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Why Obamacare could be the messiest battle of 2017

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:35:23 GMT

It's the scenario Obamacare-hating Republicans have dreamed about: Complete control of Washington.(image)


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Trump taps climate change denier to lead EPA

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:43:00 GMT

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is President-elect Donald Trump's choice for Environmental Protection Agency administrator, his former campaign manager told reporters Wednesday.(image)


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Reid on Trump's Cabinet picks: 'Quite frankly, scary'

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:29:26 GMT

Outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid says he finds President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet lineup "scary."(image)


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GOP Rep: 'Some awfully bad people' among 'dreamers'

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:40:27 GMT

Rep. Steven King struck a strident tone while discussing immigration policy on Thursday, saying "there are some awfully bad people" among the so-called "dreamers" that President Barack Obama is protecting from deportation.(image)


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Biden: 'I have no intention of running' in 2020

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:42:58 GMT

Joe Biden told reporters Wednesday, "I have no intention of running" for president in 2020, the latest in what has been an eventful week for the vice president.(image)


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Trump and Pence promise a winter of wholesale change

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:14:15 GMT

Donald Trump and Mike Pence are telling supporters across the country that they will make a sea change in decades old government policies before winter's cold has thawed, raising expectations for the first 100 days of their new administration.(image)


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Mayors ask Trump to reconsider DACA stance

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:34:35 GMT

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel met with Donald Trump in New York on Wednesday, urging the President-elect to continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program until a modernized immigration system can be decided by Congress.(image)


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Nearby bookstore owners describe scary 'Pizzagate' episode

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:28:12 GMT

The owners of beloved DC bookstore located on the same block as the "pizzagate" pizza restaurant recounted their experience Thursday when a viral conspiracy theory drew a man to fire a gun on their street.(image)


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Obama's candid reflections on race

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:28:19 GMT

President Barack Obama's election in 2008 broke a racial barrier that set soaring expectations for an era of improved race relations.(image)


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US citizenship surge following Trump's election

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:48:05 GMT

Natalia Pérez woke up on November 9 and logged onto her computer and clicked on a link for "Application for Certificate of Citizenship"(image)


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Trump describes Election Night jitters to donors; offers olive branch to critics

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 01:28:45 GMT

One month after his upset victory, Donald Trump described the emotional roller coaster ride he experienced on Election Night -- and confessed he was prepared to accept defeat -- in a lengthy speech Wednesday morning at a private fundraiser in New York City.(image)


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Paula Broadwell: 'A little bit of a shocker' Petraeus up for Cabinet

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:42:26 GMT

David Petraeus' former mistress said Thursday "it was a little bit of a shocker" to find out that President-elect Donald Trump was considering the retired general for Secretary of State.(image)


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Scalia replacement could move court rightward on criminal justice

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:56:49 GMT

The late conservative Justice Antonin Scalia was known for dissenting opinions on social issues like abortion rights and gay marriage, remarking that he liked "to tell the majority to take a walk."(image)


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Trump picks retired Gen. Kelly to lead DHS

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:16:03 GMT

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Ret. Gen. John Kelly to head the Department of Homeland Security, a senior transition official tells CNN.(image)


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Linda McMahon picked to be Small Business administrator

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:25:37 GMT

President-elect Donald Trump picked Linda McMahon, former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, to serve as the administrator of the Small Business Administration, his transition announced Wednesday.(image)


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Lindsey Graham, Democrats plan probes of Russia hacking

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:38:27 GMT

Lawmakers in Congress intensified their calls Wednesday for a probe into hacking during the 2016 election, raising chances of a clash with President-elect Donald Trump.(image)


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Trump unleashes tweet on Carrier union boss who blasted him

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 03:57:16 GMT

President-elect Donald Trump lashed out Wednesday at a union leader who has criticized Trump's Carrier job deal as a promise "half-way delivered."(image)


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Who's in Trump's Cabinet so far
President-elect Trump will have about 4,000 government positions to fill, including some of the most important posts in the US government.(image)


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Obama marks 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:05:20 GMT

President Barack Obama marked the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor by honoring those who gave their lives that day.(image)


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What it's like to fly on Air Force One

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 21:36:53 GMT

Few Americans -- including Donald Trump, at least for now -- have flown aboard Air Force One.(image)


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Meet Trump's think tank

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:52:18 GMT

Clues about the ideas that could emerge from the Trump administration are in a stately building on Massachusetts Avenue, a few blocks from Capitol Hill.(image)


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Bob Dole's role in Trump's Taiwan call

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:53:24 GMT

Donald Trump's most provocative foreign policy move since winning the presidency played out against the backdrop of a quintessential Washington activity: lobbying.(image)


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Trump taps Iowa Gov. Branstad for China ambassador

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 01:38:20 GMT

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has been offered the post of US ambassador to China by President-elected Donald Trump, according to a source familiar with the decision.(image)


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Trump's moves highlight his split with Hill GOP on top party priorities

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:24:40 GMT

Republicans are finding that staying united with President-elect Donald Trump is much easier said than done.(image)


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Trump says he sold all his stocks in June

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 21:08:41 GMT

He sold "all" of his holdings in June, according to Jason Miller, the transition team's spokesman on a call with reporters Tuesday.(image)


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Fareed Zakaria: How Obama changed America

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:56:34 GMT

In May 2010, Time magazine tells us, Barack Obama invited a group of America's most distinguished presidential historians to dinner at the White House. He was searching for ideas, examples and "lessons from his predecessors."(image)


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Michelle Obama: I went to bed before Trump won

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 22:51:22 GMT

She was one of Donald Trump's fiercest critics on the campaign trail, but First Lady Michelle Obama wasn't up for watching the Republican declare victory on election night.(image)


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Boehner: 'Thank God I'm not in the middle of this'

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:52:23 GMT

Former House Speaker John Boehner says he is thankful that he did not have to participate in the 2016 presidential election.(image)


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