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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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Minority Leader Harry Reid Delivers Farewell Address To Senate

December 9, 2016
Susan Davis | NPR
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is retiring, and today he gave his farewell address to the Senate. Reid's legacy is often a matter of debate. Republicans argue that he was an angry partisan. Democrats say he was a steady hand.
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Nigel Farage Goes to Washington

December 8, 2016
Joshua Green | Bloomberg Businessweek
If Donald Trump is the greatest beneficiary of his upset presidential victory, Nigel Farage is a close second and may be enjoying it more.
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