US President Donald Trump's first months in office
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January 31, 2017

Trump fires acting Attorney General Sally Yates after she orders Justice Dept. lawyers to stop defending refugee ban.

Yates, a Democratic appointee, on Monday directed Justice Department attorneys not to defend President Donald Trump's controversial executive refugee and immigration ban, joining a growing group of administration officials distancing themselves from the new president's order.

January 31, 2017

Trump fires acting Attorney General Sally Yates after she orders Justice Dept. lawyers to stop defending refugee ban.

Yates, a Democratic appointee, on Monday directed Justice Department attorneys not to defend President Donald Trump's controversial executive refugee and immigration ban, joining a growing group of administration officials distancing themselves from the new president's order.

January 31, 2017

The US Senate has cleared the way for confirmation of Rex Tillerson as US President Donald Trump's secretary of state.

A 56-43 vote on Monday puts Tillerson's bid to be the nation's chief diplomat on track for confirmation later this week, the Associated Presss reports.

The vote also sets the stage for a lengthy debate over the president's order banning travel from specific Muslim-majority countries.

Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York pressed unsuccessfully for a delay in the vote until Tillerson answered for Trump's travel ban order.

The order bars individuals from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US for 90 days. Trump has said the move is aimed at protecting the nation against extremists.

January 25, 2017

Associated Press's sources say Donald Trump will sign immigration actions on Wednesday (EST)  tightening border security; refugee restrictions to come later.

January 25, 2017

The US Senate has confirmed US President Donald Trump's pick for ambassador to the United Nations, AP reports.

This, despite South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's lack of foreign policy experience.

She sailed through confirmation with a 96-4 vote.

January 25, 2017

The US Senate has confirmed US President Donald Trump's pick for ambassador to the United Nations, AP reports.

This, despite South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's lack of foreign policy experience.

She sailed through confirmation with a 96-4 vote.

Speaker Paul Ryan says he has invited President Donald Trump to address joint session of Congress next month, the Associated Press reports. — Photo by AP

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