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Trump says he’s taking advice from Obama, but he’s not taking responsibility for nation’s divisions ()
In interviews with NBC and Time magazine, the president-elect also spoke about China, immigration and the contest to be his secretary of state, which now includes the Exxon Mobil CEO.
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Trump said to pick Scott Pruitt to head EPA, an agency he is suing as Oklahoma attorney general ()
The nomination of Pruitt, confirmed by a transition official, signals Trump's intention to dismantle President Obama’s chief climate change policy. Pruitt, who has written that the debate on climate change is “far from settled,” is part of a coalition of state attorneys general suing the agency over the administration’s Clean Power Plan. This is a […]
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Trump taps Gov. Branstad for ambassador to China ()
President-elect Donald Trump has selected Gov. Terry Branstad (R-Iowa), to serve as ambassador to China. Here's what you need to know about him.
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Trump raises millions for transition while swiping at Boeing and joking about 'Apprentice'-style inaugural stunts ()
He appears cool to suggestion that he kick off inauguration with Fifth Avenue parade, then board a helicopter atop Trump Tower and fly to Washington.
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How Paul Ryan's attacks on Hillary Clinton could come back to haunt him ()
So how much do conflict of interest matters matter, now that a Republican's the one headed to the White House?
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The only thing more useless than winning the popular vote is winning the most counties ()
In search of a claim to a mandate, Mike Pence keeps raising the statistic. It's still meaningless.
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Donald Trump was right. He got incredibly negative press coverage. ()
77 percent of the coverage of Trump was negative.
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Trump says he’s taking advice from Obama, but he’s not taking responsibility for nation’s divisions ()
In interviews with NBC and Time magazine, the president-elect also spoke about China, immigration and the contest to be his secretary of state, which now includes the Exxon Mobil CEO.
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Why the Electoral College could vote against Trump – and why it won't ()
The Washington Post's Sean Sullivan explains how the Electoral College theoretically could vote against President-elect Donald Trump, and why it's unlikely that many electors would do so.
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Trump picks Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad — a ‘friend’ of China's leader — as Beijing ambassador ()
The move could help ease worries among China's leaders about dealings with the Trump White House.
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Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad speaks to media after Trump Tower meeting ()
Gov. Terry Branstad (R-Iowa) spoke to reporters after meeting with President-elect Donald Trump on Dec. 6 at Trump Tower in New York.
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Trump says stock ownership presents conflict of interest, but remains silent on his own business ()
In “Today” show interview, the president-elect said he sold his shares because he felt he was likely to win the presidential election and didn’t want such conflicts.
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The Daily 202: How Trump has zigged and zagged on the Muslim ban since proposing it one year ago today ()
A timeline with 14 variations of his position – and what it says about the president-elect’s governing style
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Donald Trump is (finally) named Time's 'Person of the Year' ()
Trump has long been obsessed with being on the cover of magazines, and Time's “Person of the Year” became his holy grail.
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Holiday season is a tough time for low-wage federal contractors ()
President Obama has taken action to protect contract workers, but his efforts are under attack.
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Obama won lots of votes from racially prejudiced whites (and some of them supported Trump) ()
Let's help Joe Scarborough understand some data.
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In Louisiana Senate election, one final defeat awaits Democrats ()
The GOP’s John N. Kennedy is favored to win against Foster Campbell in a runoff vote.
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Democrats' misleading claim that Concerned Veterans for America wants to 'privatize' VA ()
We dug into a popular Democratic talking point mischaracterizing a proposal to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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Trump formally introduces defense nominee James 'Mad Dog' Mattis ()
Mattis needs a waiver from Congress to serve as secretary of defense.
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Obama defends his wartime strategy and laments Trump’s likely change of course ()
The president wants to help his successor avoid “ill-considered” decisions.
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Pence claims Trump has 'mandate' in speech laying out conservative agenda ()
In a speech inside a hotel ballroom at the new Trump International Hotel just blocks from the White House, Pence vowed that the new team will quickly embark on a to-do list that includes repealing and replacing the federal health-care law, beefing up national defense and nominating a staunchly conservative Supreme Court justice.
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For GOP lawmakers, an attempt at harmony — and a potential collision course with Trump ()
On trade, deficits and other issues, many Capitol Hill Republicans disagree with the president-elect.
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Must-pass spending bill includes money for Flint and path for Mattis confirmation ()
The stopgap measure would continue current funding levels thorough April.
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Donald Trump’s second ‘USA Thank You Tour 2016’ speech, in three minutes ()
President-elect Donald Trump delivered the second speech of his victory tour in Fayetteville, N.C., Dec. 6. Here are the key moments from his address.
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