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Trump set to govern with whitest cabinet in decades

His cabinet is overwhelmingly older, whiter, and more male than the U.S. population as a whole, a Capital News Service analysis found.

Trump’s Unique Phrases Have Little Precedent in Inaugural Addresses Past

On the campaign trail, President Donald J. Trump became known for several unique turns-of-phrases, or Trumpisms, like “Make America Great Again,” “bigly” and “the greatest.”

Trump’s inauguration has lowest Metro ridership since 2005

Street closures and large crowds make inauguration day a historically busy one for public transportation in Washington, D.C.

Trump’s inaugural address had fifth-lowest reading level since Lincoln

President Donald Trump’s inaugural address Friday scored a reading grade level of 7.6 on the Flesch-Kincaid scale, tied for fifth-lowest among addresses since Abraham Lincoln.

Infographic: U.S. inaugurations through history

Here’s a look back at the past 57 ceremonies and the nine presidents who took the oath-of-office without a ceremony.

Obama’s inaugural musicians significantly outsell Trump’s

Obama’s musicians produced a combined six times as many gold (500,000 units sold), platinum (1 million) and diamond (10 million) albums as Trump’s lineup, a Capital News Service analysis found.

Trump to take office with historically low approval ratings

Maryland – When President-elect Donald Trump is inaugurated Friday, he will have a lower personal favorability rating than any of his four predecessors at the same time in their careers.

Despite highest median income in the nation, 17 other states have fewer uninsured people than Maryland

Maryland is the wealthiest state in the United States, but does not have the lowest rate of uninsured people.

Joe Biden third to earn Medal of Freedom for vice presidential service

Vice President Joe Biden became the third person awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for work as vice president when President Obama surprised him with the medal Thursday.

Maryland ahead of Congress in female legislative representation, but numbers have stagnated

While the share of women in the General Assembly surpasses that of the U.S. Congress, the number has not changed significantly in more than a decade.