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01/20/2017 at 15:13. Facebook
The moment Donald Trump swears the oath of office and lifts his hand from the Bible as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, the clock begins on his first 100 days.

Trump takes charge: 45th president vowing 'robust' first 100 days
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01/20/2017 at 15:13. Facebook
No matter what comes next, President Obama’s two terms will go down as some of the most active – and controversial – in modern times.

Historic presidency, controversial legacy: What Obama leaves behind
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01/20/2017 at 15:10. Facebook
Mexican cartels and human smugglers are cashing in ahead of Donald Trump’s inauguration by exploiting anxiety over his vow to build a border wall and crack down on illegal immigration – fueling the latest surge across the U.S.-Mexico line, according to local law enforcement.

Cartels, smugglers exploit border wall fears ahead of Trump presidency
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange told Fox News' Sean Hannity in an exclusive interview that a teenager could have hacked into Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta's computer and retrieved damaging email messages that the website published during last year's election campaign. [ Link ]

WikiLeaks' Assange: 'A 14-year-old kid could have hacked Podesta' emails
House Speaker Paul Ryan vowed Tuesday to deliver results for voters who handed control of Washington to his party in the November election, as he easily won re-election to the top congressional post at the opening of the 115th Congress. [ Link ]

Ryan vows ‘results’ after re-election as speaker; Schumer opens Senate...
A last-ditch effort for President Obama to try and punch Merrick Garland through to the Supreme Court to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia is unlikely. [ Link ]

Last chance for Obama to sneak in Garland to the Supreme Court is unlikely
WASHINGTON – House Republicans on Monday voted to eviscerate the Office of Congressional Ethics, the independent body created in 2008 to investigate allegations of misconduct by lawmakers after several bribery and corruption scandals sent members to prison. [ Link ]

House GOP votes to gut independent ethics office
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, in an exclusive interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, said the Russian government was not the source of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton campaign that his organization released during the 2016 presidential race. [ Link ]

Assange: Russian government not the source of WikiLeaks emails
President Obama designated two national monuments in Utah and Nevada Wednesday as part of the outgoing president’s efforts to secure and expand his environmental legacy, and to possibly bind the hands of President-elect Donald Trump. [ Link ]

Obama designates two national monuments, outrages Republicans
As Donald Trump’s campaign sought to court minority voters amid accusations from the left that his base lacked diversity, little did he know one of the earliest minority trailblazers in the White House was firmly in his corner.

Hispanic affairs adviser to 3 presidents has high hopes for Trump
Israel is bracing for yet another potential clash with the Obama administration in the final weeks before President-elect Donald Trump takes office, as Secretary of State John Kerry prepares to follow up last week’s anti-settlement U.N. censure with a major address on the U.S. vision for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. [ Link ]

Israel braces for more tensions with US as Kerry plans major speech
President Obama claims he could have won a third term if he had been allowed to run – but even if he's right, his coattails haven’t done much for the rest of his party. [ Link ]

Democrats lost over 1,000 seats under Obama
House members could be fined and referred to the Ethics Committee if they break rules governing electronic video and pictures in the House chamber under a new rule proposed by House Republicans more than six months after the Democrats' guerrilla sit-in over gun control. [ Link ]

GOP proposal would trigger fines for unapproved video in House chamber...
President-elect Donald Trump lashed out at the United Nations on Monday days after the Security Council voted to condemn Israeli settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem. [ Link ]

Trump calls UN club for people to 'have a good time'
A flurry of big decisions out of the Obama administration just weeks before President-elect Donald Trump takes office has rekindled Republican concerns about President Obama’s plans for jamming through so-called “midnight regulations” and other leftover items from his wish-list on his way out the do...

Spree of Obama actions revives GOP concerns over ‘midnight’ regs, agenda
Prior to the 2012 presidential election, the Washington, D.C., Metro system began preparing special commemorative “SmartTrip” cards for Inauguration Day featuring both major candidates. [ Link ]

Snub-way: DC drops Trump from inauguration Metro cards
Republican Party communications chief Sean Spicer will be the voice of the Trump administration.

Trump picks Sean Spicer for press secretary
An unruly passenger had to be removed from a JetBlue flight leaving New York on Thursday after he began loudly harassing Ivanka Trump and her young children, according to TMZ and posts on social media. [ Link ]

Report: Passenger removed from plane after harassing Ivanka Trump
Kellyanne Conway, the indefatigable campaign operative who became the face of Donald Trump's successful presidential bid, has been named counselor to the president. [ Link ]

Trump taps Conway as counselor to president