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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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Donald Trump Goes His Own Way in Vetting Top Picks

December 8, 2016
Peter Nicholas, Michael C. Bender, Carol Lee | The Wall Street Journal
President-elect Donald Trump has adopted a public and freewheeling approach to vetting potential candidates for top jobs in his administration.
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Trump hires a third general, raising concerns about heavy military influence

December 8, 2016
Philip Rucker, Mike DeBonis | The Washington Post
President-elect Donald Trump has selected retired Marine Gen. John F. Kelly as secretary of homeland security.
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Trump Taps Linda McMahon to Head Small Business Administration

December 8, 2016
Jonathan Martin, Chris Buckley, Amy Chozick, Maggie Haberman | The New York Times
President-elect Donald J. Trump taps wrestling impresario for Small Business Administration.
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