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The U.S. Capitol looms over a stage during a rehearsal of the President-elect Donald Trump's swearing-in ceremony / AP

This is the first in a series of inauguration week dispatches. My coverage of Cleveland, Philadelphia, and the debates last year speak for themselves, and I hope to continue that winning streak during what will probably be the second worst week of my adult life.

I say “second worst” because the worst was last week, when I got Norovirus from spinach purchased at Safeway, which serves me right, I guess, for trying to be healthy. Most of the days thereafter were a blur, but I remember that Monday was fairly normal: I came in to the office just in time for my staff meeting, drank a few Budweisers from a glass at China Garden, and read Roald Dahl.

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Cruz Bill Would Force Admin to Release Terror Histories of Gitmo Releases

Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba / AP

Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) on Tuesday introduced legislation that would mandate the declassification and public release of information on previous terrorist activities of former Guantanamo Bay detainees transferred since the presidential election.

Obama Appoints Pro-Iran Diplomacy Architect to Holocaust Museum Board

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President Barack Obama has appointed one of his closest national security advisers and self-described architect of the administration’s pro-Iran diplomacy to a post on the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s council, according to the White House.

Thousands of Criminal Illegal Immigrants Sent Home After Apprehension at Southwest Border

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Nearly 4,000 illegal immigrants apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol at the southwest border over a three-year period were allowed to voluntarily return to their home countries despite having suspected or confirmed connections to criminal or smuggling networks or past criminal convictions.

Political Power Boosts Controversial Green Energy Financing Scheme

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As an innovative but controversial green energy financing mechanism picks up steam, hacked communications from a former White House official provide previously unreported insight into the confluence of public policy, private investment, and political money that helped fuel its rise.

Cruz Bill Would Force Admin to Release Terror Histories of Gitmo Releases

Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba / AP

Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) on Tuesday introduced legislation that would mandate the declassification and public release of information on previous terrorist activities of former Guantanamo Bay detainees transferred since the presidential election.