— Deplorable Vet 🇺🇸 (@KGBVeteran) January 21, 2017
More than 217 rioters were arrested, 6 police were hurt, including three with head injuries from having things thrown at them.
MSM coverage IS a dumpster fire…
Trump Orders Regulatory Freeze, Directs Fed Agencies To “Ease Burden” Of Obamacare…UPDATE: Mandate Gone?
President Trump signs executive order instructing federal agencies to ease burden of Affordable Care Actpic.twitter.com/YGS4BfIdse
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) January 21, 2017
Via Fox News:
In his first hours as president Friday, Donald Trump ordered an immediate regulatory freeze and directed federal agencies to “ease the burden” of ObamaCare.
White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters that White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus would send a memo to all agencies ordering a hold on all regulations. Spicer declined to give further details on the ObamaCare order.
Trump was joined in the Oval Office by Vice President Mike Pence, Priebus and other top advisers as he signed the executive order on President Obama’s signature health law, which he opposed throughout his campaign.
Some have read this as not imposing any new regulations re: Obamacare.
But it’s pretty clear it’s saying you cannot employ any tax or fee with regard to Obamacare.
So no fine.
Via Daily Mail:
Former President Barack Obama got in a final dig at his successor on Friday as he said goodbye to his staff and the nation.
Just moments before boarding the same airplane that served him as Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on Friday, Obama told former staffers that their democracy doesn’t end with the beginning of the new administration.
‘This is just a, this is just a, little pit stop. This is, uh, this is not a period, this is a comma, in the continuing story of building America,’ he said to laughter, searching for the appropriate words.
The Obamas are off to California on Special Air Mission 28000, the military aircraft known as Air Force One when the president’s riding on it.
Via The Blaze:
President Donald Trump reportedly plans to sign an executive order this weekend reinstating the “Mexico City policy,” banning foreign aid from going to nongovernmental organizations — like the International Planned Parenthood Federation — that offer abortions.
The policy could be re-established as early as Sunday, according to a report from Foreign Policy, the 43rd anniversary of the Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade.
The Republican policy, also known as the “global gag rule,” was put in place by former President Ronald Reagan’s administration in 1984 in Mexico City. Ever since, Republican and Democratic presidents have been playing a game of policy ping-pong with the mandate.
The policy was lifted by former President Bill Clinton in 1993, then reinstated by former President George W. Bush when he took office in 2001. Eight years later, former President Barack Obama overturned the rule.
President Trump makes a joke about who gets what pen.
Initially he gives the pen signing in Elaine Chao to Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi says no, give it to the Leader, meaning Mitch McConnell because Elaine Chao is his wife.
Toward the end of the video you see Barron Trump, 10, playing peek-a-boo with his nephew Theodore, Ivanka Trump’s son.
The Senate on Friday confirmed President Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security, the second cabinet pick to receive Senate approval.
John Kelly, a retired Marine Corps general who commanded the U.S. military in South America, had one of the smoothest confirmation hearings of any Trump nominee, despite his coming role in implementing the president’s immigration policies.
“Naming someone of John Kelly’s stature and integrity to lead the troubled agency is a giant first step towards securing our borders and improving the defense of our homeland,” Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., one of the founding members of the House Freedom Caucus, told the Examiner in December.
Most Senate Democrats also embraced him. “Perhaps this is a love-fest that we’re having with you today,” Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., said at one point in the hearing.
What happened to kids being off limits?
Despicable, he’s 10.
Serious flames surrounding limo that was set on fire during Washington, DC protests, fire dept on scene pic.twitter.com/RSxme5rbvA
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) January 20, 2017
— Tauhid Chappell (@TauhidChappell) January 20, 2017
— WUSA9 (@wusa9) January 20, 2017
Anarchist gets it in the face:
This guy just got pepper sprayed directly in front of The Washington Post. pic.twitter.com/j3k2o0VluB
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) January 20, 2017
— Tennessee GOP (@TEN_GOP) January 20, 2017
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 20, 2017
Does it surprise anyone this guy is famous because of World of Warcraft?
Slick Willie got bopped peeping Ivanka and DGAF pic.twitter.com/DHkXRdYkWO
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) January 20, 2017
This started going viral across Twitter.
Now, I can’t see exactly who he is looking at, but that’s the viral report on Twitter.
He does appear to mouth something consistent with her name.
I will note Ivanka would have been in that direction.
Whoever he is checking out, Hillary is fixing him with the evil eye for sure.
Just put ’em on that huge stack marked “Obama Legacy” over by the shredder.
The Obama administration dropped nearly 1,500 pages of regulations on the president’s final day in office Thursday, completing a fury of regulatory action since the November election.
Government agencies must file final rules and proposed rules in the Federal Register, which has had a busy couple of months, The Hill reports.
“There is a huge increase in the volume [of rules we receive] toward the end of an administration,” Miriam Kleiman, a spokeswoman for the Federal Register told The Hill. The end of President Barack Obama’s administration has been particularly heavy on regulations, however.
The Federal Register published 1,464 pages of rules Thursday, which is only the second-highest number of pages since President-elect Donald Trump won the election. The government published 1,465 pages on Nov. 18, 10 days after the election.
“It certainly is a busy time for the Federal Register,” Kleiman said.
The cost of rules finalized and proposed earlier in January would cost $111.2 billion, according to American Action Forum, which tracks regulatory costs.
Trump plans to repeal any “job killing” energy regulations on first day in office (which he considers to be the Monday after the inauguration). Fox News contributor Judge Napolitano said Trump could immediately sign hundreds of executive orders on his third full day in office.
Flying jihadis abound.