolutely will keep the seat open,” Schumer… Continue Reading

Trump’s Ratings Fifth Highest Since Nixon

Trump’s ratings are not as good as he suggests, but they weren’t half bad either. From the Washington Examiner: President Trump’s inauguration Friday drew nearly 31 million TV viewers, a number that puts his ratings behind only Ronald Reagan’s first swearing-in, Barack Obama’s first, Richard Nixon’s second, and Jimmy Carter’s first and only. Trump’s tally… Continue Reading

Trump Immediately Announces Freeze on Regulations

Now that’s what I call hope and change. From the Washington Examiner: President Trump took a series of executive actions minutes after the inaugural parade concluded Friday evening, one of which was to place a regulatory freeze on all federal agencies until his administration provides further notice. “The Trump administration will send a letter to… Continue Reading

Trump Trashes the Establishment as its Members Look on

He’s not afraid. He means business. Jeb, Marco, even Christie would have been polite. From the Washington Examiner: President Trump delivered a stinging rebuke to the Washington political establishment in his inaugural address on Friday, as establishment leaders sat all around him. “For too long, a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the… Continue Reading

Trump Takes Office Sounding Populist Theme

The Obama presidency, after inflicting so much damage on our nation, is finally over. A new president has come to power. From the Washington Examiner: Donald J. Trump, the billionaire real estate magnate and reality show star from Queens whose presidential candidacy was once derided as a joke, was sworn in Friday as the 45th… Continue Reading

Protestors Block Inauguration Entrance

Using chains to lock themselves together, anti-Trump protesters successfully shut down access to a checkpoint for the inauguration along C Street on Friday, the Washington Examiner reported. Black Lives Matter and #DisruptJ20 protesters moved swiftly to block Donald Trump’s supporters and others from attending Inauguration Day festivities. The crowd began to swell as protesters from… Continue Reading