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U.S. Cyberattack Response: Sanctions, Expulsions, Promises of Covert Moves

The Obama administration unveiled new sanctions against Russia aimed at its top intelligence services and officials. Here's a rundown of the steps the U.S. is taking.

Capital Journal: Kerry’s Harsh Criticism | Retaliation for Russia Hack | Inside the Iran Cash Standoff

Secretary of State John Kerry criticized Israel’s settlement policy in unusually harsh terms as the Obama administration raced to preserve a longstanding approach to the Middle East that President-elect Donald Trump has signaled he will upend.

Capital Journal: Policy Splits in Trump Cabinet | Kerry’s Big Speech | CFPB Battle

Trump's cabinet picks have disagreements on key issues, and more of Wednesday's top Washington stories.

5 Voter Lessons for Republicans and Democrats Headed Into 2017

Donald Trump and the new Congress will try to keep their hold on the voters that put them in power, and possibly look for ways to reach those who did not back them. Here are five takeaways from election results that show the considerations facing each party in 2017.

Capital Journal: Wealth Slows Trump Picks | Israel Tensions | Understanding GOP Tax Plan

HIGHLIGHTS Trump Cabinet Picks Face Costly Confirmation Fights Trump’s Forays Into Foreign Policy Strain Transition Seib: 10 Red-State Democrats Will Be Key to GOP Success or Failure SOME TRUMP PICKS FACE STIFF AND COSTLY CONFIRMATION...Show More Summary

Obama Suggests He Could Have Beat Trump

President Barack Obama suggested he could have won the presidential election had he been allowed to run again, a claim that his successor pounced on Monday.

Why Exposing Putin’s Wealth Would Be Obama’s Best Revenge

Stephen Sestanovich: As the Obama administration searches for some sort of payback against Vladimir Putin for Russia's alleged interference in the U.S. election, the president should revisit the idea of trying to expose the hidden wealth and financial shenanigans of the Putin inner circle.

Conservative Group FreedomWorks Pushes for Quick Repeal of Obamacare

FreedomWorks, a conservative group associated with the tea-party movement, is looking to make a major push in favor of repealing President Barack Obama's signature health law early next year.

Capital Journal Daybreak: The Trump Transition, More

Trump’s Health Pick Traded Medical Stocks in Congress Trump Tweet Sets Up Jet Dogfight Trump’s Senior White House Staff Takes Shape Trump Calls for Expansion of Nuclear-Weapon Capabilities Icahn’s Role as Trump Adviser Presents Potential Business Conflicts Berlin Attack Suspect Is Shot to Death in Milan Conservative Group FreedomWorks Pushes for Quick Repeal of Obamacare […]

As Democratic Party Rebuilds, Navigating the Great Lakes States Is Key

Jeff Horwitt: After the 2000 campaign, Al Gore said he had fences to mend back in his home state of Tennessee, which he lost to George W. Bush. Now, Democrats have holes to plug to in the Great Lakes states.

Inauguration Day Metro Card Doesn’t Feature Donald Trump

President-elect Donald Trump's photograph won't be on commemorative Inauguration Day train and bus passes for the Washington, D.C. Metro system, breaking with a recently established tradition.

Capital Journal Daybreak: The Trump Transition, More

Trump’s New Appointments Shake Up Trade, Regulation Trump Campaign Manager Conway Selected as Counselor to the President Ryan’s Fundraising to Be Used to Push GOP Agenda Malware Used in DNC Leaks Tied to Hack on Ukraine Number of Americans Enrolling on Health-Care Website Jumps In Hawaii, Mixed Emotions About Obama’s Last Vacation as President TRUMP’S […]

Hawaiians Express Mixed Emotions About Obama’s Last Christmas Vacation as President

President Barack Obama kicked off his last holiday vacation in Hawaii as commander in chief last weekend, eliciting mixed emotions in an idyllic corner of Oahu that transforms into a semi-militarized zone during his family's annual stay.

IMF’s Christine Lagarde Is the Winner Despite Conviction in France

Doug Heye: The trial in France not only threatened Christine Lagarde's role with the IMF, it could have turned her strengths into a weakness. But she came out the winner.

Onetime Trump Campaign Manager Lewandowski Launches Political Consulting Firm

Two top advisers to Donald Trump—including former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski—are launching a government affairs and consulting firm, a move at odds with the president-elect’s call during the campaign to reduce the influence of political consultants and lobbyists in Washington.

Capital Journal Daybreak: The Trump Transition, More

Trump’s Israel Envoy Pick Helped Fund Settlers Attacks Point to Unpredictability Facing Trump For President-Elect Trump, Loyalty Comes Second 2016 Campaign Takes Personal Toll on Voters, Poll Shows Unsealed Warrant in Clinton Email Probe Shows Little New Trump Team Plays Down Ties to Charity Social Security Garnished for Unpaid Student Debt Seib Video: Trump Signals […]

2016 Campaign Takes Personal Toll on Voters, Poll Shows

The 2016 presidential election has taken an emotional and personal toll on many Americans, affecting their relationships and alienating them from relatives and close associates, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll has found.

Trump Sons Offer Top Nonprofit Donors Access to President

Donald Trump's adult sons, Donald Jr. and Eric Trump, are offering access to the next president on Inauguration weekend in exchange for $1 million contributions to their nonprofit, according to a copy of an invitation viewed by The Wall Street Journal.

Capital Journal Daybreak: The Trump Transition, More

HERE’S A LOOK AT THE DAY AHEAD OBAMA ADMINISTRATION: President Barack Obama and the first family are in Hawaii through Jan. 1. Defense Secretary Ash Carter hosts Vietnam vets including former Secretary Chuck Hagel at 2:30 p.m. at a ceremony to open an exhibit in the Pentagon honoring Vietnam vets and their families. TRUMP TRANSITION: […]

Why Rex Tillerson Has the GOP Foreign-Policy Establishment’s Support

One of President-elect Donald Trump's least conventional personnel choices, Rex Tillerson for secretary of state, is attracting the most support from the conventional Republican establishment. That may help keep at least Republicans senators’ doubts in check.

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