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Trump taps Mick Mulvaney for budget director

Donald Trump has picked Rep. Mick Mulvaney — a conservative House Republican from South Carolina — to head the Office of Management and Budget. Mulvaney was first elected in 2010 and has been an advocate for large spending cuts ever since, even embracing the phrase “Shutdown Caucus” because he said ...

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Obama: Hillary Clinton was not treated fairly

At his year-end news conference, President Barack Obama says he felt Hillary Clinton wasn’t treated fairly during the election season and criticized the media’s coverage of Clinton’s leaked emails as an “obsession.” President Barack Obama faced questions about the war in Syria, the investigation to determine if Russia hacked the ...

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Trump taps Friedman as US ambassador to Israel

President-elect Donald Trump said he will nominate campaign adviser David Friedman, a bankruptcy lawyer with hardline views on Israel, to serve as US ambassador to the country. Who is David Friedman? David Friedman, a bankruptcy lawyer who represented the president-elect over his failing hotels in Atlantic City, served Trump’s advisory ...

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