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Donald Trump’s lobbyist ban complicates administration hiring

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President-elect Donald Trump‘s campaign promise to “drain the swamp” of Washington might make it difficult for him to fill all the jobs in his administration. Trump’s ethics plan would ban all executive-branch officials from lobbying for five years after leaving their government jobs — one of several policies aimed at curbing the influence of lobbyists. His campaign released his plan about three weeks before Election Day, and “drain the swamp” quickly became a favorite rallying cry and social media hashtag.…

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Florida Republican Senate candidates seek outsider advantage in push for Marco Rubio’s seat

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The Florida Republican Senate primary is largely sounding like a group that’s trampling over each other to claim the title of being the non-Washington guy. U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis says Washington hasn’t changed him, Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera says Washington won’t change him, and businessman Todd Wilcox proudly proclaims that he’s the only person running who has never held a political position and says Washington can’t change him. All three worked the Republican Party of Florida annual meeting on Friday…

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