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Trump to nominate Ben Carson as HUD Secretary

December 5, 2016
John Harwood | CNBC
CNBC's John Harwood reports President-elect Trump plans to nominate retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
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Obama Tries to Protect Legacy, Shape Trump’s Policy Choices

December 5, 2016
Carol Lee | The Wall Street Journal
As he closes out the final weeks of his time in office, President Barack Obama is in the middle of a delicate balancing act between moving forward with executive actions to cement his legacy and trying to shape the policy choices of President-elect Donald Trump.
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Raw emotions persist as Donald Trump prepares for his presidency

December 5, 2016
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
Every four years, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government assembles the managers of the presidential campaigns for a deep, post-election debrief. Because the 2016 election was unlike any other, this year’s managers conference was also unlike any other.
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Trump’s Taiwan phone call was long planned, say people who were involved

December 5, 2016
Anne Gearan, Philip Rucker, Simon Denyer | The Washington Post
Donald Trump’s protocol-breaking telephone call with Taiwan’s leader was an intentionally provocative move that establishes the incoming president as a break with the past, according to interviews with people involved in the planning.
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Why Trump needs James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis

December 5, 2016
Doyle McManus | The Los Angeles Times
When President-elect Donald Trump announced that James N. Mattis was his choice to lead the Department of Defense, what seemed to delight him most was the retired general’s Iraq war nickname: “Mad Dog.”
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Trump and Clinton campaign managers clash and how Trump will handle the press

December 2, 2016
Tension abounds at a Harvard post-election review, and our panelists discuss what the press under President Trump will look like.
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Donald Trump Holds ‘Thank You’ Rally in Cincinnati, and Announces His Pick for Defense Secretary

December 2, 2016
Gardiner Harris, John Schwartz, Jackie Calmes, Jonathan Martin | The New York Times
Trump thanked supporters at a rally in Cincinnati on Thursday, and announced that he intends to nominate James N. Mattis as defense secretary.
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Shouting match erupts between Clinton and Trump aides

December 2, 2016
Karen Tumulty, Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
The raw, lingering emotion of the 2016 presidential campaign erupted into a shouting match Thursday between top Clinton and Trump campaign officials.
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Rep. Keith Ellison Faces Critics Hoping to Derail His Bid to Run the DNC

December 2, 2016
Reid J. Epstein, Janet Hook | The Wall Street Journal
Rep. Keith Ellison faces criticism from some fellow Democrats who object to having an elected officeholder as Democratic National Committee chairman.
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