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Before Emptying the White House, Obama’s Glittering Round of Farewells

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 20:37
Visits by athletes, authors, rock stars and other celebrities gave President Obama a big exit.

Dennis Hastert Wants Accuser to Return $1.7 Million

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 20:28
The former speaker of the House wants back money he paid to cover up his past sexual abuse of a teenager, according to court documents.

Woody Johnson, New York Jets Owner, Will Be Ambassador to Britain

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 20:19
Mr. Johnson is an old friend of President-elect Donald J. Trump, who has named just four ambassadors since his election in November.

Inauguration Protests Held at a Trump Hotel and Elsewhere

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 20:13
Mark Ruffalo, Cher and Robert DeNiro appeared in Manhattan, in what organizers hoped would develop into a weekend of rallies against the new president.

Paula White, Trump’s Spiritual Adviser, Says He Has ‘a Hunger for God’

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 20:11
Ms. White, a televangelist who will be the first female clergy member to pray at a presidential inauguration, dismissed doubts about President-elect Donald J. Trump’s faith.

Obama Transfers 4 From Guantánamo, Leaving 41 There as Term Ends

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 17:59
President-elect Donald J. Trump, who has called for an end to such transfers, will inherit the remaining detainees after President Obama failed to shutter the prison.

Fashion Statement: What Will Melania Trump Wear to the Ball and Why Does It Matter?

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 16:53
Fashion at the inauguration reflects the image that the new president and his wife want to project.

At Trump Hotel in Washington, Champagne Toasts in an Ethical ‘Minefield’

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 16:12
From the moment he is sworn in, the new president, Donald J. Trump, may be in violation of a lease with the federal government.

Trump Concert Draws Excited Fans to Lower-Wattage Lineup

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 16:09
This year’s preinaugural concert in Washington may not be like star-studded affairs of the past, but supporters say they don’t care.

The Oath of Office: 35 Words That Are Harder Than They Look

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 15:08
The oath is traditionally administered by the chief justice. In 2009, Justice John Roberts garbled the oath while swearing in Barack Obama.

What to Do Instead of Watching Trump’s Inauguration

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 15:03
Ellen Burstyn, Solange Knowles, artists, composers and others offer people who don’t want to think about politics different options for the weekend.

The Oath of Office: 35 Words That Are Harder Than They Look

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 14:56
The oath is traditionally administered by the chief justice. In 2009, Justice John Roberts garbled the oath while swearing in Barack Obama.

Rick Perry Regrets Call to Close Energy Department

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 14:18
When he was running for president, Mr. Perry said the department should be shut down. He takes a different view, now that he has been picked to run it.

C.I.A. Torture Detailed in Newly Disclosed Documents

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 14:06
The material sheds additional light on the torture program as the future of the Senate’s classified full report on it hangs in the balance with the Obama presidency ending.

Memorable Inaugural Speeches: Washington, Lincoln, Jackson, Kennedy and Reagan

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 13:14
On the eve of Donald J. Trump’s inauguration, a look at some of the best-remembered speeches from presidents taking office.

Road Trip to Trump’s Inauguration: In a Hurry to Get There

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 12:34
The New York Times is driving to Friday’s inauguration with a Trump supporter from West Virginia, a freshman state senator who owns a used-car lot.

The Carpetbagger: Andrew Garfield and Our Bully Culture

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 12:16
The actor draws a link between the harmful notions of celebrity and the country’s politics.

Obama: ‘One of the Most Photogenic People Ever’

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 11:55
Doug Mills, who has followed Barack Obama, camera in hand, since the beginning, reflects on his eight-year assignment.

Steven Mnuchin, Treasury Nominee, Failed to Disclose $100 Million in Assets

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 11:11
Mr. Mnuchin, who is testifying before the Senate Finance Committee, also did not list his role as a director of an investment fund in the Cayman Islands on a questionnaire.

Your Guide to Inauguration Day 2017

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 10:59
Donald J. Trump will take the oath of office on Friday. There will be plenty of pomp and a some protests, too, as thousands of people descend on Washington.