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Trump Voters Expect Drastic Change and Jobs. Unity? Not so Much

December 15, 2016
Amy Walter | The Cook Political Report
Those who voted for Donald Trump are very clear on why he won and what they expect from him once he’s in office. This was a vote for “drastic change.”
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Donald Trump Names Top Michigan Official to Senior G.O.P. Committee Post

December 15, 2016
Jonathan Martin | The New York Times
Donald Trump announced Wednesday that Ronna Romney McDaniel, the chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party, would serve as the senior official of the RNC.
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Trump transition says request for names of climate scientists was ‘not authorized’

December 15, 2016
Chris Mooney, Juliet Eilperin | The Washington Post
The Trump transition team appeared to back away from a controversial questionnaire sent to the Energy Department last week.
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Trump taps Montana congressman Ryan Zinke as interior secretary

December 14, 2016
Juliet Eilperin | The Washington Post
President-elect Donald Trump has tapped Republican Rep. Ryan Zinke, who has represented Montana’s at-large congressional seat for one term, to serve as secretary of the interior.
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Trump Says He Expected to Lose Election Because of Poll Results

December 14, 2016
Jennifer Jacobs, Billy House | Bloomberg Politics
The president-elect said publicly on Tuesday that he expected to lose the election to Democrat Hillary Clinton.
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How Rex Tillerson, a Late Entry to Be Secretary of State, Got Donald Trump’s Nod

December 14, 2016
Peter Nicholas, Michael C. Bender, Carol Lee | The Wall Street Journal
On Tuesday, Donald Trump ended a messy five-week search for a secretary of state, selecting Rex Tillerson from upwards of 10 candidates.
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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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