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Trump shakes up transition team, elevates Pence’s role
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Trump shakes up transition team, elevates Pence’s role

By JULIE PACE and JONATHAN LEMIRE President-elect Donald Trump is shaking up his transition team as he plunges into the work of setting up his administration, elevating Vice President-elect Mike…

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Pressure builds on Paul Ryan to run for House speaker
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Pressure builds on Paul Ryan to run for House speaker

The pressure is on Rep. Paul Ryan, the GOP vice presidential nominee in 2012, to run for House speaker in the chaotic aftermath of Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s sudden decision…

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Obama to discuss budget priorities with Democratic leaders
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Obama to discuss budget priorities with Democratic leaders

By KEVIN FREKING The Democratic leaders of the House and Senate plan to huddle with President Barack Obama on Thursday to discuss strategy as Congress prepares for some momentous decisions…

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Senate Dems agree to GOP plan to fund Homeland Department
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Senate Dems agree to GOP plan to fund Homeland Department

By ERICA WERNER and DAVID ESPO Senate Democrats have agreed to a Republican plan to fund the Homeland Security Department without the immigration provisions opposed by President Barack Obama. Minority…

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Obama sends record $4 trillion spending plan to Congress
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Obama sends record $4 trillion spending plan to Congress

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER President Barack Obama sent Congress a record $4 trillion budget Monday that would boost taxes on higher-income Americans and corporations and eliminate tight federal spending caps to…

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