The week in politics

Published 7:17 PM ET, Sat January 7, 2017
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First lady Michelle Obama delivers her final White House remarks during a ceremony honoring the 2017 School Counselor of the Year on Friday, January 6, in Washington. She said, "Being your first lady has been the greatest honor of my life and I hope I've made you proud." Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
US Rep. Roger Marshall's son dabs during a mock swearing-in ceremony on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, January 3. Zach Gibson/AP
Defense Undersecretary for Intelligence Marcel Lettre, left, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, center, and National Security Agency Director Adm. Michael Rogers testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill on Thursday, January 5. JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images
Ford President and Chief Executive Mark Fields addresses the crowd on Tuesday, January 3, in Flat Rock, Michigan. Ford is canceling plans to build a $1.6 billion factory in Mexico and will invest $700 million in a Michigan plant to build new electric and autonomous vehicles. The factory will produce 700 new jobs. Carlos Osorio/AP
US President Barack Obama stands with US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, right, Vice President Joe Biden, second left, and Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during the Armed Forces Full Honor Farewell Review for Obama at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Virginia, on Wednesday, January 4. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
New Minnesota state Rep. Ilhan Omar holds her daughter as the 2017 Legislature convened Tuesday, January 3. Ilhan became the first Somali-American to be elected to a state legislature in the United States. Jim Mone/AP
Members of the 115th Congress take the oath of office in Washington on Tuesday, January 3.
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Members of the DC Marijuana Coalition roll up 4,200 legally grown joints that they plan to pass out at Donald Trump's presidential inauguration. PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images
Members of the NAACP occupy the office of Sen. Jeff Sessions, US President-elect Donald Trump's pick for for attorney general, in Mobile, Alabama, on Tuesday, January 3. Handout/REUTERS/Newscom
A US Border Patrol agent checks birth certificates while taking Central American immigrants into custody in McAllen, Texas, on Wednesday, January 4.
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Vice President-elect Mike Pence, center, speaks with Reince Priebus, chief of staff for President-elect Donald Trump, right, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks at a news conference in Washington on Wednesday, January 4. Cliff Owen/AP
US House Speaker Paul Ryan talks with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi at the start of the 115th Congress on Tuesday, January 3. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg/Getty Images
Vice President Joe Biden signs the drawer of the vice president's desk as part of a farewell tradition in the vice president's ceremonial office at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, on Friday, January 6, as his wife Jill Biden watches. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP
Folding chairs await setup amid preparations for the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.
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