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Ben Carson Grew Up in Public Housing, but Critics Worry Over How He Will Lead It
Experts in urban areas admire Mr. Carson?s medical clout but are concerned about his lack of experience in government.
Obama Tries to Protect Legacy, Shape Trump?s Policy Choices
President Barack Obama is in the middle of a delicate balancing act between moving forward with executive actions to cement his legacy and trying to shape the policy choices of President-elect Donald Trump.
Transition Briefing: Donald Trump Taps Ben Carson to Be Housing Secretary; Fake News Draws Real Gunfire
Mr. Carson, a former neurosurgeon, was formally selected to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development despite having no experience in housing policy.
The president-elect reached out to one of his old Republican primary opponents to be secretary of housing and urban development.
Transition Briefing: An Anti-Clinton Fake News Story Nearly Turns Deadly
A man walked into a Washington pizzeria to ?self-investigate? a fake news story ? carrying a rifle. Anti-immigration groups tried to influence who will lead homeland security.
Jill Stein Wins Federal Court Order; Michigan Must Start Recount on Monday, December 5
Shortly after midnight on the night of December 4-5, U.S. District Court Judge Mark A. Goldsmith ordered Michigan to begin the recount on December 5.
Reality Show Would Follow New York City Councilman?s Mayoral Dreams
Eric A. Ulrich, a relative unknown from Queens, has been considering a long-shot bid to challenge Mayor Bill de Blasio in next year?s election.
Tom Price Is Eager to Lead H.H.S., and Reduce Its Clout
Mr. Price, a congressman who was a practicing orthopedic surgeon for more than 20 years, has long sought to reduce the government?s role in health care.
Member of Green Party Again Wins Presidency of Austria
On Sunday, December 4, Austria held a presidential election. The same election had been held in May 2016 but the results were cancelled because of voting irregularities with postal ballots. However, the new election had the same result as the first election. Alexnaider Van Der Bellen, a member of the Green Party, and formerly chair of the party, was elected. See this story.
Vowing to Squeeze Businesses, Trump Has Tactics Challenged
Economists from both ends of the political spectrum say the president-elect?s approach of berating and rewarding companies may be good political theater but ultimately ineffective.
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