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Donald Trump drama rolls on: Disputes, falsehoods hit transition

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The drama, disputes and falsehoods that permeated Donald Trump‘s presidential campaign are now roiling his transition to the White House, forcing aides to defend his baseless assertions of illegal voting and sending internal fights spilling into public. On Monday, a recount effort, led by Green Party candidate Jill Stein and joined by Hillary Clinton‘s campaign also marched on in three states, based partly on the Stein campaign’s unsubstantiated assertion that cyberhacking could have interfered with electronic voting machines. Wisconsin officials…

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Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump battle fiercely over taxes, race, terror

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In a combative opening debate, Hillary Clinton emphatically denounced Donald Trump Monday night for keeping his personal tax returns and business dealings secret from voters and peddling a “racist lie” about President Barack Obama. Businessman Trump repeatedly cast Clinton as a “typical politician” as he sought to capitalize on Americans’ frustration with Washington. Locked in an exceedingly close White House race, the presidential rivals tangled for 90-minutes over their vastly different visions for the nation’s future. Clinton called for lowering…

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As Democrats fret over ‘sharing economy,’ GOP moves in

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The debate over ride-hailing firm Uber is laying bare divides in the Democratic Party and on the left about how to handle the new “sharing” economy. Republicans are hungry to exploit that ambivalence and make inroads into a wealthy sector of the tech industry. In New York City this past week, liberal Mayor Bill de Blasio tried to limit the number of Uber drivers on the streets, only to be rebuked by the state’s more centrist governor, Andrew Cuomo. The…

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Hillary Clinton’s decision: The long road to a second campaign

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Around Christmas, Hillary Rodham Clinton set off on her annual holiday vacation at Oscar de la Renta‘s beachfront estate in the Dominican Republic. It was a somber and serious time for Clinton. De la Renta, whose relationship with the former first lady had blossomed from dress designer to close friend, had recently died and Clinton wanted to be there to support his widow. She was also wrestling with a final decision on whether to run for president. She arrived at…

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Kendrick Meek taking part in very cool Gen44 fundraiser in D.C.

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Kendrick Meek will be part of the crowd at a D.C. fundraiser on Tuesday for Gen 44, the DNC’s young donor group.  The event will feature David Plouffe, the uber Mayor Cory Booker, along with celebs America Ferrera and Dule Hill.

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