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Women's March on Washington draws hundreds of thousands to nation's capital

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All climate change references deleted from WhiteHouse.gov as new chapter begins

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In inauguration speech, Trump vows to give power back to the people

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Watch: Donald Trump sworn in as 45th president of the United States

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Gov. Walker to attend Trump inauguration

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    Women’s March on Washington draws hundreds of thousands to nation’s capital

    by CBS/AP on Jan 21, 18:22

    Wearing pink, pointy-eared “pussyhats” to mock the new president, hundreds of thousands of women massed in the nation’s capital and cities around the globe Saturday to send Donald Trump an emphatic message that they won’t let his agenda go unchallenged over the next four years. As night fell on the East Coast, thousands of protesters […]

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    All climate change references deleted from WhiteHouse.gov as new chapter begins

    by Shanika Gunaratna / CBS News on Jan 21, 12:17

    All references to global warming and climate change have vanished from the official website of the White House, a stark reminder of the radical policy shift now underway with President Trump in office. The changes occurred around noon on Friday, the exact moment of transition between administrations as outlined by the Constitution. President Obama’s WhiteHouse.gov, […]

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    In inauguration speech, Trump vows to give power back to the people

    by Rebecca Shabad / CBS News on Jan 20, 11:31

    After taking the oath of office, President Donald J. Trump promised to take the power from the Washington elite and return it to the people, and he stressed that his priority will be to put the U.S. ahead of other nations. WATCH: Donald Trump’s inaugural speech Live coverage of Donald Trump’s inauguration Speaking from the […]

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    Watch: Donald Trump sworn in as 45th president of the United States

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 20, 4:00

      On Jan. 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. The swearing-in ceremony will begin Friday at 7:30 a.m. Alaska Standard Time. The official oath of office and inaugural address will happen at 8 a.m. Chief Justice John Roberts will once again administer the oath […]

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    Gov. Walker to attend Trump inauguration

    by Liz Raines on Jan 18, 20:55

    Gov. Bill Walker will be among the governors in attendance at the presidential inauguration on Friday. The Republican-turned-Independent did not make public his support for candidates in the 2016 presidential campaign. Katie Marquette, spokesperson for Walker, said that as an Independent governor, Walker is committed to working with any presidential administration for the good of […]

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    CBS Poll: More Americans disapprove than approve Trump’s handling of transition

    by Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus, Kabir Khanna and Anthony Salvanto on Jan 18, 6:55

    It has been 10 weeks since Donald Trump was elected president, and more Americans disapprove (48 percent) than approve (37 percent) of the way he has handled his presidential transition.  They are split on his cabinet picks. Views divide heavily along party lines. Just days before his inauguration, Donald Trump’s favorable rating (32 percent) is […]

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    Alaskan attending Trump inauguration shares hopes for new administration

    by Eric Ruble on Jan 17, 18:43

    On Friday, President-elect Donald Trump will take on a new title as the 45th President of the United States. Julie Tisdale, the treasurer of the Alaska Republican Party, is going to be in Washington, D.C. to watch it happen. “I wanted to be a part of history,” Tisdale said. She began booking her trip the day […]

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    Interior secretary nominee Zinke commits to reviewing Obama’s decisions on Alaska lands, waters

    by KTVA / AP on Jan 17, 6:54

    Click to watch live stream of the nomination hearing. Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke says he would never sell, give away or transfer public lands, an important stance in the West where access to hunting and fishing is considered sacrosanct. But Zinke’s commitment to public lands has come into question recently and was a point of […]

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    ‘It’s time to pull together’: Alaskans plan to attend Women’s March on Washington

    by Eric Ruble on Jan 16, 19:36

    The final preparations are underway for President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration in Washington, D.C. on Friday. However, a few hundred thousand people are expected to participate in a separate event happening the next day in the nation’s capital. The purpose of the Women’s March on Washington – according to its organizers – is to send a […]

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    DC may force presidential candidates to release tax returns

    by Ben Nuckols / AP on Jan 12, 13:15

    A District of Columbia lawmaker plans to introduce a bill that would require presidential candidates to make their tax returns public in order to appear on the city’s ballot. David Meadows, a spokesman for Democratic D.C. Council member Anita Bonds, says Bonds is working on the bill. He says it’s currently being vetted by attorneys […]

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    Rex Tillerson doesn’t rule out idea of Muslim registry

    by CBS/AP on Jan 11, 15:35

    Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson did not rule out the idea of a U.S. registry for Muslims when he was asked about it his confirmation hearing Wednesday. Asked by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., if he would support a U.S. registry for Muslims, Tillerson told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, “I would need to have […]

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    Congress gaveled into session

    by KTVA / AP on Jan 03, 15:10

    Last updated at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3 The 115th Congress has been gaveled into session. Seven new members of the Senate joined those who won re-election in receiving the oath of office from Vice President Joe Biden. Biden is the president of the Senate until Donald Trump becomes president Jan. 20. Then Mike […]

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    WIIN Act brings funding to water infrastructure in Western Alaska

    by Tyler Stup / KNOM on Dec 27, 21:33

    Introduced in February of last year, the Water Resources Development Act — now called the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act — has officially been signed into law. After passing under the president’s pen on Dec. 16, the bill brings money to improve Alaska water and sewer conditions all over the state. Sen. […]

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    Obama vs Trump: Dispute erupts over who would have won

    by Associated Press on Dec 26, 15:30

    President-elect Donald Trump and President Barack Obama are trading competing claims about who would have won if the 2016 presidential election had been a contest between the two men. Obama says in a podcast hosted by his former adviser David Axelrod that he’s confident he would have won a majority of Americans if he’d run […]

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    Sen. Dan Sullivan introduces legislation to increase penalty for killing police officers, judges

    by Liz Raines on Dec 23, 6:43

    This year has been a particularly violent year for law enforcement nationwide. According to the Officer Down Memorial page, the number of officers shot and killed in the line of duty has jumped 72 percent. It’s a crime Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan says should carry an enhanced sentence, including the death penalty. But some in […]

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    Murkowski, Sullivan support Russian election meddling investigation

    by Associated Press on Dec 22, 10:46

    Alaska’s Republican U.S. senators support investigating Russian meddling in this year’s presidential election. Sen. Lisa Murkowski told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner the Senate should investigate, citing a need for a thorough, transparent review. A spokesman for Sen. Dan Sullivan says Sullivan supports Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s position that an inquiry can occur through the […]

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    Pence didn’t call Michelle Obama ‘vulgar’

    by Associated Press on Dec 22, 8:40

    A widely shared story that claims Vice President-elect Mike Pence called Michelle Obama “the most vulgar first lady we’ve ever had” is untrue. The story was posted by a Newslo site in October and versions of it have received tens of thousands of reactions, comments and shares on Facebook. Like other Newslo stories, it contains […]

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    Judge in Alaska tosses lawsuit against electors

    by Associated Press on Dec 16, 15:12

    A federal judge in Alaska has thrown out a lawsuit brought by a Hillary Clinton supporter seeking to prevent the state’s three electoral college voters from casting votes for President-elect Donald Trump. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Burgess said the electoral college is spelled out in the U.S. Constitution. He said in a written order […]

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    Alaska woman sues to block electors from voting for Trump

    by Mark Thiessen / Associated Press on Dec 15, 9:29

    A Hillary Clinton supporter from Anchorage is suing Alaska’s three members of the Electoral College, claiming their anticipated votes for President-elect Donald Trump next Monday will violate her constitutional rights. Janice Park’s lawsuit will be heard Thursday in federal court in Anchorage. It claims that since Clinton is winning the overall nationwide popular vote, her […]

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    Leahy wants commission to probe alleged Russian hacking

    by Associated Press on Dec 14, 20:27

    Vermont U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy is joining two other senior Democrats in calling for an independent, nonpartisan commission to comprehensively investigate alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election. The commission would investigate alleged Russian hacking of U.S. political entities and election infrastructure, seek to identify those responsible, and recommend a response as well as actions […]