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Last Build Date: Tue, 06 Dec 2016 23:25:13 +0000

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Chuck Schumer Urges Donald Trump to Stick to American Steel Pledge

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 23:09:06 +0000

Incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) urged President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday to buck House Republicans and defend his pledges to buy U.S. steel in the face of concerns it has generated among top GOP lawmakers on a water infrastructure bill.(image)


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With Clinton Far Ahead in Popular Vote, Hill Democrats Explore Electoral College Overhaul

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:47:50 +0000

A number of Capitol Hill Democrats have revived proposals to reform or abolish the Electoral College, in reaction to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's popular vote lead of more than 2.6 million over Republican President-elect Donald Trump.(image)


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Michael Flynn’s Son Has Left Trump Transition Team

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:03:42 +0000

The son of incoming National Security Adviser Michael T. Flynn was briefly involved with President-Elect Donald Trump’s transition effort but has since departed, a spokesman for the transition team said Tuesday morning.(image)


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Clinton Ally David Brock Presses for Full-Time DNC Chair

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:55:34 +0000

A prominent Democratic activist and ally of Hillary Clinton on Tuesday said the next party chairman should serve in a full time capacity, putting pressure on Rep. Keith Ellison, a leading candidate for the role, to agree to step down from his seat in Congress if he wins the party leadership post.(image)


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Capital Journal Daybreak: The Trump Transition, More

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:37:58 +0000

HERE’S A LOOK AT THE DAY AHEAD OBAMA ADMINISTRATION: President Barack Obama meets active-duty service members at MacDill Air Force Base, the home of the U.S. Special Operations Command and U.S. Central Command, in Tampa, Fla. He delivers formal remarks on the counterterrorism strategy he has directed as commander-in-chief around 4:15 p.m. ET. Vice President […](image)


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Democrats Uncertain They’ll Take Shot to Block Gen. Mattis From Trump’s Cabinet

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:28:30 +0000

Congressional Democrats have a major opening to try to block one of Donald Trump's national security picks, retired Gen. James Mattis, but many have expressed a great deal of respect for his service record.(image)


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Joe Biden Says He’s Considering 2020 Presidential Run

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 03:53:06 +0000

Vice President Joe Biden said Monday night that he’s thinking about running for president in four years, and a top Biden fundraiser bought a series of web domains to encourage him to do so.(image)


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Inherent Flaws in Donald Trump’s Plan to Destroy ISIS

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:46:29 +0000

Aaron David Miller: Mr. Trump’s views about ISIS aren’t a radical break from his predecessor but, with some adjustments and downsizing, a continuation of the Obama approach.(image)


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Al Gore Says Meeting With Donald Trump on Climate Change Was ‘Productive’

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:38:38 +0000

One month after saying that Donald Trump "would take us toward a climate catastrophe," former Vice President Al Gore met with the newly elected Republican on Monday in New York as he tries to extend an olive branch on his top issue.(image)


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In Split from Trump, GOP Leaders Emphasize Tax Overhaul Over Tariffs

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:02:48 +0000

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said that an overhaul of the tax system would better retain domestic jobs than tariffs on U.S. companies that move production offshore, in the latest example of how Republicans who have built their ideas around free-market ideology are struggling to reconcile those ideas with the populist grab bag Trump espouses.(image)


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