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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.

Jon Huntsman Weighs 2018 Senate Run in Utah

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, who ran for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination after serving as Barack Obama's ambassador to China, is mulling one more run – for Utah’s Senate seat in 2018.

Trump Calls For Punishment for U.S. Flag Burning; Here’s Why It’s Legal

President-elect Donald Trump called Tuesday morning for jailing or even stripping American citizenship as punishment for burning the American flag—putting himself at odds with the Supreme Court justice he cites as his model, the late Antonin Scalia.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Trump Transition, More

HERE’S A LOOK AT THE DAY AHEAD OBAMA ADMINISTRATION: President Barack Obama visits wounded service members at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at 3:10 p.m. First lady Michelle Obama welcomes military families to the White House to view the holiday decorations. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell participates in an “exit interview” at Georgetown University at […]

Darrell Issa Prevails in Tight California House Race

GOP Rep. Darrell Issa of California was declared the winner Monday night in the final House race deemed too close to call after this month’s elections.

Hillary Clinton’s Popular Vote Lead Increases to More than Two Million Votes

Democrat Hillary Clinton’s popular vote lead over has surpassed two million votes. Even as Mr. Trump, the president-elect by dint of his victory in the electoral college, assembles his incoming cabinet, election officials are still certifying and counting ballots in several large Democratic states including California and Washington, adding to Mrs. Show More Summary

Trump, in Tweet, Threatens to ‘Terminate’ Thaw in U.S.-Cuba Relations

Donald Trump on Monday threatened to roll back recently restored relations with Cuba, offering an ultimatum in a Twitter message that if Havana isn’t willing to make a “better deal” for Cubans and Americans he’d “terminate the deal....

Is Trade With China a Factor in Rising Mortality Among Middle-Age White Men?

Salim Furth: The authors were curious whether the rise in mortality documented among middle-age white men could be attributed to sudden and persistent unemployment caused by expanded trade with China.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Trump Transition, More

HERE’S A LOOK AT THE DAY AHEAD OBAMA ADMINISTRATION: President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet at the White House. Secretary of State John Kerry and National Security Adviser Susan Rice meet at the White House at noon. Defense Secretary Ash Carter hosts a bilateral meeting on security concerns with French Defense Minister […]

The Uneasy Interregnum of Donald Trump

The president-elect is moving more briskly than most recent presidential transitions in assembling his leadership team. But Donald Trump has also let divisions within his team of advisers flare into the open.

5 Quotes from the Sunday Talk Shows

Top advisers to President-elect Donald Trump used the Sunday news shows to hit on an array of topics, including Mitt Romney’s lack of loyalty to Mr. Trump and how the new administration might shift ties toward Cuba after the death of Fidel Castro. Sen. Bernie Sanders also weighed in on the quest for an election recount in Wisconsin, Michigan and Wisconsin.

Hungary’s Orban Seeks Warmer Relations with U.S., Plans to Visit Trump

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, an early and outspoken supporter of Donald Trump, said that he was looking forward to building warmer relations with the U.S. when he visits Washington at the invitation of the president-elect.

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. First lady Michelle Obama holds an event to welcome the official White House Christmas tree to the White House at 11 a.m. TRUMP TRANSITION: President-elect Donald Trump‘s transition team holds a news briefing via teleconference at 10:30 […]

Will Lawmakers Who Broke With Trump Face a Day of Reckoning?

Donald Trump's White House win raised an unexpected question for a handful of Republicans: did breaking with him carry a political price for some this month, and could it bring political peril in the next midterms for others?

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