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GOP launches long-promised repeal of Obamacare with no full plan to replace it

January 5, 2017
Juliet Eilperin, Amy Goldstein, Kelsey Snell | The Washington Post
Congressional Republicans on Wednesday launched their long-promised effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.
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GOP congressman plans Russia trip to ‘work with the Duma’

January 5, 2017
Robert Costa | The Washington Post
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican ally of Donald Trump and a longtime enthusiast of Vladimir Putin, is planning to lead a congressional delegation to Russia next month.
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Obama tells Democrats: 'Don't rescue' Republicans on 'Trumpcare'

January 5, 2017
MJ Lee, Kevin Liptak, Manu Raju | CNN
President Barack Obama delivered a mandate to Democrats on Wednesday: "Don't rescue" Republicans on Obamacare.
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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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