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Congresswoman Gwendolyn Moore sees unity, not division, at Women’s March

By Megan Carpentier in Washington, D.C. For Congresswoman Gwendolyn Moore, there’s one moment from Saturday’s rally portion of the Women’s March on Washington that will stand out to her: it was when she was staring at the massive crowd, just after she’d ceding the stage to the Reverend Jesse Jackson and activist and scholar Angela Davis. “Every time I’m discouraged, ...

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Amid worry, gay conservatives see hope for LGBT rights In Trump

By Jana Kasperkevic for Tribune Media Wire, in Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Brian Powers and Dan Cunningham arrived to the March for Women’s Lives in Washington, D.C. on  Saturday like thousands of other people: Powers in a pink hat with the suggestion of cats’ ears and Cunningham in a rainbow-flag cape with a homemade sign that read “I can’t believe ...

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Schumer: Booing ‘speaks poorly’ of some in inauguration crowd

Watch Video WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Sunday harshly criticized President Donald Trump’s supporters who booed his comments about inclusiveness moments before Trump was inaugurated. “The fact that saying these things which are usually accepted by every American met the displeasure of the crowd doesn’t speak too kindly of that crowd,” Schumer, a New York Democrat, told ...

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Pres. Trump on women’s march: ‘Why didn’t these people vote?’

WASHINGTON (AP/WCMH) — After more than a million people rallied at women’s marches in the nation’s capital and around the world on Saturday, President Donald Trump has now responded on Twitter. “Watched the protests yesterday but was under the impression that we just had an election! Why didn’t these people vote? Celebs hurt cause badly,” the president wrote. Watched protests ...

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The new first family settles into White House life

WASHINGTON — One day after the inauguration, President Donald Trump is settling into his new duties. The first family is also adjusting to life in their new roles as first lady, first sons, first daughters and first grandchildren. Following the inaugural ball festivities Friday night, Tiffany and boyfriend Ross Mechanic; Donald Jr., wife Vanessa and daughter Kai; and Eric and ...

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Britain’s Prime Minister May to visit Trump in Washington

Watch Video LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May has said she will visit US President Donald Trump in Washington on Friday, likely making her the first foreign leader to meet with the newly inaugurated president. Speaking in a televised interview with the BBC’s Andrew Marr, May said she would discuss the countries’ future trade relations, the importance of the ...

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Facing South Florida: The Inauguration Of President Donald J. Trump

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter Jim and his guests discuss what the future holds under a Trump administration. Jim also airs an exclusive with White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, which among things, reveals Priebus’ South Florida connection. Guests:      Rep. Anitere Flores/(r) Florida 39th District                      Dan Gelber/(d) Former State Senator Part ...

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Women’s Rallies In South Florida Draw Large Crowds

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Women flooded Downtown Miami Saturday, standing with those who rallied 1200 miles away for the massive march on Washington, D.C. All afternoon hundreds marched along Biscayne Boulevard carrying signs and chanting “Love trumps hate.” It was part of the planned national day of action coinciding with the start of President Donald Trump’s administration. “I’m a ...

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Anti-Abortion Protesters March Through San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Anti-abortion demonstrators have marched through downtown San Francisco in an annual event that coincides Saturday with the city’s anti-Trump Women’s March. Organizers say they have coordinated so the two events occur at different times of the day. Organizers of the Walk for Life West Coast said that attendance appeared to be similar to last year, which ...

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Trump Administration Tells National Park Service to Halt Tweets After Account Shares Image of Inauguration Crowd

After the National Park Service retweeted messages that negatively compared the crowd sizes at Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration to Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday, representatives from the new administration asked the Interior Department’s digital team to temporarily stop using Twitter — a decision the agency now claims was out of a concern the account was hacked. A screenshot of the National ...

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Nielsen: 31 million viewers saw Trump’s swearing-in

NEW YORK (AP) — Nielsen estimates 31 million viewers watched TV coverage of President Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday. That audience total, measuring continuous coverage by 12 broadcast and cable networks, soundly beat the 20.6 million who viewed President Barack Obama’s second inauguration in 2013. But a president’s second swearing-in typically logs a drop-off in viewership. Obama’s first inauguration in ...

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How Trump’s executive order impacts future of ‘Obamacare’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s first executive order targets the sweeping “Obamacare” law by giving federal agencies broad leeway to chip away at the measure. But Trump still needs Congress to do away with the law for good. Trump signed the executive order in the Oval Office Friday, hours after being sworn in as the 45th president of the ...

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Obamacare in jeopardy, states protect no-cost contraception, including vasectomy

Even before President Elect Donald Trump suggested Obamacare was in jeopardy, Republican cries of “replace and repeal” inspired some states to protect the no-cost contraceptive benefit guaranteed under the federal bill. California, Illinois, Maryland and Vermont have passed laws over the past two years requiring cost-free coverage of birth control options. Like the Obamacare provision, the state laws cover one ...

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Massive Crowd Assembles In SF For Women’s March Rally

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A huge crowd from all over the Bay Area gathered in San Francisco Saturday afternoon for the Women’s March, a day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump. CONTINUING COVERAGE: Millions Join Women’s March Rallies Around California, Nation and World The march was scheduled to start at 3 p.m. with a rally at Civic Center ...

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Brennan ‘deeply saddened and angered’ at Trump’s CIA remarks

Watch Video WASHINGTON — Former CIA Director John Brennan is “deeply saddened and angered” at President Donald Trump after the commander in chief addressed CIA employees at their headquarters in Langley, Virginia, on Saturday, Brennan’s former deputy chief of staff says. Trump spent much of his speech — which was in front of a memorial wall for the more than ...

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Richmond women join Washington march

WASHINGTON — As nearly half a million people descended on Independence Avenue for the Women’s March on Washington, hundreds of Richmond residents were there too. Two buses departed from Richmond early Saturday morning, according to a women making the trip, and others found their way to the nation’s capitol to stand up to what they called “demonizing and demeaning” language ...

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Women’s Marches Draw Millions Worldwide on Trump’s First Day in Office, But Movement’s Longevity Is Unclear

Watch Video Marches for women’s rights in the United States and around the world amounted to a remarkable protest against Donald Trump on his first full day in office. Protesters march down Pennsylvania avenue during the Women’s March on Washington Jan. 21, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Aaron P. Bernstein / Getty Images) The question going forward is whether the ...

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Trump To CIA: “There’s No One I Respect More”

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter LANGLEY, Va. (CBSMiami) — On his first full day on the job, the president’s first order of official business was to visit the CIA, which is investigating Russia’s role in influencing the election. President Trump toured the agency in Langley, Virginia Saturday, praising the intelligence community that he has often criticized. “I love you, I respect you. There’s ...

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New White House press secretary lectures media: You guys should be covering this

Watch Video NEW YORK — “That’s what you guys should be writing and covering,” new White House press secretary Sean Spicer lectured reporters on Saturday in an angry statement that represented his first remarks from the podium of the press briefing room. He was referring to the delay in Senate confirmation for President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the CIA, ...

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More Than Double The Protesters The MBTA Planned For Showed Up To The Boston Women’s March

BOSTON (CBS) — MBTA officials were prepared for the 70,000 people they expected to show up for Boston’s chapter of the Women’s March, a protest in reaction to President Donald Trump’s inauguration. When 150,000 people showed up, it made for the T’s busiest day in a long time. Brian Shortsleeve, general manager of the MBTA, said the T was running at full ...

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Turnout At San Jose Women’s March Rally Estimated To Exceed 25,000

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Thousands gathered in downtown San Jose Saturday for one of several Women’s Marches taking place across the Bay Area in the wake of the election and inauguration of President Donald Trump. CONTINUING COVERAGE: Millions Join Women’s March Rallies Around California, Nation and World The march began around 10 a.m. at San Jose City Hall and ...

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Despite Pledge, Trump White House Full Of ‘Swamp’ Denizens

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter WASHINGTON (CBSMiami/AP) — Mike Pence has returned to Washington and so has his closest political ally, Bill Smith. Smith spent a dozen years as Pence’s chief of staff while the current vice president was a congressman and later Indiana governor. He’s expanding his lobbying practice into the nation’s capital now that Donald Trump and Pence hold the White ...

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DOJ: Trump can hire son-in-law as adviser

Watch Video WASHINGTON — The Justice Department concluded Friday that Jared Kushner serving in his father-in-law’s administration would not be a violation of federal anti-nepotism laws. “In choosing his personal staff, the President enjoys an unusual degree of freedom, which Congress found suitable to the demands of his office,” wrote Daniel Koffsky, deputy assistant attorney general in the DOJ Office ...

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Trump says he has ‘running war’ with media, gets facts wrong, in CIA speech

Watch Video NEW YORK — President Donald Trump started and finished a speech he gave at the CIA headquarters Saturday afternoon by criticizing the “dishonest media.” Several of the things he said were inaccurate. Some members of the media expressed astonishment about the setting and the tone of the speech. “The stars on the wall behind Trump, who is talking ...

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Madonna: I’ve thought of blowing up the White House

Watch Video Ever the provocateur, Madonna dropped a trio of f-bombs and admitted that she’s “thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House” during a speech at the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday. “It took this horrific moment of darkness to wake us the f–k up,” she told the crowd. “It seems as though we had all ...

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Trump assures CIA officials ‘I am so behind you’

LANGLEY, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump moved to mend his tumultuous relationship with America’s spy agencies Saturday, traveling to CIA headquarters on his first full day in office and assuring officials, “I am so behind you.” But the president quickly shifted from praise for the CIA to criticism of media coverage of Inauguration Day, in an unscripted address that ...

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Madonna Says She’s Thought About ‘Blowing Up The White House’

WASHINGTON (AP/KDKA) – Pop singer Madonna provoked outrage online Saturday during a speech at the Women’s March on Washington. She told the crowd: “Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House.” She went on to say she knows this would not change anything, so she will instead choose love. The performer additionally told the crowd it took “this ...

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President Trump To CIA: ‘I Am So Behind You’

WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork/AP) — President Donald Trump paid a visit to the CIA headquarters in Virginia, where he addressed a group of about 300 workers at the intelligence agency. The visit from the new president is a potential thawing of relations between the new president and the intelligence community. During the campaign and after he was elected, Trump repeatedly voiced skepticism about findings by ...

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