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Paul Ryan defends Trump deal to keep 1,000 Carrier jobs in U.S.

The House speaker said the deal reflects the need to lower corporate taxes.        

Secretary of State David Petraeus? Supporters Make Their Case

Backers of the former C.I.A. director are urging President-elect Donald J. Trump to overlook his past legal problems and put him in charge at the State Department.

The Run-Up: The Trump Transition Reality Show

As guest host of The Run-Up this week, I speak with my colleagues about the parade of potential cabinet appointees visiting Trump Tower.

Transition Briefing: Trump Heads to Indiana to Bask, as Democrats Take Aim at Nominees

The president-elect embarks on a victory tour to crow over manufacturing jobs, while Senate Democrats try to tighten nominee disclosure rules.

Gary Cohn, a Potential Successor at Goldman, Could End Up With Trump

Mr. Cohn, the No. 2 executive at Goldman Sachs, has been viewed as the firm’s natural next leader. But that was before he met with the president-elect.

Partial Recount Ordered in North Carolina Governor’s Race

The State Board of Elections ordered a recount of roughly 94,000 votes in Durham County, a move that could help resolve Gov. Pat McCrory’s race for re-election.

Trump Saved Jobs at Carrier, but More Midwest Jobs Are in Jeopardy

The 1,000 jobs the president-elect saved represent just 0.2 percent of total manufacturing employment in Indiana.

House Overwhelmingly Approves Sweeping Health Measure

The bill would increase funding to fight cancer and other diseases, address weaknesses in the nation’s mental health systems and help combat prescription drug addictions.

Democrats Claim to Win Senate Seat on Long Island, but G.O.P. Disagrees

Michael Venditto, the Republican incumbent, and John E. Brooks, his Democratic challenger, remained in a close contest amid objections from both parties.

Chris Christie Fights Naming of Special Prosecutor in Lane-Closing Complaint

The request by William J. Brennan, who filed a citizen complaint against the New Jersey governor, was assailed in court on Wednesday by lawyers for Mr. Christie and other state officials.

Recount Bids in 3 States Seem the Longest of Long Shots

An effort championed by Jill Stein begins on Thursday, answers to some often-asked questions about the planned reviews of Election Day vote totals.

Mayor de Blasio’s Trips by Police Helicopter Rise Sharply, Records Show

Mayor Bill de Blasio has taken 10 rides by police chopper in the last three months. Before that, he had traveled that way a total of eight times since taking office.

White House urges quick solution around Dakota pipeline

"Given the impending change of the administrations," a compromise should be reached Josh Earnest said.        

Political Memo: Trump Sticks to His Guns, Firing Twitter Salvos and Igniting Drama

Mr. Trump’s surprise announcements and impulsive gestures have brought into sharp focus the compulsively theatrical style he will bring to the Oval Office.

Jackie Kennedy: The First Instagram First Lady

“Jackie,” a film about Jacqueline Kennedy, reveals a first lady whose fixation on style anticipated the image-obsessed culture of the coming decades.

On Washington: Medicare Emerges as Winning Wedge Issue for Both Sides

As Republicans take on health care, Democrats are grasping at the politics of Medicare as a path to potential revival after a bruising election.

News Analysis: Why the Trump Team’s Economic Promises Will Be Hard to Execute

The men chosen to lead the Treasury and Commerce Departments vow to cut taxes, increase growth and hold the line on deficits, testing the limits of economic math.

Supreme Court Weighs Jailed Immigrants’ Right to Periodic Hearings

The number of these detainees is likely to swell if President-elect Donald J. Trump follows through on his pledge to deport millions of unauthorized immigrants.

A Snapshot Captures the Awkward Courtship Between Trump and Romney

Rain was falling outside. Young garlic soup and frog legs were on the menu. In other words, It was the perfect occasion for a photo op.

Nancy Pelosi Beats Back House Democratic Leadership Challenge

Ms. Pelosi, the House minority leader, survived an attempt by a fellow Democrat, Tim Ryan, to unseat her amid anxiety over their party’s setbacks.

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