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Busy Week Ahead: ACA Fight, Senate Confirmations, Trump’s Presser and Obama’s Farewell

All eyes turn to Congress this week as a perfect storm of confirmation hearings and legislative drama over repeal of the Affordable Care Act is poised keep lawmakers very busy on Capitol Hill.

Why History Will—But Shouldn’t—Judge Obama Harshly on Syria

Aaron David Miller: President Barack Obama will be judged harshly for failing to accept the costs of not acting more boldly in Syria. But it’s far from certain that another president confronting similar circumstances would have acted much differently.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Trump Transition, More

HERE’S A LOOK AT THE DAY AHEAD OBAMA ADMINISTRATION: President Barack Obama attends meetings at the White House. Defense Secretary Ash Carter receives an Armed Forces Full Honor Review at 3 p.m. at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Virginia. Attorney General Loretta Lynch delivers remarks at a Justice Department discussion on human trafficking at 1 […]

Three Things to Tackle Now Before the Economy’s Next Slump

The U.S. economy of 2017 is not the economy of 2009 or even 2013. It has finally recovered from the Great Recession. So what’s to be done? A lot. Here are a few thoughts.

Obama Says He and Trump are Opposites–But Share Self-Confidence

President said he sees his White House successor as engaging and gregarious–and “not lacking in confidence,” a trait the president said is probably an essential for the post. “It’s probably a prerequisite for the job, or at least you have to have enough craziness to think that you can do the job,” the outgoing president […]

Clinton Ally Predicts She’s Done With Electoral Politics

A top confidante and ally of Hillary Clinton says the former Democratic presidential candidate is likely finished with electoral politics.

Key Findings From Intelligence Report on Russia’s Efforts to Influence U.S. Election

he U.S. intelligence community said in a report Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin “ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the U.S. president election." Here's are key findings from the report:

Donald Trump Wins Proxy War in Ohio as Kasich Ally Is Ousted

President-elect Donald Trump won an intraparty proxy battle over Ohio Gov. John Kasich, ousting Ohio’s state GOP chairman who had been selected by the governor.

Why Republicans and Trump Need to Hang Together

John Feehery: If the Trump agenda gets sidetracked by recrimination, by ideological disagreement, by unbridgeable debates or by a simple unwillingness for members of the team to act as a team, the Republicans will be forever tarred as the gang that couldn’t shoot straight.

Three Women Are Helping the House GOP Change Its Image

Doug Heye: Three women in the House will not only help shape the debate on critical issues this term as committee chairs, they’ll help the Republican Party begin to tell a different story than what has been the case historically for women in the chamber.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Trump Transition, More

Comey to Brief Trump on Russian Hacking Friday WSJ Interview: Ash Carter Says Putin Is Making It Harder for U.S. to Work With Russia Trump’s Debts Are Widely Held on Wall Street Republicans Face Pressure for Health-Law Repeal Video: Trump Diverges With Pentagon on View of Russia COMEY TO BRIEF TRUMP ON RUSSIAN HACKING:  Missing […]

Joe Biden Tells Donald Trump to ‘Grow Up’

Vice President Joe Biden advised President-elect Donald Trump Thursday in an interview on PBS to "grow up," criticizing Mr. Trump's attacks on the U.S. intelligence community and how the Obama administration has handled the transiti...

Excerpts From WSJ’s Interview With Defense Secretary Ash Carter

Defense Secretary Ash Carter told The Wall Street Journal this week that Russia has done nothing to help defeat Islamic State forces in Syria and has adopted a strategy of “explicitly thwarting the U.S.” elsewhere. He also discussed North Korea, China, and the Trump administration. Here are excerpts from the interview.

GOP Makes Fresh Effort to End Federal Funding for Planned Parenthood

House Speaker Paul Ryan said that Republicans will once more attempt to strip Planned Parenthood of its federal funding as part of their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Indiana Mayor Enters Race for DNC Chair, Calling for ‘Fresh Start’ for Party

Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., on Thursday entered the race for the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee, calling for a “fresh start” and a “new plan” for Democrats in the wake of their devastating 2016 election defeat.

Full Obamacare Repeal Has High Cost

Maya MacGuineas: Full repeal of the health law–including getting rid of coverage provisions as well as the tax increases and Medicare savings that paid for the reforms–would cost $350 billion over a decade under conventional scoring and $150 billion under dynamic scoring.

Will Trump’s Name-Calling Work in Legislative Arena Like It Did in Campaign?

Three days into the new session of Congress, the effort to rework the nation’s health insurance system has turned to name-calling and sloganeering, with Donald Trump calling Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer the party's "head clown."

Capital Journal Daybreak: Trump Transition, More

HERE’S A LOOK AT THE DAY AHEAD OBAMA ADMINISTRATION: President Barack Obama has meetings at the White House. Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks at a White House event on preventing sexual assault on campuses at 3:15 p.m. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill at noon. […]

Obama Urges Trump to Preserve Criminal Justice Legacy

President Barack Obama is seeking to leave a legacy of second chances in the criminal justice system as President-elect Donald Trump and his pick for attorney general appear ready to take a tougher approach to law enforcement.

Schumer: Democrats Could Block ‘Out of the Mainstream’ Supreme Court Nominees

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) said Democrats would oppose any of President-elect Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominees who were “out of the mainstream,” a stance that could eventually force another showdown over Senate rules.

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