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Trump names Rep. Tom Price as next HHS secretary

November 29, 2016
Amy Goldstein, Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), a fierce critic of the Affordable Care Act, to lead the Department of Health and Human Services.
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Why the Bernie Sanders approach to winning isn’t enough for Democrats to rise again

November 29, 2016
Jim Tankersley | The Washington Post
The failure of the Clinton campaign to advance an adequately populist message only partially explains her loss — and thus might not be an adequate prescription for the party's next steps.
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Trump’s ‘Thank You Tour’ Said to Start in Ohio on Thursday

November 29, 2016
Jennifer Jacobs | Bloomberg Politics
President-elect Donald Trump will begin a "Thank You Tour" on Thursday in Cincinnati, replicating the arena events that powered his surprise campaign.
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Pelosi challenger steps up criticism ahead of leadership fight

November 29, 2016
Manu Raju, Deirdre Walsh | CNN
Rep. Tim Ryan is accusing House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of seeking to "further consolidate her power."
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Death of Fidel Castro May Pressure Donald Trump on Cuba Promises

November 28, 2016
Felicia Schwartz, Carol Lee | The Wall Street Journal
The death of Fidel Castro is putting unexpected pressure on President-elect Donald Trump to follow through on earlier promises to reverse the recent openings to Cuba made by President Barack Obama.
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Trump admits he has a kleptocracy problem, but so far, he hasn't got a solution

November 28, 2016
Doyle McManus | The Los Angeles Times
Let us now praise Donald Trump — on one count, anyway: He realizes he faces an ethics problem. Last week, when the president-elect talked to the New York Times, he was widely quoted as saying that conflict of interest laws don’t apply to the president. “The law is totally on my side,” he said. “The president can’t have a conflict of interest.”
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Trump Names White House Counsel as Potential Conflicts Loom

November 28, 2016
Jennifer Jacobs, Toluse Olorunnipa | Bloomberg Politics
Donald Trump named Donald F. McGahn as White House counsel, selecting a seasoned political lawyer who could help navigate the growing scrutiny on potential conflicts of interest between the president-elect’s businesses and his incoming administration.
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