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AP Top Political News at 6:16 p.m. EST

After oath, Trump faces ambitious Day 1 to-do list
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump campaigned on a detailed and extensive to-do list for his first day in office. A day before his swearing-in, his team was being coy about when and how he plans to cross items off it....

1 more day: Obama in his final hours in the White House
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Eight tumultuous years at the helm of American power have come and gone, and for President Barack Obama, this is finally the end....

The presidency is about to change _ as Trump remains Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump enters the White House on Friday just as he entered the race for president: defiant, unfiltered, unbound by tradition and utterly confident in his chosen course....

Lack of Latinos in Trump Cabinet draws ire for 'setback'
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump's decision not to appoint any Latinos to his Cabinet is drawing fierce criticism from Hispanics, who call it a major setback for the nation's largest minority group....

First day goal? Make White House feel like home for Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) -- 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....

GOP governors who turned down Medicaid money have hands out
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Republican governors who turned down billions in federal dollars from an expansion of Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care law now have their hands out in hopes the GOP-controlled Congress comes up with a new formula to provide insurance for low-income Americans....

Trump steps into security bubble; will he bring his phone?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A few hours after President-elect Donald Trump was briefed by intelligence officials about Russian meddling in the election, an Associated Press reporter called his cellphone seeking an interview....

Democrats in sad shape: Power deficit as Trump era begins
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats begin the Donald Trump presidency in sad shape. They lack a clear power base, they've got no distinct national leader, and party brokers are searching for a formula to counter the new Republican-dominated government and figure out how to win again....

The Latest: Trump discusses swearing-in with chief justice
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST):...

Trump asks some 50 senior Obama appointees to stay on
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump has asked roughly 50 senior Obama administration appointees to remain in their posts after his inauguration to ensure continuity in government, his incoming White House press secretary said Thursday....