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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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Obama Faces Difficult Choices Amid Stream of Last-Minute Clemency Requests

December 29, 2016
Carrie Johnson | NPR
Dealing with a flood of last-minute pardon requests amounted to one of the biggest surprises of his presidency, George W. Bush once wrote.

The Obama Legacy: From hope and change to achievements and setbacks

December 23, 2016
What Barack Obama accomplished and what remains undone after eight years.
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