The 2016 election was divisive and nasty and full of insults and innuendo. But let's look at the brighter side — here are 10 lighter moments from 2016 that weren't so bad. Some are actually funny.
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Rachel Martin talks to New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley, who is among those vying to be Democratic National Committee chairman. Buckley has said the DNC requires "radical reform."
In the desert Southwest, the Obama administration has designated 2 new national monuments. The move preserves sites in Utah and Nevada. State and local politicians vow to fight the designations.
Trump touted the creation of 8,000 new jobs, tied to investments from the Japanese firm SoftBank, which pledged big investments in American jobs after Trump was elected.
Six Senators sent a letter Scott Pruitt, President-elect Trump's pick to run the EPA. They want lists of donors and details about meetings with Energy lobbyists ahead of his confirmation hearings.
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The president-elect's comments on Israel, China and nuclear policy also highlight how reactionary comments on social media can immediately spur international concern and attention.
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President-elect Donald Trump has been taking credit for good economic news since his election. Robert Siegel talks with NPR's Scott Detrow about the strong economy Trump is inheriting.
President-elect Donald Trump hasn't said much about food and farm policy or named his choices for top food-related jobs. But the coming years will likely see profound battles over food and nutrition.
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In a more than hour-long address, the outgoing Secretary of State sharply criticized Israel's expansion into disputed territories, saying it was making the future prospect of peace ever dimmer.
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Trump's Cabinet is less academic, less government-centric, and less diverse than those of his predecessors.
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This year was the most chaotic year America's mainstream news media have faced in a long time — and not just because of the presidential election, or the prevalence of fake news stories.
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Many things Trump did seemed like a death knell — mocking a disabled reporter, disparaging a Gold Star family, bragging about his "manhood" and groping women, on tape. None of it mattered.
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Listeners have been sending in questions for columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts to answer. Not surprisingly, a lot of people have asked about the incoming presidential administration.
President Obama came into office noted for his ability to inspire with soaring speeches. But as president, he admits he failed to properly communicate his policy aims and achievements.
Trump blasted the media for not reporting on his charitable giving through the foundation. In fact, Trump hasn't given his own money since 2008, and the organization has been embroiled in scandal.
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Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell took a big gamble in not advancing the nomination of a centrist judge for the Supreme Court, appointed by President Obama. It's about to pay off... big league.
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Does Donald Trump's win signify a natural continuation of the GOP on the course set by Ronald Reagan? Rachel Martin talks to CNN political analyst Matt Lewis, who's a contributor to The Daily Caller.
David Greene talks to Jaime Harrison, chairman of South Carolina's Democratic Party, about his bid to lead the Democratic National Committee. Harrison was an early supporter of Hillary Clinton.
Obama's remarks were hypothetical. The 22nd Amendment to the Constitution limits presidents to two terms of office.
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Seema Verma, the architect of Indiana's Medicaid overhaul, is slated to run the federal agency overseeing the health care program for the poor. She instated mandatory payments from recipients.
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