Judge Thomas Hardiman is a colleague of Trump’s sister, Judge Maryanne Trump Barry.
During the campaign, Trump harshly criticized the F.B.I. and Justice Department for not bringing criminal charges against Hillary Clinton.
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The move means an earlier decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which found the law violates the Voting Rights Act, will stand.
Republican opposition had been blocking the money. The outgoing administration notified Congress it would spend the money Friday morning.
The president’s Cabinet further took shape Monday as Rex Tillerson, the secretary of state nominee, cleared a key Senate hurdle.
He noted an exception for the military, plus reinstated a ban on providing federal money to international groups that perform abortions.
The former president is still suffering from pneumonia. His wife has been discharged after completing treatment for bronchitis.
Press secretary, in first press briefing, said the Trump administration will work with “anyone” that is “committed to defeating ISIS.”
“We will prove worthy of this moment in history,” the president said Sunday. “And I think it may very well be a great moment in history.”
An estimated 500,000 marched in Washington, more than double the original estimate, and they heard speaker after speaker call for action.
In one instance, border agents at Champlain, N.Y., reportedly asked a group whether they planned to disrupt the president’s inauguration.
She travels to Washington on Friday, Downing Street confirmed Sunday. And Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will visit in February.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and his staff spent their first full day in the White House waging a bitter war against the news media
The crowd in Washington was so large — estimated at more than 500,000 — that organizers had to forgo the formal march to the White House.
After being sworn in, Donald Trump disparaged D.C., ripping into Washington’s longtime leaders as he stood among them at the U.S. Capitol.
Russian officials and lawmakers lauded Donald Trump's inauguration today, hoping it will herald a period of better ties with the U.S.
President-elect Donald Trump is starting inaugural day off with a tweet, saying "It all begins today!"
Protesters and supporters of President-elect Donald Trump clashed outside a pro-Trump event in Washington the night before his inauguration.
Also, Energy nod Rick Perry vowed to advocate for the agency and rely on scientists. And Sonny Perdue was chosen to lead Agriculture.
He did save one major announcement for his final day: Commutations for 330 drug offenders who had appealed to him for clemency.
He pledged to unify a nation sorely divided and hoping for change. The capital, meanwhile, braced for an onslaught of crowds and protests.
A local arts group has chosen Inauguration Day to launch a project inviting the public to create artwork inspired by the new president.
Ronna Romney McDaniel, the niece of prominent Trump critic, 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney, was elected to serve as RNC chairman.
Officials are in the final stages of sealing off a heavily fortified security zone encompassing the Capitol and the historic National Mall.
Attention was turning to which nominees may be confirmed Friday as a Senate panel favorably reported James Mattis’ nod for defense chief.
As Donald Trump is sworn in at noon Friday, an activist group will hold a “People’s Inauguration” at Freedom Corner in the Hill District.
The 92-year-old, who had been hospitalized since Saturday, underwent a procedure “to protect and clear his airway that required sedation.”
President Barack Obama said that he did not expect to weigh in on day-to-day policy debates after departing the White House this week.
One challenge will uniting a country after running a divisive campaign.
After being rejected by the Trump team, Charlie Brotman, 89, decided to work that day for the Washington, D.C., region’s NBC station, NBC4.
The government has the authority to restrict rallies in the public space located between 13th and 14th streets on Pennsylvania Avenue NW.
Meanwhile, as the Michigan billionaire was facing a partisan assault, Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont., made his case to be interior secretary.
A Washington Post-ABC News poll had his favorability rating at 40 percent, compared with Barack Obama’s 79 percent before inauguration.
The court’s eventual decision could call into question the constitutionality of “Blaine Amendments” in 38 states across the country.
The number rose sharply after Donald Trump criticized civil rights icon John Lewis via Twitter on Saturday.
Two neighboring Pennsylvania counties, one struggling and one wealthy, view Trump's impending presidency in sharply different ways.
Putin described a dossier on Trump as part of efforts by Obama's administration to "undermine the legitimacy of the president-elect."
The president-elect made stinging comments on everything from NATO and German cars to the crumbling of the EU itself.
Pastors of mixed flocks are striving to balance appeals to unity with uncompromising calls for justice.
William Perry, who served under Bill Clinton, worries that the use of nuclear weapons is more likely now than during the Cold War.
The episode was seen as highlighting the challenges the president-elect faces with minorities as he prepares to take office Friday.
Organizers are expecting average turnout for the inauguration ceremony but bracing for large numbers for a demonstration the next day.
The party’s leaders faced crowds ranging in size from dozens to thousands of people, urging them to protest the push for repeal.
The president-elect declined to reveal specifics in the telephone interview late Saturday with The Washington Post.
Despite the president’s personal achievement, the struggles for 38 million other people continues.
Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos, the nominee for education secretary, has spent millions to support charters and school choice.
Dozens of members of Donald Trump’s team have ties to the late conservative Richard Mellon Scaife’s philanthropy.
Richard Mellon Scaife’s death resulted in a six-fold increase in the Allegheny Foundation’s assets and giving power.