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Political Insight and Analysis From The Wall Street Journal's Capital Bureau



Last Build Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2016 01:01:48 +0000

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Trump vs. Obama: How Harsh Rhetoric Softened After Election Day

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 00:47:49 +0000

Trump and Obama are setting aside their resentments and bad blood, and have sharply shifted their rhetoric. Here's a rundown of their comments about one another before and after Election Day.


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Preexisting Conditions and Republican Plans to Replace Obamacare

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 22:32:41 +0000

Drew Altman: Tens of millions of people with pre-existing medical conditions and the influential groups that represent them will be interested in details of legislative plans to change the ACA.


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How Facebook and Others Could Help Fight Spread of ‘Fake News’

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 22:31:40 +0000

David Chavern: Facebook could help information from legitimate news organizations stand out, in part by providing an algorithmic “uplift” to such pieces.


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Four Steps for Businesses to Reply to a Trump Twitter Attack–Before It Happens

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:33:38 +0000

Alex Conant: The time to prepare is now--not after the president-elect tweets.


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Donald Trump Was Braced for ‘Rough Evening’ on Election Night

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 19:59:21 +0000

Donald Trump publicly projected confidence ahead of his win last month but had some doubts on Election Day, the president-elect told supporters in a private gathering this week.


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Who Will Join House Leadership if Cathy McMorris Rodgers Leaves?

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:30:08 +0000

The potential departure of Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers from Congress creates an opening in Republican House leadership that's already drawing interest from a number of ambitious members looking for a promotion within the GOP caucus.


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Donald Trump Could Work on ‘Apprentice’ in Spare Time, Aide Says

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:49:40 +0000

President-elect Donald Trump could continue working on the NBC show “The New Celebrity Apprentice” while he is in the White House next year, a top aide said, saying it is something he could do in his leisure time.


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Biden Tells Canada’s Trudeau: World Looking to You to Champion Liberal Ideals

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:54:52 +0000

Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday in Canada told a crowd of roughly 300 dignitaries and officials that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had an obligation to take the torch from President Barack Obama to help champion liberal-democratic ideas.


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Capital Journal Daybreak: The Trump Transition, More

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:56:55 +0000

TRUMP CABINET PICKS SIGNAL DEREGULATION MOVES ARE COMING:  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. The President-elect’s pick Thursday to head the Labor Department, fast-food executive Andrew […]


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Donald Trump Assails China Policies at Des Moines Rally

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 04:42:46 +0000

President-elect Donald Trump renewed his attack on China’s economic and political practices at a rally Thursday, showing he is prepared to risk a more adversarial relationship in a bid to get the Chinese to “play by the rules.”


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