Grand Old Party? Donald Trump remaking GOP in his image

For eight years, a leaderless Republican Party has rallied around its passionate opposition to President Barack Obama and an unceasing devotion to small government, free markets and fiscal discipline. No more. On the eve of his inauguration, Donald Trump is remaking the party in his image, casting aside decades of Republican orthodoxy for a murky populist agenda that sometimes clashes […]

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Bernie Sanders is leading the Democrats into battle against Donald Trump on Jan. 15

Democrats are planning their first major gesture of opposition to Donald Trump’s presidency, and Bernie Sanders is leading the charge. Democratic members of Congress received a letter today calling on them to join the Vermont senator in organizing rallies across the country on January 15. The goal is to galvanize resistance to Donald Trump as Congress returns to work, just […]

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With 304 votes, Electoral College seals Donald Trump’s election as president

They convened amid unusual scrutiny, widespread protests and rafts of speculation about efforts to alter the outcome, but, in the end, the nation’s 538 presidential electors mostly stuck to the script Monday, formally sealing Donald Trump’s victory with 304 votes in the Electoral College, well above what he needed to capture the White House. After all the efforts to lobby […]

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Donald Trump is assembling the richest administration in modern American history

When George W. Bush assembled his first Cabinet in 2001, news reports dubbed them a team of millionaires, and government watchdogs questioned whether they were out of touch with most Americans’ problems. Combined, that group had an inflation-adjusted net worth of about $250 million — which is roughly one-tenth the wealth of Donald Trump’s nominee for commerce secretary alone. Trump is […]

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Ukraine leader confident of Trump support

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko insisted Thursday he was confident of US support, saying President-elect Donald Trump had raised the issue of Russian “aggression” with him in a phone call. The Ukrainian leader was speaking after winning pledges at an EU summit in Brussels to push through visa-free travel for his citizens, and for continued sanctions against Russia over the conflict […]

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Trump taps billionaire investor Ross for commerce secretary

Wilbur Ross, the billionaire investor considered the “king of bankruptcy” for buying beaten-down companies with the potential to deliver profits, is President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for commerce secretary, a senior transition official said. The official isn’t authorized to publicly discuss the matter and requested anonymity. Reputed by Forbes to be worth nearly $3 billion, Ross would represent the interests of […]

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Inside Donald Trump’s Economic Team, Two Very Different Views

Donald Trump’s economic team splits neatly into two major groups over a fundamental question: Would the economy benefit most from more carrots or more sticks? Mr. Trump captured the presidency with a small coterie of heterodox advisers whose views diverge sharply on several fronts, most vividly on trade policy, which the president-elect made a centerpiece of his campaign. Personnel decisions over coming […]

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