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7 Questions to Ask About Trump?s Campaign Promises (and How They Will Be Fulfilled) (December 7, 2016, 07:13 PM)

John Feehery: Mr. Trump made a bunch of campaign promises, and it is unclear how much they would cost taxpayers.

Texas and Arkansas Senators Pit Queso Against Cheese Dip (December 7, 2016, 06:21 PM)

A blind taste test of cheese dips Wednesday on Capitol Hill pitted Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz of Texas against Sens. John Boozman and Tom Cotton of Arkansas.

Joe Biden Says He Has ?No Intention? of Running in 2020 (December 7, 2016, 06:07 PM)

Vice President Joe Biden, heading into a farewell party organized after a series of tributes on the Senate floor, on Wednesday pulled back from his own suggestions he could make a bid for the presidency in 2020.

Lawyer Who Outfitted Trump?s Jet Predicts He?ll Put His Luxury Stamp on Air Force One (December 7, 2016, 03:20 PM)

The lawyer who decked out Donald Trump's private 757 jet predicts the president-elect won't want to give up the luxury touches when he starts flying Air Force One.

Trump Eases Stance on ?Dreamers,? Promises ?We?re Going to Work Something Out? (December 7, 2016, 02:09 PM)

President-elect says he plans to work out an accommodation for the so-called Dreamers, young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children. As a candidate, Mr. Trump had promised ?immediately? to end a 2012 program that offered them protection from deportation, calling it an unconstitutional ?executive amnesty.? He struck a different note in an interview [?]

Former CIA Director Hayden Questions Trump?s Views on Cybersecurity, Trade (December 7, 2016, 12:28 PM)

Former CIA and NSA Director Michael Hayden on Wednesday praised Donald Trump?s picks for national security posts but questioned whether the president-elect?s unorthodox phone call with the Taiwanese president was part of a ?coherent policy? and criticized his cybersecurity stances.

Keith Ellison Vows to Step Down From House if Elected DNC Chairman (December 7, 2016, 11:23 AM)

Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison said Wednesday he would quit Congress if he wins February?s election to become the next Democratic National Committee chairman, removing what many in his party called an insurmountable obstacle to his candidacy. ?In order to further their commitment and maximize my effectiveness, I have decided to resign as a member of [?]

Spending Bill Draft Includes Path for Mattis Confirmation (December 7, 2016, 09:27 AM)

House Republicans included a provision in the draft of a must-pass spending bill released Tuesday night that would fast-track consideration of a special waiver allowing retired Marine Corp General James Mattis to serve as the next secretary of defense in President-elect Donald Trump's administration.

Secretary of State Could See Return to Prominence in Trump Administration (December 7, 2016, 07:15 AM)

In a Trump administration, as a new president looks to gain his footing in world affairs, the secretary of state could once more be an influential force.

Chuck Schumer Urges Donald Trump to Stick to American Steel Pledge (December 6, 2016, 06:09 PM)

Incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) urged President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday to buck House Republicans and defend his pledges to buy U.S. steel in the face of concerns it has generated among top GOP lawmakers on a water infrastructure bill.

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