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President-elect Donald Trump has faced 16 months of hostile press, and the trend continues. (Associated Press)

Donald Trump gets no press honeymoon

Well, that was quick. Looks like President-elect Donald Trump doesn't get a cordial honeymoon with the press, despite the fact that he gave a gracious acceptance speech and has called for good will and unity in America. But this is nothing new. Published November 9, 2016

Donald Trump and his family, shortly after he announced his intention to run for president on June 16, 2015. (Associated Press)

President-elect Donald Trump: 'The people of this country are amazing'

The hardest working man in politics won his prize fair and square in the earliest hours of Wednesday. President-elect Donald Trump made what was repeatedly billed as a "gracious" and wise speech after winning the 2016 race for the White House - a stunning upset, according to a mostly stunned news media. Published November 8, 2016

Republican presidential nominees Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will be campaigning this weekend. (Associated Press)

Clinton campaign blitz: 33 events in 11 states this weekend

It had to end sometime. This is the last of the Inside the Beltway weekend candidate reports -- that is, until we start tracking outgoing and incoming presidents, transition teams, long goodbyes, short tempers, hanging chads, hysterical journalists and everything else looming on the horizon. On this final weekend before Election Day, here's where Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will be. Published November 3, 2016

Donald Trump and President Ronald Reagan meet at a 1985 White House reception. (Ronald Reagan Presidential Library)

Reagan 'alumni' unite for Trump

An interesting Gipper moment: Donald Trump himself has announced the support of the 240-member "Reagan Alumni Advisory Council for Trump-Pence." All the members are former advisers to Ronald Reagan> or worked in a senior capacity within his administration. They now see a historic parallel emerging eight days from the election itself. Published October 30, 2016

A conversation has emerged about a hidden population of Americans who could suddenly step forward and vote for Donald Trump. (Associated Press)

The 'hidden' Trump vote becomes a formidable force

Despite media hysteria and a daily influx of polls, a persistent conversation has emerged about the huge, hidden population of Americans who could suddenly step forward and vote for Donald Trump. It is a powerful, unknown factor with much potential -- and one which makes Democratic strategists plenty nervous. Published October 27, 2016