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Longtime watchers of money in politics cannot recall any president in recent history who has filled a Cabinet with so many major donors.

A bipartisan group, including allies of top Trump aide Stephen K. Bannon, urged Trump to divest from his business.

A new team at the top means...the same Trump.

Donors gave at least $3.5 million after Nov. 8 to the national party and two joint fundraising committees with the Trump campaign.

Gone were the loud chants of “Lock her up!” and “CNN sucks!” Absent was the dismissive “Get ‘em out!” in response to protesters. Hillary Clinton’s name came up only a couple of times in passing.

The president-elect is turning to a business executive who opposes many of the pro-worker policies introduced by Labor Secretary Tom Perez, according to a Republican briefed on the decision. Puzder, who runs the parent company of Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr., is an opponent of rules that would expand overtime eligibility and a fierce critic of […]

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The Dec. 15 evening gala at the Plaza Hotel will be held in the iconic "grand ballroom," which is apparently too small to accommodate the entire group of Clinton campaign "bundlers."

The nomination of Pruitt, confirmed by a transition official, signals Trump's intention to dismantle President Obama’s chief climate change policy. Pruitt, who has written that the debate on climate change is “far from settled,” is part of a coalition of state attorneys general suing the agency over the administration’s Clean Power Plan. This is a […]

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He appears cool to a suggestion that he kick off his inauguration with a Fifth Avenue parade, then board a helicopter atop Trump Tower and fly to Washington.

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