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Trump Gets an Opening from Russia, but the Path Is Risky

December 31, 2016
David Sanger, Eric Schmitt, Michael Gordon | The New York Times
President Vladimir V. Putin seems to be counting the days until President Obama leaves office. His decision not to retaliate over the United States’ expulsion of Russian diplomats may offer President-elect Donald J. Trump a diplomatic opening.
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Obama: Busy With His Pen to the End

December 31, 2016
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
President Obama may be golfing with pals and snorkeling with his family in Hawaii as 2016 comes to a close, but he’s simultaneously making full use of his presidential say-so heading toward Inauguration Day.
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Transition From Barack Obama to Donald Trump Turns Tense

December 31, 2016
Peter Nicholas, Carol Lee | The Wall Street Journal
After warm start, White House changeover gets messy as agendas collide
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‘The Game Will Go On’ as U.S. Expels Russian Diplomats

December 31, 2016
Mark Mazzetti, Adam Goldman | The New York Times
The spies are not particularly difficult to find. What is difficult is deciding what to do with them.
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Global impact of Trump's tweets, Obama says he would have beaten Trump, and Democrats look to 2020 campaign

December 30, 2016
How do world leaders respond to Donald Trump's Twitter feed?

U.S. sanctions Russia for election hacks, Kerry rebukes Israeli settlements and Trump expresses frustration with Obama’s policies

December 30, 2016
The Obama administration retaliates for Russian meddling in the U.S. election.
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In John Kerry’s Mideast Speech, a Clash of Policies and Personalities

December 29, 2016
Peter Baker | The New York Times
Even before Secretary of State John Kerry issued his scathing critique of Israeli policies on Wednesday, President-elect Donald J. Trump essentially told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to ignore it.
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