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First day goal? Make White House feel like home for Donald Trump

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It’s supposed to feel just like home when Donald Trump steps inside the White House residence for the first time as president on Inauguration Day. His clothes will be hanging in the closet. The kitchen will be stocked with his favorite foods. Windows will have been washed, carpets vacuumed or replaced, and fresh linens and towels will be in all the bedrooms and baths. No packed or half-empty boxes will be lying around either, unlike a typical home move. Trump…

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Americans say Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton most admired in 2016

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President Barack Obama is the man most admired by Americans 2016. In a new Gallup Poll, 22 percent of respondents mentioned Obama in response to the open-ended question. Coming in second was President-elect Donald Trump at 15 percent. This marks Obama’s ninth consecutive time at the top of the most-admired list, but with a margin of only seven percentage points, it was his narrowest victory yet. Often, incumbent presidents are ranked highest — in the 70 times Gallup asked the…

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Donald Trump says Michelle Obama’s ‘no hope’ comment about the past

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President-elect Donald Trump said first lady Michelle Obama “must have been talking about the past” when she said there’s no sense of hope after his election. Trump, speaking Saturday at the final rally of his postelection “thank you” tour, then resisted escalating the spat further, suggesting “she made that statement not meaning it the way it came out.” But as Trump praised the Obamas for treating him so nicely when he visited the White House shortly after the election, many…

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Ahead for Michelle Obama? Figuring out what comes next

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It’ll be one of the most watched midlife career changes in recent memory. What does Michelle Obama do next? After eight years as a high-profile advocate against childhood obesity, a sought-after talk show guest, a Democratic power player and a style maven, the first lady will have her pick of options when she leaves the White House next month. Just as the first lady’s role is undefined, with each woman molding it to her personality, interests and comfort level, there…

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Donald Trump’s inauguration set to test nation’s readiness to heal

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One thing you can count on during inauguration season in Washington: People of all stripes will find a reason to show up — whether it’s to celebrate or commiserate. There are parties and protests to attend, stars to gawk at, receptions to be worked, deals to be done, drinks to be consumed. Less than two months out from Inauguration Day, there’s a different dynamic surrounding the planning for Donald Trump‘s swearing-in than the unbridled enthusiasm that swirled around the installation…

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Tampa women attend White House’s United State of Women Summit

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On Tuesday, five thousand women from around the country came to the White House for the United State of Women conference, where they heard from a series of big-time speakers, such as President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey, among others. Issues such as violence and rape culture to the wage gap and absence of educational opportunities for women around the world were all on the agenda. One of the major initiatives is the new White House Equal Pay Pledge, through…

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Hillary Clinton picked as most-admired woman for 20th time

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Hillary Clinton is the most-admired woman in the world for the 20th time, according to a recent Gallup poll. Clinton was mentioned as the most-admired woman by 13 percent of respondents. The figure may seem low, but Clinton’s closest rival was Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teen world renowned for her advocacy for childhood education. Yousafzai is also the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. She earned just 5 percent of mentions in the Gallup poll. Talk show star Oprah…

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