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Trump Will Meet Again with Goldman Exec

Goldman Sachs President Gary Cohn “is scheduled to meet with President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team this weekend amid growing speculation the longtime banker is seeking to leave Wall Street for a government job,” Bloomberg reports. “Since his initial meeting with [...]

Trump’s Calls to World Leaders Leave Diplomats Aghast

President-elect Donald Trump “inherited a complicated world when he won the election last month. And that was before a series of freewheeling phone calls with foreign leaders that has unnerved diplomats at home and abroad,” the New York Times reports. [...]

Trump Administration Plans Ambitious Agenda

Vice President-elect Mike Pence told the Wall Street Journal that the incoming Trump administration “is planning a burst of activity that would take aim at the gridlock in Washington, pressing forward with its goals to overhaul the tax code, health [...]

Trump Has a Massive Web of Conflicts

Former Bush White House ethics lawyer Richard Painter: One of Mr. Trump’s most lucrative initiatives has been the licensing of the Trump brand — and name. There are Trump-branded properties like towers and hotels in some 20 countries.. This [...]

Trump Supporter Declares ‘End of Facts’

In an interview on The Diane Rehm Show, Donald Trump supporter and CNN political commentator Scottie Nell Hughes declared the end of facts, the Washington Post reports. Or, in her own words: “There’s no such thing, unfortunately, anymore of facts.” [...]

How Media Coverage Gave Trump a Big Edge

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The Campaign Managers Look at 2016

If you have a few hours, representatives from the Clinton and Trump campaigns joined together at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government to discuss the presidential race. The roundtable was moderated by Dan Balz for The Washington Post, Katherine Miller for [...]

Mook Says Clinton Failed to Attract Young Voters

Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook acknowledged that the Clinton campaign lost the election because “younger voters, perhaps assuming that Clinton was going to win, migrated to third-party candidates in the final days of the race,” according to the Washington Post. [...]

Exchange of the Day

The Washington Post notes a post-election conference got nasty with a tense exchange between Clinton aides Jennifer Palmieri and Joel Benenson and Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway: PALMIERI: “If providing a platform for white supremacists makes me a brilliant tactician, [...]

A Cabinet Ted Cruz Would Have Picked

Amy Walter: “If personnel is policy, most of Trump’s cabinet picks suggest he’ll govern more like a traditional, conservative Republican than a populist, big government or anti-establishment GOPer.  Yes, senior advisor Steve Bannon and Michael Flynn, his pick for National [...]

Trump Wants Mattis for Defense Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. James Mattis to be secretary of defense, the Washington Post reports, “nominating a former senior military officer who led operations across the Middle East to run the Pentagon less than four years [...]

4 Nightmare States for Democrats

A Smart Politics study finds that for the first time in party history, Democratic presidential nominees have suffered statewide defeats by increasingly larger margins in five consecutive elections – in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

Pollsters Missed Less-Educated White Voters

Nate Silver: “In the 10 states with the largest share of white voters without college degrees, Trump beat his polling average by an average of 8 percentage points — a major polling miss. But in the 10 states with the [...]

The Making of the President 2016

Coming soon: The Making of the President 2016: How Donald Trump Orchestrated a Revolution by Roger Stone. Stone left the Trump campaign in 2015 as a result of “strategic differences.”

Manchin Considered As Possible Energy Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team is considering Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) for the energy secretary job, Politico reports. The conservative Democrat “is being considered to show the coal people how serious Trump is about coal.”

Hollande Will Not Run Again In France

French President Francois Hollande said that he will not stand for a second term, the BBC reports.

The Real Problem Behind Fake News

Matt Bai: “The emergence of ‘fake news’ is a searing hot topic these days, as you’ve probably heard — a new, truth-free media to go with our new, truth-free politics…And the problem with cracking down on social media sites is [...]

Extra Bonus Quote of the Day

“I have not been commenting on Mr. Trump and I will continue not to comment on Mr. Trump.” — Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), when asked by CNN about Donald Trump’s call to revoke citizenship for flag-burners.

Pelosi Agrees to Changes In Democratic Leadership

“Just hours after fending off the first real challenge to her control in years, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has decided to support changes to the leadership that will loosen — somewhat — her grip on the Democratic hierarchy,” Politico [...]

Becerra Quits to Become California Attorney General

Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has tapped House Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (D-CA) to be the next attorney general of California, the Los Angeles Times reports. He will succeed Kamala Harris, who was elected to the U.S. Senate in November.

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