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The Trump Transition: A deep dive into his unconventional cabinet picks

December 9, 2016
What do Trump's cabinet choices signal about his key policy priorities?
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Obama Defends His Antiterror Strategy in Arguments Aimed at His Successor

December 7, 2016
Carol Lee | The Wall Street Journal
Mr. Obama, in a national-security speech, repeatedly drew a contrast between his ideas and those of Trump while making a case for why his successor should adhere to his approach, which was shaped by his early decision to scale back America’s military presence overseas.
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Washington Prepares for Trump's Executive Eraser

December 7, 2016
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
With gusto, Donald Trump promises to unwind President Obama’s governance with the stroke of his presidential pen and the support of a GOP-controlled Congress. He can make good on those promises, but he will need to weather pushback.
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Obama Tries to Protect Legacy, Shape Trump’s Policy Choices

December 5, 2016
Carol Lee | The Wall Street Journal
As he closes out the final weeks of his time in office, President Barack Obama is in the middle of a delicate balancing act between moving forward with executive actions to cement his legacy and trying to shape the policy choices of President-elect Donald Trump.
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