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Supporters, Protesters And Rain Show Up For Trump Inauguration

58 min 14 sec ago

Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Audio Cornish and Tamara Keith about Donald Trump's inauguration. Republican Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma weighs on candidate Trump becoming President Trump.

Watch Live: President Trump's Inauguration Ceremony

1 hour 14 min ago

Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president around noon ET. Watch the events and follow live annotations of his inaugural address by NPR reporters and editors.

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As A Parody In 1999, Buckley Wrote An Inaugural Address For Trump

1 hour 50 min ago

David Greene and Rachel Martin talk to Christopher Buckley, a former presidential speechwriter, about what it means to see Donald Trump become the de-facto head of the conservative movement.

As Trump's Agenda Moves Forward, Protesters Mix In Crowd Of Supporters

1 hour 54 min ago

David Greene and Rachel Martin talk to NPR's Scott Horsley about the new presidential agenda, and NPR's Pam Fessler who met up with protesters at the National Mall.

Threat Of Rain Doesn't Deter Crowds From National Mall

1 hour 56 min ago

Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Audio Cornish, Tamara Keith and Cory Turner about the crush of people trying to get through security checkpoints to find a place on the mall to witness the inauguration.

Crowds Eager To Pass Through Security To Witness Trump Inauguration

2 hours 54 min ago

Thousands of Donald Trump's supporters are gathering at checkpoints along the National Mall as they make their way to the scene of the Inauguration of the 45th president of the United States.

Presidential Swearing-In Ceremony Nears; Trump Defies Categorization

2 hours 58 min ago

David Greene and Rachel Martin talk to NPR's Scott Detrow about the inauguration, and to author Christopher Buckley, who was a speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush.

Live Coverage: Donald Trump's Presidential Inauguration

4 hours 5 min ago

Follow our live blog for news of the day, photos and videos from the National Mall and for analysis on what the events mean for the world.

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Examining The Economy That President-Elect Trump Is Inheriting

6 hours 13 min ago

As Trump steps into the presidency he inherits an economy in steady recovery, but there are areas with room for improvement. How might the transition change the country's direction on economic issues?

Trump To Deliver Inaugural Address Shortly Before Noon

6 hours 13 min ago

Donald Trump's inaugural address, which is expected to take place in the middle of a full day of events, could have far reaching effects.

Donald Trump To Be Sworn In As The 45th U.S. President

6 hours 13 min ago

President-elect Trump and his family on Friday morning will travel with the Obama family from the White House to the Capitol for the swearing-in ceremony.

White House Odd Couple: Donald Trump And Mike Pence

6 hours 13 min ago

Unlike the president-elect, his No. 2, Mike Pence, is a known quantity in Washington, D.C.. So he could be a crucial bridge between Donald Trump and Capitol Hill. But how much influence will he have?

Inauguration Day: Peaceful Transition Of Power

6 hours 14 min ago

Once again, the world will watch the peaceful transition of power in the U.S. Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president. That has brought jubilation in conservative America.

Residents, Businesses And Charities Urge The Trumps To Get To Know D.C.

6 hours 14 min ago

Washington, D.C., is not just about government. It's a city with cultural and social scenes. The unofficial D.C. has been preparing for the Trump family's arrival.

Divided States: Sometimes It's Better Not To Talk About Politics

6 hours 14 min ago

As part of our Divided States follow-up, we hear from Trump supporter Jon Jackson, a veteran who owns a farm in Georgia, and Diana Font, a businesswoman and Republican, who voted for Hillary Clinton.

Senate Panel Peppers Treasury Secretary Designate Mnuchin With Questions

6 hours 14 min ago

Steve Mnuchin ran into sharp criticism at his confirmation hearing on Thursday. Most of it had to do with his role as the CEO of a bank that critics say turned into a foreclosure machine.

As The GOP Tries To Dismantle Obamacare, Its Approval Rating Goes Up

6 hours 14 min ago

The new administration is working with Congress to overhaul the health care system. Many more people have insurance since the Affordable Care Act. Donald Trump has promised "insurance for everybody."

What Will America Look Like Under The Trump Presidency?

6 hours 14 min ago

David Greene talks to Chris Buskirk, publisher of the conservative blog "American Greatness," who was an early Trump backer, and he presents his own intellectual vision for a Trump-led country.

Novelist Still Sees The Election Through The Lens Of Race

6 hours 14 min ago

The morning after the presidential election, African-American novelist Attica Locke said she was "awake to what my country is telling me." How is she preparing for four years of Trump's presidency?

Putting Trump's Inauguration Into Context With Past GOP Presidents

6 hours 14 min ago

David Greene talks to John Podhoretz, who was a speechwriter for Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, and now is editor of Commentary magazine about past inaugurations.

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