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Trump taps billionaire investor Ross for commerce secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wilbur Ross, the billionaire investor considered the "king of bankruptcy" for buying beaten-down companies with the potential to deliver profits, is President-elect Donald Trump's choice for commerce secretary, a senior transition official said.
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How JFK’s assassination led to a constitutional amendment

President John F. Kennedy’s death on November 22, 1963 traumatized a nation and led a united Congress to make a key constitutional change, in the form of the 25th amendment....
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Californians might vote in 2018 on taking steps toward secession in a 'Calexit'

In 2018, the issue of whether California should secede from the union could come to a head....
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Trump's CIA pick is conservative Kansas congressman

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump's choice for CIA director is Mike Pompeo, a hard-line Republican congressman from Kansas who heavily criticized the Iran deal, blasted Hillary Clinton over the attack on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Libya and believes Edward Snowden is a traitor....
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Confusion over Trump's first talks with foreign leader

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One day before U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s first meeting with a foreign leader, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japanese officials said they had not finalized when or where in New York it would take place, who would be invited, or in some cases whom to call for answers....
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The Democrats’ 2016 mistake

...Democrats lost because for a while now they’ve been telling themselves a story about modern politics. ......
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Trump Requests Security Clearance for Son-in-law Jared Kushner in Unprecedented Move

Trump is also reportedly seeking security clearance for his adult children Ivanka, Eric and Donald Jr., despite a 1967 anti-nepotism law which prohibits U.S. presidents from hiring members of their immediate family. ...
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Giuliani was paid advocate for shady Iranian dissident group

Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani is reported to be in contention to be Donald Trump’s attorney general or secretary of state....
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Antidiscrimination groups denounce Trump’s appointment of Steve Bannon

Civil rights groups quickly denounced Donald Trump’s Sunday announcement that Steve Bannon would be his chief strategist in the White House....
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Trump: People are protesting against me 'because they don't know me'

Donald Trump attempted to calm the fears of protesters who have demonstrated against him in droves this week, saying they are only taking to the streets "because they don't know me."...
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