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Trump recruits army of chief executives to battle with the system in Washington

December 14, 2016
Karen Tumulty | The Washington Post
President-elect Donald Trump is stocking the upper echelons of his administration with more than the usual share of business titans like himself.
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Bob Corker plans to launch new Russia hacking inquiry

December 14, 2016
Manu Raju | CNN
The influential chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee plans to launch a new review about Russia's hacking of the elections.
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McConnell announces Senate probe of suspected Russian election interference: ‘The Russians are not our friends’

December 12, 2016
Ed O'Keefe, Paul Kane | The Washington Post
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday strongly condemned any foreign interference with U.S. elections and announced that the Senate intelligence panel will investigate Russia’s suspected election interference.
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C.I.A. Judgment on Russia Built on Swell of Evidence

December 12, 2016
Mark Mazzetti, Eric Lichtblau | The New York Times
American spy and law enforcement agencies were united in the belief, in the weeks before the presidential election, that the Russian government had deployed computer hackers to sow chaos during the campaign. But they had conflicting views about the specific goals of the subterfuge.

The Trump Transition: A deep dive into his unconventional cabinet picks

December 9, 2016
What do Trump's cabinet choices signal about his key policy priorities?
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Trump picks fast-food CEO Andy Puzder for Labor secretary

December 9, 2016
John Harwood | CNBC
CNBC's John Harwood reports President-elect Trump has added another pick to his cabinet - fast-food CEO Andy Puzder.
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How Trump Broke the Blue Wall

December 9, 2016
Amy Walter | The Cook Political Report
President-elect Donald Trump’s success at breaking the so-called “blue wall” – those Rust Belt states that had voted for a Democrat in every election since at least 1992 – was the key to his victory.
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House Passes Spending Bill but Senate May Delay Passage

December 9, 2016
Kristina Peterson, Byron Tau | The Wall Street Journal
A fight over coal miners’ health-care benefits threatened to delay and possibly derail passage of a short-term spending bill in the Senate beyond Friday, when the government’s current funding is set to expire.
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Is Ivanka Trump a passionate political advocate — or a businesswoman building her brand?

December 9, 2016
Juliet Eilperin, Karen Tumulty | The Washington Post
The quest to unearth the Manhattan moderate that may lie deep within Donald Trump’s psyche runs directly through his daughter, Ivanka.
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