Energy pick vows to boost agency he had pledged to eliminate
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to head the Energy Department, vowed to be an advocate for an agency he once pledged to eliminate and promised to rely on federal scientists, including those who work on climate change.
On Obama's last day, a low-key end to fast-paced presidency
WASHINGTON (AP) — With a few final moves and a round of goodbyes, President Barack Obama quietly closed out his presidency on Thursday and prepared for life as a private citizen, as the country readied itself for President-elect Donald Trump.
Cheers and ceremony: Trump sweeps in for his big day
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ready for his big moment, Donald Trump swept into Washington on a military jet Thursday for three days of inaugural festivities and quickly set about building better ties to the Republican Congress. Washington braced for an onslaught of crowds and demonstrators — with all the attendant hoopla and hand-wringing.