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Inauguration. Noun. A Word We Use Every Four Years.

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 10:15
Like so many other things, it was Alexander Hamilton who was one of the first to apply the word to our quadrennial presidential ceremonies.

Lobster and Beef, but No Fries, on the Menu for Inaugural Lunch

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 09:33
The tradition of an inaugural luncheon at the Capitol began in 1897, when the Senate Committee on Arrangements held one for President William McKinley.

The Religious Leaders Taking Part in Trump’s Inaugural Ceremony

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 09:33
A total of six, said to be a record for an inauguration, will each have 60 to 90 seconds to offer a reading or lead a prayer.

Fashion Review: Who Needs Pants? A New Take on Office Wear From Balenciaga

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 08:47
With his second show for the luxury label, the mischievous designer Demna Gvasalia also offers a shout-out to Bernie Sanders.

United States Bombs ISIS Camps in Libya

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 08:22
A B-2 bomber strike against training camps outside Surt reflected the tenacity of the group, which authorities said they had driven out of the area last month.

Inaugural Briefing: Senate’s Closer Look at Steven Mnuchin Reveals Much More

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 06:00
The nominee for Treasury secretary disclosed posts he had not initially owned up to. Donald Trump, meanwhile, dined at his namesake Washington hotel.

Under Trump, Approach to Civil Rights Law Is Likely to Change Definitively

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 05:00
The president-elect’s nominee to be attorney general opposes not only the Justice Department’s specific policies but its overall view of the government’s role.

Hearing Briefing: What to Watch: Rick Perry Gets Another Chance

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 05:00
Cabinet nomination hearings continue, with attention on Mr. Perry, Donald J. Trump’s nominee for energy secretary, who has fizzled twice on the campaign trail.

A Neighborhood Where the Obamas and the Trumps Are Just Part of the Mix

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 05:00
Kalorama, in northwestern Washington, is a stately jumble of embassies and upper-class homes. Now, a medley of newcomers across the political spectrum is moving in.

Biden’s Next Move: Train to Delaware and Burgers With Family

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 05:00
Joseph and Jill Biden plan to resume a quiet life in the small orbit around Wilmington and Washington, hunting for a small house near their friends the Obamas.

Unbuttoned: Détente and Defiance: Designers Sort Out Their Reactions to Trump

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 03:29
After a rocky postelection period, designers are beginning to come to terms with the president-elect in a variety of ways.

Adventures in Capitalism: For Trump’s Nominees, a Billionaires’ Guide to Running the Government

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 03:00
President-elect Donald J. Trump says the federal government can be managed like a business. We’re about to find out if he’s right.

At Dinner Honoring Mike Pence, Donald Trump Touches Many Bases

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 22:46
The president-elect credits his running mate, but also jabs at Republicans and critics alike, and talks about ‘merit-based’ immigration.

The Religious Leaders Taking Part in Trump’s Inaugural Ceremony

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 22:41
A total of six, said to be a record for an inauguration, will each have 60 to 90 seconds to offer a reading or lead a prayer.

Lessons Taught: Obama’s Legacy as a Historian

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 22:17
Historians discuss and debate the president’s use of the bully pulpit as a history lectern.

Sonny Perdue Is Trump’s Choice for Agriculture Secretary

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 21:19
Mr. Perdue, Georgia’s first Republican governor since Reconstruction, had spoken with President-elect Donald J. Trump about trade deals’ effects on American producers.

As Trump Heads to White House, His Face Recedes From Other Properties

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 20:51
The Trump Organization is pulling back on its promotion of the president-elect and his daughter Ivanka as the business takes steps to avoid conflicts of interest.

Lobster and Beef, but No Fries, on the Menu for Inaugural Lunch

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 20:46
The tradition of an inaugural luncheon at the Capitol began in 1897, when the Senate Committee on Arrangements held one for President William McKinley.

Nominee Betsy DeVos’s Knowledge of Education Basics Is Open to Criticism

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 20:37
The school choice advocate seemed unfamiliar with basic terms and policies, including the federal law for students with disabilities.

Supreme Court Weighs Whether Bush Officials Can Be Sued Over Post-9/11 Abuse

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 20:34
Eight men who were imprisoned after the attacks and later found to have no connection to terrorism argued that government policies led to their mistreatment.

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