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Effort to defund Planned Parenthood threatens Obamacare repeal

January 6, 2017
Deirdre Walsh, Ted Barrett, Manu Raju | CNN
A push by Republican congressional leaders to defund Planned Parenthood could threaten passage of their top-priority legislation to repeal Obamacare.
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Indiana Mayor Running for D.N.C. Chairman

January 6, 2017
Jonathan Martin | The New York Times
The mayor of South Bend, Ind., Pete Buttigieg, entered the contest for the Democratic Party's chairman Thursday, presenting himself as an alternative to the two leading candidates.
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GOP launches long-promised repeal of Obamacare with no full plan to replace it

January 5, 2017
Juliet Eilperin, Amy Goldstein, Kelsey Snell | The Washington Post
Congressional Republicans on Wednesday launched their long-promised effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.
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GOP congressman plans Russia trip to ‘work with the Duma’

January 5, 2017
Robert Costa | The Washington Post
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican ally of Donald Trump and a longtime enthusiast of Vladimir Putin, is planning to lead a congressional delegation to Russia next month.
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Obama tells Democrats: 'Don't rescue' Republicans on 'Trumpcare'

January 5, 2017
MJ Lee, Kevin Liptak, Manu Raju | CNN
President Barack Obama delivered a mandate to Democrats on Wednesday: "Don't rescue" Republicans on Obamacare.
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Trump Plucks Political Pros for White House Staff

January 5, 2017
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
Donald Trump made it official Wednesday: The incoming senior White House staff will have a deep bench of aides steeped in politics.
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Schumer: Democrats Could Block ‘Out of the Mainstream’ Supreme Court Nominees

January 5, 2017
Kristina Peterson | The Wall Street Journal
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Democrats would oppose any of President-elect Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominees who were “out of the mainstream.”
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A day of chaos at the Capitol as House Republicans back down on ethics changes

January 4, 2017
Robert Costa, Mike DeBonis, Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
A day of pageantry to open the 115th Congress and usher in a new period of Republican governance was overtaken Tuesday by an embarrassing reversal on ethics oversight.
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