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Trump presidency faces electoral college test from opponents – BBC News
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The US electoral college is expected to certify Donald Trump as president on Monday, despite a last-minute effort to thwart the Republican. The institution's 538 electors will vote at state capitols nationwide. A handful of Democratic electors have been organising a longshot bid to persuade their Republican counterparts to cast ballots against Mr Trump. The process is usually a formality, but takes place this year amid claims Russian hackers tried to sway the vote. With more than 30 [...]
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Electoral College: Where the vote stands
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President-elect Donald Trump leads in the Electoral College vote so far, as electors head to their state capitols to confirm Trump's victory. As of 1:30 p.m. ET, 176 electoral votes had been cast for Trump, compared with 93 for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, according to news reports across the various states. That's right in line with the results in the 26 states that have already cast their official Electoral College votes. [...]
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Trump-Sinclair deal underscores decline of media
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In this OPINION piece from Joe Concha at TheHill.com, he contends Sinclair Media should have been more transparent in making a deal with Trump. Our position is that ALL media companies should be more transparent in their political reporting, no matter who or what party it is. Also, we believe it's a good thing that Sinclair presented the interviews without commenting one way or the other... it's those comments that, in our opinion, turns the interview, or rather the reporting of the interv [...]
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Pence: Obamacare Repeal Comes First for Trump
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Repeal of the 2010 health care law is a top priority as soon as Donald Trump takes office in January, Vice President-elect Mike Pence said in a Sunday television interview. [...]
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Trump Discusses Syria With Democrat Tulsi Gabbard
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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard discussed Syria, the Islamic State and al-Qaida during a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump on Monday, the Hawaii Democrat said in a statement that did not specify whether she's being considered for a post in the incoming administration. [...]
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Trump election: Mitt Romney considered for secretary of state
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Mitt Romney is being considered for US secretary of state, Vice-President-elect Mike Pence confirms. [...]
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Obama: Trump’s victory not my fault
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President Obama on Tuesday dismissed the notion that he’s responsible for Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election. [...]
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Fox Business host gets into heated exchange with Obamacare ‘architect’
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Maria Bartiromo rips Jonathan Gruber over affordability of ObamaCare. [...]
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Trump, Pence get first Presidential Daily Brief
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President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence have finished their first Presidential Daily Brief of sensitive national intelligence, according to a new report. [...]
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Trump’s Cabinet: How it is shaping up
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While the President-elect has yet to announce any nominations to his Cabinet, sources in and around his circle say a number of the allies who stuck with the businessman through thick and thin are under consideration. [...]
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In Olive Branch to Hill, Trump Taps Priebus as Chief of Staff
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President-elect Donald Trump, in a likely nod to Hill Republicans, has tapped Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus as chief of staff. [...]
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Clinton to House Dems: “No One Is Sorrier Than Me”
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Defeated presidential candidate Hillary Clinton told House Democrats on Monday she was sorry she could not deliver the election but encouraged new members to press on in a fight for unity. [...]
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Obama Critiques Clinton’s Campaign Strategy
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With Hillary Clinton on the sidelines, President Obama used her campaign strategy in as the basis for a political science lecture in his news conference. [...]
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How common is Trump’s $1 salary?
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President-elect Trump says he will give up his $400,000 salary and take a $1 a year. How common is this? [...]
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Trump: I could have won popular vote if I needed to
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Donald Trump says he could have won the popular vote against Hillary Clinton if he had campaigned differently. [...]
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