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Battered mainstream press limps into uncharted age of Trump, social media

- The Washington Times

The mainstream news media adored President Obama for eight years, and they continue to adore him as he leaves office. Incoming President Donald Trump, however, has faced both contempt and critical coverage from journalists and broadcasters throughout his campaign -- and the tradition continues. There's no press honeymoon now and not much chance for one in the future.

Congress spent less time in session, handled less business on the chamber floors and generally sputtered for much of President Obama's tenure. (Associated Press)

Obama scores the worst legislative record in history

- The Washington Times

President Obama oversaw the deepest legislative malaise in modern political history, according to the Washington Times Legislative Index, which captures his struggles to find ways to work with a Congress that ranged from lukewarm to openly hostile toward him.

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2017 file photo, FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Justice Department's Inspector General Michael Horowitz says he will launch an investigation into the Justice Department and FBI's actions in the months leading up to the 2016 election, including whether department policies were followed by FBI Director James Comey.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

FBI, Justice Department to be investigated over handling of Clinton email case

- The Washington Times

The Justice Department inspector general will review the FBI's handling of its investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, including Director James B. Comey's decision to publicly release information about the resolution of the case in July and his correspondence with Congress about renewing the probe just ahead of the presidential election.

Federal reform policy for Baltimore police discourages arrests for minor offenses

- The Washington Times

Department of Justice and Baltimore officials announced Thursday that they have reached an agreement on a consent decree that will reform the city's police department, in part by setting policy guidelines to prohibit unlawful stops and arrests and unnecessary use of force, and to ensure stops are constitutional and sexual assaults are properly investigated.

 In this June 21, 2013, file photo, the seal a fixed to the front of the Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington. On Jan. 10, 2017, the Office of Special Counsel confirmed a whistleblower's accusations that, on average, 1,100 patients wait more than 30 days for care at the VA's Phoenix hospital. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Watchdog finds more delays in care at Phoenix VA hospital

- The Washington Times

A government watchdog reported Tuesday that there are still chronic delays for veterans waiting for health care appointments at the Department of Veterans Affairs facility in Phoenix, more than two years after the Obama administration pledged to fix the problems.