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7:45 AM ET, January 21, 2017

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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Trump signs ObamaCare executive order  —  President Trump on Friday signed an executive order directing federal agencies to “ease the burden of ObamaCare.”  —  Trump signed the order in front of reporters at the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office, one of his first official acts as president.
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Ashley Parker / Washington Post:
Trump signs executive order that could effectively gut Affordable Care Act's individual mandate  —  President Trump signed an executive order late Friday giving federal agencies broad powers to unwind regulations created under the Affordable Care Act, including the penalty for people who fail …
Vivian Yee / New York Times:
Andrew Cuomo to Widen Access to Free Abortion and Contraception  —  Stepping into a period of intense anxiety over the future of the American health care system and reproductive rights, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo plans to announce on Saturday that his administration will require health insurers …
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and The Republic
CNN:
Trump issues executive order to start rolling back Obamacare
Discussion: alan.com and The Week
Reuters:
Trump, in Oval Office, signs first order on Obamacare
Discussion: Political Wire
Sarah Wheaton / Politico:
Spicer: Trump doesn't know if he plans more executive action Friday
Discussion: Axios
William Turton / Gizmodo:
National Park Service Banned From Tweeting After Anti-Trump Retweets  —  The National Park service retweeted some sick Donald Trump burns, noting how, uh, lightly attended his inauguration was compared to Barack Obama's in 2009.  But now, the NPS has been ordered by its Washington support office to …
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Lisa Rein / Washington Post:
Interior Department told to stop tweeting after unflattering retweets about Trump … The Interior Department was ordered Friday to shut down its official Twitter accounts — indefinitely — after the National Park Service shared two unsympathetic tweets during President Trump's inauguration.
Forrest Wickman / Slate:
Donald Trump's First Twitter Background as President Was a Photo From the Inauguration of Barack Obama
Washington Post:
A most dreadful inaugural address  —  Twenty minutes into his presidency, Donald Trump, who is always claiming to have made, or to be about to make, astonishing history, had done so.  Living down to expectations, he had delivered the most dreadful inaugural address in history.
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NPR:
President Trump's Inaugural Address, Annotated  —  Donald Trump has been sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.  NPR reporters and editors have annotated his remarks.  —  (Image credit: Chelsea Beck/NPR)
Washington Post:
Trump's America is a rotten place
Discussion: IJR
Politico:
Full text: 2017 Donald Trump inauguration speech
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Trump rattles the establishment with a populist inaugural address true to his campaign
Discussion: Politico
Washington Post:
White House website promotes Melania Trump's modeling and jewelry line … Visitors to the newly revamped White House website get more than a simple rundown of first lady Melania Trump's charitable works and interests — they also get a list of her magazine cover appearances and details on her jewelry line at QVC.
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Paul Mirengoff / Power Line:
Washington Post snipes at Melania Trump's bio  —  Is this garbage the kind of story the Washington Post will try to pass off as scandalous during the next four to eight years? … I guess all previous First Ladies who modeled, appeared in a magazine swimsuit issue, and started a jewelry line omitted …
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Jordan Libowitz / CREW:
CREW STATEMENT: TRUMP NOW VIOLATING CONSTITUTION
Discussion: Shareblue, Common Dreams and Politico
The White House:
An America First Energy Plan  —  Energy is an essential part of American life and a staple of the world economy.  The Trump Administration is committed to energy policies that lower costs for hardworking Americans and maximize the use of American resources, freeing us from dependence on foreign oil.
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Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
Churchill bust returns to Trump's gilded Oval Office  —  President Donald Trump has returned a bust of Winston Churchill to the Oval Office—undoing former President Barack Obama's most contentious interior decorating decision.  —  The Oval Office was redecorated in the hours between Obama's exit …
Discussion: Washington Post
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Trump puts Churchill bust back in the Oval Office
ABC News:
Obama Family Farewell Includes a Final Missive to Donald Trump
New York Times:
Trump's Inauguration vs. Obama's: Comparing the Crowds  —  An analysis of news footage appears to indicate that fewer people attended President Trump's inauguration than President Obama's in 2009.  The footage on this page was captured 45 minutes before each oath of office.
Discussion: Hot Air, The Slot and CityLab
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ProPublica:
Trump Promised to Resign From His Companies — But There's No Record He's Done So  —  To transfer control of his companies, the president has to submit filings in Florida, Delaware and New York.  We spoke to officials in each of those states.  —  At a news conference last week …
James Hohmann / Washington Post:
The Daily 202: Donald Trump completes hostile takeover of Washington, puts both parties on notice … Breanne Deppisch contributed.  —  THE BIG IDEA: President Trump completed his hostile takeover of the Republican Party last July, and on Friday he completed his hostile, if temporary, takeover of Washington.
Discussion: The Guardian
David Ferguson / Raw Story:
‘Jesus, Chris’: Rachel Maddow shocked when Chris Matthews suggests Trump might execute son-in-law  —  DON'T MISS STORIES.  FOLLOW RAW STORY!  —  Chris Matthews made a startling comparison during Friday morning's inaugural coverage.  —  Noting that Republican President-elect Donald Trump's son …
Discussion: Occupy Democrats
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Curtis Houck / NewsBusters:
Matthews: Trump Speech Was ‘Hitlerian,’ Jokes He Could Fix Nepotism Laws By Hanging Son-in-Law
Gabrielle Bluestone / The Slot:
Donald Trump Plagiarized Bane in His Inaugural Speech  —  Donald Trump officially became president today, and in an inaugural address he promised many things, some of which may sound familiar, because they were directly lifted from the D.C. comics villain Bane.
McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Democrats block Pompeo CIA confirmation vote amid Trump's feud with intel  —  WASHINGTON  —  An objection from three Democratic senators will delay the U.S. Senate's vote to confirm Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo as the new director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Burgess Everett / Politico:
Trump takes office with just 2 Cabinet secretaries
Discussion: ABC News
 
 
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Andrew Follett / The Daily Caller:
Trump Terminates Obama's Global Warming Website Seconds After Taking Office
Discussion: BizPac Review and RedState
Benjamin Freed / Washingtonian:
Grasping for Metaphor, Reporters Flock to Burning DC Garbage Can
Discussion: CBS Philly and KFOR-TV
Sarah Pulliam Bailey / Washington Post:
‘God is not against building walls!’  The sermon Trump heard from Robert Jeffress before his inauguration.
Catherine Thorbecke / ABC News:
Live Updates: President Donald Trump Celebrates at Inaugural Balls
Discussion: Mother Jones and Axios
Sarah Frostenson / Vox:
Photos: President Trump's inaugural parade attracted relatively few people
#DisruptJ20:
Well, hi there!  Curious about what's going on? …
Discussion: Vox and DCist
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
The System Has Failed and a Con Artist Has Won
 Earlier Items: 
Dan Lamothe / Washington Post:
James Mattis is sworn in as defense secretary, pledges to build alliances
Rebecca Kheel / The Hill:
Bergdahl lawyers press for dismissal after Trump inauguration
Discussion: RedState
Matea Gold / Washington Post:
The campaign to impeach President Trump has begun