CMG Special Report

A collection of stories from Community Media Group newspapers across the nation on the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump.

SENECA FALLS — On a spring-like day in the middle of winter, they came by the thousands to the Birthplace of the Women’s Rights Movement.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Women and men from all corners of the country converged on the nation’s capital a day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump.

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BROOKVILLE, PA — While Washington, D.C., was largely filled with pomp and circumstance Friday as 45th president Donald Trump took the oath of office on Saturday, its streets gushed with dissent.


DES MOINES - State Representative Bruce Bearinger from Oelwein shared some of his thoughts on the President Donald Trump’s inauguration speech.

Susan and Mitchell Bence of Watseka, Ill., are in Washington, D.C., this week for President Donald J. Trump's Inauguration Week. Today they sent some photos of events they've attended this week. 

RENSSELAER, IN. — In the wake of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, local college students reflected on the 2016 election and where the county may be heading. Some lean toward the conservative side and are filled with enthusiasm. Others are more moderate, staying quietly optimistic. And still others, on the liberal side, are disappointed by the decisions that have been made, but choose to remain hopeful.   

VINTON, Iowa – With the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States, courthouses, city council chambers and other official buildings will be replacing the portrait of outgoing President Barak Obama with that of the newly sworn president

VINTON, Iowa – With the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States, courthouses, city council chambers and other official buildings will be replacing the portrait of outgoing President Barak Obama with that of the newly sworn president

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Finger Lakes Times photographer Spencer Tulis made the trip from Geneva, N.Y. to Washington, D.C., for the inauguration of the nation's 45th president, Donald J. Trump.

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YATES COUNTY, N.Y. — For folks like Yates County Republicans Jack Prendergast and Sandy King, there was no doubt in their minds that Donald Trump was the guy.

SENECA FALLS, N.Y. — It’s expected that more than 1,000 people — and possibly as many as 3,000 — will be part of Saturday’s march and rally in the Birthplace of the Women’s Rights Movement.

GENEVA, N.Y. — A large contingent from Geneva will be among the thousands of women taking to the streets of the nation’s capital Saturday, a day after Donald J. Trump is inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States.

GENEVA, N.Y. — He was the nation’s first African-American president and came into office with the nation on the brink of depression. He promised hope and change. His critics and even his supporters can debate whether he accomplished that in his eight years as president.

NEWARK, N.Y. — Some people attending President Donald Trump’s inauguration in Washington, D.C., may have waited until the November election results were determined before deciding to go.

WASHINGTON D.C. - Iowa’s First District Congressman Rod Blum (R) from Dubuque will be attending the inauguration today. He shared the following thoughts about the event:

OELWEIN, IOWA — The inauguration of Donald John Trump as the 45th President and Michael Richard Pence as 50th Vice President of the United States of America takes place at 11:30 a.m. today, Jan. 20. President-elect Trump will be sworn in on the West Front of the Capitol. Chief Justice John G. Roberts will administer the oath of office at approximately noon.

OELWEIN, IOWA - Oelwein Middle School Social Studies teacher Craig Harrison said his students will be watching the inauguration ceremony today in his classroom.

CASS COUNTY, IOWA –  Today’s inauguration will be a topic in the local classrooms.

RENSSELAER, IND. — Rensselaer Central Schools Corporation teacher Stephanie Davisson is attending the inauguration ceremony of President-elect Donald Trump today. Davisson may attempt to broadcast her view of the crowds and ceremonies live on her Facebook page, and she plans to give presentations on what she sees for Rensselaer students on Monday.

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