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Flynn ran company that lobbied for foreign clients while he received intel briefings

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 8:35pm
Retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, President-elect Donald Trump's preferred choice for National Security Advisor, was running a company that was lobbying on behalf of foreign clients even as he was receiving classified intelligence briefings during the campaign.
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Bannon: 'Darkness is good'

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 8:17pm
Steve Bannon has no regrets.
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How Sessions could change the Justice Department

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 7:22pm
Under the Obama administration, Attorneys General Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch dedicated Justice Department resources to areas such as civil liberties, voting rights, same-sex marriage, environmental and consumer protection.
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Giuliani defends foreign business ties: 'Comparisons to Hillary Clinton are nuts'

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 6:42pm
Rudy Giuliani vigorously defended his business ties with foreign governments and the work his law firm did for foreign clients and countries in an interview with CNN's KFile Friday.
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Colleague, transcripts offer closer look at old allegations of racism against Sessions

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 5:57pm
As the US attorney in Mobile, Alabama, Jeff Sessions was talking over a case one day in the 1980s with two fellow prosecutors.
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What is Trump's staff doing in Washington?

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 5:38pm
President-elect Donald Trump's transition staff is beginning to move into federal agencies as he prepares to take over the White House, a step former transition officials say is necessary for a smooth transfer of power.
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Civil rights groups denounce Sessions as AG

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 5:28pm
Several civil rights organizations are blasting President-elect Donald Trump's decision to tap Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general given the Alabama Republican's controversial statements on civil rights.
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8 years of Obama's travel

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 4:39pm
President Barack Obama's final international trip comes to a close on Friday, and that means it's time for a look back over his past eight years of travel. Here's a review of all of his trips as president, by the numbers:
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Giving up 2 years of your life for the 2016 campaign

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 4:33pm
After months on the road last year, I finally had a day off and went to see my family in Dallas. But duty (and breaking news) called, and within minutes of arriving to play with my then four-year-old niece, I was back in the rental car, headed to the airport.
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Wasserman Schultz rips Bannon pick

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 3:48pm
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz excoriated the early nominations for top posts in President-elect Donald Trump's incoming administration, focusing in particular on the appointment of Stephen Bannon as chief adviser.
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Freshman Van Hollen takes over Dems' Senate campaign arm

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 3:39pm
Incoming Sen. Chris Van Hollen picked up a big task Friday, taking control of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee as his party tries to hold the line in the Senate in 2018.
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On Twitter, Flynn interacted with alt-right, made controversial comments on Muslims, shared fake news

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 3:17pm
Retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who has been asked to serve as Donald Trump's National Security Advisor, has, on his verified Twitter account, interacted with far right and anti-Semitic figures, maligned the Muslim faith, and shared unfounded news stories.
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These kids are writing letters to Trump asking him to be kind

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 3:10pm
In a time when most kids these days only write letters to Santa and begrudging thank you notes, these kids are showing how much this election impacted even the youngest future constituents.
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Rep. Conyers' son found in Texas

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 2:29pm
The youngest son of longtime U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Michigan, was found in Texas early Friday morning, according to Houston police.
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Former Rep. Dingell blasts 'deplorable' Trump Cabinet picks

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 1:38pm
With President-elect Donald Trump's preliminary Cabinet picks already gaining criticism, former Michigan Rep. John Dingell added his own personal disdain in a tweet Friday.
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Obama leaves Europe with little certitude

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 1:34pm
When Barack Obama introduced himself to the world in 2008, he stood in the sprawling Tiergarten here, packed with Berliners waving American flags, and declared that walls — metaphoric divides of ethnicity, gender, religion, and race — were crumbling.
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Can Trump actually drain the swamp? The answer is murky

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 1:06pm
Reformers elated by President-elect Donald Trump's new tough ban on lobbying after serving in his administration can just as quickly find a reason to be disappointed.
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Trump taps hardliners for national security

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 12:59pm
President-elect Donald Trump announced Friday three key members of the national security team for his administration -- signaling he will make good on the hard-line agenda on which he campaigned.
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Muslim doctor tells community to give Trump 'a chance'

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 12:42pm
A Muslim doctor and author said Friday that her community should give Donald Trump "a chance" as the nations' new president.
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Do Democrats regret the 'nuclear option' now that Trump will be president?

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 12:15pm
Three years after using the "nuclear option" to upend Senate tradition by effectively removing filibusters against most presidential nominations, Senate Democrats insisted Thursday they don't regret that decision, even as Donald Trump becomes president and they recognize they may be powerless to block controversial nominations.
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