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How Reince Priebus led Donald Trump to victory

- The Washington Times

At noon on Friday, Reince Priebus, the longest-serving Republican National Committee chairman in history, will officially assume a far more powerful post: White House chief of staff, with 24/7 direct access to the 45th president.

President Barack Obama waves at the conclusion of his final presidential news conference, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in the briefing room of the white House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama plans to remain in political fray, stay in D.C.

- The Washington Times

As President Obama prepares to fly off into history at noon Friday, he won’t be receding as far from the spotlight as most former presidents, with plans to live in Washington and throw himself into a campaign to give Democrats more clout in reshaping congressional districts.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts Democrat and a fierce critic of Donald Trump, has been interrogating some of his Cabinet nominees on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)

Trump trashing and bashing becomes a permanent role for political left

- The Washington Times

Is the political left getting ahead of itself in bashing and trashing the Trump White House? Or are Democrats and left-wing groups gearing up for perpetual protest — a never-ending onslaught of dissent and criticism aimed at delegitimizing the Trump presidency, discrediting the Trump administration and demonizing all things Trump?

Donald Trump's surprise win over Hillary Clinton in November's election prompted the owner of White House gifts in the District to make a mad scramble to replace his Clinton T-shirts with Trump shirts and baseball caps. (Photographs by Julia Brouillette/The Washington Times)

Trump inauguration souvenirs expected to be hot items

- The Washington Times

If Jim Warlick had ignored famed statistician Nate Silver, who predicted a Hillary Clinton victory in November, he would be $100,000 richer. That’s how much Mr. Warlick spent on Clinton-themed trinkets and tchotchkes for his presidential souvenir store, White House Gifts, in the months leading up to the election.

President-elect Donald Trump, left, and his wife Melania Trump arrive to the "Make America Great Again Welcome Concert" at the Lincoln Memorial, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

A hearty last laugh for the Donald

- The Washington Times

Donald Trump’s greatest contribution to America will be his stripping the media, particularly the overpaid and undereducated television media, of its last pretense to fairness and objectivity.

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Tom Price says he will sell off his stock holdings to avoid any conflicts of interest or the appearance of a conflict. (Associated Press)

Tom Price's stock trades raise hurdle to HHS confirmation

- The Washington Times

Rep. Tom Price is quickly shooting to the top of the list of most embattled Trump nominees ahead of his confirmation hearing Wednesday as Democrats accuse him of ethical lapses, saying he may have used his position in Congress to try to enrich himself.

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.

Chelsea Manning's sentence commuted by Obama

- The Washington Times

President Obama on Tuesday commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the transgender Army intelligence analyst convicted of leaking military secrets, issued a pardon for former Gen. James Cartwright and freed a Puerto Rican nationalist in a last-minute flurry of clemency grants that added to the president's record-breaking total.

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.

Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson gave her "personal commitment" to driving down the price of the F-35 fighter jet after President-elect Donald Trump tweeted about going to competitor Boeing. (Associated Press)

Loud and clear: Businesses heeding Donald Trump's message

- The Washington Times

Despite opposition from his own troops in Congress, President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday reaffirmed his vow to slap a "border tax" on companies that move jobs outside the U.S. -- further putting the business community on notice that things will change when he is in the White House.