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Rep. Xavier Becerra Named California’s Attorney General

Rep. Xavier Becerra, a member of House Democratic leadership, will likely take over as California attorney general in January from Democrat Kamala Harris, who was elected in November to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer.

Obama to Outline How Trump Can Build on His Counterterrorism Strategy

President Barack Obama will travel to Tampa, Fla., next week to deliver a speech on his administration's counterterrorism strategy that will outline his vision for how his successor might build on it, the White House announced Thurs...

1,000 Carrier Jobs Trump Celebrates Are Drop In the Bucket of Manufacturing Job Losses

Putting 1,000 Carrier jobs in context: Indianapolis has lost 30,000 manufacturing jobs since 2000 and Indiana has lost over 150,000.

Donald Trump, Hedging on Campaign Rhetoric, Tests Loyalists

Donald Trump is testing loyalists with pronouncements that seem at odds with his campaign rhetoric. But none of that fazes supporters who are less attracted to the details of his promises than they are to the can-do spirit he brings to Washington.

Ethics Office’s Tweets at Donald Trump Cause a Stir

A typically sedate government Twitter account sprang to life Wednesday in the wake of President-elect Donald Trump's announcement that he would exit his family business.

Re-Elected as House Democratic Leader, Nancy Pelosi Faces Old and New Challenges

Jim Manley: Nancy Pelosi cannot afford to ignore problems facing her caucus--some of which have festered for years.

Pakistan Says Donald Trump Called Its Leader ‘Terrific Guy’

The Pakistani government issued a statement saying that its prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, spoke to Donald Trump and “felicitated him on his victory.”

Ted Cruz, Mark Meadows Proposal Would Allow Unlimited Campaign Contributions

Two conservatives in Congress have proposed allowing donors to give unlimited amounts of money to federal political candidates, a long-sought measure given fresh energy with the imminent Republican control of Congress and the White House.

Jill Stein Files Petition for Hand Recount of Michigan Ballots

Green Party candidate Jill Stein on Wednesday filed a petition for a full hand recount of presidential votes in Michigan, the last state to officially certify its election results this week.

Senate Republicans Urge Orrin Hatch to Run Again in 2018

A number of prominent Senate Republicans are urging Sen. Orrin Hatch not to retire in 2018, as the veteran Utah Republican now says he is leaning towards running for an eighth term.

Mark Warner Rules Out 2020 White House Run; ‘Window Is Probably Shut’

Sen. Mark Warner won’t run for president, the Virginia Democrat told The Wall Street Journal Wednesday, and will instead focus on seeking areas of cooperation with the majority Republicans and the Trump administration.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Trump Transition, More

HERE’S A LOOK AT THE DAY AHEAD OBAMA ADMINISTRATION: President Barack Obama meets with the 2016 American Nobel Prize winners at the White House at 4:35 p.m. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks at 1:30 p.m. at the International Security Advisory Board meeting at the State Department and participates in a bilateral meeting with […]

Five Questions About Donald Trump’s Immigration Plans

Donald Trump built his presidential campaign around opposition to illegal immigration, but many remain confused about what to expect, particularly regarding deportations. Looking ahead to the Trump administration, here are five questions about what to expect.

Senior House Democrat on Powerful Ways and Means Panel to Step Aside

Rep. Sander Levin, who has led House Democrats on tax, trade and health policy for more than six years, won't seek another term as the top Democrat on the House Ways and Means Committee, he said Tuesday.

Transition Picks Show Trump Keen to Reshape Military, Civilian Roles in Space

The Trump transition team appears determined to reassess the nexus between U.S. military and civilian space programs, based on additional individuals named Tuesday to help develop policy options for the Pentagon and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Donald Trump’s Media Strategy–and Upending the White House Press Corps

John Feehery: Donald Trump might incur some bad press by changing some traditions. Then again, nobody got more bad press than he did during the campaign--and he still won.

$1 Million Inauguration Package Promises Candlelight Dinner With Trump and Pence

Come Inauguration Weekend, President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence will be wining and dining their wealthiest donors.

Trump’s ‘Thank You Tour’ Brings Him Through States That Won Him White House

President-elect Donald Trump will embark on a so-called “thank you” tour of states that helped sweep him to victory, his transition team announced Tuesday.

For $5,000, Wealthy Supporters Can Have Breakfast With President-Elect Trump

Donald Trump's transition team is offering supporters a rare opportunity: breakfast in New York with the next president for $5,000 — pocket change for many of the team's wealthy fundraisers.

What Fidel Castro’s Death Won’t Change About Cuba’s Economic Outlook

Jerry Haar: Lifting the trade embargo with Cuba might have great symbolic value, but it would unleash little economic force.

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