Trump inaugural chairman promises a celebration of ‘harmony, inclusion and democracy’

Trump’s longtime friend Tom Barrack Jr. has only weeks to pull off the president-elect’s debut.

Column

Trump isn’t known for reading, but these texts should be on his list

Trump isn’t known for reading, but these texts should be on his list

These key documents will inform the president-elect’s outlook.

Cartoonists are creating a newspaper to protest Trump’s view of women

The New Yorker’s Francoise Mouly is helping to spearhead a comics newspaper that will publish ahead of the Women’s March on Washington.

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Vegetarians hate the new British bank note

Vegetarians hate the new British bank note

Britain's new plastic five-pound notes have fallen foul of thousands of people who object to the use of animal fats in their manufacture. An online petition against the notes has received support from more than 116,000 so far.

For $1 million and up, inaugural donors will get ‘candlelight dinner’ with Trump and other access

The special rewards being offered to Trump’s biggest backers could cut against his pledge to “drain the swamp” and run an administration free from the influence of wealthy interests.

Presidential Inaugural Committee seeks workers and volunteers

Presidential Inaugural Committee seeks workers and volunteers

It has set a deadline of Dec. 5 for groups that want to participate in the inaugural parade.

Donald Trump’s life, by the numbers

Born in a cooler-than-normal June. Won the nomination in a hotter-than-normal May.

Trump names Adelsons, Icahn’s wife to inaugural committee

The panel is responsible for planning all the events that surround the actual swearing-in ceremony and luncheon.

How is President Trump likely to govern? Here’s what we know.

Here’s some insight from political science.

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Watch as Hong Kong's legislature descends into chaos

Watch as Hong Kong's legislature descends into chaos

Two pro-independence lawmakers, who had their swearing-in oaths invalidated earlier in October over a banner that was deemed derogatory to China, barge into the legislative chamber to fight their ban on Wednesday.

Beware the ‘Mighty Duck,’ the 17 days Obama might finally run the Senate

If Democrats take control in January, they could potentially push through lower-court nominees while Obama is still in office.

Inauguration Day 2017: Metro riders can expect big crowds and day-pass discounts

Metro officials want to open the system at 4 a.m. Jan. 20 and charge peak fares from 4 a.m. to 9 p.m.

What happens to Merrick Garland’s nomination in December?

For those who love process, here’s everything you need to know about when and how Garland’s nomination will die — or come back to life — between now and the end of January.

This GOP senator has the best job on Inauguration Day — if he can keep it

Roy Blunt gets to preside over the inauguration ceremony unless he loses his seat in November.

Memo to Obama aides: Don’t prank Trump or Clinton on your way out

Did you know Al Gore accidentally took a bust of Abraham Lincoln home, only to return it after Dick Cheney made a fuss? Now you do.

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9 things Trump says he’d do on his first day as president

President-elect Donald Trump will have a busy day after his inauguration on Jan. 20, 2017.

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Ali Bongo sworn in as president of Gabon after disputed election

Ali Bongo sworn in as president of Gabon after disputed election

Gabon President Ali Bongo is sworn in for a second term after a court rejected opposition claims that he won the August 27 election by fraud.

Editorial

How to make the ‘peaceful but ugly’ presidential transition faster

How to make the ‘peaceful but ugly’ presidential transition faster

President Obama could help his successor right now.