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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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Senate Moves to Dismantle Health Law

January 4, 2017
Siobhan Hughes, Kristina Peterson | The Wall Street Journal
The Republican-controlled Senate on Tuesday took its first step toward dismantling the 2010 Affordable Care Act.
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Trump tweet mocks 'intelligence' briefing delay

January 4, 2017
John Harwood | CNBC
President-elect Trump tweets about intelligence briefing on Russian hacking.
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Obama huddles with Democrats on protecting his signature health care law

January 4, 2017
Juliet Eilperin, Amy Goldstein | The Washington Post
President Obama met behind closed doors Wednesday morning with congressional Democrats to map out a strategy to defend the Affordable Care Act.
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Obama’s enduring legacy: The concept of universal coverage

January 4, 2017
Doyle McManus | Los Angeles Times
Because of Obamacare, Republicans have inherited an obligation to ensure access to affordable health insurance for every American.
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Trump Taps China Critic Lighthizer for U.S. Trade Representative

January 3, 2017
Jennifer Jacobs | Bloomberg Politics
Donald Trump has picked lawyer Robert Lighthizer to head the U.S. Trade Representative office, in a further sign the incoming administration will take a tougher line on China.
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