Obama's final contrast to Trump
He was sober and cautious, refusing to take several servings of bait offered up to him. He insisted on the importance of principles and norms. He asked for questions from an array of reporters, including a few critics. And he spoke sentimentally about ...
Obama Understood the Power of Art. And He Wanted You to Get It, Too.New York Times
Barack Obama: The NBA's presidentUSA TODAY
Overnight Defense: Obama defends Manning commutation after backlash | Mattis clears Senate panelThe Hill
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In Manning clemency call, Obama sought to reduce sentence viewed as 'nuts'
Washington Post
From the moment a military judge handed down a 35-year prison term for Chelsea Manning in 2013, President Obama and some administration officials saw the sentence as excessive. “Nuts,” said one person close to Obama. They said Manning, an Army ...
Overnight Cybersecurity: Trump team slams Manning commutation | FBI investigating if Russia aided TrumpThe Hill
Why Chelsea Manning's Commutation Likely Won't Mean Leniency for Edward SnowdenABC News
Obama shortened prison sentences for hundreds of drug offenders in his final days in officeBusiness Insider
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Democrats pummel Price on stock trades, sweetheart deals
Democrats hammered Rep. Tom Price's stock trades and "sweetheart deals," but the HHS Secretary designate survived a contentious hearing on Wednesday that seemed designed to slow, if not stall, his confirmation to a role in which he will help dismantle ...
Dr. Price's marvelous medicine for your stock portfolioWashington Post
Five takeaways from Price's confirmation hearingThe Hill
Trump's HHS Pick Will Have a Lot More Power Than He Wants You to ThinkSlate Magazine
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George HW Bush, Barbara Bush both hospitalized, spokesman says
(CNN) Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, former First Lady Barbara Bush, have both been hospitalized, his spokesman said Wednesday. President Bush, 92, was admitted to intensive care at Houston Methodist Hospital to address "an acute ...
Bush senior in intensive care, wife Barbara also hospitalizedYahoo News
George HW Bush to Trump: Doctor says going to inauguration could 'put me six feet under'Politico
Former President Bush moved to intensive care as wife Barbara also hospitalizedFox News
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The Hill

Ex-Georgia gov. to be Trump's Agriculture pick
The Hill
President-elect Donald Trump · Donald TrumpFLOTUS tweets her thanks Agriculture head backs Perez in DNC race Army nominee accused of punching concessions worker: report MORE will nominate former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue (R ) to be secretary ...
Breaking: Donald Trump taps Sonny Perdue as his agriculture chiefAtlanta Journal Constitution
Ex-Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to be named secretary of agricultureNew York Daily News
Trump Said to Nominate Sonny Perdue as Agriculture SecretaryBloomberg
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New York Times

Donald Trump and Janet Yellen Look to Be on a Collision Course
New York Times
Janet L. Yellen, the Federal Reserve chairwoman, made it clear Wednesday that she believes that the American economy is pretty much back on track. And that, in turn, sets the stage for a potential conflict with the incoming Trump administration in the ...
Yellen Says Economy Near Goals Warrants Gradual Rate HikesBloomberg
Asian shares down, dollar jumps on Yellen's rate hike signalReuters
Janet Yellen Could Have Sunk Wall Street Wednesday, but Here's Why She Didn'tTheStreet.com
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Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, Ivan Rodriguez elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
A former unanimous MVP, an elite leadoff hitter and one of the game's most complete catchers were elected Wednesday into Baseball's Hall of Fame, which continues to slowly open its doors to players linked to performance-enhancing drugs. Iconic Houston ...
What makes Jeff Bagwell a Hall of Famer?ESPN (blog)
What this year's Hall of Fame voting means for Alex RodriguezNew York Daily News
Pudge, Bagwell, Raines Elected To Hall Of FameCBS Local
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Washington Post

EPA nominee Scott Pruitt won't say if he would recuse himself from his own lawsuits against the agency
Washington Post
Scott Pruitt, who repeatedly has sued the Environmental Protection Agency during his tenure as Oklahoma attorney general, declined to say Wednesday whether he would recuse himself from those ongoing cases if confirmed as the agency's new leader.
Pruitt lacks knowledge of science — he's going to ruin our EarthThe Hill (blog)
Nominee To Lead EPA Testifies He'll Enforce Environmental LawsNPR
Scott Pruitt, Testifying to Lead EPA, Criticizes Environmental RulesNew York Times
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Trump's trade policies could make things much worse for debt-ridden China
If trade frictions increase between the U.S. and China that could have significant fallout for China as it struggles with debt, and weigh on the global economy. President-elect Donald Trump has threatened to take a tougher stance — including imposing ...
Between Us And China, It's Not Just A Trade WarDaily Caller
Trump's 'bromance' with Putin poses a major risk for US corporationsMarketWatch
Donald Trump's very confusing thoughts on nuclear weapons, explainedVox
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Chicago cop charged with murder for off-duty shooting
CHICAGO — A Chicago Police officer was charged on Wednesday with first-degree murder for an off-duty shooting earlier this month that left a 38-year-old man dead, according to prosecutors. Lowell Houser, 57, a veteran officer assigned to the Chicago ...
The Murder of Jose Nieves Proves Chicago Still Won't Hold Bad Cops AccountableSlate Magazine (blog)
Chicago Cop Charged With First-Degree Murder In January SlayingDNAinfo
Chicago police officer Lowell Houser charged with murder in shooting death of Jose NievesWLS-TV
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