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Now up for auction: Trump boyhood home a potential historic landmark

- The Washington Times

Tuesday is a big day in Queens, New York. That's when President-elect Donald Trump's boyhood home in his old Jamaica Estate neighborhood will be auctioned off to the highest bidder, and likely for a pretty high price as well. The house itself is proof, of sorts, that Mr. Trump had modest beginnings: It is an attractive, tidy, five-bedroom, 2,500-square-foot Tudor-style home on a 40-foot-by-120-foot lot. But it just may fetch $1.5 million to $2 million, say some real estate analysts. And why is that?

One writer has criticized the fact that much coverage of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. often omits the late reverend's religious convictions. (Associated Press)

'Secularization' of Martin Luther King Jr: Media omits the source of his inspiration

- The Washington Times

As the nation celebrates Martin Luther King Day, one longtime political observer has an issue with the media coverage. There is a "deafening silence about the one element of King's life without which none of his efforts would have been possible: his devotion to his faith and his God -- his devotion to Jesus Christ," writes Lee Habeeb, vice president of content for the Salem Radio Network, in a lengthy essay for Lifezette.com, the news site founded two years ago by Laura Ingraham.

Megyn Kelly's fans may not follow her from Fox News to NBC, a new poll finds, adding that ardent Republicans may simple turn away. (Associated Press)

GOP fans won't follow Megyn Kelly to NBC

- The Washington Times

Megyn Kelly's sudden decision to leave Fox News to host three shows on another network is a complicated one, drawing mixed reviews from marketing and media gurus. Her most ardent Republican fans, meanwhile, may simply turn away.

President Obama will address a hometown Chicago crowd Tuesday in commemoration of the final days of his eight years in the White House. (Associated Press)

Tickets for free Obama farewell address reselling for $5,000 on eBay, Craigslist

- The Washington Times

It is a farewell address to be reckoned with. President Obama steps before a huge audience in Chicago on Tuesday night to deliver a formal goodbye to the nation, delivered in 360-degree video and broadcast live in prime time by all major networks. Tickets to the free event are reportedly being resold for $5,000 each on Craigslist and eBay, prompting consumer warnings from the local Better Business Bureau.

1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment of Fort Hood, Texas will be among the 8,000 participants in President-elect Donald Trump's inaugural parade on Jan. 20. (U.S. Army)

Donald Trump musters a heartland army for his inauguration

- The Washington Times

A joke has backfired on the news media: Gleeful journalists who cackled over the celebrity boycott of the presidential inauguration must now face a new phenomenon. President-elect Donald Trump and his staff are winning praise for their "refreshing" ideas as they return inaugural culture to its more traditional, less complicated origins.

Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is being urged by some to run for mayor of New York. (Associated Press)

Hillary Clinton, mayor of New York?

- The Washington Times

Even after the turmoil of the 2016 presidential bout, political hubbub continues. Consider that Hillary Clinton is now considering a run for New York City mayor in an election that will take place in just nine months. No, really.

Faith factor: The new Congress is 91 percent Christian

- The Washington Times

"The share of U.S. adults who describe themselves as Christians has been declining for decades, but the U.S. Congress is about as Christian today as it was in the early 1960s. Among members of the new 115th Congress, 91 percent describe themselves as Christians," reports the Pew Research Center in an analysis that compares today's lawmakers to 1961-62, when 95 percent of the House and the Senate were Christian.

President Obama stages his farewell address on Jan. 10 in Chicago at McCormick Place, the nation's biggest convention center. (White house)

Obama 'Farewell Address' is anything but goodbye

- The Washington Times

There's a bodacious presidential event in the making, and it's not the inauguration. President Obama is planning a major farewell address which does not appear to be a farewell at all. It portends to be a dramatic foreshadowing of his future plans, and it is bound to be a doozy, staged at Chicago's McCormick Place -- the biggest convention center in the entire nation.

Rep. Chris Collins of New York.

Trump's 'true' friends on Capitol Hill

- The Washington Times

It will be interesting to watch one of the world's most canny dealmakers enter the White House. President-elect Donald Trump knows that dealmaking is an art rather than science, and wrote a best-selling book on the subject. There's finesse, strategy, imagination and muscle involved. But part of the knack is sensing which friends are genuine when the going gets tough, tricky and complicated.

Active-duty and veteran sailers petitioned the White House to restore ranks like "seaman" and "corpsman" after the Navy decreed it was jettisoning them in favor of more gender-neutral titles. (U.S. Navy)

Welcome home 'seaman': Navy restores traditional job titles lost to political correctness

- The Washington Times

It is a teachable moment: The U.S. military is fierce and protective about its heritage. Three months ago the Navy announced it would jettison 21 long-standing "ratings" titles in the name of gender-neutral modernity. Such traditional names as "fireman," "corpsman" and even "seaman" were about to disappear until a whole fleet of authentic sailors sounded the alarm.

Many say Hillary Clinton's campaign has been recalibrated to revise the election narrative and protect her political legacy. (Associated Press)

Team Clinton fights to revise the election narrative

- The Washington Times

Things are not as they seem. After losing the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton gave a single speech, then made a few strategic appearances as a private citizen on nature walks or browsing in local bookstores. But her campaign is still percolating with vigor, now recalibrated to revise the election narrative.