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CNN will host town hall with Sanders

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 9:27am
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will participate in a prime-time CNN Town Hall next week just as the Republican-controlled 115th Congress and President-elect Donald Trump begin to roll out their agendas.
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Chuck Schumer: Trump opposition leader

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 9:00am
Chuck Schumer arrived for his first day as Senate Democratic leader to a large, new Capitol suite still strewn with unpacked boxes.
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DHS chief: Don't use 'Dreamer' info to deport them

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 8:03am
Department of Homeland Secretary Jeh Johnson is warning lawmakers that personal information collected by his agency for applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival, or so-called Dreamers, should not be used in the future to deport them.
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Republicans already jittery about quick Obamacare repeal

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 7:50am
Republicans are just getting started on their years-long dream of repealing Obamacare, and already, there are fears that things are moving too fast.
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Will black college band perform at Trump inauguration?

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 6:28am
The president of a historically black college in Alabama is yet to decide whether the school's marching band will perform at President-elect Donald Trump's inaugural parade, a college spokesman said Tuesday.
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Huckabee visits West Bank: 'Build Israel Great Again'

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 9:52pm
Standing in front of a bright red banner reading "Build Israel Great Again," former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee promised Tuesday during an appearance in the West Bank that President-elect Donald Trump's policies toward Israel would be very different than President Barack Obama's.
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Congressman: Trump deserves credit for GOP reversal on ethics office

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 9:46pm
Republican Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma said Tuesday that President-elect Donald Trump deserves credit for persuading House Republicans to drop plans to eliminate an independent ethics office a day after voting to rein it in.
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Congressman's son dabs during official swearing-in photo, adults don't get what's happening

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 9:40pm
On a day filled with pomp, circumstance and photo ops meant to commemorate pomp and circumstance, leave it to the youth to out-ridiculous everyone else.
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Trump celebrates new year with convicted felon

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 9:04pm
A new video raises questions about President-elect Donald Trump's relationship with Joseph "Joey No Socks" Cinque, who once reportedly survived a mob hit and was associated with the infamous mob boss John Gotti.
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Trump sets first news conference since election for January 11

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 8:30pm
President-elect Donald Trump made it official: He will hold a news conference in New York next week.
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Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner inch closer to DC

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 8:10pm
As Donald Trump prepares to disentangle himself from his sprawling business interests he'll have at least two key allies by his side in Washington: Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner.
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House moves to add fines for members, start Obamacare repeal

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 7:53pm
The Republican-led House of Representatives adopted new rules governing floor debate in the new Congress on Tuesday, passing a package of changes in a largely party line vote.
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Trump hotel lawsuit at impasse, headed to trial

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 7:51pm
President-elect Donald Trump and chef Geoffrey Zakarian are at an impasse in settlement talks regarding their lawsuit over Trump's cancellation of Zakarian's restaurant at the Trump Hotel and told a judge Tuesday they are ready to set a trial date.
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House GOP flips, won't gut ethics office

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 7:38pm
House Republicans will vote Tuesday on a proposal that would weaken Congress' outside independent ethics watchdog charged with investigating potential rules violations.
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Ivanka Trump settles on DC home

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 7:22pm
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner have settled on a property in Washington, DC.
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A brief history of the House GOP's failed ethics ploy

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 7:00pm
On the eve of the 115th Congress, as Republicans prepared for the first time in a decade to assume almost unfettered control of the federal government, the House GOP voted in a closed-door meeting to decimate the chamber's independent nonpartisan oversight office.
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Schumer: 'We're not compromising for its own sake'

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 6:03pm
Sen. Chuck Schumer said Democrats will work with President-elect Donald Trump -- if he abandons his Republican comrades.
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Best of Biden's final swearing-in

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 6:00pm
Vice President Joe Biden fulfilled his duty Tuesday as president of the Senate when he swore in senators for the 115th Congress.
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Schumer: I wish we hadn't triggered 'nuclear option'

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 5:47pm
Sen. Chuck Schumer lamented Tuesday the Democrats' move to diminish the number of senators needed to confirm Cabinet picks from 60 votes to 51, because the new rule now hurts his party.
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