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Nancy Pelosi, Tim Ryan Both Offer Plans to Expand Democratic Caucus Leadership

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and her challenger for that role next year, Rep. Tim Ryan, released dueling proposals in recent days to expand the party’s top ranks as Democrats continued to wrestle with how to interpret their losses in this month’s election.

‘Stop It’: Donald Trump’s Noticeably Short Message About Harassment, Racism

Dan Schnur: It’s a good start, but it’s not nearly enough to reassure the millions of Americans concerned about the role that the Trump campaign played in aggravating racial and religious tensions in this country.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Trump’s Day-One Agenda, More

HERE’S A LOOK AT THE DAY AHEAD OBAMA ADMINISTRATION: President Barack Obama hosts a ceremony to present 21 recipients the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, at 2:55 p.m. at the White House. The U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade session continues in Washington, D.C. TRUMP TRANSITION: President-elect Donald Trump travels […]

Army Secretary No Fan of Trump Immigration Plan

Army Secretary Eric Fanning took issue with President-elect Donald Trump’s immigration stance Monday, saying these are "anxious times" for many people and that "building barriers" is no path to national prosperity.

The Bigger Story, and Agenda, Behind GOP Changes to Obamacare, Medicare and Medicaid

Drew Altman: It will be more difficult to inform a meaningful national discussion if a Republican Congress moves quickly and attaches many changes to budget reconciliation bills.

Outgoing EPA Chief ‘Hopeful’ for Agency’s Work Under Trump

The outgoing head of the Environmental Protection Agency said that she is "very hopeful" that the Trump administration will continue the agency's work of cleaning up air and water pollution.

Kobach’s ‘Extreme Vetting’ Proposal Is Revealed in Photos With Trump

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach left a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday with a plan for Homeland Security that called for “extreme vetting questions for high-risk aliens,” according to photographs of the document.

Some in Marijuana Industry Fear Jeff Sessions Will Hinder — Or Reverse — Legalization Trend

Seven states passed ballot initiatives regarding marijuana this year, four of them legalizing it for recreational use. But some in the marijuana industry fear President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general will hinder progress toward legalization.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Obama Seeks to Bolster Iran Deal, Trump’s Transition Planning, More

HERE’S A LOOK AT THE DAY AHEAD OBAMA ADMINISTRATION: President Barack Obama returned to the White House following his travel to Greece, Germany and Peru. The U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade begins in Washington, D.C., with Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, and Chinese State Council Vice Premier Wang Yang […]

Democrats Debate DNC’s Path Forward

The debate over who should chair the Democratic National Committee is shaping up to be less about ideology and more about whether a DNC chairman should be an elected official with name recognition to drive fundraising or a technocrat who can hold the position full time.

A Checklist for Mitt Romney to Consider Before Signing On as Trump’s Secretary of State

Stephen Sestanovich: No job interview is going to settle every detail of administration policy, but some issues should be aired in advance, so the secretary-designate knows the president-elect’s mind.

Reince Priebus: No ‘Wrongdoing’ or ‘Undue Influence’ in Donald Trump’s White House

President-elect Donald Trump's incoming White House chief of staff said Sunday the new administration will be careful to avoid any wrongdoing related to Mr. Trump's extensive private business interests.

Donald Trump Turns to Twitter to Demand ‘Hamilton’ Apology

A central part of President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign was his use of social media to weigh in on issues surrounding him – large and small – and he did it again on Saturday morning.

Mike Pence Is Shaping Up as Arbiter of Space Policy Disputes

President-elect ’s transition team isn’t scheduled to focus on NASA or broader space-policy issues for a week or perhaps longer, but that hasn’t stopped various factions inside and outside the agency from lining up behind opposing strategies. As debate heats up over whether sending manned missions to the moon or Mars should be the primary […]

How to Talk to Donald Trump About Valuing U.S. Allies

Stephen Sestanovich: You can play rough with friends or with adversaries, but not with both.

Elizabeth Warren Jabs Mitt Romney, Tells Audience ‘Time for Crying Is Over’

Sen. Elizabeth Warren continued raising concerns about President-elect Donald Trump's transition moves, criticizing 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for his plans to meet with Mr. Trump.

Schumer Promises Close Vetting of Sessions, Wants Explanation From Flynn

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer vowed a thorough vetting of Jeff Sessions as a possible attorney general and calling statements made by the Trump's pick for a top national security post "very, very troubling."

On Social Media, Michael Flynn Criticized Clinton, Muslim Immigration

A review of the tweets from retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn show a freewheeling use of social media that included sharp criticism of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and support for stopping Muslim immigration, while sometimes sharing unproven conspiracy theories.

Chris Van Hollen to Run Senate Democrats’ Campaign Arm

Senator-elect Chris Van Hollen of Maryland has been selected to direct the Senate Democrats’ campaign arm for the 2018 cycle.

Steve Bannon Says He Is ‘Economic Nationalist’ not ‘White Nationalist’

Trump adviser Steve Bannon said he is an “economic nationalist,” rejecting characterizations that he is a “white nationalist” who should be barred from a government post.

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