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After 2 months, Jim Mattis is only Donald Trump pick at Pentagon

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Jim Mattis is not lonely in the Pentagon, but two months into his tenure as secretary of defense not a single political appointee has joined him. The retired Marine general, who took office just hours after President Donald Trump was sworn in, has sparred with the White House over choices for high-priority civilian positions that, while rarely visible to the public, are key to developing and implementing defense policy at home and abroad. When the Obama administration closed shop in…

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Marco Rubio calls Hillary Clinton ‘yesterday’ at CPAC appearance

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Despite all the speculation, Marco Rubio made one thing clear during his 21-minute appearance at CPAC in suburban Washington, D.C., on Friday morning — he still hasn’t decided if he’s running for president. “I haven’t made that decision yet, Sean, but good try,” he said, smiling after moderator Sean Hannity asked him why he wanted to be president. He refused to respond to Hannity’s follow-up about where he stood on a scale of 1-to-100 on making such a decision. “I…

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