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January 27, 2017 11:04 AM Here's What Week One in Trump's America Looked Like

Executive orders, Twitter meltdowns, and bald-faced lies. Friday, Obamacare Repeal: In one of his first moves as president, Trump fulfilled one of his campaign's biggest promises to begin steps to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. A replacement plan, however, has yet to be revealed. Republican leaders are reportedly scrambling to introduce one by the spring 65

January 27, 2017 11:01 AM Reality check: Many of Trump’s early vows will never actually happen

No one can accuse Donald Trump of campaigning in poetry. But after just one week in the White House, the new president is bumping up against the hard reality of governing in prose. Many of the sweeping actions President Trump vowed this week through his executive orders and proclamations are unlikely to happen, either because they are impractical, opposed 80

January 26, 2017 8:39 PM Trump boasts to GOP lawmakers about his win, crowd sizes

A laundry list of President Donald Trump's obsessions overshadowed the substance of the remarks he delivered Thursday to a friendly audience of congressional Republicans at their annual retreat in Philadelphia. While Trump peppered his 25-minute speech with nods to Obamacare, tax cuts and infrastructure spending, he sounded more like a candidate at a campaign 42

January 26, 2017 6:50 PM Donald Trump’s Executive Orders: More Symbol Than Substance

President Donald Trump has signed a flurry of executive orders and presidential memoranda since his swearing-in January 20—a sign of “bold action,” according to his White House. But despite the pomp and circumstance of the signing ceremonies and the accompanying headlines, they do little, on their own, to advance Trump’s main policy goals. Instead, presidential 76

January 26, 2017 6:47 PM Trump’s Fast Start Using Executive Actions: QuickTake Q&A

As often happens at the start of a presidency, Donald Trump is making use of the unilateral powers he now wields. He’s issued, so far, 12 executive actions -- orders and memoranda -- which can instantly change the course of American governance without any involvement by Congress. Use of such presidential directives ballooned in the early-to-mid 20th century 50

January 26, 2017 3:03 PM Congressional Republicans Prepare to Meet With President Trump at Policy Retreat

(PHILADELPHIA) — Congressional Republicans are hoping for a message of unity and focus from Donald Trump in his first appearance before them as president. Trump was to speak Thursday to House and Senate GOP lawmakers at their annual policy retreat. Despite a rocky start to his administration, many lawmakers are optimistic about delivering change in a new era of GOP control 41

January 26, 2017 1:38 PM GOP lawmakers hope for message of unity, focus from Trump

PHILADELPHIA — Congressional Republicans are hoping for a message of unity and focus from Donald Trump in his first appearance before them as president. Trump was to speak Thursday to House and Senate GOP lawmakers at their annual policy retreat. Despite a rocky start to his administration, many lawmakers are optimistic about delivering change in a new era of GOP control 63

January 26, 2017 12:41 AM Asian Stocks Extend Rally After Dow Tops 20,000: Markets Wrap

Asia kept a global equities rally going, with stocks in Tokyo and South Korea advancing after the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed past 20,000 for the first time. Bonds and gold were steady after a selloff while the yen fluctuated. While corporate earnings bolster the bullish sentiment toward equities, investors are also encouraged by early signs 51

January 25, 2017 11:30 PM Overnight Energy: Trump team says EPA climate work is safe

EPA'S CLIMATE CONTENT LIVES ON -- FOR NOW: The Trump administration is not currently planning to remove climate change-related content from the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) website. Doug Ericksen, spokesman for the so-called beachhead team working to transition the agency to the Trump administration, said officials are reviewing all of the "editorial" 53

January 25, 2017 5:36 PM Dow hits 20,000 as Trump and earnings reignite rally

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was higher in midday trading after hitting 20,000 for the first time on Wednesday as strong earnings and President Donald Trump's pro-growth initiatives reignited a post-election rally. Trump has made several business-friendly decisions since taking office on Friday, including signing executive orders to reduce regulatory 47