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Trump Cabinet Picks Signal Deregulation Moves Are Coming

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:01:48 EST

Business leaders are predicting a dramatic unraveling of regulations on everything from overtime pay to power-plant emission rules as Donald Trump seeks to fill his cabinet with determined adversaries of the agencies they will lead.image

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How Trump's Web of LLCs Obscures His Business Interests

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 22:19:38 EST

Donald Trump uses a web of privately held LLCs and other entities to house his assets—everything from real estate to a vintage carousel in Manhattan’s Central Park—making it impossible to gauge the full extent of potential conflicts he may face as president.image

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Trump Picks Fast-Food Executive Andy Puzder as Nominee for Labor Secretary

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 20:00:21 EST

President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday named fast-food executive Andy Puzder as his choice for labor secretary.image

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Orrin Hatch May Prove a Crucial Ally for Donald Trump

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:49:11 EST

In the weeks since Donald Trump was elected, a senior member of Congress has emerged as an important source of counsel: Sen. Orrin Hatch, the longest-serving Senate Republican and the chairman of a committee that will handle much of Mr. Trump’s agenda. image

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House Passes Spending Bill but Senate May Delay Passage

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:50:55 EST

A fight over coal miners’ health-care benefits threatened to delay and possibly derail passage of a short-term spending bill in the Senate beyond Friday, when the government’s current funding is set to expire.image

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Senate Joins House in Passing Defense Authorization Bill

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:32:02 EST

The Senate passed the annual defense policy bill with little opposition Thursday, sending the measure to the White House for President Barack Obama’s signature. image

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Trump's Tough Talk to Test New China Envoy's Close Beijing Ties

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 22:20:32 EST

Terry Branstad, Donald Trump’s pick for ambassador to China, has close ties both to the U.S. president-elect and to Chinese President Xi Jinping. He’s going to need them.image

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Ex-Im Bank Critics, Supporters Look to Trump for Help

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:37:43 EST

Donald Trump’s stress on beefing up U.S. jobs and boosting the country’s industrial strength could put staunch GOP opponents of the Export-Import Bank in a bind should the president-elect back the trade-facilitating institution. image

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Model Farm in China to Highlight Xi's Ties to Iowa

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:44:05 EST

As Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad—Donald Trump’s choice for the U.S. ambassador to China—prepares to take up the post next year, authorities in Hebei province are planning to construct a model farm patterned after one Chinese President Xi Jinping visited in Iowa in 2012.image

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Michigan Halts Election Recount, Effectively Ending Bid

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:44:38 EST

A recount of presidential ballots in Michigan came to a halt on Thursday, after a series of legal rulings essentially ended a long-shot bid to re-examine the election results in three states that provided Republican Donald Trump his margin of victory.image

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Georgia Says Someone in U.S. Government Tried to Hack Its Computers

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 20:30:01 EST

The state of Georgia asked the Department of Homeland Security to explain what appears to be an attempted breach of its computer systems housing the state voter registration database by someone in the federal government. image

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Pentagon Plans In The Spotlight After Donald Trump's Boeing Comment

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:59:12 EST

The furor created by the president-elect over the cost of Boeing Co. replacing the two jets now used as Air Force One has shone a light on the complex world of military procurement.image

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See Latest State and National Poll Averages

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 12:38:24 EDT

See RealClearPolitics averages of latest polls of where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump stand among voters.image

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Elections Usher In New Crop of Political-Tech Startups

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 13:53:14 EST

And now the results are about to come in: Which campaign-related tech startup will win this year’s contest?image

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Record Numbers Are Voting Early; How Will That Affect Results?

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 17:41:57 EST

Some are questioning the trend of casting ballots ahead of presidential debates and other key events. ‘Early voting is like picking the winner of a baseball game in the 7th inning,’ says one critic of the process.image

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Early Results in Key States to Hint at Election Outcome

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 11:03:31 EST

For anxious election-watchers on Tuesday evening, early returns from several East Coast states will offer clues to how the night might unfold. Here are some of the first states to watch as results come in.image

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Hispanic Backers of Trump Face Backlash

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 21:54:07 EDT

Some people of Hispanic heritage who support Donald Trump find their views can subject them to nasty comments and strained relations.image

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Democratic Conventions Through the Years

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 01:35:05 EDT

The 2016 Democratic National Convention kicks off Monday in Philadelphia. A look back at some prior conventions, including one of the longest in 1924 and one of the most contentious in 1968.image

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The Candidates Take New York

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 17:03:28 EDT

The 2016 presidential candidates visited New York City and other parts of the state, ahead of its primary on April 19. Here are some photos from the campaign trail.image

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Who Is Bankrolling 2016 Election?

Sun, 28 Feb 2016 04:07:21 EST

A look at who is bankrolling the 2016 election—and at which candidates are benefiting most from the biggest donations.image

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The Democratic Battle on Facebook

Fri, 13 Nov 2015 13:30:58 EST

Marco Rubio, Ash Carter to Appear at WSJ CEO Council

Sun, 28 Feb 2016 03:41:03 EST

The annual meeting of The Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council kicks off Monday night, with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Defense Secretary Ash Carter set to be interviewed at the opening of the two-day gathering.image

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2016 Presidential Election : A Donor's Guide

Sun, 28 Feb 2016 03:50:30 EST

Candidate, PAC, super PAC or nonprofit? Here’s a tour of the world of campaign finance—from the perspective of you, the donor.image

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STREAMING VIDEO: Clinton Addresses South Carolina

Sun, 27 Mar 2016 02:30:20 EDT

Watch Hillary Clinton respond to the outcome of the Democratic primary in South Carolina.image

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Photos: South Carolina, Nevada Vote For Presidential Nominees

Sun, 20 Mar 2016 02:31:22 EDT

South Carolina Republicans and Nevada Democrats cast their votes.

Bush Has $10.3 Million on Hand, as Fundraising Slowed

Sun, 28 Feb 2016 03:15:07 EST

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has $10.3 million on hand after raising $13.4 million in the past three months, according to his campaign. Reflecting his fall from the front-runner pedestal, he raised only $2 million more in the third quarter than he did in the first 15 days of his campaign in June.image

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:44:43 EST

Facebook, Politics and Midterms

Mon, 03 Nov 2014 09:55:22 EST

Since July, more than 20 million Facebook users added posts, comments and other messages about this week’s U.S. elections. These maps show several categories by congressional district, with darker shades representing proportionally more discussion.