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Trump Chooses Ben Carson to Lead HUD

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:43:19 GMT

Ben Carson endorsed Donald J. Trump at Mr. Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., in March.The president-elect reached out to one of his old Republican primary opponents to be secretary of housing and urban development.

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Carson Is New Sign Trump Plans to Govern From the Right

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:15:06 GMT

Andrew Puzder, a wealthy California donor to Donald J. Trump’s campaign, is said to be a leading candidate to be his nominee for labor secretary.Announcements of several of President-elect Donald J. Trump’s cabinet posts are helping to define his approach to issues at home.

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Trump Adviser Has Pushed Clinton Conspiracy Theories

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:11:30 GMT

Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn at Trump Tower in Manhattan last month.Days before election, Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn tweeted a fake news story alleging the Clinton campaign was being investigated for pedophilia and other felonies.

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Transition Briefing: Trump Meets With Al Gore on Climate Change While House G.O.P. Rebuffs Tariff Plan

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:33:46 GMT

Al Gore, the former vice president, arrived at Trump Tower in Manhattan on Monday.Al Gore was to meet with Ivanka Trump on climate change, but the former vice president got to bend the ear of the president-elect himself.

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Tom Price Is Eager to Lead H.H.S., and Reduce Its Clout

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 01:31:14 GMT

Representative Tom Price, left, discussing a budget proposal in 2015. Mr. Price, a Georgia Republican, is President-elect Donald J. Trump’s nominee for secretary of health and human services.Mr. Price, a congressman who was a practicing orthopedic surgeon for more than 20 years, has long sought to reduce the government’s role in health care.

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Trump Expands Search for His Secretary of State

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:03:46 GMT

John R. Bolton, a former ambassador to the United Nations, arriving at Trump Tower in Manhattan on Friday for a meeting with President-elect Donald J. Trump.John Bolton, Jon Huntsman Jr., Senator Joe Manchin III and the chief executive of Exxon Mobil, Rex Tillerson, appeared to be under consideration.

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Guantánamo Detainee Is Sent to Cape Verde in First Transfer Since Trump Victory

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:53:53 GMT

Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter in Washington last month.The detainee, a Yemeni, had been imprisoned without trial for more than 14 years. His departure reduced the Guantánamo population to 59.

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Vowing to Squeeze Businesses, Trump Has Tactics Challenged

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 01:25:37 GMT

President-elect Donald J. Trump during a tour of a Carrier plant in Indianapolis last week.Economists from both ends of the political spectrum say the president-elect’s approach of berating and rewarding companies may be good political theater but ultimately ineffective.

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Business Since Birth: Trump’s Children and the Tangle That Awaits

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 11:44:06 GMT

Donald J. Trump and his family in October during the opening ceremony for the Trump International Hotel in Washington. The hotel is in the federal government’s Old Post Office Building.The president-elect’s three eldest children have always interwoven family and business ties. Can their empire ever be separate from the White House?

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Both Feeling Threatened, American Muslims and Jews Join Hands

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:55:58 GMT

Shabiha Sheikh and Barbara Breitman attended a workshop at a Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom conference for Muslim and Jewish women at Drew University in Madison, N.J.The two groups are putting aside divisions to combat a wave of Islamophobia and anti-Semitism since Donald J. Trump’s election, and to resist whatever may come next.

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On the Runway: Michelle Obama Makes an Italian Fashion Statement

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:41:14 GMT

President Obama and Michelle Obama arriving at a reception Sunday for the recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors.The day of Italy’s referendum, the first lady wore Gucci to the star-spangled Kennedy Center Honors. Coincidence or subtle solidarity?

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Turning Points: Trevor Noah: Let’s Not Be Divided. Divided People Are Easier to Rule.

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:00:48 GMT

Trevor Noah, far left, with his cousins in Johannesburg in an undated photo.That was, after all, the whole point of apartheid.

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Ben Carson Lived in Public Housing, but Critics Worry Over How He Will Lead It

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:54:35 GMT

Critics question whether Ben Carson, nominated for secretary of Housing and Urban Development, has the right training to run a vast federal agency.Experts in urban areas admire Mr. Carson’s medical clout but are concerned about his lack of experience in government.

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Reality Show Would Follow New York City Councilman’s Mayoral Dreams

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 04:00:15 GMT

Eric A. Ulrich at City Hall on Tuesday. Mr. Ulrich, 31, represents areas of southern Queens and is one of just three Republicans on the 51-member City Council.Eric A. Ulrich, a relative unknown from Queens, has been considering a long-shot bid to challenge Mayor Bill de Blasio in next year’s election.

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Maine Adopts Ranked-Choice Voting. What Is It, and How Will It Work?

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 02:41:21 GMT

Gov. Paul R. LePage greeted voters in March in Lewiston, Me. Mr. LePage, whose incendiary remarks have repeatedly embarrassed the state, was twice elected in three-way races with less than a majority of the vote, which may have given voters an incentive to approve the ranked-voting measure.Maine will become the first state to use the method, which allows voters to list candidates in order of preference.

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Jill Stein’s Pennsylvania Recount Effort Is Dealt a Major Setback

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 01:07:21 GMT

Jill Stein, the Green Party presidential candidate, who began the recount bid in Pennsylvania, said in a filing that “petitioners are regular citizens of ordinary means” and could not afford a $1 million bond payment that was ordered by Pennsylvania courts.A lawyer for Ms. Stein, the Green Party candidate, said in a filing that “petitioners are regular citizens” who could not afford a $1 million payment ordered by Pennsylvania courts.

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Donald Trump Thrusts Taiwan Back on the Table, Rattling a Region

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 21:11:25 GMT

President Clinton greeted crew members of an aircraft carrier that monitored Chinese war games near Taiwan in 1996.A single protocol-shattering phone call with Taiwan’s president raises fears of igniting tensions in Asia and emboldening China.

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Hearings Will Unmask ‘Swamp Creatures’ in Trump’s Cabinet, Democrats Say

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 19:33:42 GMT

Chuck Schumer, center, the Democratic leader in the Senate, said his party will use the process of confirming President-elect Donald J. Trump’s cabinet nominees to highlight positions inconsistent with his campaign.Democrats hope to highlight positions held by cabinet nominees that are inconsistent with Donald J. Trump’s campaign promises and paint them as untrustworthy.

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In Trump’s Security Pick, Michael Flynn, ‘Sharp Elbows’ and No Dissent

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 18:22:29 GMT

Michael T. Flynn, President-elect Donald J. Trump’s pick for national security adviser, on Thursday at Trump Tower in New York.Past colleagues paint a mixed picture of a man who will have nearly unfettered access to the Oval Office and help guide President Trump on world events.

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Automatic Voter Registration a ‘Success’ in Oregon

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:17:22 GMT

People lined up to vote at Multnomah County election headquarters in Portland, Ore., last month.By asking people to opt out of registering, rather than opt in, the state hoped to increase the number of residents who voted.

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Of the People

Mon, 18 Jan 2016 22:37:08 GMT

Americans share their hopes, fears and frustrations in interviews from the campaign trail.