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Trump’s Cabinet nominees keep contradicting him

January 13, 2017
Karen Tumulty | The Washington Post
Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees, in their first round of confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill, have one after another contradicted the president-elect on key issues.
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President Obama Surprises Joe Biden With Medal of Freedom

January 13, 2017
Carol Lee | The Wall Street Journal
President Barack Obama surprised his vice president, Joe Biden, by awarding him with the presidential medal of freedom.
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Trump confronts firestorm over Russia allegations

January 11, 2017
Eli Stokols, Shane Goldmacher, Josh Dawsey, Michael Crowley | POLITICO
The president-elect lashes out at what he calls a 'fake news' campaign against him. 'Are we living in Nazi Germany?' he tweeted.
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Still Optimistic, Obama Bids Farewell in Chicago

January 11, 2017
Michael Fletcher | The Undefeated
‘We’re all in this together,’ President Obama tells a nation wrestling with racial and economic divisions.
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Two cities, two dramas and one day of tests for Donald Trump

January 11, 2017
Robert Costa, Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
Donald Trump faces a crucible Wednesday as two dramas play simultaneously on two stages.
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Top takeaways from Sessions' confirmation lovefest

January 11, 2017
Seung Min Kim, Josh Gerstein | POLITICO
Democrats fail to land major blows against Trump’s attorney general nominee.
Vladimir Putin
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The bombshell report that Russia can blackmail Trump, explained

January 11, 2017
Yochi Dreazen | Vox
Here's what we know about CNN’s bombshell report that US intelligence agencies believe Russia has “compromising personal and financial information” on Donald Trump.
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