The 45th president delivered a fiery nationalist manifesto but made little overt attempt to soothe a nation still wounded from arguably the ugliest election season of modern times. He also signaled that he intends to govern as if waging a permanent political campaign.
The order, which directs federal agencies to minimize the health-care law’s “economic and regulatory burdens,” appears to give room for the government to stop enforcing the penalty for people who fail to carry the insurance required of most Americans.
Participants — mostly women and mostly white — said they came to take the most public possible stand against Donald Trump. The gathering also provided therapy for many, the balm of immersing themselves in a like-minded sea of citizens who had shared their anxiety and disappointment in the election outcome.
Patriotism came in a shade of pale blue cashmere and matching suede gloves. Glamour — and a hint of globalism — came in white crepe and silk gazar. And just like that, the controversy over who would dress the first lady after such a divisive election shifted from a boil to barely a simmer.
The hotel giant, which hopes to get its second publicly funded incentive package in less than 20 years, signed a letter of intent to lease space for a new headquarters about five miles from its current Bethesda base.
Garvey’s son Julius, who led the campaign to exonerate his famous father, said there was also disappointment in Jamaica, where he is considered a hero and whose recent prime ministers had urged Obama to grant the pardon.