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Obama in letter to America: 'You made me a better man'

Obama in a final letter as president asks Americans to take part in their country — not just during an election year but in their lifetimes.
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Obama pens goodbye letter to the American people

President Barack Obama penned an emotional public letter, published Thursday, thanking Americans and encouraging them to participate into "daily acts of citizenship."
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No honeymoon: Protests to greet President Trump

The dawn of Donald Trump's presidency will be closely followed by a gathering of hundreds of thousands of protesters flooding Washington to demonstrate and attempt to disrupt the new administration's inaugural weekend.
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Obama commutes 330 sentences, most in single day

President Barack Obama granted 330 commutations, the White House announced Thursday, the most commutations given in a single day by a US president.
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CNN Exclusive: Inflammatory pastor scheduled to preach to Trump before inauguration

Robert Jeffress, a pastor with a history of disparaging remarks about gays and Muslims, is scheduled to preach at a service for Donald Trump on Inauguration Day.
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Donald Trump will learn details of U.S. nuclear war plans in briefing

Shortly before he takes the oath of office the president-elect will be told about the tools of nuclear war.
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Here's How America Changed Under Obama, And How It Looks As Trump Takes Office : NPR

Trump will be at the head of a nation with a relatively healthy economy, a healthcare system he has promised to overhaul, and facing a slew of international tensions.
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Ethics Lawyers Call Trump's Business Conflicts 'Nakedly Unconstitutional' : NPR

Norm Eisen and Richard Painter discuss Trump's business conflicts. The new president will be "violating the constitutional conflicts clause ... as soon as he takes the oath of office," Eisen says.
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Donald Trump plans to cut violence against women programs

Why is this not surprising?
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This CEO Is Paying For Employees To Go To The Women's March | The Huffington Post

America, Donna Carpenter is proof that all hope is not lost.
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Fox News Poll: A divided, yet optimistic country awaits Trump

When president-elect Donald Trump addressed America after winning the election, he emphasized uniting the country. A new Fox News Poll suggests that could be a challenge.
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200 Buses Have Applied For Inauguration Parking -- 1200 For The Women's March | The Huffington Post

More than 180,000 people have said they will go to the march.
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Ellen Says Goodbye To Obama On His Last Day As President And Now We're Sobbing | The Huffington Post

"I'm a legally married woman because of him and so is my wife."
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I Never Knew Saying Goodbye Could Be So Hard | The Huffington Post

The most wonderful gift the Obama’s have left for all of us is the memories.
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Trevor Noah Eviscerates Betsy DeVos Over Her Confirmation Hearing | The Huffington Post

Noah says DeVos as education secretary is like putting an Amish man in charge of NASA.
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Trump At Lincoln Memorial Concert: 'You're Not Forgotten Anymore' : NPR

"This journey began 18 months ago," Trump said after the concert. "I had something to do with it, but you had much more to do with it than I did. I'm the messenger. I'm just the messenger."
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Clueless, Reckless, Graceless, Mindless and Heartless: Our President-Elect | The Huffington Post

"This isn’t simply a matter of Republican versus Democratic."
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Trump Sought Military Equipment For Inauguration, Granted 20-Plane Flyover | The Huffington Post

"It's very Red Square," said Stephen Kerrigan, who oversaw the past two inaugurations.
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Obama should pardon Hillary Clinton, former assistant US attorney says

A New York lawyer appealed to President Obama Wednesday to pardon Hillary Clinton and others who may be “potential targets” of an investigation into the use of the private email server.
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Trump Reportedly Plans To End National Arts Funding | The Huffington Post

His administration may shutter the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. That's not good.
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Obama Grants Drug Prisoners Early Freedom On Final Day Of Presidency | The Huffington Post

The White House announcement came less than 24 hours before Donald Trump takes office.
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8 Teachers On Why They Oppose Betsy DeVos As Education Secretary | The Huffington Post

"It’s confounding to me. It’s frustrating. It’s deflating."
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In final act as president, Obama commutes 330 drug sentences

In his last major act as president, Barack Obama is cutting short the sentences of 330 federal inmates convicted of drug crimes.
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To save Obamacare, Democrats are looking for a few good stories

Democrats are betting that the most effective way to combat Trump will be to help ordinary Americans share their stories.
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Paul Ryan Is Lying In Order To Destroy Medicare | The Huffington Post

What Ryan and his fellow Republicans refuse to admit is that Medicare is the best part of the nation’s health care system.
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Why Some Christians Will Be Praying At Mosques During Trump's Inauguration | The Huffington Post

“We’re here to remind our Muslim brothers and sisters that they belong here, and we love them.”
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Michelle Obama bids the White House goodbye

Michelle Obama is saying goodbye to the White House. The first lady put up a series of sentimental social media posts before the new first family assumes the role on Friday.
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Obama approval hits 60% as end of term approaches

President Barack Obama will leave office Friday with his highest approval rating since 2009, his presidency largely viewed as a success, and a majority saying they will miss him when he is gone.
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Obama Ends His Final Press Conference With A Heartfelt Message To His Daughters | The Huffington Post

At his final press conference as president, Obama was asked how he explained the election results to his daughters.
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Washington prepares for Donald Trump's big moment

Donald Trump has arrived in Washington -- and he's going to be here for at least four years.
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This viral inauguration boycott tactic won't work

Facebook memes have been suggesting a tricky TV tactic that doesn't make much sense.
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370 'Sister Marches' Planned For Day After Trump's Inauguration | The Huffington Post

It's so much bigger than just the Women's March on Washington.
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Pro-LGBT rights protesters dance to Mike Pence's home

About 200 protesters marched to Vice President-elect Mike Pence's neighborhood, turned up the music and started a dance party -- less than 48 hours before his inauguration.
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Here's Obama's final message to Americans

"I'll be right there with you every step of the way."
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From Glitter To Free Joints, Trump Protesters Plan To Get Their Message Out : NPR

Besides the hundreds of thousands of people who are expected in Washington, D.C., to cheer on the new president on Inauguration Day, thousands more are planning to protest.
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Malcolm X Told Us Everything We Need To Know About Donald Trump's Meetings With Black Celebrities | The Huffington Post

Trump has been using well-known black people to make himself more appealing.
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Outgoing administration raises alarm bells on Trump readiness

Some members in the federal workforce are voicing concerns about the incoming Trump administration's readiness to assume control of the federal bureaucracy on Friday, citing unread transition memos, vacant administration posts and a host of appointees with scant government experience.
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Trump Gets Trolled After Tweeting Photo Of Himself Writing Inauguration Speech | The Huffington Post

"Who is translating it from the original Russian for you?"
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Why Donald Tump Is Giving John Dean Nightmares - The Atlantic

Why Nixon's former lawyer John Dean worries Trump could be one of the most corrupt presidents ever—and get away with it
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Elizabeth Warren Schools Betsy DeVos At Confirmation Hearing | The Huffington Post

"I don’t see how you can be the secretary of education."
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Citing grizzlies, education nominee says states should determine school gun policies

Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's education secretary nominee, said it should be up to states whether guns are allowed in schools, citing grizzly bear protection as part of her answer.
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Bookies Offers Yuuuge Odds On Donald Trump's Impeachment Within 6 Months | The Huffington Post

Ireland's Paddy Power is also taking bets on Trump leaving office early.
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Bush 41 can't make inauguration, tells Trump sitting outside could 'put me six feet under'

Former President George H.W. Bush sent a letter to Donald Trump expressing his regrets he could not attend Friday's presidential inauguration, adding he and the former first lady will be with you and the country in spirit.
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Bruce Springsteen Thanks White House Staff With Private Performance | The Huffington Post

"It was a humble, quiet gesture from Bruce to say thanks to President Obama, the staff, and their families."
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A marijuana advocacy group has rolled 4,200 joints for Trump's inauguration

DCMJ, a marijuana advocacy group, will hand out 4,200 marijuana cigarettes before the inauguration and light up at four minutes and 20 seconds into Donald Trump's speech.
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Betsy DeVos says schools might need guns to stop 'potential grizzlies'

Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump's nominee for Education Secretary, said guns might have a place in schools because of the threat from "potential grizzlies."
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