President Obama and President-elect Donald Trump met at the White House on November 10 in a cordial beginning to their transfer of power.
A week before Donald Trump takes office as the 45th U.S. president, his photo portrait is on display at a Smithsonian Institution museum.
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Learn how first lady Melania Trump's newly unveiled agenda will benefit kids, and why a cause that's dear to her heart links her to so many of her predecessors.
America's 50 states are known as “laboratories of democracy” because they try policy ideas often adopted elsewhere. This is part of a series on federalism.