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News You Need to Know

Monday, December 5, 2016

Dan Balz
The Washington Post
Every four years, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government assembles the managers of the presidential campaigns for a deep, post-election debrief. Because the 2016 election was unlike any other, this year’s managers conference was also unlike any other.
Anne Gearan, Philip Rucker, Simon Denyer
The Washington Post
Donald Trump’s protocol-breaking telephone call with Taiwan’s leader was an intentionally provocative move that establishes the incoming president as a break with the past, according to interviews with people involved in the planning.
Doyle McManus
The Los Angeles Times
When President-elect Donald Trump announced that James N. Mattis was his choice to lead the Department of Defense, what seemed to delight him most was the retired general’s Iraq war nickname: “Mad Dog.”