Washington D.C. has been turned into a "virtual fortress" as 28,000 security personnel and miles of fencing, roadblocks, street barricades and sand-laden dump trucks have been called upon to defend the inauguration from 250,000 protesters looking to cause chaos.
“In summary, our data suggest that social media were not the most important source of election news, and even the most widely circulated fake news stories were seen by only a small fraction of Americans..."
With just 24 hours left in Obama's tenure, the U.S. president launched his final airstrike on ISIS after two B-2 bombers carried out airstrikes on two ISIS camps in Libya overnight, defense officials said Thursday, part of an operation targeting militants driven out last year from their coastal stronghold.
“As far as other people not going, that’s OK, because we need seats so badly,” Trump said during a Fox News interview scheduled to air Wednesday. “No, what happens to their tickets? I hope they’re gonna give us their tickets. I hope they give me their tickets.”
This is an enormous week in the United States: opening today with the Martin Luther King holiday, and culminating with the Presidential Inauguration. So it’s perhaps interesting to see a small spar between two individuals who are close to each event - Congressman John Lewis, a prominent figure from the Civil Rights Movement era, and President-elect Trump.
A lone shooter fired on a crowd at a nightclub in Playa del Carmen, site of the BPM electronic music festival in Mexico early Monday, leaving at least five people dead and at least a dozen more injured. Local news reports suggest that the shooting came after a 'disagreement' and is connected to ongoing drug cartel wars in the area
"In the name of humanity we refuse to accept a fascist America." Anarchists from the group Refuse Fascism plan to "take to the streets" on Inauguration Day and "bring D.C. to a halt" after claiming that Donald Trump has "assembled a regime of grave danger."
In what may be a very symbolic, if not necessarily humorous flame out, D.C. Fire and EMS are working to put out a blaze Wednesday afternoon in the Watergate complex. The fire is on the 13th floor at a building in the 700 block of New Hampshire Avenue NW, officials said. Several floors have smoky conditions.
"I could actually run my business and run government at the same time. I don’t like the way that looks, but I would be able to do that if I wanted to. Over the weekend, I was offered $2 billion to do a deal in Dubai with a very, very amazing man, a great developer from the Middle East. I turned it down."
According to a breaking police-related news Twitter account, Buffing Action News, a man was arrested in the Flatbush, part of Brooklyn, on Avenue M and East 18th street this afternoon, "for having an explosive device" after he threatened to "blow up Jews."
Following earlier speculation, and concerns over conflicts of interest, NBC News' Peter Alexander has confirmed that Jared Kushner, President-elect Donald Trump’s son-in-law, will be named senior adviser to the president.
"What's going on here is really so politically driven... I never saw you so unhappy as on election night... you picked sides, everyone picked sides... people in charge of intelligence are political as well here..."