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Friday, 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.
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.
Susan Davis
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.