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Trump's takeover of the GOP is now complete

December 1, 2016
Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
One by one, Republicans who stood up to Trump or questioned his statements and antics have made a pilgrimage to Trump Tower to kiss the president-elect’s ring, or joined his administration, or decided uncharacteristically to just keep their mouths shut.
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Pelosi fight exposes Democratic fault lines, puts power to check Trump in question

December 1, 2016
Tom LoBianco, Manu Raju, Deirdre Walsh | CNN
Democrats laid one battle for the future of the party to rest Wednesday, selecting Nancy Pelosi as their leader in the House of Representatives for another two years. But the fight laid bare their upcoming difficulties in any effort to put a check on Donald Trump and the strong Republican majority.
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Donald Trump is assembling the richest administration in modern American history

December 1, 2016
Jim Tankersley, Ana Swanson | The Washington Post
Trump is putting together what will be the wealthiest administration in modern American history. His announced nominees for top positions include several multimillionaires, an heir to a family mega-fortune and two Forbes-certified billionaires.
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Wall Street’s Mnuchin, Ross Are Trump’s Treasury, Commerce Picks

November 30, 2016
Saleha Mohsin, Jennifer Jacobs | Bloomberg Politics
President-elect Donald Trump said Wednesday he plans to nominate former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. partner Steven Mnuchin as the next U.S. Treasury secretary.
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After Democrats’ Losses, Nancy Pelosi Becomes a Symbol of What Went Wrong

November 30, 2016
Jonathan Martin, Emmarie Huetteman | The New York Times
In the aftermath of Democrats’ election defeat, Nancy Pelosi’s bid to return as minority leader has been transformed into a larger debate about what has gone wrong with the party.
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After Trump pledged to keep Carrier jobs in U.S., company says it won’t move nearly 1,000 to Mexico

November 30, 2016
Jim Tankersley, Danielle Paquette, Max Ehrenfreund | The Washington Post
Donald Trump scored a victory Tuesday when Carrier, a manufacturing company that had announced plans to move 1,400 jobs to Mexico, said it would keep 1,000 jobs in Indiana.
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In an abrupt about-face, Romney emerges from dinner with Trump full of frog legs and high praise

November 30, 2016
Abby Phillip | The Washington Post
They talked for more than two hours, and afterward, Mitt Romney, once one of Donald Trump's harshest critics, emerged a changed man.
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For Trump's White House Lawyer, Policing Conflicts Will Be 'Massive Undertaking'

November 30, 2016
Carrie Johnson | NPR
Donald Trump has selected elections expert Don McGahn as his new White House counsel. McGahn will have a lot of work to do, mostly behind the scenes.
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