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Presidential Inauguration 2017

The latest updates and schedule for the 2017 Presidential Inauguration of Donald J. Trump held in Washington, D.C., the week of Jan. 20, including background on the inaugural parade, inaugural balls and galas, swearing-in ceremony and inaugural address.

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Supporters and bikers at a Rolling Thunder rally on the National Mall listen to GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump speak. The organization offered an invitation for candidates to speak, but only Mr. Trump accepted.

Bikers for Trump look to exercise some political muscle

- The Washington Times

The bikers stood out at the weekend's inauguration events in Washington with their leathers and colors, a visual reminder of the often-overlooked Americans who came out of the woodwork to unexpectedly propel Donald Trump to the White House.

President Donald Trump signs his first executive order in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump orders freeze on new Obamacare regulations

- The Washington Times

In one of his first actions, President Trump signed an executive order Friday night issuing a government-wide freeze on any new Obamacare regulations, pending a repeal and replacement of the health care law.

Talladega College Band from Talladega, Ala., march during the 58th Presidential Inauguration parade for President Donald Trump in Washington. Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Trump halts new federal regulations

- The Washington Times

President Trump put a hold on all new and pending federal regulation on his first day in office Friday, with a White House memorandum ordering federal agencies to subject the regulations to review by incoming secretaries.

Defense Secretary-designate James Mattis, right, laughs as he waits with Former Gov. Rick Perry, R-Tex., for the 58th Presidential Inauguration parade for President Donald Trump in Washington. Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Trump's Cabinet picks approved

The Washington Times

The Senate confirmed the first of President Trump's Cabinet picks Friday, confirming his nominee to lead the Defense Department just hours after he was sworn in.

Statuary Hall in the Capitol is set for a luncheon with the newly sworn in president and vice president, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 in Washington. President-elect Donald Trump will become the 45th United States president when he's sworn in today. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Pomp and circumstance continues after Trump sworn in

- The Washington Times

President Trump kicked off his presidency by upgrading from the fast-food and taco bowls of his campaign to a formal Capitol luncheon of Maine lobster and beef with juniper jus among the most powerful people in Washington -- including his vanquished foe, Hillary Clinton.

Several demonstrators protest at a checkpoint on the National Mall before President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration on Jan. 20. (S.A. Miller/The Washington Times)

Bikers for Trump won't confront protesters

- The Washington Times

The leader of Bikers for Trump, a band of motorcycle enthusiasts who often were an unofficial security force at Donald Trump's campaign events, said they were standing down rather than confront thousands of protesters at the inauguration.

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama greet President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania at the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obamas greet Trumps at White House

- The Washington Times

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama greeted President-elect Donald Trump and incoming first lady Melania Trump at the White House Friday morning, in keeping with a transition tradition.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., together with Democratic House members, speaks to reporters about the Affordable Care Act, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Nancy Pelosi on Donald Trump: 'We wish him well'

- The Washington Times

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Friday said people should "take a deep breath" ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, as a number of her fellow Democrats say Mr. Trump wasn't legitimately elected and are skipping the ceremony.

This Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, file photo shows the nave of the Washington National Cathedral in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Another inaugural tradition -- prayer -- under fire over Donald Trump

- Associated Press

For years, the Washington National Cathedral, an Episcopal parish with a dual role as a civic gathering place, has hosted a prayer service for the newly sworn-in president. But keeping the tradition this year has caused an uproar among Episcopalians opposed to President-elect Donald Trump.

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.

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.

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?

Hollywood actor John Voight kicks off the The Make America Great Again Welcome Celebration on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. (Fox 10 screenshot)

Hollywood elite comes to D.C. to protest, not to party

Country music stars Toby Keith and Lee Greenwood will be there. Comedian Drew Carey will be there. So will actor Jon Voight. But the ever-changing lineup of entertainers and celebrities who confirmed for the celebrations surrounding Donald Trump's inauguration -- and then declined -- grew longer in the days leading up to the inauguration.

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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.

President Barack Obama speaks during 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 assures nation 'we're going to be OK'

- The Washington Times

As he prepares to turn over the keys to Republican Donald Trump, President Obama said Wednesday that he is leaving the nation in good shape and believes "we're going to be OK."

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